Southport FC Former Players Association (Port Online)

On This Day: January 12th

For the first and only time in the club’s history, due to previous cup exploits, Southport were exempt until the third round of the FA Cup.

This, along with the demise of Wigan Borough, however had meant that the Sandgrounders had been without competitive football for three Saturdays in a row leading up to the game.

Drawing at Barnsley in the initial encounter the replay took place on this date in 1932.


Stadium: Haig Avenue
Competition: FA Cup / 3R
Date: 12/01/1932
Attendance: 12000

Southport Line-Up: Jimmy CowenTommy BellArchie WaterstonMatt MiddletonGeorge WilsonTed RobinsonGeorge DobsonJack SeagraveTommy HolmesErnie VincentJack Little,  
Goals: George DobsonArchie WaterstonArchie WaterstonTommy Bell

Whilst nobody could have guessed at the time, the brace from Archie Waterson would turn out to be his last. His goalscoring touch didn’t return in any of his remaining 11 games with the club.

Sheffield Daily Telegraph
Sheffield Independent
Liverpool Echo