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On This Day: January 5th

Today we look at two games, the first a league game against Bishop Auckland in 1991 and the second a Lancashire Senior Cup tie against Everton Reserves in 1957.


For the trip to Bishop Auckland skipper Kevin Mooney passed a late fitness test as Southport were looking to extend their unbeaten run to 7 matches. They were also bolsted by the return of midfielder John Bishop from suspension.  


Competition: League
Date: 05/01/1991
Attendance: 301

Southport Line-Up: Paul MooreIan BainesJohn BishopKevin MooneySteve WhitehallBob Howard Tony LivensDave O’Brien Stuart Bimson Roy MitchellSteve Holden ,  
Subs: Alan McDonaldOssie Smith (Roy Mitchell), 
Goals: Tony LivensTony LivensSteve Holden John Bishop

Liverpool Echo

After falling behind early the Sandgrounders raced to a 4-1 lead and were dominant before a “mad 15 minute spell” (as Brian Kettle would refer to it) in the second half in which Bishop Auckland scored twice to leave a more respectable scoreline. The win saw the Sandgrounders climb to second spot in the table.


Back in 1957, Southport were looking to put their poor start to the season behind them and were hoping that a cup run would lift everyone’s spirits.

The return of Geroge Bromilow from the Melbourne Olympics shortly after Christmas signalled the start of a change of fortunes with convincing wins over Carlisle – to end a run of eighteen games without a win – and over Bradford Park Avenue on New Years Day. As Everton’s second string arrived at Haig Avenue there were much higher hopes for the new year.


Competition: Lancashire Senior Cup / 2
Date: 05/01/1957

Southport Line-Up: Jack RichardsonWally TaylorWilf CharltonGeorge BromilowAllan ParkinsonRay GrybaJimmy PrescottPeter LomasJimmy McDermottDenis MilesElfed Evans,  
Goals:Elfed EvansElfed EvansGeorge Bromilow

Both reports from the Liverpool Echo