On This Day: March 12th

In 1991 Southport took a giant step towards a final at Manchester City’s Maine Road ground with a 4-1 semi final first leg victory over Bangor City in the Northern Premier League Cup.

Steve Whitehall’s two goals, added to goals from Holden and Smith gave Bangor a mountain to climb in the second leg.

Manager Brian Kettle had been forced to shuffle the pack with Iain Baines and John Bishop both sidelined through injury and with striker Tony Livens cup-tied against his former club. Kevin Mooney returned to the side following suspension.


Stadium: Haig Avenue
Competition: Northern Premier League Cup / SF1L
Date: 12/03/1991
Attendance: 393

Southport Line-Up: Paul MooreAlan McDonaldKevin MooneyJimmy BlackhurstSteve WhitehallBob Howard Steve Holden Steve Baines Roy MitchellOssie Smith Stuart Bimson,  
Subs: David Gamble (Stuart Bimson), Gary Hasson (Roy Mitchell), 
Goals: Steve WhitehallSteve WhitehallSteve Holden Ossie Smith