On This Day: March 14th

One of the most important clashes between Southport and Tranmere Rovers took place on this day in 1970 with both sides battling to stay in the Third Division.

Alex Russell, making his 250th League appearance for the Sandgrounders, was part of a side unchanged for the 7th successive game, with the form book suggesting that the Sandgrounders could pick up their first “double” of the season. 7 points from their last 4 home games for the Sandgrounders vs 1 point from the last 4 away games for Tranmere, and Tranmere sitting 3 points behind their rivals.

For Player-Manager Arthur Peat it was a case of make-do with what you have, as the cash-strapped Sandgrounders approached transfer deadline day.


Stadium: Haig Avenue
Competition: League
Date: 14/03/1970
Attendance: 4028

Southport Line-Up: John ArmstrongDave PearsonAmby ClarkeArthur PeatEric HarrisonAlex RussellEric RedrobeMalcolm RussellTony FieldKeith PringRoy McCarthy
Goals: Eric RedrobeTony Field

Liverpool Echo – Saturday 14 March 1970
Liverpool Echo – Monday 16 March 1970