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On This Day: March 19th

On this day in 1962 Southport FC Coach Driver John Wilkinson was struck in the eye with a stone as he went to collect the team coach at Prenton Park after an exciting Liverpool Senior Cup Semi-Final tie with Tranmere Rovers.
The excitement of the night’s 3-3 draw after extra time had seen a highly contested game marred with off-field incidents.

The incentive for the winners was a money spinning tie with either Liverpool or Everton and with Southport undefeated in their last five games they were confident of returning to Haig Avenue with a win.

TRANMERE ROVERS 3 – 3 (AET) SOUTHPORT

Competition: Liverpool Senior Cup
Date: 19/03/1962
Attendance: 4552

Southport Line-Up: Bert HarrisBill RutherfordPaddy DalyJimmy BlainReg BloreJohnny FieldingBryan GriffithsEric JonesFred LeederBill McCarthyBobby English,
Goals: Jimmy BlainJohnny FieldingEric Jones,

Liverpool Echo – Tuesday 20 March 1962
Liverpool Echo – Tuesday 20 March 1962
Liverpool Echo – Tuesday 20 March 1962

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