On This Day: March 20th

Alan Spence recovered from a bout of tonsillitis to return to the attack against Lincoln City on this day in 1962. Prior to the game Southport shared the doubtful distinction, along with Bradford City, of having the least number of home wins in the Fourth Division – just 5, and in the last 13 weeks had recorded just 1 league victory. There had been much hope of a change in fortune when Lincoln City visited, bringing with them their record of 11 away defeats in a row.


Stadium: Haig Avenue
Competition: League
Date: 20/03/1965
Attendance: 1320

Southport Line-Up: John CoatesKevin CairnsTony BeanlandRoger DarvellArthur PeatRon CairnsTony JacksonJohnny WattAlan SpenceSammy TaylorJoe Wallace,
Goals: Ron CairnsArthur PeatAlan SpenceJohnny Watt

Liverpool Echo – Monday 22 March 1965

Liverpool Echo – Saturday 20 March 1965