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On This Day: March 27th

Five years on from their entry into the Football League Southport once again faced their first ever Football League opponents, Durham City on this day in 1926. The Southport forwards made the most of an unfortunate first half injury to the Durham goalkeeper midway through the first half and racked up 6.

SOUTHPORT 6 – 1 DURHAM CITY

Stadium: Haig Avenue
Competition: League
Date: 27/03/1926
Attendance: 2833

Southport Line-Up: Jimmy MulliganJimmy BimsonHenry ‘Ernie’ BrownJohnny BallFergie AitkenTed GloverGeorge SapsfordAlf LaycockTommy ‘Topping’ SinclairBilly LittleElias Macdonald
Goals: Johnny BallJohnny BallHenry ‘Ernie’ BrownGeorge SapsfordGeorge SapsfordElias Macdonald

Lancashire Evening Post – Monday 29 March 1926
Lancashire Evening Post – Monday 29 March 1926
Liverpool Echo – Saturday 27 March 1926

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