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
Southport Line-Up: Jimmy Mulligan, Jimmy Bimson, Henry ‘Ernie’ Brown, Johnny Ball, Fergie Aitken, Ted Glover, George Sapsford, Alf Laycock, Tommy ‘Topping’ Sinclair, Billy Little, Elias Macdonald
Goals: Johnny Ball, Johnny Ball, Henry ‘Ernie’ Brown, George Sapsford, George Sapsford, Elias Macdonald