On This Day: March 5th

Southport, as the only fourth division club left in the competition, faced Hull City in the fifth round of the FA Cup on this day in 1966, vying for a place in the last 8 of the competition.

Winger Dickie Marshall reported 100% fit after a test but full-back Terry McDonald was declared unfit on the morning of the game.

Having already disposed of second division sides Ipswich and Cardiff, and on the back of 9 games without defeat, the Sandgrounders went into the game with confidence and sold 4073 ticket.


Competition: FA Cup / 5
Date: 05/03/1966
Attendance: 38811

Southport Line-Up: Brian ReevesKevin CairnsAlex ParkerTony BeanlandArthur PeatAlex RussellRon SmithColin AltyFred MolyneuxAlan SpenceDickie Marshall  

Liverpool Echo – Saturday 05 March 1966
Daily Mirror – Friday 04 March 1966
Liverpool Echo – Saturday 05 March 1966
Liverpool Echo – Monday 07 March 1966
Liverpool Echo – Tuesday 08 March 1966