On This Day: May 14th

On this day in 1938, Southport hosted Manchester United at Haig Avenue in the Lancashire Senior Cup Final. It was Southport’s first appearance in the final for 34 years and had it not been for an injury to goalkeeper Joe Rutherford, who’s concussion kept him in the infirmary for a fortnight following the game, things may have been different. Harold Hampson deputised in goal.


Referee: G Booth, Heywood
Competition: Lancashire Senior Cup / Final
Date: 14/05/1938
Attendance: 7931

Southport Line-Up: Joe RutherfordAlbert StapletonHarold HampsonJoe PatrickDave HillRoy RoystonNorman KitchenAlf MillerBob ScottJack GraingerLem Newcomb

Lancashire Evening Post – Saturday 14 May 1938