SFC FPA

Southport FC Former Players Association (Port Online)

Real Name: Harry William Beech
Normal Position: Wing Half
Height: 5' 5 1/2
Weight: 9st 10lbs
Born: 07/01/1946 (Kearsley, Bolton)

Harry BeechHe was signed by Billy Bingham and played in four of Southport's six pre-season friendlies as well as their first two matches in the Third Division. A disagreement with Bingham meant he only managed two further substitute appearances and had to be content with Lancashire Combination football. In fact he played in Southport Reserves' last match in the Lancashire Combination the game against Rossendale United attracting a mere 117 fans to Haig Avenue. His best spell was with Bolton Wanderers when he made eleven consecutive Second Division appearances at the end of the 1965-66 season but a knee injury just before Christmas 1966 finished his chances there. He drifted into non-league football, settling in Bromborough where he still resides.

Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F. C., by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde (Palatine Books, 1995). ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9

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Season Date From To Value
1967/1968 01/06/1968 Southport UNATTACHED Free Transfer
1967/1968 07/07/1967 BOLTON WANDERERS Southport



Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1967/1968 330
Total 3 3 0


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
01/01/1968 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H LIVERPOOL 1 - 2
25/09/1967 LeagueA COLCHESTER UNITED 1 - 1
04/09/1967 LeagueH COLCHESTER UNITED 2 - 3
26/08/1967 LeagueH WATFORD 2 - 0
23/08/1967 Football League Cup / 1A BARROW 0 - 1
19/08/1967 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 4