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Full Name: Alan Bentham
Normal Position: Right Back
Height: 5' 8
Weight: 10st 7lbs
Born: 12/09/1940 (Wavertree, Liverpool)
Died: 09/12/2010 (Pembroke Place, Liverpool)

Alan BenthamAn outstanding schoolboy footballer, he represented England Schoolboys
against Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Germany. Although he signed for
Liverpool on leaving school he never played for them, turning out for
Flint Town Reserves instead. Though he played in Everton\'s Reserve
team, it was Southport who gave him his chance in League football. After
two games at left-back � the position he preferred � he shared the
right-back duties with Fred Leeder to accommodate Bryan Griffiths.
Although he played in the opening game of the 1961-62 season he only
appeared in two other League matches late in the season. He also played
at left-half at Barnsley in a Football League Cup-tie. He scored one of
the all-time freak goals at Haig Avenue. From just inside the Southport
half he lofted a free kick into the Gillingham goalmouth. The visiting \'keeper had come out too
far and the ball sailed over his head to bounce into the net. He has been in poor health recently.

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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Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1960/1961 2701
1961/1962 400
Total 31 0 1


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
21/04/1962 LeagueH BARROW 0 - 0
14/04/1962 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 3
13/09/1961 Football League Cup / 1A BARNSLEY 2 - 3
19/08/1961 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 4
29/04/1961 LeagueH MILLWALL 4 - 1
25/04/1961 LeagueH PETERBOROUGH UNITED 3 - 3
22/04/1961 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 2
15/04/1961 LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 2
08/04/1961 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 0
03/04/1961 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 0 - 2
01/04/1961 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 1 - 2
31/03/1961 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 1 - 2
25/03/1961 LeagueA WORKINGTON 1 - 3
14/01/1961 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 1
07/01/1961 FA Cup / 3A STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 3
31/12/1960 LeagueH WREXHAM 2 - 2
27/12/1960 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 0
26/12/1960 LeagueH BARROW 4 - 1
17/12/1960 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 5 - 1
10/12/1960 LeagueA MILLWALL 1 - 3
03/12/1960 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 0
29/11/1960 FA Cup / 2RH BANGOR CITY 3 - 1
26/11/1960 FA Cup / 2A BANGOR CITY 1 - 1
19/11/1960 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
12/11/1960 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 1
08/11/1960 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A BURNLEY 0 - 1
05/11/1960 FA Cup / 1H MACCLESFIELD TOWN 7 - 2
29/10/1960 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 3
22/10/1960 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 1 - 1
15/10/1960 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 - 3
23/08/1960 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 0
20/08/1960 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
31/03/1961LeagueH GILLINGHAM 1 - 2
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