SFC FPA

Southport FC Former Players Association (Port Online)

Real Name: Thomas Cheetham
Normal Position: Forward
Born: 08/12/1950 (Wavertree, Liverpool)
Died: 05/10/2003 (Woolton, Liverpool)

After representing Liverpool Schoolboys he played for Cambridge Park in the Southport and District League. Following some promising displays in the Northern Floodlit League side, this young striker was promoted to the League team towards the end of 1969-70 but could not prevent Southport from being relegated. He began 1970-71 well, scoring 2 of Southport’s 6 goals against Newport County in the opening game of the season but could not maintain his early promise – only scoring twice more in 15 games. He did score regularly for Formby to whom he gave useful service over a number of seasons, appearing for them when they battled through the qualifying rounds of the FA Cup to reach the first round proper for the one and only time in their history.

Now living back in Wavertree he is in the window cleaning business.

Career: Cambridge Park; Southport, 11 Dec 1969; Hartlepool, (trial) 3 July 1971 to 2 Aug 1971; Formby, 1971; Burscough, Feb 1976; South Liverpool, 1977; Bethesda, 1977; Rhyl, Jan 1978; Nantlle Vale, 1978-79; Portmadoc, 1978-79; Crawfords.



Season Date From To Value
1969/1970 02/12/1969 RESERVES Southport
1970/1971 05/05/1971 Southport UNATTACHED Free Transfer



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
1969/1970 800
1970/1971 1624
Total 24 2 4


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
10/04/1971 LeagueA WORKINGTON 1 - 2
06/02/1971 LeagueA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0 - 2
28/11/1970 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 4 - 2
14/11/1970 LeagueH NOTTS COUNTY 0 - 2
10/11/1970 LeagueH BOURNEMOUTH 0 - 1
07/11/1970 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1
30/10/1970 LeagueH DARLINGTON 0 - 3
24/10/1970 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1
20/10/1970 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 1 - 0
16/10/1970 LeagueH SOUTHEND UNITED 3 - 0
09/10/1970 LeagueA YORK CITY 0 - 2
02/10/1970 LeagueH BARROW 1 - 0
30/09/1970 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 1
26/09/1970 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 1
21/09/1970 LeagueH EXETER CITY 0 - 2
01/09/1970 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 - 2
29/08/1970 LeagueA BRENTFORD 1 - 0
21/08/1970 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 6 - 1
17/04/1970 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 1 - 1
14/04/1970 LeagueA LUTON TOWN 0 - 1
07/04/1970 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 0
01/04/1970 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 0 - 5
28/03/1970 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 2 - 1
27/03/1970 LeagueH BARNSLEY 0 - 1
21/03/1970 LeagueA BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 0 - 1
17/03/1970 LeagueH ORIENT 1 - 0

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
24/10/1970LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1
26/09/1970LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 1
21/08/1970LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 6 - 1