SFC FPA

Southport FC Former Players Association (Port Online)

Real Name: James Cookson
Normal Position: Defender
Height: 5' 9 1/2
Weight: 11st 10lbs
Born: 22/08/1927 (Ford, Litherland)
Died: 23/12/1993 (Netherton, Bootle)

Jimmy CooksonAt Everton he played chiefly in the Central League and Liverpool County Combination sides and came to Southport as a wing-half when he wanted to get more involved in the family business. It was not until he was tried at full-back in the Reserves that he found his best position. When Colin Beardshaw was injured Cookson was called up for the Third Round F.A. Cup-tie with Hull City and he did quite well. He was in and out of the side for the rest of the season, but in 1950-51 he became a regular. He got few opportunities once Wally Taylor took over at right-back and quickly made the berth his own. Cookson's only goal was a free-kick against Darlington, struck from the halfway line. He was licensee of the `Tailors Arms' at Ford until 1974 and thereafter became Steward of the Constitutional Club at Seaforth. Latterly he had a history of heart trouble which induced him to take early retirement. He died at home of a heart attack.

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
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
1949/1950 1300
1950/1951 3900
1951/1952 1202
Total 64 0 2


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
29/04/1952 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 2
26/04/1952 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 0
19/04/1952 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 0
16/04/1952 Liverpool Senior Cup / RA LIVERPOOL 1 - 4
14/04/1952 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 0 - 4
12/04/1952 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 1
13/03/1952 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2A BARROW 1 - 3
08/03/1952 LeagueH WREXHAM 2 - 1
29/12/1951 LeagueA GATESHEAD 0 - 3
26/12/1951 LeagueA WORKINGTON 1 - 6
25/12/1951 LeagueH WORKINGTON 4 - 2
22/12/1951 LeagueH DARLINGTON 3 - 0
05/05/1951 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 2
30/04/1951 LeagueA GATESHEAD 3 - 1
23/04/1951 Liverpool Senior CupA LIVERPOOL 0 - 1
21/04/1951 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 3 - 0
17/04/1951 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
14/04/1951 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 1
10/04/1951 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 0 - 1
07/04/1951 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
04/04/1951 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1
31/03/1951 LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 1
26/03/1951 LeagueA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0 - 0
24/03/1951 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 0 - 1
23/03/1951 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2 - 2
17/03/1951 LeagueA SHREWSBURY TOWN 5 - 1
10/03/1951 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 0 - 1
03/03/1951 LeagueA DARLINGTON 1 - 1
03/02/1951 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 4
30/01/1951 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 1 - 1
27/01/1951 LeagueH GATESHEAD 1 - 0
09/01/1951 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 0 - 1
26/12/1950 LeagueH YORK CITY 1 - 1
25/12/1950 LeagueA YORK CITY 0 - 2
23/12/1950 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 0
16/12/1950 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 3
09/12/1950 FA Cup / 2H CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 3
02/12/1950 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 3
28/11/1950 FA Cup / 1RH LINCOLN CITY 3 - 2
25/11/1950 FA Cup / 1A LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1
18/11/1950 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 3
11/11/1950 LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 1
04/11/1950 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 3
21/10/1950 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 2 - 0
23/09/1950 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 4
16/09/1950 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 0 - 2
12/09/1950 LeagueH BARROW 4 - 1
09/09/1950 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 1
07/09/1950 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 3
02/09/1950 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
29/08/1950 LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 0 - 1
29/04/1950 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 2
22/04/1950 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 0 - 4
15/04/1950 LeagueH WREXHAM 0 - 0
25/03/1950 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 2
18/03/1950 LeagueH YORK CITY 1 - 1
11/03/1950 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 5 - 2
25/02/1950 LeagueA BARROW 0 - 1
28/01/1950 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1
21/01/1950 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 1
17/01/1950 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H MANCHESTER UNITED 1 - 0
14/01/1950 LeagueH GATESHEAD 0 - 3
07/01/1950 FA Cup / 3H HULL CITY 0 - 0
29/09/1949 Liverpool Senior CupA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 2

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
13/03/1952Lancashire Senior Cup / 2A BARROW 1 - 3
22/12/1951LeagueH DARLINGTON 3 - 0