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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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Season: 1949/1950 [Back to Player Stats]
The player made an appearance in the following games:
Date Competition Venue Opponents Score Goals
29/09/1949 Liverpool Senior Cup Away TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 2 0
07/01/1950 FA Cup / 3 Home HULL CITY 0 - 0 0
14/01/1950 League Home GATESHEAD 0 - 3 0
17/01/1950 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2 Home MANCHESTER UNITED 1 - 0 0
21/01/1950 League Away HARTLEPOOL 0 - 1 0
28/01/1950 League Away LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1 0
25/02/1950 League Away BARROW 0 - 1 0
11/03/1950 League Away OLDHAM ATHLETIC 5 - 2 0
18/03/1950 League Home YORK CITY 1 - 1 0
25/03/1950 League Away TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 2 0
15/04/1950 League Home WREXHAM 0 - 0 0
22/04/1950 League Away ROTHERHAM UNITED 0 - 4 0
29/04/1950 League Home CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 2 0
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