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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: 1950/1951 [Back to Player Stats]
The player made an appearance in the following games:
Date Competition Venue Opponents Score Goals
29/08/1950 League Home NEW BRIGHTON 0 - 1 0
02/09/1950 League Home CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0 0
07/09/1950 League Away BARROW 1 - 3 0
09/09/1950 League Home TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 1 0
12/09/1950 League Home BARROW 4 - 1 0
16/09/1950 League Away BRADFORD PA 0 - 2 0
23/09/1950 League Home OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 4 0
21/10/1950 League Away CHESTER (1885) 2 - 0 0
04/11/1950 League Away BRADFORD CITY 0 - 3 0
11/11/1950 League Home ROCHDALE 1 - 1 0
18/11/1950 League Away STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 3 0
25/11/1950 FA Cup / 1 Away LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1 0
28/11/1950 FA Cup / 1R Home LINCOLN CITY 3 - 2 0
02/12/1950 League Away HARTLEPOOL 2 - 3 0
09/12/1950 FA Cup / 2 Home CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 3 0
16/12/1950 League Away CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 3 0
23/12/1950 League Home ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 0 0
25/12/1950 League Away YORK CITY 0 - 2 0
26/12/1950 League Home YORK CITY 1 - 1 0
09/01/1951 League Home ROTHERHAM UNITED 0 - 1 0
27/01/1951 League Home GATESHEAD 1 - 0 0
30/01/1951 League Away ROTHERHAM UNITED 1 - 1 0
03/02/1951 League Away OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 4 0
03/03/1951 League Away DARLINGTON 1 - 1 0
10/03/1951 League Home CHESTER (1885) 0 - 1 0
17/03/1951 League Away SHREWSBURY TOWN 5 - 1 0
23/03/1951 League Home SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2 - 2 0
24/03/1951 League Home BRADFORD CITY 0 - 1 0
26/03/1951 League Away SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0 - 0 0
31/03/1951 League Away ROCHDALE 1 - 1 0
04/04/1951 League Away CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1 0
07/04/1951 League Home STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0 0
10/04/1951 League Home MANSFIELD TOWN 0 - 1 0
14/04/1951 League Away HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 1 0
17/04/1951 League Home HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1 0
21/04/1951 League Home HARTLEPOOL 3 - 0 0
23/04/1951 Liverpool Senior Cup Away LIVERPOOL 0 - 1 0
30/04/1951 League Away GATESHEAD 3 - 1 0
05/05/1951 League Away MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 2 0
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