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Full Name: Tom Finley
Normal Position: Midfielder
Height: 5' 10
Weight: 11 st. 7 lbs
Born: 06/10/1933 (Frizington, Cumberland)
Died: 11/04/2008 (Hensingham, Whitehaven)

After Southport had suffered four consecutive defeats he was signed by Wally Fielding and went straight into the first team. The side was undefeated in his first five games but not so successful in his last League game - a 5-1 hammering at Crewe Alexandra. He was freed at the end of the season. He had been in the Army, serving in Korea and Japan as a physical training instructor, and was signed by Bill Shankly as a part-time professional at Workington. Subsequently signing full-time, his best campaign was 1958-59 when he made 3o of his 82 League appearances. During his spell at Haig Avenue he trained at Workington, travelling through for matches. In recent years he has been employed in the building trade.

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 Date From To Value
1959/1960 12/02/1960 WORKINGTON Southport



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
1959/1960 600
Total 6 0 0


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
16/03/1960 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 5
12/03/1960 LeagueH WATFORD 1 - 1
05/03/1960 LeagueA EXETER CITY 1 - 1
27/02/1960 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 0
20/02/1960 LeagueA CRYSTAL PALACE 2 - 2
13/02/1960 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 1 - 1
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