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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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Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , 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