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Full Name: Geoff Gay
Normal Position: Forward
Height: 5' 10
Weight: 9 st. 7 lbs
Born: 04/02/1957 (Romford)

Geoff GayHe left Romford when six and spent his next few years in Tarvin and later Winsford. On his Football League debut, whilst on loan to Exeter City, he was booked in the 7th minute and spent the last 30 minutes in goal after the Grecians' goalkeeper was injured. He began as an apprentice with Bolton Wanderers, but it was not until he joined Southport that he got a regular place. When Southport failed to be re-elected he joined Wigan Athletic but only managed to play in their first home Football League match. He was unlucky with injuries, breaking his leg in three places on II December 1982 playing for Macclesfield v. Witton Albion. His leg needed a metal plate inserting and he broke it again while with Chorley. He became a Civil Servant working for the Employment Department in Horwich and later in Westhoughton.

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
1977/1978 24/07/1978 Southport UNATTACHED Contract Cancelled
1977/1978 04/08/1977 BOLTON WANDERERS Southport



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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1977/1978 4406
Total 44 0 6


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
29/04/1978 LeagueA WATFORD 2 - 3
25/04/1978 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 2
22/04/1978 LeagueH HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 - 1
17/04/1978 LeagueH WIMBLEDON 0 - 5
15/04/1978 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 1 - 1
11/04/1978 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 2
07/04/1978 LeagueH YORK CITY 4 - 1
04/04/1978 LeagueH SWANSEA CITY 0 - 3
01/04/1978 LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 2
25/03/1978 LeagueA BARNSLEY 1 - 2
24/03/1978 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
18/03/1978 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 2
14/03/1978 LeagueH READING 1 - 1
11/03/1978 LeagueH BRENTFORD 1 - 3
07/03/1978 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 1
04/03/1978 LeagueA SOUTHEND UNITED 2 - 4
28/02/1978 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 2
25/02/1978 LeagueH BOURNEMOUTH 0 - 0
13/02/1978 Abandoned/Void GamesH FORMBY 2 - 2
04/02/1978 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0 - 1
14/01/1978 LeagueA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2 - 0
07/01/1978 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 0
02/01/1978 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 0 - 0
31/12/1977 LeagueH ROCHDALE 3 - 1
27/12/1977 LeagueH BARNSLEY 1 - 1
26/12/1977 LeagueA DARLINGTON 0 - 3
10/12/1977 LeagueH WATFORD 2 - 2
02/12/1977 LeagueA HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 - 3
28/11/1977 FA Cup / 1RA RUNCORN 0 - 1
26/11/1977 FA Cup / 1H RUNCORN 2 - 2
19/11/1977 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 3 - 3
12/11/1977 LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 2
05/11/1977 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 1 - 1
28/10/1977 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 2
21/10/1977 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 2
15/10/1977 LeagueA BRENTFORD 0 - 0
12/10/1977 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 2 - 2
07/10/1977 LeagueH SOUTHEND UNITED 0 - 0
04/10/1977 LeagueA SWANSEA CITY 1 - 1
01/10/1977 LeagueA BOURNEMOUTH 1 - 3
27/09/1977 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 2
27/08/1977 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
20/08/1977 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 - 1
16/08/1977 Football League Cup / 12LH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
13/08/1977 Football League Cup / 11LA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
06/08/1977 FriendlyH PORT VALE 1 - 0

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
07/04/1978LeagueH YORK CITY 4 - 1
31/12/1977LeagueH ROCHDALE 3 - 1
02/12/1977LeagueA HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 - 3
21/10/1977LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 2
12/10/1977LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 2 - 2
13/08/1977Football League Cup / 11LA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
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