SFC FPA

Southport FC Former Players Association (Port Online)

Member of the Southport FC Former Players Association
Real Name: Alan Derrick Kershaw
Normal Position: Right Back
Born: 23/04/1954 (Southport)

Alan Kershaw

Southport gave this local (crossens) lad his chance in League football after he had joined Preston North End straight from school. A big, strong defender, he had the misfortune to be sent off at Reading just three weeks after making his League debut; having already been somewhat harshly booked for hesitating over a throw-in, the referee subsequently had no option but to dismiss him when he committed his first foul of the match. His progress at Haig Avenue was impeded by a pre-season injury which left him with damaged ligaments. After a six-week trial at Brighton he played for Dundee United for a season before emigrating to Australia in January 1977. He also played in Sweden before returning to Southport.

On retiring from the professional game he settled in Southport and became a male nurse at Greaves Hall Hospital whilst turning out for Fleetwood Hesketh in the Liverpool County Combination.

He worked for the Professional Footballers’ Association at Preston North End on their community programme in 1989-90 and is later was employed by the Blackpool gazette on their north west business magazine compiling features. He has also been an assistant manager and reserve manager at Morecambe and had a spell as manager of Hesketh Bank.



Season Date From To Value
1974/1975 27/06/1974 PRESTON NORTH END Southport
1974/1975 01/06/1975 Southport UNATTACHED Free Transfer



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 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
1974/1975 2050
Total 20 5 0


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
26/04/1975 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 2 - 0
21/04/1975 LeagueA BRENTFORD 0 - 1
19/04/1975 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 3
11/04/1975 LeagueH CAMBRIDGE UNITED 2 - 2
08/04/1975 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 - 0
04/04/1975 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 0
31/03/1975 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 2 - 1
28/03/1975 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 1 - 2
25/03/1975 Liverpool Senior CupA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
08/03/1975 LeagueA SHREWSBURY TOWN 0 - 1
28/02/1975 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 0 - 0
22/02/1975 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 - 1
31/01/1975 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
17/01/1975 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 0 - 1
28/12/1974 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 1
26/12/1974 LeagueH WORKINGTON 2 - 2
21/12/1974 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 2 - 1
13/12/1974 LeagueH READING 2 - 0
06/12/1974 LeagueA SWANSEA CITY 2 - 2
28/09/1974 LeagueA READING 1 - 4
25/09/1974 LeagueH SHREWSBURY TOWN 1 - 2
20/09/1974 LeagueH BARNSLEY 1 - 0
18/09/1974 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1
14/09/1974 LeagueA WORKINGTON 1 - 0
06/09/1974 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 1 - 1

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