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Real Name: Joseph Cookson Patrick
Normal Position: Centre Forward
Born: 02/10/1910 (Carlisle)
Died: 11/01/1991 (Carlisle)

One of the most popular and effective of centre-forwards, Joe Patrick was Southport’s “Roy of the Rovers”. He possessed rare marksmanship and neat ball control and had a natural flair for leadership. He began as an amateur with Carlisle United at left-half or inside-left but, when tried at centre-forward by Lancaster Town, he attracted attention by scoring four goals in 18 minutes against Great Harwood and the following season he hit hat-tricks in three successive matches.

Archie Ledbroke of the Daily Dispatch dubbed him “Hat-trick Patrick” and this name stuck throughout his whole career as he accumulated more hat-tricks in the years that followed. He obtained 8 goals in 9 League games midway through 1934-35 and the following season Southport made their first effort to sign him, but money was the obstacle and he joined Luton Town. With “Ten goal” Joe Payne and Johnny Ball available, he had no chance in the first team and Southport at last signed him for a mere £100 – one of the best bargains they ever made.

In his first season he finished just two short of Archie Waterston’s (then) record 31 League goals and only Alan Spence outscored him overall, while Joe’s 118 consecutive Football League appearances constituted a club record. A live-wire leader of the attach with the rare ability to snap up half chances, he guested for the club a number of times during the war before finishing at Workington in 1947. He worked for British rail for many years as a boilermaker and welder and rarely missed Southport’s visits to Brunton Park. A rare character with a fund of football storied Joe Patrick looked and remained the archetypal centre-forward to the end of his days.

Joe was inducted into the Southport FC Hall of Fame on 16th November 2019.




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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1936/1937 37031
1937/1938 45021
1938/1939 48033
1939/1940 000
Total 130 0 85


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
04/09/1943 War-Time: LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 3 - 1
13/03/1943 War-Time: Supplementary CompetitionH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 1
11/04/1942 Football League War Cup / 2 1LH MANCHESTER CITY 1 - 4
06/04/1942 Football League War Cup / 1 2LH BURY 2 - 1
04/04/1942 Football League War Cup / 1 1LA BURY 4 - 4
06/12/1941 War-Time: LeagueH BURY 6 - 2
27/04/1940 Football League War Cup / 1H BLACKPOOL 2 - 4
20/04/1940 Football League War Cup / 1A BLACKPOOL 0 - 4
16/04/1940 Football League War CupH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 0
13/04/1940 Football League War CupA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 1
06/04/1940 War-Time: LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 1
09/12/1939 War-Time: LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 2
02/12/1939 War-Time: LeagueH BURY 1 - 2
14/10/1939 FriendlyH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 4 - 0
30/09/1939 FriendlyA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 1
23/09/1939 FriendlyH STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 0
19/09/1939 FriendlyH PRESTON NORTH END 0 - 1
02/09/1939 Abandoned/Void GamesH HULL CITY 1 - 1
29/08/1939 Abandoned/Void GamesH TRANMERE ROVERS 3 - 3
26/08/1939 Abandoned/Void GamesA DARLINGTON 0 - 1
19/08/1939 English Jubilee FundA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 6
06/05/1939 LeagueA YORK CITY 3 - 2
29/04/1939 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 4
25/04/1939 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 2
22/04/1939 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 0
17/04/1939 LeagueA HULL CITY 1 - 2
15/04/1939 LeagueH HULL CITY 4 - 0
10/04/1939 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 0 - 1
08/04/1939 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 1 - 2
07/04/1939 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 1 - 0
01/04/1939 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 2 - 0
25/03/1939 LeagueA BARROW 0 - 4
18/03/1939 LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 1
11/03/1939 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
04/03/1939 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 0
25/02/1939 LeagueA BARNSLEY 1 - 3
18/02/1939 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 0
11/02/1939 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 3
04/02/1939 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 2
28/01/1939 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 1
25/01/1939 Welsh Cup / 5A WREXHAM 0 - 9
21/01/1939 LeagueH DARLINGTON 4 - 1
14/01/1939 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
12/01/1939 FA Cup / 3RA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 2
10/01/1939 FA Cup / 3H DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 1
31/12/1938 LeagueH GATESHEAD 2 - 0
27/12/1938 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 5
26/12/1938 LeagueH ROCHDALE 4 - 0
24/12/1938 LeagueA WREXHAM 3 - 4
17/12/1938 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 4 - 1
10/12/1938 FA Cup / 2H SWINDON TOWN 2 - 0
03/12/1938 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 2 - 2
29/11/1938 FA Cup / 1RH SCARBOROUGH 5 - 3
26/11/1938 FA Cup / 1A SCARBOROUGH 0 - 0
19/11/1938 LeagueH BARROW 4 - 1
12/11/1938 LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 1
05/11/1938 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 0
29/10/1938 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 4 - 2
22/10/1938 LeagueH BARNSLEY 0 - 0
15/10/1938 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 4 - 1
08/10/1938 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 0
01/10/1938 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 4
24/09/1938 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 7 - 1
20/09/1938 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H BURY 1 - 3
17/09/1938 LeagueA DARLINGTON 2 - 0
10/09/1938 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
06/09/1938 LeagueH YORK CITY 1 - 1
03/09/1938 LeagueA GATESHEAD 0 - 0
29/08/1938 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 0
27/08/1938 LeagueH WREXHAM 3 - 1
20/08/1938 English Jubilee FundH ACCRINGTON 3 - 2
14/05/1938 Lancashire Senior Cup / FinalH MANCHESTER UNITED 0 - 1
11/05/1938 Lancashire Senior Cup / SFH BURNLEY 2 - 1
09/05/1938 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2 RH BOLTON WANDERERS 3 - 1
07/05/1938 LeagueA YORK CITY 2 - 1
04/05/1938 Third Division (North) Cup / FH BRADFORD CITY 4 - 1
02/05/1938 LeagueA GATESHEAD 0 - 5
30/04/1938 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 2
27/04/1938 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 1
23/04/1938 LeagueH GATESHEAD 0 - 0
20/04/1938 Third Division (North) Cup / SFH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
18/04/1938 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 7
16/04/1938 LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 2
15/04/1938 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 3
12/04/1938 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 RH PRESTON NORTH END 1 - 0
09/04/1938 LeagueH HULL CITY 2 - 1
05/04/1938 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H PRESTON NORTH END 1 - 1
05/04/1938 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H PRESTON NORTH END 1 - 1
02/04/1938 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 3 - 1
29/03/1938 Third Division (North) Cup / 3 RH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 3 - 0
26/03/1938 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
19/03/1938 LeagueA WREXHAM 1 - 4
15/03/1938 Third Division (North) Cup / 3A OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 1
12/03/1938 LeagueH BARROW 2 - 0
10/03/1938 Welsh Cup / 7A RHYL 2 - 3
05/03/1938 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 5
26/02/1938 LeagueH PORT VALE 1 - 0
19/02/1938 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 1
15/02/1938 Third Division (North) Cup / 2H HARTLEPOOL 6 - 0
12/02/1938 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 3
09/02/1938 Liverpool Senior CupA SOUTH LIVERPOOL 0 - 7
05/02/1938 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 2 - 2
01/02/1938 Welsh Cup / 6H CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
29/01/1938 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 1 - 1
22/01/1938 LeagueH ROCHDALE 2 - 0
15/01/1938 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 3
13/01/1938 LeagueA HULL CITY 1 - 10
03/01/1938 Third Division (North) Cup / 1 RA CARLISLE UNITED 3 - 2
01/01/1938 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 1
27/12/1937 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
25/12/1937 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 2
18/12/1937 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 2
04/12/1937 LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 0 - 0
27/11/1937 FA Cup / 1A HARTLEPOOL 1 - 3
20/11/1937 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1
13/11/1937 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1
06/11/1937 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 2
30/10/1937 LeagueA BARROW 2 - 1
23/10/1937 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 3 - 1
16/10/1937 LeagueA PORT VALE 1 - 1
09/10/1937 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 1
02/10/1937 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 1
25/09/1937 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 2
18/09/1937 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 0 - 3
14/09/1937 LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 3
11/09/1937 LeagueA ROCHDALE 2 - 3
07/09/1937 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 2 - 0
04/09/1937 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 3
01/09/1937 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 1 - 1
28/08/1937 LeagueA DARLINGTON 1 - 1
27/04/1937 Third Division (North) Cup / FH CHESTER (1885) 1 - 3
24/04/1937 LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 3 - 0
21/04/1937 Third Division (North) Cup / SF RH DARLINGTON 3 - 0
17/04/1937 LeagueA HULL CITY 2 - 3
14/04/1937 Third Division (North) Cup / SFA DARLINGTON 2 - 2
10/04/1937 LeagueH GATESHEAD 3 - 0
07/04/1937 Liverpool Senior CupA LIVERPOOL 0 - 4
03/04/1937 LeagueA DARLINGTON 2 - 4
29/03/1937 LeagueA YORK CITY 0 - 4
27/03/1937 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 1
26/03/1937 LeagueH YORK CITY 1 - 4
20/03/1937 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 2
16/03/1937 LeagueH BARROW 3 - 3
13/03/1937 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 4 - 1
09/03/1937 Third Division (North) Cup / 3H OLDHAM ATHLETIC 3 - 1
06/03/1937 LeagueA PORT VALE 2 - 0
27/02/1937 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 0
21/02/1937 Welsh Cup / 6A CHESTER (1885) 1 - 4
20/02/1937 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 6
13/02/1937 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 1 - 2
06/02/1937 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 3
30/01/1937 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 2
28/01/1937 Third Division (North) Cup / 2A CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 0
23/01/1937 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
19/01/1937 LeagueH DARLINGTON 0 - 0
16/01/1937 LeagueH HULL CITY 1 - 4
09/01/1937 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
02/01/1937 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 2 - 1
01/01/1937 LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 1
26/12/1936 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 2
25/12/1936 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 2
19/12/1936 LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 3
12/12/1936 FA Cup / 2A BRISTOL ROVERS 1 - 2
05/12/1936 LeagueA GATESHEAD 4 - 5
28/11/1936 FA Cup / 1A FRICKLEY COLLIERY 2 - 0
21/11/1936 LeagueA WREXHAM 3 - 3
14/11/1936 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 1
07/11/1936 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 0 - 3
31/10/1936 LeagueH PORT VALE 3 - 3
24/10/1936 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 3 - 3
17/10/1936 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 1
13/10/1936 Third Division (North) Cup / 1H ROCHDALE 3 - 0
10/10/1936 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 3 - 2
03/10/1936 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
04/04/1942Football League War Cup / 1 1LA BURY 4 - 4
06/12/1941War-Time: LeagueH BURY 6 - 2
27/04/1940Football League War Cup / 1H BLACKPOOL 2 - 4
16/04/1940Football League War CupH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 0
09/12/1939War-Time: LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 2
29/08/1939Abandoned/Void GamesH TRANMERE ROVERS 3 - 3
19/08/1939English Jubilee FundA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 6
22/04/1939LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 0
15/04/1939LeagueH HULL CITY 4 - 0
01/04/1939LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 2 - 0
25/02/1939LeagueA BARNSLEY 1 - 3
18/02/1939LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 0
28/01/1939LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 1
21/01/1939LeagueH DARLINGTON 4 - 1
14/01/1939LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
10/01/1939FA Cup / 3H DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 1
31/12/1938LeagueH GATESHEAD 2 - 0
26/12/1938LeagueH ROCHDALE 4 - 0
24/12/1938LeagueA WREXHAM 3 - 4
10/12/1938FA Cup / 2H SWINDON TOWN 2 - 0
29/11/1938FA Cup / 1RH SCARBOROUGH 5 - 3
19/11/1938LeagueH BARROW 4 - 1
05/11/1938LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 0
15/10/1938LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 4 - 1
08/10/1938LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 0
01/10/1938LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 4
24/09/1938LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 7 - 1
17/09/1938LeagueA DARLINGTON 2 - 0
10/09/1938LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
27/08/1938LeagueH WREXHAM 3 - 1
04/05/1938Third Division (North) Cup / FH BRADFORD CITY 4 - 1
27/04/1938Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 1
20/04/1938Third Division (North) Cup / SFH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
12/04/1938Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 RH PRESTON NORTH END 1 - 0
02/04/1938LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 3 - 1
29/03/1938Third Division (North) Cup / 3 RH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 3 - 0
26/03/1938LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
10/03/1938Welsh Cup / 7A RHYL 2 - 3
19/02/1938LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 1
15/02/1938Third Division (North) Cup / 2H HARTLEPOOL 6 - 0
05/02/1938LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 2 - 2
13/01/1938LeagueA HULL CITY 1 - 10
03/01/1938Third Division (North) Cup / 1 RA CARLISLE UNITED 3 - 2
01/01/1938LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 1
27/12/1937LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
18/12/1937LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 2
13/11/1937LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1
23/10/1937LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 3 - 1
02/10/1937LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 1
25/09/1937LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 2
14/09/1937LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 3
11/09/1937LeagueA ROCHDALE 2 - 3
07/09/1937LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 2 - 0
01/09/1937LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 1 - 1
24/04/1937LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 3 - 0
21/04/1937Third Division (North) Cup / SF RH DARLINGTON 3 - 0
17/04/1937LeagueA HULL CITY 2 - 3
14/04/1937Third Division (North) Cup / SFA DARLINGTON 2 - 2
10/04/1937LeagueH GATESHEAD 3 - 0
03/04/1937LeagueA DARLINGTON 2 - 4
13/03/1937LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 4 - 1
09/03/1937Third Division (North) Cup / 3H OLDHAM ATHLETIC 3 - 1
06/03/1937LeagueA PORT VALE 2 - 0
27/02/1937LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 0
20/02/1937LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 6
13/02/1937LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 1 - 2
06/02/1937LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 3
23/01/1937LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
16/01/1937LeagueH HULL CITY 1 - 4
19/12/1936LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 3
05/12/1936LeagueA GATESHEAD 4 - 5
28/11/1936FA Cup / 1A FRICKLEY COLLIERY 2 - 0
21/11/1936LeagueA WREXHAM 3 - 3
24/10/1936LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 3 - 3
17/10/1936LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 1
13/10/1936Third Division (North) Cup / 1H ROCHDALE 3 - 0
10/10/1936LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 3 - 2
03/10/1936LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1

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