SFC FPA

Southport FC Former Players Association (Port Online)

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Full Name: Josiah Melross
Normal Position: Left Half
Born: 28/01/1864 (Chorlton-cum-Hardy)
Died: Jan-Mar 1951 - (approximate)

Prior to playing association football he played for Southport Hornets FC. (July 1881)
At just 17 played for Southport Football Club in the first association game. Combining his sporting excellence with a job as a printers clerk and later newspaper cashier alongside brother Edwin.

And after his spell with SFC, alongside lots of involvement with Athletics, in 1891 he was playing Cricket for Hesketh Park CC.

Nicknamed \"the flyer\" by the Southport Visiter Feb 1886




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
1882/1883 300
1883/1884 200
1884/1885 600
1885/1886 300
1886/1887 100
Total 15 0 0


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
02/10/1886 Lancashire Junior Cup / 1H BOLTON ROVERS 1 - 3
24/10/1885 Liverpool Challenge Cup / 1H BURSCOUGH 1 - 0
10/10/1885 FA Cup / 1H ASTLEY BRIDGE 2 - 3
12/09/1885 Liverpool Challenge Cup / 1A BURSCOUGH 3 - 1
29/11/1884 Lancashire Senior Cup / 3H DARWEN 1 - 2
22/11/1884 FA Cup / 2H CLITHEROE LOW MOOR 3 - 1
08/11/1884 Liverpool Challenge CupH SOUTHPORT HIGH PARK 4 - 1
01/11/1884 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H PRESTON NORTH END 1 - 0
11/10/1884 FA Cup / 1A ACCRINGTON 0 - 3
20/09/1884 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H HORWICH 3 - 1
24/11/1883 Liverpool Challenge CupH LIVERPOOL RAMBLERS 2 - 4
20/10/1883 FA Cup / 1A BLACKBURN ROVERS 0 - 7
09/12/1882 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2A RISHTON 4 - 5
04/11/1882 FA Cup / 1RA LIVERPOOL RAMBLERS 0 - 4
21/10/1882 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H STACKSTEADS WORKING MEN 4 - 0