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Full Name: Peter Withers
Normal Position: Forward
Born: 02/05/1966 (Liverpool)

Before joining Southport Peter played for South Liverpool (NPL) and Runcorn (CONF) After leaving he has played for, Chorley (NPL), Morecambe (NPL/CONF), Marine and Mossley. Amateur – Halton Borough, Crosfields, Ford Motors, Tawa FC (New Zealand)
Since leaving Southport he continued to play football with Kevin Mooney and Mark Brennan from 92/93 team. He emigrated to Wellington, New Zealand with family, working in NZ Government and now plays in Wellington Premier league with Tawa FC until his legs give out.
Peter describes his most memorable moments whilst playing for Southport.
“Quite a few, the hat trick at Emley to win the league, scoring the winner at Blyth in the FA Cup and jumping into the spectators but the key moment was the 25 yarder against one of my heroes Bruce Grobbelaar for Liverpool and then turning round to the packed stand at Haig Ave and everyone (and I mean everyone) all stood at that exact moment it hit the back of the net. Nothing has ever matched that moment in football for me.”
Peter was a Local Government Officer at Knowsley Borough Council with another ex Southport player from the 1973 team Frank Lee!
Brian Kettle was responsible for bringing him to the club and he left to join up with his mates Kevin Mooney, Mark Brennan and Chris Walmesley at Chorley.
We asked Peter for some recollections from his days at the club
“Back in season 1992/93 we were playing one of the most important games for years. It was against second placed Winsford, who were very good at the time and if I remember rightly it was around Xmas time. We had to meet the coach at Burtonwood Services at 1.00 and me and Mark Brennan got dropped off at 1.05 by his wife. Thought is was a bit odd no-one about and found out later the then secretary Roy Morris decided to say ‘Sod them’ to the coach driver, the rest will be late.
As it was more important for the secretary to be on time rather than the influential midfielder and the centre forward we were left slightly stranded. So a few phone calls later and attempts to thumb a lift, Mark’s brother turned up with 45 minutes to kick off. When we got to the ground it was 2.55 and after walking through all the die hard Southport supporters with surprised looks on their faces, we then faced an agitated Brian Kettle and told to put kit on we are starting in two minutes ! I then looked in my bag to see no shin pads, I didn’t dare ask for any spares and played without any. Couple of minutes in and we started like a house on fire and were 2 nil by half time. It turned out to be the best preparation to a game anyone could have. I think Roy Morris must have thought it lucky because he left five players at the same service station three weeks later going to Goole with a 13 man squad we may have struggled with 8 men. But still as long as the secretary had his pre match feast that’s all that mattered.
Back to the Winsford game and we finished up winning 2-1, a major victory to the championship. Mark Brennan was substituted near the end and took out his anger by booting a nearby rail and snapped it in half. That sent the groundsman baying for his blood as it was the rail used to send the hare around the greyhound track and there was a race meeting there in two days!! He nearly killed him”

Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Complete Non-League History of Southport Football Club 1978 - 2008, by Trust in Yellow (Legends Publishing, 2008). ISBN 978-1-906796-01-3


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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
1992/1993 50021
1993/1994 39313
Total 89 3 34


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
09/05/1994 Liverpool Senior Cup / FinalN MARINE 1 - 2
07/05/1994 League / ConferenceA GATESHEAD 3 - 1
04/05/1994 League / ConferenceH RUNCORN 1 - 0
30/04/1994 League / ConferenceA SLOUGH TOWN 0 - 0
26/04/1994 Lancashire Junior Cup / FinalN MORECAMBE 3 - 4
23/04/1994 League / ConferenceH STAFFORD RANGERS 0 - 2
12/04/1994 League / ConferenceA STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 1 - 3
09/04/1994 League / ConferenceA DOVER ATHLETIC 2 - 0
02/04/1994 League / ConferenceA ALTRINCHAM 2 - 1
26/03/1994 League / ConferenceA YEOVIL TOWN 2 - 3
22/03/1994 League / ConferenceH MACCLESFIELD TOWN 1 - 0
19/03/1994 League / ConferenceA BATH CITY 1 - 2
12/03/1994 League / ConferenceA KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 0 - 2
05/03/1994 FA Trophy / 3A MORECAMBE 1 - 2
01/03/1994 Lancashire Junior Cup / SFH HORWICH RMI 2 - 0
26/02/1994 League / ConferenceH WITTON ALBION 2 - 1
19/02/1994 League / ConferenceH MERTHYR TYDFIL 3 - 2
12/02/1994 FA Trophy / 2A COLWYN BAY 3 - 0
09/02/1994 Lancashire Junior Cup / 3A ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 0
05/02/1994 League / ConferenceH WELLING UNITED 2 - 1
02/02/1994 League / ConferenceA HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 2
29/01/1994 League / ConferenceA WOKING 0 - 1
25/01/1994 FA Trophy / 1RH MARINE 3 - 1
22/01/1994 FA Trophy / 1A MARINE 0 - 0
15/01/1994 League / ConferenceH DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 0 - 0
11/01/1994 Lancashire Junior Cup / 2H MARINE 2 - 1
08/01/1994 Liverpool Senior Cup / 1H EVERTON 2 - 1
03/01/1994 League / ConferenceH NORTHWICH VICS 0 - 0
01/01/1994 League / ConferenceA WITTON ALBION 2 - 0
18/12/1993 League / ConferenceH KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 1 - 1
11/12/1993 League / ConferenceH TELFORD UNITED 1 - 0
04/12/1993 League / ConferenceA RUNCORN 0 - 3
27/11/1993 League / ConferenceH YEOVIL TOWN 1 - 1
20/11/1993 League / ConferenceA KETTERING TOWN 0 - 2
06/11/1993 League / ConferenceA STAFFORD RANGERS 2 - 0
30/10/1993 League / ConferenceH DOVER ATHLETIC 3 - 2
23/10/1993 FA Cup / 4QA MACCLESFIELD TOWN 3 - 5
16/10/1993 League / ConferenceA TELFORD UNITED 3 - 1
12/10/1993 League / ConferenceH ALTRINCHAM 3 - 1
09/10/1993 League / ConferenceH WOKING 2 - 1
02/10/1993 League / ConferenceA MACCLESFIELD TOWN 1 - 0
28/09/1993 League / ConferenceH GATESHEAD 1 - 1
25/09/1993 League / ConferenceH SLOUGH TOWN 1 - 0
21/09/1993 Conference League Cup / 1R2LA RUNCORN 1 - 2
11/09/1993 League / ConferenceH BATH CITY 1 - 1
07/09/1993 Conference League Cup / 1R1LH RUNCORN 1 - 4
04/09/1993 League / ConferenceA MERTHYR TYDFIL 2 - 2
30/08/1993 League / ConferenceA NORTHWICH VICS 1 - 2
28/08/1993 League / ConferenceH BROMSGROVE ROVERS 1 - 2
24/08/1993 League / ConferenceH HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 2
21/08/1993 League / ConferenceA DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 3 - 3
14/08/1993 Northern Premier League Shield / FinalH WINSFORD UNITED 5 - 0
11/05/1993 Liverpool Senior Cup / FinalN BURSCOUGH 2 - 0
05/05/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueH WINSFORD UNITED 0 - 1
27/04/1993 President's Cup / F2LH WINSFORD UNITED 4 - 3
19/04/1993 Lancashire Junior Cup / FinalN CHORLEY 5 - 2
17/04/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueA EMLEY 4 - 0
12/04/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueA MARINE 1 - 2
10/04/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueH BARROW 3 - 0
30/03/1993 Liverpool Senior Cup / SFA TRANMERE ROVERS 3 - 0
27/03/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueH DROYLSDEN 3 - 0
24/03/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueA COLWYN BAY 4 - 2
20/03/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueA HYDE UNITED 1 - 1
16/03/1993 President's Cup / SF2LA MORECAMBE 0 - 1
13/03/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueA BISHOP AUCKLAND 3 - 1
09/03/1993 President's Cup / SF1LH MORECAMBE 2 - 0
06/03/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueH GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 0 - 0
03/03/1993 Lancashire Junior Cup / 3A FLEETWOOD TOWN 4 - 1
27/02/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueA MOSSLEY 2 - 0
23/02/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueH FLEETWOOD TOWN 5 - 0
20/02/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueH LEEK TOWN 0 - 0
16/02/1993 Lancashire Junior Cup / 2H MARINE 1 - 0
13/02/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueH WHITLEY BAY 1 - 0
09/02/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueA DROYLSDEN 5 - 2
06/02/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueH MATLOCK TOWN 3 - 0
02/02/1993 Northern Premier League Cup / 3A WORKINGTON 1 - 2
30/01/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueA GOOLE TOWN 5 - 0
27/01/1993 Liverpool Senior Cup / 2H LIVERPOOL 2 - 1
23/01/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueA GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 1 - 1
19/01/1993 Lancashire Junior Cup / 1H CLITHEROE 4 - 1
16/01/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueA FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 5 - 2
13/01/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 2
09/01/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueH BUXTON 2 - 1
06/01/1993 League / Northern Premier LeagueA HORWICH RMI 1 - 1
26/12/1992 League / Northern Premier LeagueH MARINE 0 - 0
19/12/1992 League / Northern Premier LeagueA WINSFORD UNITED 2 - 1
12/12/1992 Northern Premier League Cup / 2H BUXTON 4 - 1
09/12/1992 League / Northern Premier LeagueH COLWYN BAY 2 - 0
06/12/1992 FA Cup / 2A HARTLEPOOL 0 - 4
30/11/1992 FA Trophy / 3QRH MORECAMBE 1 - 3
28/11/1992 FA Trophy / 3QA MORECAMBE 2 - 2
24/11/1992 Liverpool Senior Cup / 1H BOOTLE 3 - 1
21/11/1992 League / Northern Premier LeagueA WHITLEY BAY 5 - 1
17/11/1992 League / Northern Premier LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 2
14/11/1992 FA Cup / 1A BLYTH SPARTANS 2 - 1
10/11/1992 League / Northern Premier LeagueH HORWICH RMI 3 - 2
07/11/1992 League / Northern Premier LeagueA LEEK TOWN 0 - 1
31/10/1992 President's Cup / 2A ACCRINGTON STANLEY 5 - 3
27/10/1992 FA Cup / 4QRH BARROW 3 - 2
24/10/1992 FA Cup / 4QA BARROW 0 - 0
20/10/1992 League / Northern Premier LeagueA CHORLEY 6 - 1
17/10/1992 League / Northern Premier LeagueH BISHOP AUCKLAND 1 - 0
13/10/1992 League / Northern Premier LeagueA BARROW 2 - 0
10/10/1992 FA Cup / 3QA BRIGG TOWN 1 - 0
06/10/1992 League / Northern Premier LeagueH MORECAMBE 1 - 1
03/10/1992 League / Northern Premier LeagueH MOSSLEY 3 - 0
30/09/1992 President's Cup / 1A KNOWSLEY UTD 4 - 1
26/09/1992 FA Cup / 2QH CHADDERTON 2 - 0
22/09/1992 League / Northern Premier LeagueH HYDE UNITED 1 - 0
15/09/1992 FA Cup / 1QRA BUXTON 2 - 1
12/09/1992 FA Cup / 1QH BUXTON 0 - 0
08/09/1992 League / Northern Premier LeagueA MORECAMBE 2 - 0
05/09/1992 League / Northern Premier LeagueH GOOLE TOWN 3 - 0
31/08/1992 League / Northern Premier LeagueH CHORLEY 7 - 1
29/08/1992 League / Northern Premier LeagueA BUXTON 2 - 0
26/08/1992 League / Northern Premier LeagueA FLEETWOOD TOWN 2 - 1
22/08/1992 League / Northern Premier LeagueH EMLEY 1 - 2

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
07/05/1994League / ConferenceA GATESHEAD 3 - 1
05/03/1994FA Trophy / 3A MORECAMBE 1 - 2
12/02/1994FA Trophy / 2A COLWYN BAY 3 - 0
08/01/1994Liverpool Senior Cup / 1H EVERTON 2 - 1
11/12/1993League / ConferenceH TELFORD UNITED 1 - 0
16/10/1993League / ConferenceA TELFORD UNITED 3 - 1
12/10/1993League / ConferenceH ALTRINCHAM 3 - 1
09/10/1993League / ConferenceH WOKING 2 - 1
28/09/1993League / ConferenceH GATESHEAD 1 - 1
04/09/1993League / ConferenceA MERTHYR TYDFIL 2 - 2
28/08/1993League / ConferenceH BROMSGROVE ROVERS 1 - 2
21/08/1993League / ConferenceA DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 3 - 3
14/08/1993Northern Premier League Shield / FinalH WINSFORD UNITED 5 - 0
19/04/1993Lancashire Junior Cup / FinalN CHORLEY 5 - 2
17/04/1993League / Northern Premier LeagueA EMLEY 4 - 0
24/03/1993League / Northern Premier LeagueA COLWYN BAY 4 - 2
27/02/1993League / Northern Premier LeagueA MOSSLEY 2 - 0
16/02/1993Lancashire Junior Cup / 2H MARINE 1 - 0
09/02/1993League / Northern Premier LeagueA DROYLSDEN 5 - 2
27/01/1993Liverpool Senior Cup / 2H LIVERPOOL 2 - 1
16/01/1993League / Northern Premier LeagueA FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 5 - 2
13/01/1993League / Northern Premier LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 2
28/11/1992FA Trophy / 3QA MORECAMBE 2 - 2
24/11/1992Liverpool Senior Cup / 1H BOOTLE 3 - 1
21/11/1992League / Northern Premier LeagueA WHITLEY BAY 5 - 1
14/11/1992FA Cup / 1A BLYTH SPARTANS 2 - 1
10/11/1992League / Northern Premier LeagueH HORWICH RMI 3 - 2
31/10/1992President's Cup / 2A ACCRINGTON STANLEY 5 - 3
20/10/1992League / Northern Premier LeagueA CHORLEY 6 - 1
06/10/1992League / Northern Premier LeagueH MORECAMBE 1 - 1
30/09/1992President's Cup / 1A KNOWSLEY UTD 4 - 1
26/09/1992FA Cup / 2QH CHADDERTON 2 - 0
05/09/1992League / Northern Premier LeagueH GOOLE TOWN 3 - 0

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