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Member of the Southport FC Former Players Association
Real Name: Steve Pickford
Normal Position: Midfielder
Born: 24/12/1977 (Ashton-under-Lyne)

Syd PickfordOne couldn�t discuss Syd�s time with Southport without mentioning the 2002 FA Cup clash between the Sandgrounders and Notts County at Haig Avenue. His stunning performance on that day will live forever on film thanks to the presence of the Match of the Day cameras and the video of that Pickford-inspired match will hold a place in the video/dvd collection of many a supporter for a long-long time.
Pickford joined the Sandgrounders in the summer of 2002 from Stalybridge Celtic, having previously spent time with Leigh RMI, Doncaster and Glossop. He left an indelible mark on the club and the supporters during what would turn out to be a turbulent four year spell. Naming boxing world champion Ricky Hatton amongst his closest friends it is no surprise that Pickford�s own playing style is that of a battling central midfielder and inspirational captain.
Despite collecting both the players and fans player of the season awards, his first season with the �Port was a real mixed bag of success and failure. Within the space of one year Pickford enjoyed the highs of the aforementioned FA Cup giant-killing and the massive lows of the shock relegation on the last day, his second relegation in as many years following Stalybridge�s relegation a year earlier.
Having left Stalybridge to remain in the Conference with former boss Phil Wilson at Southport , upon the Sandgrounders� exit, he vowed to help his new side return to Non-Leagues top flight, signing a 2 year extension to his contract within months.
Within two years he was celebrating a championship success at Harrogate in 2005 and a brave and successful battle for survival a year later. A casualty of the club�s move to full time football at the start of the 2007/2008 season he had a well paid job away from the game. He begrudgingly elected to join Hyde United his home-town club and was sorely missed at the heart of the Southport midfield during their second season back in the Conference.
There is also the story of a certain shower related habit�but some things are better left un-said.

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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Season Date From To Value
2002/2003 STALYBRIDGE CELTIC Southport
2005/2006 Southport HYDE UNITED



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

Season Apps Subs Goals
2002/2003 3617
2003/2004 4204
2004/2005 4714
2005/2006 3712
Total 162 3 17


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
29/04/2006 League / ConferenceH ALDERSHOT TOWN 0 - 1
25/04/2006 League / ConferenceA GRAYS ATHLETIC 1 - 1
22/04/2006 League / ConferenceA HEREFORD UNITED 1 - 1
18/04/2006 League / ConferenceA BURTON ALBION 0 - 0
15/04/2006 League / ConferenceH GRAVESEND & NORTHFLEET 1 - 0
10/04/2006 League / ConferenceH WOKING 1 - 0
08/04/2006 League / ConferenceA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 2
04/04/2006 Lancashire Junior Cup / FinalN LANCASTER CITY 1 - 0
01/04/2006 League / ConferenceH CRAWLEY TOWN 0 - 2
25/03/2006 League / ConferenceA TAMWORTH 0 - 0
14/03/2006 League / ConferenceH HEREFORD UNITED 1 - 2
11/03/2006 League / ConferenceA FOREST GREEN ROVERS 2 - 1
04/03/2006 League / ConferenceA EXETER CITY 0 - 5
28/02/2006 Lancashire Junior Cup / SFA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 4 - 2
18/02/2006 League / ConferenceA CAMBRIDGE UNITED 1 - 2
11/02/2006 League / ConferenceH CANVEY ISLAND 2 - 0
28/01/2006 League / ConferenceH KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 1 - 4
24/01/2006 League / ConferenceA YORK CITY 0 - 0
21/01/2006 League / ConferenceA STEVENAGE BORO 1 - 0
17/01/2006 Lancashire Junior Cup / QFA BARROW 1 - 0
14/01/2006 League / ConferenceH SCARBOROUGH 0 - 2
10/01/2006 Liverpool Senior Cup / 1A BURSCOUGH 1 - 3
07/01/2006 League / ConferenceH DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 1 - 2
02/01/2006 League / ConferenceA MORECAMBE 0 - 0
26/12/2005 League / ConferenceH MORECAMBE 0 - 3
20/12/2005 FA Trophy / 1RH HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 1
17/12/2005 FA Trophy / 1A HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 0
13/12/2005 Lancashire Junior Cup / 2A SQUIRES GATE 3 - 2
10/12/2005 League / ConferenceA ALDERSHOT TOWN 0 - 2
19/11/2005 League / ConferenceH HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 2
15/11/2005 FA Cup / 1RA WOKING 0 - 1
22/10/2005 FA Cup / 4QH KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 1 - 0
27/09/2005 League / ConferenceA SCARBOROUGH 1 - 0
24/09/2005 League / ConferenceA CANVEY ISLAND 1 - 2
20/09/2005 League / ConferenceH TAMWORTH 1 - 1
17/09/2005 League / ConferenceH EXETER CITY 0 - 3
10/09/2005 League / ConferenceA WOKING 0 - 1
03/09/2005 League / ConferenceA GRAVESEND & NORTHFLEET 1 - 2
29/08/2005 League / ConferenceH BURTON ALBION 3 - 2
27/08/2005 League / ConferenceA KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 1 - 1
20/08/2005 League / ConferenceH STEVENAGE BORO 3 - 2
16/08/2005 League / ConferenceH YORK CITY 1 - 4
13/08/2005 League / ConferenceA DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 1 - 3
30/04/2005 League / Conference NorthA HARROGATE TOWN 5 - 2
23/04/2005 League / Conference NorthH HUCKNALL TOWN 1 - 0
16/04/2005 League / Conference NorthH HINCKLEY UNITED 3 - 2
02/04/2005 League / Conference NorthA VAUXHALL MOTORS 3 - 0
28/03/2005 League / Conference NorthH MOOR GREEN 2 - 1
26/03/2005 League / Conference NorthA ASHTON UNITED 3 - 0
22/03/2005 League / Conference NorthH HARROGATE TOWN 2 - 3
19/03/2005 League / Conference NorthH BARROW 0 - 0
12/03/2005 League / Conference NorthH STAFFORD RANGERS 0 - 0
05/03/2005 League / Conference NorthA WORKSOP TOWN 2 - 1
01/03/2005 League / Conference NorthH ALFRETON TOWN 3 - 1
26/02/2005 League / Conference NorthH LANCASTER CITY 0 - 0
19/02/2005 League / Conference NorthA BRADFORD PA 1 - 3
12/02/2005 League / Conference NorthH DROYLSDEN 3 - 0
05/02/2005 League / Conference NorthA WORCESTER CITY 3 - 1
29/01/2005 League / Conference NorthH GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 2 - 1
22/01/2005 League / Conference NorthA KETTERING TOWN 5 - 0
18/01/2005 FA Trophy / 3RA HUCKNALL TOWN 0 - 1
15/01/2005 FA Trophy / 3H HUCKNALL TOWN 2 - 2
11/01/2005 Lancashire Junior Cup / 2A LEIGH RMI 5 - 1
01/01/2005 League / Conference NorthA STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 5 - 3
26/12/2004 League / Conference NorthH STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 2 - 0
18/12/2004 League / Conference NorthA ALTRINCHAM 1 - 2
14/12/2004 League / Conference NorthA LANCASTER CITY 1 - 1
11/12/2004 League / Conference NorthH NUNEATON BOROUGH 3 - 0
07/12/2004 League / Conference NorthA RUNCORN FC HALTON 2 - 0
04/12/2004 League / Conference NorthA STAFFORD RANGERS 1 - 1
27/11/2004 FA Trophy / 2A KINGS LYNN 3 - 1
20/11/2004 League / Conference NorthH WORKSOP TOWN 1 - 1
16/11/2004 Lancashire Junior Cup / 1H BACUP BORO 5 - 1
09/11/2004 FA Trophy / 1RH GATESHEAD 2 - 1
06/11/2004 FA Trophy / 1A GATESHEAD 1 - 1
03/11/2004 Conference League Cup / 1A BARROW 1 - 4
30/10/2004 FA Cup / 4QH HYDE UNITED 3 - 1
26/10/2004 League / Conference NorthH BRADFORD PA 1 - 0
23/10/2004 League / Conference NorthH WORCESTER CITY 2 - 2
16/10/2004 FA Cup / 3QA STRATFORD TOWN 3 - 0
09/10/2004 League / Conference NorthA DROYLSDEN 3 - 1
02/10/2004 FA Cup / 2QA RAMSBOTTOM UNITED 2 - 0
25/09/2004 League / Conference NorthH KETTERING TOWN 1 - 3
21/09/2004 League / Conference NorthA GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 0 - 1
18/09/2004 League / Conference NorthA ALFRETON TOWN 1 - 2
14/09/2004 League / Conference NorthH RUNCORN FC HALTON 3 - 1
11/09/2004 League / Conference NorthH ALTRINCHAM 2 - 1
04/09/2004 League / Conference NorthA NUNEATON BOROUGH 1 - 0
30/08/2004 League / Conference NorthA MOOR GREEN 3 - 2
28/08/2004 League / Conference NorthH REDDITCH UNITED 1 - 1
24/08/2004 League / Conference NorthH ASHTON UNITED 1 - 2
21/08/2004 League / Conference NorthA HINCKLEY UNITED 0 - 0
17/08/2004 League / Conference NorthA BARROW 2 - 0
14/08/2004 League / Conference NorthH VAUXHALL MOTORS 2 - 1
24/04/2004 League / Northern Premier LeagueH FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 3 - 1
17/04/2004 League / Northern Premier LeagueH ASHTON UNITED 0 - 0
12/04/2004 League / Northern Premier LeagueH STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 2 - 3
10/04/2004 League / Northern Premier LeagueA DROYLSDEN 2 - 3
30/03/2004 Liverpool Senior Cup / SFH EVERTON 0 - 1
23/03/2004 League / Northern Premier LeagueH GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 2 - 0
20/03/2004 League / Northern Premier LeagueH HARROGATE TOWN 3 - 2
13/03/2004 League / Northern Premier LeagueA BLYTH SPARTANS 4 - 1
09/03/2004 Liverpool Senior Cup / 2A PRESCOT CABLES 3 - 3
06/03/2004 League / Northern Premier LeagueA SPENNYMOOR UNITED 2 - 0
28/02/2004 League / Northern Premier LeagueH VAUXHALL MOTORS 1 - 1
21/02/2004 League / Northern Premier LeagueA RUNCORN FC HALTON 1 - 1
17/02/2004 League / Northern Premier LeagueA GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 2 - 1
07/02/2004 League / Northern Premier LeagueA WHITBY TOWN 5 - 0
31/01/2004 League / Northern Premier LeagueA VAUXHALL MOTORS 2 - 3
24/01/2004 League / Northern Premier LeagueA ALFRETON TOWN 2 - 0
17/01/2004 League / Northern Premier LeagueH BLYTH SPARTANS 1 - 0
10/01/2004 League / Northern Premier LeagueH WAKEFIELD & EMLEY 1 - 1
06/01/2004 Liverpool Senior Cup / 1A FORMBY 7 - 1
01/01/2004 League / Northern Premier LeagueH BURSCOUGH 2 - 1
26/12/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueA MARINE 1 - 1
20/12/2003 Northern Premier League Cup / 3H GUISELEY 2 - 3
13/12/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueH BRADFORD PA 0 - 1
29/11/2003 FA Trophy / 2A ALTRINCHAM 0 - 1
22/11/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueA HARROGATE TOWN 1 - 3
18/11/2003 Northern Premier League Cup / 2A ASHTON UNITED 3 - 1
15/11/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueH SPENNYMOOR UNITED 2 - 3
08/11/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueH HUCKNALL TOWN 1 - 1
04/11/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueA BARROW 1 - 1
01/11/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueH WORKSOP TOWN 2 - 3
28/10/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueA ALTRINCHAM 0 - 1
25/10/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueA FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 2 - 1
07/10/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueA LANCASTER CITY 0 - 1
04/10/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueA BRADFORD PA 1 - 0
30/09/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueH BARROW 1 - 1
27/09/2003 FA Cup / 2QA VAUXHALL MOTORS 1 - 3
23/09/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueH ALTRINCHAM 2 - 2
20/09/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueA ASHTON UNITED 1 - 2
16/09/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueA WORKSOP TOWN 0 - 1
13/09/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueH DROYLSDEN 4 - 1
09/09/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueH RUNCORN FC HALTON 0 - 3
06/09/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueA HUCKNALL TOWN 0 - 4
02/09/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueA STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 1 - 2
30/08/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueH WHITBY TOWN 3 - 0
25/08/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueA BURSCOUGH 3 - 0
19/08/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueH LANCASTER CITY 3 - 0
16/08/2003 League / Northern Premier LeagueA WAKEFIELD & EMLEY 1 - 0
04/08/2003 Liverpool Senior Cup / SFH EVERTON 1 - 2
26/04/2003 League / ConferenceA STEVENAGE BORO 0 - 3
21/04/2003 League / ConferenceH HEREFORD UNITED 1 - 2
19/04/2003 League / ConferenceA NORTHWICH VICS 1 - 2
12/04/2003 League / ConferenceH MARGATE 0 - 2
05/04/2003 League / ConferenceA WOKING 1 - 1
29/03/2003 League / ConferenceH BARNET 2 - 1
25/03/2003 League / ConferenceA BURTON ALBION 0 - 1
01/03/2003 League / ConferenceH DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 4
15/02/2003 League / ConferenceA LEIGH RMI 1 - 1
08/02/2003 League / ConferenceH GRAVESEND & NORTHFLEET 1 - 1
04/02/2003 FA Trophy / 4H DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 2 - 2
01/02/2003 FA Trophy / 4A DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 0 - 0
25/01/2003 League / ConferenceA KETTERING TOWN 0 - 1
18/01/2003 League / ConferenceH FOREST GREEN ROVERS 2 - 2
14/01/2003 FA Trophy / 3A LEEK TOWN 2 - 1
01/01/2003 League / ConferenceH MORECAMBE 2 - 3
28/12/2002 League / ConferenceH SCARBOROUGH 1 - 1
30/11/2002 League / ConferenceH CHESTER CITY 1 - 3
23/11/2002 League / ConferenceH YEOVIL TOWN 0 - 1
16/11/2002 FA Cup / 1H NOTTS COUNTY 4 - 2
09/11/2002 League / ConferenceA HEREFORD UNITED 2 - 0
02/11/2002 League / ConferenceH STEVENAGE BORO 3 - 2
26/10/2002 FA Cup / 4QH BRIDLINGTON TOWN 4 - 1
22/10/2002 Football League Cup / 1H LEIGH RMI 3 - 4
19/10/2002 League / ConferenceA MARGATE 0 - 1
12/10/2002 League / ConferenceH WOKING 5 - 1
05/10/2002 League / ConferenceA YEOVIL TOWN 0 - 6
28/09/2002 League / ConferenceA DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 3 - 0
24/09/2002 League / ConferenceH HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 0
21/09/2002 League / ConferenceH BURTON ALBION 2 - 2
17/09/2002 League / ConferenceA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 0
14/09/2002 League / ConferenceA TELFORD UNITED 0 - 2
07/09/2002 League / ConferenceH FARNBOROUGH TOWN 0 - 0
03/09/2002 League / ConferenceH LEIGH RMI 4 - 2
31/08/2002 League / ConferenceA GRAVESEND & NORTHFLEET 3 - 1
26/08/2002 League / ConferenceH KETTERING TOWN 0 - 0
24/08/2002 League / ConferenceA FOREST GREEN ROVERS 2 - 0

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
25/04/2006League / ConferenceA GRAYS ATHLETIC 1 - 1
08/04/2006League / ConferenceA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 2
22/01/2005League / Conference NorthA KETTERING TOWN 5 - 0
30/10/2004FA Cup / 4QH HYDE UNITED 3 - 1
16/10/2004FA Cup / 3QA STRATFORD TOWN 3 - 0
07/02/2004League / Northern Premier LeagueA WHITBY TOWN 5 - 0
10/01/2004League / Northern Premier LeagueH WAKEFIELD & EMLEY 1 - 1
01/01/2004League / Northern Premier LeagueH BURSCOUGH 2 - 1
21/04/2003League / ConferenceH HEREFORD UNITED 1 - 2
04/02/2003FA Trophy / 4H DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 2 - 2
16/11/2002FA Cup / 1H NOTTS COUNTY 4 - 2
02/11/2002League / ConferenceH STEVENAGE BORO 3 - 2
24/09/2002League / ConferenceH HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 0
03/09/2002League / ConferenceH LEIGH RMI 4 - 2

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