Southport Football Club 1883-84

Season Results & Line-Ups

The following are the results and line-ups of all fixtures traceable. Other fixtures may have been arranged but there appears to be no record published in any local newspapers to confirm that they took place

01/09/1883         Southport Cricket Club (Away)                         Won by 1 run (57 v 56)

*Cricket Game    

T.B.Burnett, J Dickerson, P.Mellor, T.Morris, J.Hatch, W.Kay, T.Sellars, J.Woodhouse, E.Houghton, J.Platt, Ramsbottom

04/08/1883         Southport Olympic (Away)                               Result Not Known

No Line-Up Available

08/09/1883         Croston (Away)                                                    Won 4 – 2 (Report)

S.Platt (Goal); H.Baxter, R.L.Rylance, E.Ramsbottom, J.Melross, P.Mellor, Aughton, W.Whittaker, C.Ambler, T.B.Burnett, E.Martin

Goals: Burnett (2), Martin, Melross

15/09/1883         Everton (Away)                                                    Lost 0 – 3 (Report)

S.Platt (Goal); H.Baxter, R.L.Rylance, E.Ramsbottom, J.Melross, J.Briggs, P.Mellor, W.Whittaker, C.Ambler, T.B.Burnett, E.Martin

22/09/1883         Meadow Head Foresters (Away)                     Lost 0-9

No Line-Up Available

29/09/1883         Liverpool Rovers (Away)                                    Won 3-2 (Report)

S.Platt (Goal); Pidduck, Whittaker (backs); Ramsbottom, Johnson (½ backs); Melross, Martin (rights); Burnett, Morris (centres), Briggs, Mellor (lefts) 

Goals: Burnett (3)          

06/10/1883         BOLTON (Home)                                                  Lost 0-5 (Report)

Platt (Goal); Rylance, Whittaker (backs); Baxter, Ramsbottom (½ backs); Melross, Martin, Briggs, Mellor, Burnett, Morris (forwards)

13/10/1883         HURST PARK ROAD (Home)                              Won 3 – 0 (Report)

Lancashire Senior Cup / 1

S.Platt (Goal); H.Baxter, R.L.Rylance, E.Ramsbottom, J.Melross, J.Briggs, P.Mellor, W.Whittaker, C.Ambler, T.B.Burnett, T.Morris       

Goals: Unknown        

20/10/1883         Blackburn Rovers (Away)                                  Lost 0 – 7 (Reports: 1, 2, 3, 4)

FA Cup / 1 (1500)

S.Platt (Goal); H.Baxter, R.L.Rylance, E.Ramsbottom, J.Melross, J.Briggs, P.Mellor, W.Whittaker, A.Dalby, T.B.Burnett, T.Morris

27/10/1883         BIRKENHEAD (Home)                                         Won 4 – 0

S.Platt (Goal); H.Baxter, R.L.Rylance, E.Ramsbottom, J.Melross, J.Briggs, P.Mellor, C.Ambler, T.B.Burnett, A.Bailey, T.Morris

Goals: Dalby, Ambler, Morris (2)

03/11/1883         Bootle    (Away)                                                                  Lost 0 – 2

S.Platt (Goal); H.Baxter, T.B.Burnett (backs); Rylance (Capt.), A.Dalby, E.Ramsbottom, (½ backs); P.Mellor, J.Briggs, C.Ambler, T.Morris, J.Melross (forwards)

10/11/1883         Darwen Saxons (Away)                                                      Draw 1-1

S.Platt (Goal); H.Baxter, Burnett (backs); Rylance, Ramsbottom, A.B.Dalby (½ backs); P.Mellor, C.Ambler (lefts); J.Melross, T.Morris (rights); J.J.Briggs (centre) 

Goal: Unknown

17/11/1883         SOUTHPORT OLYMPIC       (Home)                                Won 2-0

S.Platt (Goal); H.Baxter, T.B.Burnett, Ramsbottom, A.B.Dalby, Heald (backs); Mellor, Ambler, Briggs, Melross, Morris (forwards)                                               

24/11/1883          LIVERPOOL RAMBLERS (Home)                                         Lost 2 – 4 (Report)

Liverpool Challenge Cup

S.Platt (Goal); H.Baxter, R.L.Rylance, J.Melross, J.Briggs, P.Mellor, W.Whittaker, A.Dalby, T.B.Burnett, E.Martin, T.Morris

Goals: Morris, Mellor

01/12/1883         WHEELTON (Home)                                                            Won 4 – 3

Lancashire Senior Cup / 2

S.Platt (Goal); H.Baxter, T.B.Burnett (backs); R.L.Rylance, A.B.Dalby, J.H.Johnson (½ backs); T.Morris, J.Melross, J.J.Briggs, P.Mellor, E.Martin (forwards)

Goals: Mellor, Melross (3)

13/12/1883         BLACKBURN ROVERS (Home)                                           Lost 0-1

S.Platt (Goal); T.B.Burnett, Baxter, Rylance, Dalby, Ramsbottom (backs); Morris, Melross, Briggs, Mellor, Martin

15/12/1883         LIVERPOOL ROVERS (Home)                                             Won 2-0

*play confined to 50 minutes. Ambler and Halsall played for Liverpool Rovers who turned up 2 men short

S.Platt (Goal); T.B.Burnett, H.Baxter (backs); R.L.Rylance, E.Ramsbottom (½ backs); A.B.Dalby, J.J.Briggs (centres); P.Mellor, E.Martin (lefts); J.Melross, T.Morris (rights)

Goals: Morris, Briggs

22/12/1883         BLACKBURN OLYMPIC (Home)                                         Lost 0 – 2 (Report)

Lancashire Senior Cup / 3
*Article on page 3 of the Manchester evening News Monday 24th of December 1883 page 3 about a robbery after the game from the scarisbrick hotel

No Line-Up Available

29/12/1883         LEVENSHULME (Home)                                                      Won 5-0

E.Stewart (Goal); W.Kay, W.Benyon (backs); J.H.Johnson, A.Bailey, J.Parks (half backs); J.Melross (Capt.), T.Morris (right); J.Mayall, P.Mellor (left); J.R.Hatch (Centre)

Goals: Morris (3), Melross, Hatch

05/01/1884         BIRKENHEAD (Home)                                         Result Not Known

S.Platt (Goal); H.Baxter, T.Burnett (backs);  E.Stewart, A.B.Dalby, R.L.Rylance (half backs); J.Worsley, C.Morris, J.Mayall, P.Mellor, J.J.Briggs (forwards)

12/01/1884         CRESCENT (Home)                                              Result Not Known

S.Platt (Goal); Baxter, Burnett, Rylance, Dalby, Johnson, Mellor, Mayall, Briggs, Melross, T.Morris

19/01/1884         Wigan (Away)                                                       Lost 2-3

Platt (Goal); Baxter, Burnett, Rylance, Dalby, Jackson (backs); Morris, Melross, Briggs, Mellor, Mayall (forwards)

Goals: Morris (2)

26/01/1884         Birkenhead (Away)                                             Result Not Known

S.Platt (Goal); T.Burnett, H.Baxter (backs); R.Rylance (Capt.), A.B.Dalby, E.Stewart (half backs); T.Morris, J.Melross, J.J.Briggs, P.Mellor, J.Mayall

02/02/1884         STRETFORD (Home)                                            Result Not Known

S.Platt (Goal); T.Burnett, H.Baxter (backs); R.L.Rylance (Capt.), A.B.Dalby, J.H.Johnson (half backs); J.Melross, T.Morris, J.J.Briggs, P.Mellor, Mayall

09/02/1884         Birkenhead (Away)                                             Won 2-0

S.Platt (Goal); B.Pidduck, H.Baxter (backs); R.L.Rylance (Capt.), A.B.Dalby, J.H.Johnson (half backs); T.Burnett, T.Morris, J.J.Briggs, J.Mayall, P.Mellor

Goals: Morris, Mellor

16/02/1884         UNITED SCHOOLS (Home)                                Won 5-0

Mayall (Goal); Baxter, Jackson (backs); Rylance, Dalby, Johnson (half backs); Morris, Melross, Briggs, Mellor, Burnett (forwards)

Goals: Morris (3), Mellor, Dalby

23/02/1884         CROSTON (Home)                                               Won 11-1

S.Platt (Goal); T.Burnett, H.Baxter (backs); J.H.Johnson, A.B.Dalby, R.L.rylance (half); T.Morris, J.Melross, J.J.Briggs, P.Mellor, C.Morris

Goals: Morris (5), Briggs(2), Mellor (3), Burnett

01/03/1884         SOUTHPORT & DISTRICT (Home)                     Won 4-1

S.Platt (Goal); T.Burnett, H.Baxter (backs); R.L.Rylance, A.B.Dalby, J.H.Johnson (half); T.Morris, J.Melross, J.J.Briggs, P.Mellor, C.Morris

Goals: Morris, C (2), Mellor, Scrimmage

08/03/1884         LIVERPOOL RAMBLERS (Home)                       Lost 1-3

S.Platt (Goal); H.Baxter, T.B.Burnett (backs); R.L.Rylance (Capt.), A.B.Dalby, J.H.Johnson (½ backs), J.J.Briggs (centre), T.Morris, J.J.Melross (right), P.Mellor, C.Morris (left)

Goals: Morris, C

15/03/1884         Everton (Away)                                                    Draw 2 – 2 (Report)

S.Platt (Goal); H.Baxter, T.B.Burnett (backs); Ramsbottom, A.B.Dalby, J.H.Johnson (½ backs); E.Martin, P.Mellor, J.J.Briggs, J.Melross, J.Melross, T.Morris

Goals: Morris, Dalby

22/03/1884         WIGAN  (Home)                                                  Won 3-0

S.Platt (Goal); H.Baxter, T.B.Burnett (backs); Stewart, Dalby, Johnson (½ backs); T.Morris, J.Melross, J.J.Briggs, P.Mellor, J.Hatch

29/03/1884         BOOTLE  (Home)                                                 Lost 0-1

S.Platt (Goal); F.Jackson, J.H.Johnson (backs); J.Mayall, A.B.Dalby (Capt.), J.E.Marchant (half backs); J.Melross, T.Morris, P.Mellor, E.Martin, J.J.Briggs (forwards)

05/04/1884         UNITED SCHOOLS                                                Result Not Known

S.Platt (Goal); T.Burnett, H.Baxter (backs); J.H.Johnson, A.B.Dalby, Bailey (half backs); J.Melross, E.Martin, J.J.Briggs, C.Morris, J.Mayall

11/04/1884         DARWEN SAXONS (Home)                                Result Not Known

J.Mayall (Goal); T.Burnett, H.Baxter (backs); E.Stewart, A.B.Dalby (Capt.), J.Bailey (half); T.Morris, J.J.Briggs, P.Mellor, C.Morris               

12/04/1884         LIVERPOOL ROVERS            (Home)                  Won 4-1

Mayall (Goal); T.Burnett, Baxter (backs); E.Stewart, Bailey, A.B.Dalby (half); T.Morris, Melross, Halsall, C.Morris, Mellor

14/04/1884         EVERTON                                                              Result Not Known

No Line-Up Available