The new look Southport—they changed from their red shirts to black and white stripes-enjoyed a season of mixed fortune, winning their first two home games, but failing to record a victory in any of the next seven matches. They came good just in time for the F.A. Cup and won
This season will best be remembered as the year Southport first assumed their role of giant -killers. After the debacle of the previous season the Directors appointed Charles Parker as Secretary-Manager-he had just completed eight years as Secretary of Preston North End—and wisely re-engaged Frank Jefferis as trainer-coach. The side was
After making a determined bid for promotion the previous season 1925-26 was a disaster, and the club only just avoided having to apply for re-election. The sudden deterioration is difficult to understand since essentially the same players were available. Injuries and the loss of form of key players were contributory
The most successful season experienced by the club since gaining entry to the Third Division saw Southport finish in fourth position with 51 points and make their first sustained challenge for Second Division football. The strength of the team lay in its half-back line of Sinclair, Little and Bimson and in fact
After a promising start to Southport's League career, 1922-23 was an anxious season for the club with the forward line the chief weakness. Although the directors derived a certain amount of satisfaction from the fact that the club retained their status without having to apply for re-election, fewer goal's were
Copyright Historical Football Kits and reproduced by kind permission Twenty years after first applying for membership of the Second Division, Southport Football Club were admitted to the Football League with the formation of the Third Division North in March, 1921. Their election was largely due to the efforts of Edwin Clayton, the hon.
As a third article on the theme of Football League election the Manchester Guardian archives have thrown to light some interesting articles documenting meetings surrounding the clubs entry to the Football League. In 1911 Barnsley were successful in their re-election to Football League Division Two (28 votes) with Grimsby Town (18
With the country beginning to gear itself up for a general election in 2010, my thoughts (rather bizarelly i'm sure) turned to Southport's election, or rather re-election, record. Here is the complete record of every election and re-election to the Football League since it's inception right through to 1986 when automatic