sfc diary

26 June Cricket Match Trust In Yellow v Churchtown at The Rookery from 1pm. Once again the weather played a part with the start having to be brought forward by 90 minutes due to the poor forecast.

Churchtown 170-5 TIY 139-7

The rain did its best to spoil things but the players kept going and it was a great afternoon.

28 June Pre Season training starts.

Ty Belford and John Cofie sign. Connor McCarthy extends his contract.

29 June Website meeting very productive and agreed way forward.

30 June All NL stats pages added. A few formatting issues to sort but looking good.

2 July Lots more content added to site including Football League Index.

3 July Pre-Season kit launched..it will be great to see the players coming out in neat kit and not the usual rag tag and bobtail look with players wearing wrong names on their shirts and confusing everyone.

5 July Shop added to site and updated with prices, shipping details and variations.

6 July Fixtures Released 1pm-Opening Day Away Day to Dagenham & Redbridge.

9 July First Pre-Season Friendly Away at Bootle 1pm Kick Off.

Bootle 2 Southport 0. A mixture of trialists, Under 21’s and a few first team squad players have a useful workout.

12 July PSF at Chorley 7.45pm

Chorley 1 Southport 2. Goals from Jamie Allen and John Cofie in front of an impressive gate of 537 which included a fair few Southport fans.

16 July PSF at Marine 2pm

Marine 0 Southport 1 Ashley Grimes with the goal in a very competitive game with players going down like nine pins! Attendance 382.

19 July PSF at Ashton United 7.45pm Ashton 1 Southport 0

Not the best of games on a boiling hot night. Late winner for Ashton but Andy happy with pre-season prep so far.

21 July New home kit released with County Insurance as the new kit sponsor.

23 July PSF Home v Bury 3pm Southport 1 Bury 1

A grand reunion for Andy Bishop. Another stifling hot afternoon not suited to football but another useful workout for everyone. Goal scored by trialist Ben Jago not long after coming on. Att 565

26 July PSF Home v Fleetwood 7.45pm

An early contender for the Fleetwood’s goal of the season as Southport went down 3-1. Ross White scoring the only goal in a game dominated by The Cod. It was a special goal from the half way line over the head of Ryan Crump who had replaced Ty Belford at half time.

30 July New site launch. Some great work by James Cave to get it up and running. We want feedback so if anyone spots anything missing or  any errors please get in touch. It’s been a busy summer and my own involvement has come late in the day as I added content and merged SFC Stats. An enjoyable project which hasn’t finished as we continue to build  the site further. All ideas welcomed.

31 July PSF Home v Everton 2pm followed by Meet The Manager after the game in The Grandstand Bar.

Last day of SFC Stats which will now merge and be part of this site.

Prediction League closes 3pm Saturday August 6th.

Programme subscriptions £60 for the whole season’s homes, £69 aways, collected from the Club Shop on a matchday.

Southport 3 Everton 1-Impressive display with goals from the outstanding Josh Thompson, an excellent free-kick from Neil Ashton and James Gray. Att 434.

Website switch over goes well and everything up and running.

1 August-Chris Doyle & Keil O’Brien sign officially.

2 August Club photo shoot. A great morning at the club getting all the pictures sorted which is always fun. The weather was perfect, no sun and the rain held off until the shoot was finished. Site updated with the team photo and away package now complete for sending on to our opponents.

James Caton & Joe Kearns sign.

6 August New season starts. Dag & Red Away

Dag & Red 3 Southport 0. Not the best of starts but a fine goalkeeping display by Ty Belford including a very good penalty save was a positive

Closing date for Prediction League. The table will be HERE throughout the season with the first table published on August 13th.

Prize pot this season is £100 once again thanks to everyone who has entered and for the donations received.

9 August Gateshead Home Southport 0 Gateshead 3. Two late goals gives the scoreline a worse than it was look.

13 August Woking Home Southport 2 Woking 1. A very welcome first win of the season with a brace of goals from last season’s leading scorer Louis Almond.

First Prediction League Table produced with Brian Sutton in the lead.

16 August Macclesfield Away. A first half horror show allows Macc to cruise through the second half and run out very comfortable 3-1 winners with a late consolation goal for The Sandgrounders from Ashley Grimes.

20 August Lincoln Away. 3-0 down again at half time and down to ten men after Ashley Grimes stupidly got himself sent off on his full debut.. Ty saves his second penalty of the season but then concedes one with former ‘Port player Johnny Margetts grabbing all four goals for The Imps.

The 86th person through the turnstiles in our game against Tranmere will be the 1.5 millionth person to watch the club in Non League league games.

New Leader in the Prediction League is Paul Owen.

23 August Craig Madden departs the club.

25 August Craig Stanley and Callum Howe join on loan from Lincoln.

26 August Mark Creighton joins as Assistant Manager

27 August Tranmere Home. All ticket for Tranmere fans who will be coming to us with a 100% record still intact.

A much improved performance sees a well deserved and hard earned point from a 1-1 draw. The gate of 3046 was the second highest home league gate of all (NL) time. Louis Almond with the goal.

29 August Forest Green Away 3pm

Forest Green 5 Southport 1. At 2-1 we were in it and playing well but the third goal killed it off and to be fair it could have been a cricket score in the end. Disappointing but there were some promising signs again. Goal from the boss, Andy Bishop.

3 September Non League Day Dover Home.

Southport 0 Dover 1. A third minute goal was enough to give Dover the win.

Andy Bishop is sacked as manager and the hunt is on for number 29.

7 September Liam Watson, Nigel Allen and Dave Barron appointed as Directors

8 September Steve Burr appointed manager.

10 September Eastleigh Away. A very welcome first point on the road with a 1-1 draw. Inspired substitution with James Gray coming on and scoring with his first touch. Augurs well for the future if Steve continues making decisions like that.

Mark O’Brien returns for a second spell on loan.

12 September Bobby Moseley signs

13 September Barrow Home-After a great point on Saturday it was a very disappointing 4-1 home defeat. Beset by injuries to key players we once again conceded early and a very impressive Barrow went on to win comfortably. Their fourth goal must be a contender for their goal of the season.

17 September Aldershot Home-Drew 1-1 and a much improved performance. Debuts for Jordan Lussey, Ryan Higgins, Magnus Norman and Declan Weeks. Goal scored by James Gray.

24 September North Ferriby Away. A 1-0 win on the road and the first goal from open play in the first half of a game this season.

1 October Bromley Home. Disappointing 2-1 home defeat. Excellent goal by Jordan Lussey

3 October FA Cup Draw sees Southport drawn at home to Chester which will be the first ever FA Cup meeting between the sides.

4 October Solihull Away Live On BT Sport 7.45pm. Not the best advert for Southport FC in a game in which we are comfortably beaten 4-0.

8 October Guiseley Away. Should have come away with at least a point but sank to the bottom of the pile with a 2-1 defeat. Much improved performance but still a bad result against the one team who were below us in the table. A fine late penalty save by Magnus Norman stopped it from getting worse.

10 October Mark Creighton is replaced as Assistant Manager by Keith Briggs.

15 October FA Cup 4th Qual Round Home v Chester. A shock but welcome 1-0 win see us progress in to the next round. Excellent gate of 1674 with 960 away (amended from originally published 738)

17 October FA Cup draw live on BBC 2 at around 7pm.

22 October Sutton United Home followed by Trust In Yellow Race Night after the game. This is our 800th game in The Conference.

Southport 1 Sutton 1. Slightly disappointing result after a very impressive display. First goal from open play in the league at home this season. Andrai Jones scores his first ever goal and becomes the 349th league goal scorer and 398th in total.

25 October York City Home. An excellent performance in a 2-0 win with Jamie Allen netting both goals.

You can order pre-order a matchday programme from our game against Fleetwood via our online shop. Have it delivered in time for the game.

29 October Torquay United Away. 2-1 win coming back from being a goal down at half time. Very impresive performance. Callum Howe becomes our 399th NL goal scorer in all games 350th in the league.

7 November-FA Cup Round One. Home v Fleetwood Live On BT Sport. 7.45 Kick Off.

Finishes 0-0 in a tense and tight game. A gate of 2265 was our 15th highest NL gate in all games. Great coverage by BT Sport.

12 November Maidstone United Home Won 3-2

15 November Fleetwood Away FA Cup Replay the winners will be away to Shrewsbury. Drew 1-1 but then lost 4-1 in extra time.

19 November Boreham Wood Away Lost 2-0

22 November Chester Away Drew 2-2.

26 November Braintree Home followed by They Think It’s All A Question Of Sport Quiz. Trust In Yellow Quartet v Liam Watson Quartet.

A quite remarkable game which ended 4-5 to beat our highest Conference NL aggregate score and equal our NL aggregate (2-7 at home to Mossley)

27 November Apologies for the lack of updates. I have been having a few updating issues for a few weeks.

29 November Solihull Moors Home Drew 0-0

3 December No game-Club Shop will be open from 10am until 12.30pm

9 December Club Shop open 10-12 and 2-5.30pm.

10 December FA Trophy Away at Farsley Celtic-4-0 win

12 December FA Trophy Draw sees us get a rare home draw and a game against Wealdstone

16 December Club Shop open 6-8pm

17 December Home v Eastleigh-An excellent game with 3 red cards(Joe Johnson in town) 7 goals, a penalty and plenty of action sees a 4-3 win.

21 December Club Shop Open 6-8pm

24 December. After a period of inactivity due to not being able to, the site has had a few stats pages updated. New Team photo added although within 48 hours of taking the new photo James Gray and Joe Kearns have departed. The pen pics are all updated along with the individual player photos.

26 December Away at Wrexham-Unfortunate 1-0 defeat in a poor game. Dreadful tackle on Jordan Lussey late on looks to have put him out for a while. Looked like a 0-0 draw all day long until Wrexham scored in the 88th minute.

27 December 50 Year anniversary of the stand burning down.

1 January Home v Wrexham. Club Shop open from Noon. A late Liam Nolan goal, his second of the game sealed a hard fought 3-2 victory. The gate of 2066 was our 15th highest Non League gate.

7 January Away at Aldershot. Lost 2-1 with a late 90+4 minute goal from Andrai Jones. Depleted side due to injuries and stay in 19th place.

10 January Away Barrow. Fantastic 1-0 win with a goal by Ben McKenna, his first for the club.

14 January FA Trophy Home v Wealdstone. In a game overshadowed by a dreadful injury to Josh Thompson we went down 2-1

21 January Home v North Ferriby United. A must not lose game…we lost 4-2 on a very disappointing afternoon.

28 January Away Bromley-Lost 3-1. Jake Wright with our goal to become league goalscorer 356. Euan Murray debut and player 40 for the season 754 in total.

30 January Away Widnes Liverpool Senior Cup.

4 February Away Gateshead

8 February Home v Blackburn Rovers Lancs Cup Quarter Final.

11 February Home v Dagenham & Redbridge

18 February Away at Woking

25 February Home v Macclesfield-subject to Macc not being in FA Trophy action.

28 February Home v Chester