Key Dates In SFC History

112 November 1881First Ever Game-1-1 v Bootle
207 October 1882First apperance in FA Cup drew 1-1 away at Liverpool Ramblers
32 February 1895Southport Central reach First Round of FA Cup for first time lost 3-0 v Everton
424 April 1895Crisis! Club affairs suspended
54 May 1895Club revived after public appeal under the title "Shall It Die"
626 May 1903Medal presentation after winning Lancs League for first time
712 August 1905First game at Ash Lane (later renamed Haig Avenue)
816 December 1911Southport Central record defeat 12-3 v Burnley Reserves
904 September 1915First Game of war time football won 3-0 v Blackpool
101918/19One Season as Southport Vulcan
1105 June 1919Reorganisation sees Club change name to present day Southport Football Club
1207 March 1921Elected to the Football League
1327 August 1921First Game in Football League 1-1 v Durham City
1410 September 1921Billy Halsall 334 and Tommy Sinclair 320 games make their debuts
1522 October 1921Billy Glover scores 6 in 7-1 win against Grimsby Town
1603 December 1921First FA Cup game as league team win 3-0 v Altrincham
1705 January 1923Peter Mee disappears "found drowned" in the River Mersey some weeks later!
1801 June 1923Gordon Hunt's 53 year association with the Club starts
1905 January 1924Jack Sibbald scores first FL hat trick for the Club (note 22/10/21)
2029 January 1927Highest ever attendance 51620 at Liverpool
2118 April 1930Ben Twell scores all five goals in 5-3 win against Wrexham
2201 January 1931Record FL Victory 8-1 v Nelson
2301 January 1931Archie Waterston scores 5 of the goals
2428 February 19319-1 defeat in FA Cup at Everton
2525 April 1931Archie Waterston scores his 31st goal-A Football League Record
2626 January 1932Highest Ever Haig Ave attendance 20010 v Newcastle 1-1
2706 May 1939Joe "Hat-Trick" Patrick makes final appearance after scoring 76 goals-5 Hat-Tricks inc a four timer
2807 December 1939First match postponed at Haig Avenue
2922 January 1949Trevor Hitchen's first appearance of 247
3027 December 1949Highest League attendance at Haig Ave 14766 v Rochdale
3124 September 1955Ray Rimmer makes his debut at 17 Yrs and 49 days old-the youngest ever FL Player
3219 November 1955George Bromilow scoresd 5 in FA Cup v Ashton United
3323 February 1957Stan Mortensen makes the first of 36 appearances
3401 November 1957John Church co-opted to The Board and remained invloved until his death in 1990
3531 March 1958The start of 644 minutes without scoring this ended on 23 April 1958
3628 April 1959For the only time in our history we finish 92nd of 92 Clubs
3705 November 1960Reg Blore scores our last ever FA Cup Hat-Trick as FL side
3809 January 1962Floodlights first used in game v Shrewsbury
3910 February 1962Arthur Peat makes his debut and goes on to play 401 League games
4015 September 1962Alan Spence scores the first of his Club Record 98 League goals
4126 December 1962Record FL Defeat, 11-0 at Oldham
4202 November 1963Alex Russell makes his debut and goes on to make 346 starts second only to Arthur Peat
4301 January 1965Billy Bingham (The Miracle Worker) appointed manager
4412 February 19662-0 win v Cardiff in FA Cup 5th Round
4505 March 1966FA Cup Quarter Final at Hull City (lost 2-0)
4620 August 1966Eric Redrobe makes his debut
4727 December 1966The Main Stand burns down after match v Wrexham
4824 April 1967Colin Alty is our First Player Of The Year
4906 May 1967Promoted to Division Three after 1-0 win against Southend
5027 January 1968Southport v Everton 0-1 in front of 18795 spectators in FA Cup Round Three
5113 April 1968First Appearance on Match Of The Day 3-3 at Swindon
5216 November 1968Last FA Cup win as FL Team 1-0 at Tranmere
5303 September 1969FL Cup v Man City 11215 attend, the best at Haig Ave in the FL Cup
5404 December 1970Peter Withe makes his debut, one of just three appearances for the club
5501 June 1971Jimmy Meadows appointed manager
5610 September 1971The 4-2 win against Newport is the fourth time in a row we score 4 goals at home
5716 October 1971Last Hat-Trick scored as a FL Club by Barry Hartle at Exeter but Jim Fryatt did get a 4 timer
5806 January 19737-0 win at a very foggy Feethams
5906 January 1973Jim Fryatt scores 4 of the goals and became the last FL player to score 3 or more in a game
6018 April 1973Promotion to Division 3 after 2-0 win at Crew Alexandra
6123 April 1973Champions of Division Four after 1-1 draw v Hartlepool
6215 April 1974Ground taken over by Oldham fans in gate of 9504 (lost 2-0)
6327 April 1974Relegated to Divison Four
6416 August 1975Alan Wilson makes his debut and becomes the only player to make 100+ apps in NL and FL Games
6510 September 1975Newcastle 6 Southport 0 in FL Cup gate 23776 is the highest FL Cup attendance
6606 December 1975After 18 games without a win a victory finally arrives 2-1 at Scunthorpe
6726 December 1975George Best plays for Stockport against Southport-Lost 1-0
6812 April 1977Only our third win in the whole of the 76/77 season 2-1 v Scunthorpe
6923 September 1977Phil Ashworth scores his seventh goal in consecutive games, a FL record
7028 November 1977Last FA Cup game as FL Team lost 1-0 at Runcorn
7114 January 1978Last away win in FL 2-0 at Scunthorpe previous away win was 19/4/76 635 days
7207 April 1978Last win as Football League team 4-1 v York City
7329 April 1978Last game in Football League lost 3-2 at Watford
7402 June 1978Club Fails to gain re-election
7519 August 1978First Ever NL Game Away At South Liverpool resulted in a 1-0 win Joe Turner scores the goal
7604 November 1978First FA Cup Game as NL Club 0-0 at Northwich
7710 February 1979Nearly the end for the Club with winding up petition pending
7801 April 1980118 v Netherfield our lowest ever home league attendance
7930 April 1980Record NL defeat 8-0 at Matlock
8023 September 1980100th Non League goal Tony Brookfield v Oswestry
8110 September 1981First Player Reunion with 125 former players in attendance
8224 November 1981First NL Hat Trick Gary Cooper at Marine
8315 March 1982116 is our lowest ever league gate, at Tamworth
8427 November 1982Charlie Clapham witnesses his first game
8530 April 1984First Trophy as NL Club a 4-0 win over Horwich in Lancs Floodlit Trophy
8604 March 1986John Coleman becomes the only player to score 4 goals in NL game
8715 November 1986First game against FL opposition in FA Cup at Scunthorpe(lost 2-0)
8809 February 1988The Gainsborough 77 "Wind Assisted" game (won 2-1)
8919 November 1988First game against FL Opposition (Port Vale) at Haig Ave as NL Club
9026 November 1988Record Home win 7-0 v Gateshead
9131 May 1989Brian Kettle appointed
9217 March 1990John Bishop(yes, that John Bishop) makes the first of his 35 appearances
9326 January 1991Leading NL Goalscorer David Gamble makes his debut
9406 December 1992Second Round of FA Cup as NL Team at Hartlepool (lost 4-0)
9517 April 1993NPL Champions with a 4-0 win at Emley
9626 December 19941000th Non League goal David Gamble v Runcorn
9711 February 1995Charlie Powell passes away after 45 years at the Club
9831 January 19986-0 win at Yeading in FA Trophy en route to FA Trophy Final
9928 March 1998Win 1-0 at Slough in First Leg of FA Trophy Semi Final
10005 April 1998Second Leg of FA Trophy v Slough drew 1-1 and the club are Wembley bound
10117 May 1998FA Trophy Final at Wembley v Cheltenham (Lost 1-0)
10205 December 1998Giant Killers with a 2-1 win at Mansfield Town
10302 January 1999FA Cup Third Round v Leyton Orient New Ground Record 4950
10420 March 1999Paul Futcher becomes the oldest NL player at the age of 42 yrs and 145 days
10514 August 1999Steve Dickinson makes his debut and goes on to make a NL record 283 league starts
10630 October 19994313 Highest FA Cup Away attendance at Darlington
10716 March 20021000th Non League game, home v Barnet Lost 1-0
10816 November 2002Giant Killers 4-2 v Notts County
10926 April 2003Relegated to Conference North
11018 October 2003Liam Watson's first game in charge v Radcliffe Borough(Won 2-1)
11123 April 2005Southport 1 Hucknall 0, Worcester 3 Droylsden 1-The roar from the crowd was amazing
11230 April 2005Conference North Champions 5-2 at Harrogate
11330 April 2005Terry Fearns scores his 33rd league goal a Club Record
11425 April 2006Conference survival after 1-1 draw at Grays
11526 April 2006The birth of Trust In Yellow
11623 May 2006Liam Watson quits
11721 April 2007Highest NL Home attendance 3206 v York City
11824 April 2007Relegation to Conference North
11928 April 2007Highest NL attendance 6670 at Exeter City
12017 November 2007Josh Hine becomes our youngest ever Player at 16yrs 258 days
12105 April 2008Tony Gray scores at Solihull to create a record of scoring in 8 consecutive games
12204 May 2008First Appearance In Play Offs end in a penalty shoot out defeat at Stalybridge
12330 June 2008Liam Watson returns to the Club
12424 April 2010Conference North Champions 3-0 at Eastwood
12507 November 2010Home v Sheffield Wednesday in FA Cup-Live on ITV
12612 March 20112000th Non League goal JP Kissock v Cambridge United
12730 April 2011Relegated to Conference North
12811 June 2011Reprieved and reinstated into Conference National
12905 November 2011NL Club Record beaten with 7 consecutive away wins and 3 goals in 6 consecutive away games is all time record
13026 November 2011All Time Away wins record(8) beaten after 1-0 win at Stockport County
13113 February 20132000th Non League game( v Barrow)
13217 April 2013Liam Watson quits
13315 May 2013Alan Wright appointed as manager with John Hills as assistant
13408 October 20131500th Non League League game
13506 December 2013Alan Wright Leaves by mutual consent
13607 December 2013John Coleman appointed manager with Jimmy Bell assisting
13729 April 2014John Coleman departs
13804 May 2014Martin Foyle appointed manager
13908 October 2014Martin Foyle departs
14009 October 2014Gary Brabin appointed manager with Paul Carden assisting
14118 November 2014Southport beat Football League opposition for the first time in 12 years with a 2-0 win over Dag & Red
14203 January 2015Southport in FA Cup Third Round at Derby County narrowly go down 1-0 to added time penalty
14319 January 2015Gary Brabin leaves for a coaching job at Everton and is replaced by Paul Carden
14416 November 2015Paul Carden leaves by mutual consent after 299 days in the hotseat
14519 November 2015Dino Maamria becomes Southport's 27th NL Manager
1462 January 2016Southport equal our Conference winning run of 6 games after 3-2 win against Wrexham
14714 March 2016Dino Maamria stands down as manager citing family and travel reasons
14827 April 2016After a spell as caretaker manager Andy Bishop is appointed on a permanent basis
14903 September 2016Andy Bishop is sacked after one win in the opening eight games
15007 September 2016Liam Watson, Nigel Allen and Dave Barron appointed as Directors
15108 September 2016Steve Burr appointed manager
15230 January 2017Steve Burr sacked and Liam Watson appointed as interim manager-Steve in charge for 144 days
15308 February 2017Andy Preece appointed manager
15414 April 2017Southport are relegated to National North
15521 April 2017Charlie Clapham, Sam Shrouder and Haydn Preece stand down as directors
1569 May 2017James Treadwell & Adrian Shandley announced as new owners of the Club
15722 May 2017Mark Wright returns as Head Of Development
15826 May 2017Alan Lewer appointed manager.
15926 September 2017Alan Lewer Sacked
16017 October 2017Manager number 32 is Kevin Davies with John Dreyer as his assistant
16118 December 2017John Dreyer departs and Jon McCarthy takes over as Assistant Manager