2018-19 Factfile

The Facts And Figures From 2018-19.

The 2018-19 season was, as so many have been at Southport Football Club, one of ups and downs. A dreadful start in the league saw the club sitting bottom of the table at the end of October but a fine run of form in November saw manager Liam Watson pick up the Manager of The Month award and a climb up the table.

Cup runs were to be the main feature of the season. An FA Cup run to round two saw the club one game away from a tie against Tottenham Hotspur after holding Tranmere to a 1-1 draw at Prenton Park and very nearly winning the game. It was not to be as front of a new ground record 5414 gate and TV audience Tranmere won the replay 2-0 and the dream was over.

The league form improved and a 14th place finish was attained.

Silverware came the club’s way in the form of a Liverpool Senior Cup, Lancashire Junior Cup double with wins against Prescot Cables and Colne, the first time the club had done the double since 1992/93.

As soon as the season ended the club were rocked by the news that owner Phil Hodgkinson was leaving to take over as chairman and majority shareholder at Huddersfield Town.

A new Board of Ian Kyle, manager Liam Watson and Steve Porter leads the club into 2019-20.

  • Our total home attendances were the highest we have had in Conference North to give it its generic title. The aggregate of 22497 gave an average of 1071 up 59 on the previous season.
  • The total home and away was 47880 our best in CN by 3493, this gave an average of 1140 which is up 84 on the previous season.
  • Dan Hanford became the first Southport player to be ever present since Tony McMillan in 2009-10.
  • Liam Watson is the first manager to complete a full season in charge since….Liam Watson in 2012-13, the last manager other than Liam to complete a season was Peter Davenport in 2006-07.
  • Our 14 draws was the highest we have had in CN.
  • The 58 goals scored was a CN low.
  • 28 players were used in league matches, the lowest number since 2010-11
  • The 5414 gate against Tranmere was the highest ever NL Home gate.
  • The 3724 gate at Stockport was the highest we have played in front of in CN league matches.
  • The 60 matches played in all competitions was the highest since 2008-09.
  • Jack Sampson became the 28th player to join our 20 Goal Club
  • Jordan Archer was the only player to score on debut.
  • We went 24 games without a draw from 2017-18 into 2018-19 which is a NL Club Record
  • We also went 12 games without a home win from 2017-18 into 2018-19 which is also a NL Club Record
  • The 13 wins is a CN low but way off the record of 8 set back in 1979-80
  • The Liverpool Senior/Lancashire Junior Cup double has only been done once before as a NL club…in 1992-93
  • Brad Bauress scored our 7000th League goal. 1570 Pre League and 2961 Football League.