Annfield Plain Visit

A few months ago we were contacted by Annfield Plain FC about the possibilty of a Pre Season game to commemorate the upcoming 60 year anniversary of when they came to Southport to play in the FA Cup (14 November 1964). Southport won the game 6-1 in front of a gate of 3679 which contained a large contingent of travelling supporters.

The game has never been forgotten in the North East as it was a massive occasion for their club at the time. The scorer of the goal for Annfield Plain was Marshall Lawson and it was his son who made the contact.

Unfortunately it hasn’t been possible to arrange a friendly but Rob and Julia Urwin had a visit to the club on the Thursday before the game at South Shields taking along a copy of the matchday programme (given to us very kindly by Mick Hopkins) and a Southport shirt for them either to keep or auction off for club funds.

Rob said ” it was a fantastic visit, the highlight being meeting 90 year old Marshall Lawson Senior, the scorer of the Annfield Plain goal who talked us through it like it was yesterday. We met the current chairman along with one of the supporters who was at the game, had a look around the ground and had a great time with a very enthusiastic group of people whose club means the world to them”

Pictured are Rob with the group at the club and Marshall Lawson Junior & Senior


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