Wednesday, August 9 – 1939
Southport F.C. have decided on a change of colours for their second choice in the coming season. They will, as usual, play in black and white stripes, with black shorts whenever possible, but during the season they will have to make seven away changes owing to a clash with the home side.
Previously the alternative choice has been red and white stripes, but it has been found that these also have clashed too often.
Consequently the club has gone in for a distinctive colour, and the alternative choice will be green shirts with white hoops and white shorts. Oddly enough, they will not be able to wear the new rig-out in the first game at Darlington, the Quakers’ colours being black and white hoops. So Southport will have to take the field in red and white.
For the other six changes which will be necessary the green shirts will be used.
(Evening Express, 09-08-1939)