Tag: Southport Central

Jack Blood for Liverpool F.C.

January 1, 1945 There is no doubt that Manager Mr. George Kay, of Liverpool, has made a “capture” in Jack Blood, the tall Exeter City player, who did so well at centre-half for the Reds when they put up the season’s highest goals total in beating Southport 12-1 […]

The death of Thomas Lea

June 5, 1939 One time Everton footballer and a former member of Southport Town Council, Mr. Thomas Lea, aged 70, wine and spirit merchant, of Brighton-road, Birkdale, died suddenly yesterday afternoon. He had not been well for some time but was in his shop yesterday morning. Later he […]

Tough times ahead for Cardiff City

Friday, April 29 – 1932 Cardiff City, for financial reasons, have decided to dispense with the services of George Latham, their head trainer, and A. Goldstone, the groundsman. Latham has been with Cardiff for 22 years. In his playing days he assisted Liverpool, Southport Central, and Stoke, and […]

Liverpool v Southport Central 2-0 (War time, League match)

Saturday, April 6 – 1918 Match: Lancashire Section, Subsidiary tournament, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:30. Liverpool – Southport Central 2-0 (1-0). Attendance: 20,000. Referee: Mr. M. Parr. Liverpool (2-3-5): Billy Connell, John Page, Billy Jenkinson, John Bamber, Alex Robertson, Donald Mackinlay, Robert Waine, Tommy Green, Tommy Bennett, Richard Birchall, […]

Liverpool at home with Southport Central

Friday, April 5 – 1918 The subsidiary competition games proceed on their merry way today. While Southport, at Anfield, appear to have no chance of upsetting form at a glance, there remains the remembrance that Southport can go far and fare better than last week, and that Liverpool […]

Stray leaves – Tommy Bennett, Liverpool F.C.

Tuesday, February 12 – 1918 In the city of Liverpool the adherents of Association football have had the rare privilege of watching Fred Geary, Jack Southworth, Alexander Young, Bert Freeman, and Bobby Parker play centre-forward for Everton, while George Allan, Sam Raybould, Jack Parkinson, and Fred Pagnam have […]

Easy on paper for Liverpool

Friday, February 8 – 1918 The man who made up the fixture list for the Lancashire League kept Liverpool and Stoke till precious near the end of the season. That fact has led to a stringing-out of the interest, for Liverpool and Stoke are running “neck and neck,” […]

A big win for Liverpool

Monday, February 4 – 1918 There was an air of common place about Southport’s game at Anfield. There was a wide gulf between the two sides, and the consequence was very nature. Still, we expected better from the visitors, because we know the value of such headpieces as […]

Liverpool v Southport Central 6-1 (War time, League match)

Saturday, February 2 – 1918 Match: Lancashire Section, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:30. Liverpool – Southport Central 6-1 (3-1). Attendance: 15,000. Liverpool (2-3-5): Walter Smith, Ephraim Longworth, Billy Jenkinson, John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay, Robert Waine, Arthur Metcalf, Tommy Bennett, Harry Lewis, George Schofield. Southport Central (2-3-5): Thomas […]

Liverpool tilt with Southport

Friday, February 1 – 1918 Of course, the football enthusiast grumbles at “form,” but then know we not that “form” can be made to argue black is white and that green is blue? Take the Liverpool v Preston match, which was drawn. Outside the city cynics might say, […]

Liverpool’s fixture card 1917/18

August 16, 1917 Liverpool’s fixture would have been known a week ago, excepting for a slight upset with one club over a date that necessitated the League’s adjudication. However, all is well now, and supporters of the Reds can examine their programme over the weekend. 1917 PRINCIPAL COMPETITION […]

Owen Williams to make his debut

Friday, February 23 – 1917 Liverpool kept their home record intact until Southport beat them, and when the return “home” engagement is played to-morrow at Anfield we ought to see a very fine fast game even though both sides lost last week by one-nil. It is always an […]

The suggested pooling of gates

Friday, January 12 – 1917 Mr. J. McKenna, president of the English Football League, occupied the chair at a meeting of that body in Manchester to-day. The chief business before the gathering was the suggestion of Bury with regard to the pooling of gates. At the annual meeting […]

Half a season’s return

Saturday, January 6 – 1917 The returns for the first half of the season with regard to the financial side of the game show that there is still a big community in general for football, and very useful purposes for its existence, even in times when the manpower […]

South Liverpool helps out Liverpool

Friday, December 29 – 1916 South Liverpool is becoming Liverpool F.C.’s nursery, as Stourbridge used to be the nursery for Aston Villa footballers. After Bennett, the successful centre, has thrown in his lot with Liverpool, South have loaned the club Jenkinson, the full back, and Tom Page, the […]

A day on from the defeat

Wednesday, December 27 – 1916 Yesterday’s football was somewhat notable. Liverpool sustained their first defeat of the season at home, and Southport, near and dear neighbours, were their conquerors. Southport were just worth their victory in a game that had many thrills, and showed the 16,000 spectators a […]

Liverpool v Southport Central 0-1 (War time League, December 26 – 1916)

Tuesday, December 26 – 1916 Match: Lancashire Section – Subs., at Anfield. Liverpool – Southport Central 0-1 (0-0). Attendance: 16,000. Referee: Mr. Howcroft. Liverpool (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell; Ephraim Longworth, Donald Mackinlay; John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Horace Fairhurst; Arthur Metcalf, Norman Bradley, Thomas Bennett, Tommy Cunliffe, William Murphy. Southport […]