List of Southport F.C. seasons

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Southport celebrating winning the Conference North, 2009–10.

Southport Football Club is an English association football club based in Southport, Merseyside who currently play in the Conference National.[1] This list details the club's achievements in senior league and cup competitions, and the top scorers for each season where known.

Southport Central were formed in 1881 and played their first association football match on 12 November of that year against Bootle.[2][3] Originally a rugby union side the club switched codes after suffering a succession of heavy defeats.[3] The club became founder members of The Central League in 1911.[4] In 1918, the club was renamed as Southport Vulcan [4][5] - having been bought by the Vulcan Motor Company - becoming the first club to take a sponsor's name.[6][7] In 1919, the club dropped Vulcan from their name and were now known simply as Southport and have been ever since. In 1921, all first teams playing in the Central League became founder members of the newly formed Football League Third Division North including Southport,[4] with the Central League becoming a league for Football League reserve teams.[8]

Statistics[edit]

Key[edit]

Division shown in bold when it changes due to promotion, relegation or league reorganisation. Top scorer shown in bold when he set or equalled a club record.

Seasons[edit]

Season League FA Cup League
Cup
[A]
Other competitions Top scorer[B] Average
Attendance
References
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
1882–83 R1
1883–84 R1
1884–85 R3
1885–86 R1
1888–89 QR2
1889–90 Lancs[C] 24 9 7 8 40 32 25 6th
1890–91 Lancs 20 8 3 9 43 55 19 6th
1891–92 Lancs 22 12 3 7 58 47 27 5th
1892–93 Lancs 22 7 2 13 33 44 16 8th
1893–94 Lancs 22 13 0 9 57 42 36 3rd
1894–95 Lancs 26 14 4 8 68 43 32 4th R1
1895–96 Lancs 30 17 4 9 72 51 38 4th
1896–97 Lancs 28 16 2 10 84 51 34 4th
1897–98 Lancs 26 13 3 10 51 41 29 7th
1898–99 Lancs 24 12 8 4 41 18 32 2nd QR5
1899–1900 Lancs 28 14 5 9 49 32 33 7th QR5
1900–01 Lancs 20 15 3 2 49 15 33 2nd[D] QR5
1901–02 Lancs 24 16 4 4 56 25 36 2nd QR5
1902–03 Lancs 22 17 2 3 49 18 36 1stpromoted QR5
1903–04 Lancs C2[E] 34 23 6 5 82 30 52 1stpromoted QR5
1904–05 Lancs C1 34 17 8 9 59 41 42 3rd
1905–06 Lancs C1 38 11 10 17 70 96 32 17th QR4
1906–07 Lancs C1 38 14 13 11 50 50 41 9th QR5
1907–08 Lancs C1 38 18 7 13 64 63 43 6th
1908–09 Lancs C1 38 13 8 17 61 67 34 14th
1909–10 Lancs C1 38 13 7 18 61 67 33 18th
1910–11 Lancs C1 38 11 15 12 55 61 37 11th
1911–12 TCL[F] R1
1912–13 TCL 38 12 6 20 44 76 30 15th
1913–14 TCL 38 10 10 18 43 58 30 17th
1914–15 TCL 38 10 6 22 42 68 26 19th QR3
1915–16 FLLS[G] 26 9 6 11 41 41 24 9th
1916–17 FLLSA[H] 30 10 8 12 40 43 28 9th
1917–18 FLLSA 30 8 6 16 33 69 22 13th
1918–19 FLLSA 30 15 3 12 49 53 33 6th
1919–20 TCL[I] 42 15 6 21 71 76 36 16th
1920–21 TCL 42 13 6 23 68 99 32 18th
1921–22 Div 3 N[J] 38 14 10 14 55 44 38 9th R1 Billy Glover 28 [9][10]
1922–23 Div 3 N 38 12 7 19 32 46 31 17th QR5 Billy Glover 9 [11]
1923–24 Div 3 N 42 16 14 12 44 42 46 7th QR6 Jack Sibbald 11 [12]
1924–25 Div 3 N 42 22 7 13 59 37 51 4th QR6 Jack Barber
Jack Sambrook
15 [13]
1925–26 Div 3 N 42 11 10 21 62 92 32 20th R3 Jack Sambrook 12 [14]
1926–27 Div 3 N 42 15 9 18 80 85 39 12th R4 Harry Beadles 17 [15]
1927–28 Div 3 N 42 20 6 17 79 70 45 8th R4 Harry Beadles 23 [16]
1928–29 Div 3 N 42 16 8 18 75 85 40 12th R2 Harry Beadles 20 [17]
1929–30 Div 3 N 42 15 13 14 81 74 43 9th R1 Jimmy Cowen 25 [18]
1930–31 Div 3 N 42 22 9 11 88 56 53 5th QF[K] Archie Waterston 37 [19]
1931–32 Div 3 N 40 18 10 12 58 53 46 7th R4 Archie Waterston 13 [20]
1932–33 Div 3 N 42 17 7 18 70 67 41 12th R4 Jack Appleby 16 [21]
1933–34 Div 3 N 42 8 17 17 63 90 33 18th R1 Football League Third Division North Cup R1 Jack Diamond 20 [22]
1934–35 Div 3 N 42 10 12 20 55 85 32 21st R1 Football League Third Division North Cup R1 Ray Worswick 10 [23]
1935–36 Div 3 N 42 11 9 22 48 90 31 21st R1 Football League Third Division North Cup R3 Tommy Savage 13 [23]
1936–37 Div 3 N 42 12 13 17 73 87 37 14th R2 Football League Third Division North Cup RU Joe Patrick 32 [10]
1937–38 Div 3 N 42 12 14 16 53 82 38 16th R1 Football League Third Division North Cup W Joe Patrick 20 [10]
1938–39 Div 3 N 42 20 10 12 75 54 50 4th R3 Joe Patrick 33 [10]
The Football League and FA Cup were suspended until after the Second World War.
1946–47 Div 3 N 42 7 11 24 53 85 25 21st R1 Harry Hawkins 17 [10]
1947–48 Div 3 N 42 14 11 17 60 63 39 15th R1 Cec Wyles 28 [10]
1948–49 Div 3 N 42 11 9 22 45 64 31 21st R3 Cec Wyles 15 [10]
1949–50 Div 3 N 42 12 13 17 51 71 37 16th R3 [10]
1950–51 Div 3 N 46 13 10 23 56 72 36 21st R2 [10]
1951–52 Div 3 N 46 15 11 20 53 71 41 17th R2 [10]
1952–53 Div 3 N 46 20 12 15 63 60 51 6th R2 [10]
1953–54 Div 3 N 46 17 12 17 63 60 46 11th R2 [10]
1954–55 Div 3 N 46 16 16 14 47 44 48 11th R1 [10]
1955–56 Div 3 N 46 23 11 12 66 53 57 5th R2 [10]
1956–57 Div 3 N 46 10 12 24 52 94 32 22nd R1 [10]
1957–58 Div 3 N 46 11 6 29 52 88 28 23rd R1 [10]
1958–59 Div 4[L] 46 7 12 27 41 86 26 24th R1 [10]
1959–60 Div 4 46 10 14 22 48 92 34 21st R1 [10]
1960–61 Div 4 46 19 6 21 69 67 44 14th R3 R1 [10]
1961–62 Div 4 44 17 9 18 61 71 43 17th R3 R1 [10]
1962–63 Div 4 46 15 14 17 72 106 44 13th R1 R2 [10]
1963–64 Div 4 46 15 9 22 58 89 32 20th R2 R1 [10]
1964–65 Div 4 46 8 16 22 58 89 32 20th R3 R1 [10]
1965–66 Div 4 46 18 12 16 68 69 48 10th R5 R1 [10]
1966–67 Div 4 46 23 13 10 69 42 59 2ndpromoted R1 R1 [10]
1967–68 Div 3 46 17 12 17 65 65 46 14th R3 R1 [10]
1968–69 Div 3 46 17 13 16 71 64 47 8th R2 R2 [10]
1969–70 Div 3 46 14 10 22 48 66 38 22ndrelegated R1 R2 [10]
1970–71 Div 4 46 21 6 19 63 57 48 8th R1 R1 [10]
1971–72 Div 4 46 18 14 66 14 46 50 7th R1 R2 [10]
1972–73 Div 4 46 26 10 10 71 48 62 1stpromoted R1 R2 [10]
1973–74 Div 3 46 6 16 24 35 82 28 23rdrelegated R1 R1 [10]
1974–75 Div 4 46 15 17 14 56 56 47 11th R1 R1 [10]
1975–76 Div 4 46 8 10 28 41 77 26 23rd R1 R2 [10]
1976–77 Div 4 46 3 19 24 33 77 25 23rd R1 R1 [10]
1977–78 Div 4 46 6 19 21 52 76 31 23rd[M] R1 R2 [10]
1978–79 NPL 44 19 14 11 62 49 52 5th R1 John Gerrard
Terry Nolan
John Beesley
8 579 [24]
1979–80 NPL[N] 42 8 13 21 30 75 29 19th QR4 FA Trophy R2 Steve Woodcock 5 291 [24]
1980–81 NPL 42 11 11 20 42 68 33 20th QR1 FA Trophy QR3 Vin Dobie
Paul Birchall
5 237 [24]
1981–82[O] NPL 42 16 14 12 63 55 46 8th QR1 FA Trophy QR1 Gary Cooper 21 417 [24]
1982–83 NPL 42 11 14 17 58 65 47 15th QR1 FA Trophy QR3 Gary Cooper 15 299 [24]
1983–84 NPL 42 14 8 20 57 74 50 16th QR3 FA Trophy QR2 Joe Strong 10 311 [24]
1984–85 NPL 42 15 9 18 65 66 54 12th QR2 FA Trophy QR2 Andy Mutch 21 308 [24]
1985–86 NPL 42 17 11 14 70 66 62 6th QR3 FA Trophy R3 John Coleman 15 323 [24]
1986–87 NPL 42 19 11 12 67 49 68 8th R1 FA Trophy R1 John Coleman 25 316 [24]
1987–88 NPL 42 15 12 45 43 48 57 14th QR1 FA Trophy RQ3 John Coleman 9 385 [24]
1988–89 NPL 42 13 12 17 66 52 51 14th R1 FA Trophy QR1 Clint Neysmith 13 359 [24]
1989–90 NPL 42 17 14 11 54 48 65 7th QR4 FA Trophy QR1 Steve Holden 12 304 [24]
1990–91 NPL 40 18 14 8 66 48 68 5th QR2 FA Trophy QR1 Steve Holden 20 455 [24]
1991–92 NPL 42 16 17 9 57 48 65 7th QR2 FA Trophy R2 Jimmy Blackhurst 12 365 [24]
1992–93 NPL 42 29 9 4 103 31 96 1stpromoted R2 FA Trophy QR3 Steve Haw 31 1025 [24]
1993–94 Conf 42 18 12 12 57 51 66 4th QR4 FA Trophy R3 David Gamble 15 1293 [24]
1994–95 Conf 42 21 9 12 68 50 72 3rd R1 FA Trophy R1 David Gamble
Steve Haw
12 1078 [24]
1995–96 Conf 42 18 12 12 77 64 66 6th QR4 FA Trophy R1 Andy Whittaker 16 944 [24]
1996–97 Conf 42 15 10 17 51 61 55 11th R1 FA Trophy R2 Andy Whittaker 19 970 [24]
1997–98 Conf 42 13 11 18 56 58 50 16th R1 FA Trophy RU[P] Andy Whittaker 8 1055 [24]
1998–99 Conf 42 10 15 17 47 59 45 18th R3 FA Trophy QF Lee Elam 7 1158 [24]
1999–2000 Conf 42 15 13 14 55 56 58 9th R1 FA Trophy QF Ian Arnold 14 1307 [24]
2000–01 Conf 42 20 9 13 58 46 69 4th R2 FA Trophy QF Ian Arnold
Simon Parke
13 1423 [24]
2001–02 Conf 42 13 14 15 53 49 53 15th R1


Simon Parke 16 1048 [24]
2002–03 Conf 42 11 12 19 54 69 45 21strelegated R2


Peter Thomson 12 1161 [24]
2003–04 NPL 44 20 10 14 71 52 70 6thpromoted[S] QR2 FA Trophy R2 Neil Robinson 14 809 [24]
2004–05 Conf Nor 42 25 9 8 83 45 84 1stpromoted R1 FA Trophy R3 Terry Fearns 33♦ 1004 [24]
2005–06 Conf Nat 42 10 10 22 36 68 40 18th R1 FA Trophy R1 Steve Daly 12 1244 [24]
2006–07 Conf Nat 46 11 14 21 57 67 47 23rdrelegated QR4 FA Trophy R2 Carl Baker 11 1200 [24]
2007–08 Conf Nor 42 22 11 9 77 50 77 4th[T] QR4 FA Trophy R1 Tony Gray 19 1014 [24]
2008–09 Conf Nor 42 21 13 8 63 36 76 5th QR3 FA Trophy QF Ciaran Kilheeney 16 899 [24]
2009–10 Conf Nor 40 25 11 4 91 45 86 1stpromoted[U] R1 FA Trophy R1 Steve Daly 18 924 [24]
2010-11 Conf Nat 46 11 13 22 56 77 46 21st[V] R1 FA Trophy R1 Shaun Whalley 8 1152 [24]
2011-12 Conf Nat 46 21 13 12 72 69 76 7th R1 FA Trophy R1 Tony Gray 24 1290 [24]
2012-13 Conf Nat 46 14 12 20 72 86 54 20th QR4 FA Trophy QF Chris Almond
Karl Ledsham
12 958 [24]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Conference National Table". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "History of Southport Football Club". Southport Football Club. Retrieved 16 June 2013. "it was on Thursday 12th November 1881 that Southport took to the field against Bootle “second” in their first match under Association Rules.." 
  3. ^ a b Braham; Wilde. The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F.C. p. 16. 
  4. ^ a b c "Southport Central". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Braham; Wilde. The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F.C. p. 37. 
  6. ^ "Vulcan Motor and Engineering Co". Graces Guide. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "History of Southport Football Club". Southport Football Club. Retrieved 15 June 2013. "taken over by the Vulcan Motor Company - playing as Southport Vulcan for one season, the first club to use a sponsorship label as part of their name." 
  8. ^ "Reserve League". The Football League. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Michael Braham; Geoff Wilde (1995). The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F.C. Palatine Books. pp. 210–11. ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj Michael Braham; Wilde (1995). The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F. C. Palatine Books. ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9. 
  11. ^ Braham; Wilde. The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F.C. pp. 212–213. 
  12. ^ Braham; Wilde. The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F.C. pp. 214–215. 
  13. ^ Braham; Wilde. The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F.C. pp. 216–217. 
  14. ^ Braham; Wilde. The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F.C. pp. 218–219. 
  15. ^ Braham; Wilde. The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F.C. pp. 220–221. 
  16. ^ Braham; Wilde. The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F.C. pp. 222–223. 
  17. ^ Braham; Wilde. The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F.C. pp. 224–225. 
  18. ^ Braham; Wilde. The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F.C. pp. 226–227. 
  19. ^ Braham; Wilde. The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F.C. pp. 228–229. 
  20. ^ Braham; Wilde. The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F.C. pp. 230–231. 
  21. ^ Braham; Wilde. The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F.C. pp. 232–233. 
  22. ^ Braham; Wilde. The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F.C. pp. 234–235. 
  23. ^ a b Braham; Wilde. The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F.C. pp. 236–237. 
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai Urwin, Rob. "Season by Season attendance details". Southport F.C. Stats. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  25. ^ "Rushden expelled from Conference". BBC News. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011.