Club Profile

First Played: 1994-5

Win Rate: 32% (from 22 games)

Last Updated: 05 July 2022

Let’s get this straight, shall we? Here we have football team called Southport. But they’re actually from up north? Mind blown. Next you’ll be telling us that Northampton is down south? Right, let’s take a gander at the Sandgrounders. They are a side against whom Boro’ fought quite a few battles in our time as a Conference side. The most recent now, though, was as far back as 2007. Since then, we’ve had varying fortunes; theirs not exactly as good as ours.

One thing we did learn, however, was getting two (maybe three) lads to stand in the right place in front of a “Southport” flag means you’re left with “So Hot” with the right letters blocked out. All capitals, of course, work best. We first found this out while standing on the North Terrace back in August 1997. It was also the first time we found out what irony is. That’s because you will know that the town of Southport hardly goes toe-to-toe with the Algarve in the heat stakes. Nor, as impartiality compels us to admit, are Southport much cop these days.


Southport: The Facts

The Merseyrail Community Stadium
Haig Avenue, Southport, Lancashire, PR8 6JZ

01704 533422


Who are Southport?

Southport have a MUCH prouder Football League heritage than us. That is gospel. In fact, Port’s time in the league lasted almost six decades. Hell, they even have a Division Four title to their name – for those of you born after 1992, that’s the step of the ladder we’re at now. And, if you like the coinkydinks, Port’s finest run (arguably, for the sake of whiners) was a three-year stretch in the old Div Three at the end of the 1960s. That’d be the same as, ooh, we don’t know, spending three years in League One.

Familiar, huh?

But, let’s get back to business. We aren’t here to give you the potted history of Southport Football Club. The first time we met, as you may expect, was in the GM Vauxhall Conference. February 1995, to be exact. We lost. And it set the scene for a pretty up-and-down record against the Merseysiders. To date, Southport have beat us more times than we’ve beat them – though we promise a caveat is on the way. Our visit in November 2002 stands out, mainly because our goal tally on that day equalled our red card count. NAWTY!

Southport: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 22 7 6 9 27 28 -1 27 32%
Home 11 5 2 4 15 13 2 17 45%
Away 11 2 4 5 12 15 -3 10 18%
League 22 7 6 9 27 28 -1 27 32%
Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0%

* league points only

Southport: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Tuesday 13 March 2007

Tuesday 10 October 2006

Saturday 21 January 2006

Saturday 20 August 2005

Saturday 26 April 2003

Saturday 02 November 2002

Saturday 19 January 2002

Saturday 01 September 2001

Monday 30 April 2001

Friday 22 December 2000

Saturday 06 May 2000

Saturday 25 March 2000

Saturday 06 March 1999

Saturday 05 September 1998

Saturday 11 April 1998

Saturday 23 August 1997

Saturday 19 April 1997

Saturday 05 October 1996

Saturday 18 November 1995

Saturday 26 August 1995

Monday 17 April 1995

Saturday 04 February 1995

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How to get to Southport – Travel Information – Distance: 198 miles

By Road

Take the M1 northbound, followed by the M6. It doesn’t matter how you choose to get onto the M6. You can take the M6 Toll past Birmingham or the A50 to Stoke. It’s your call. Once on the M6, however, continue north to junction 26; taking you onto the M58.

At Junction 3, exit onto the A570 passing Skelmersdale and Ormskirk. Once you enter the Kew district of the town, take the third exit at a roundabout and take Scarisbrick New Road for a short while. On the right will be the ground.

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The club has no car park for fans. So, it’s likely you’ll need to find on-street parking in the surrounding areas. There are some restrictions in force, however.

By Rail


The ground is about a mile away from the main station. Leave the station onto Chapel Street, which runs along the back of the station. Turn left into Tulketh Street and follow around past a car park, and it should bring you out onto the A570 Eastbank Street.

Turn left onto Eastbank Street and keep walking along this road as you will eventually reach the ground.

If you get off the train at Meols Cop station, turn left into Hawthorne Grove and then left again into Bishpam Road. As the railway passes under a four-way junction, turn left yet again so you are heading down Norwood Road. As you pass Peel Street and Crowland Road to your left, Haig Avenue should almost immediately be on the right.

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