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MATCH REPORT | York City 5 – 3 Southport

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Jon Parkin inspired York to a breathtaking 5-3 win against rock-bottom Southport which involved the lead changing hands three times. The Minstermen went ahead in the fourth minute when Aidan Connolly slipped the ball to Sean Newton who skipped past a couple of defenders and fired home from 15 yards via a deflection. However, the… Read more »

MATCH PREVIEW | York City v Southport

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York City V Southport

MATCH PREVIEW | York City v Southport Almost five years ago to the day, Southport travelled to York City for a game that had major connotations in the race for the play offs, with promotion to the Football League looking a genuine possibility. Now the two sides face each other again, both needing three points… Read more »

Free Tennis Coaching at Club Open Day

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Free Tennis Coaching at Club Open Day Southbank Lawn Tennis Club at the Rookery Sports Ground in Roe Lane is holding an Open Day on Saturday 25th March 2017 from 2 – 4pm. Free taster coaching sessions will be on offer or just come and have a hit on the courts. Adults and children aged… Read more »

Southport Trinity Cricket Club secure ASDA Foundation Sponsorship

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Photo: Tony Campbell with George and Tom Southport Trinity Cricket Club secure ASDA Foundation Sponsorship ASDA Southport Community Champion Sharon Gregory-Wareing is working with Southport Trinity Cricket Club to secure sponsorship funding from the ASDA Foundation. This week the new shirts and equipment arrived. Tony Campbell junior cricket manager said: ” We are extremly grateful… Read more »

Preparing For The 146th Open

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Preparing For The 146th Open Work has started in and around Southport as Sefton prepares to host the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale. Extensive planning has been carried out ahead of the Championship as more than 200,000 are expected to attend the July spectacle. Some work has already started on Birkdale Common meaning restricted access… Read more »

RESULT | Braintree 2-0 Southport

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Sam Come’s brace eased Braintree to victory over National League strugglers Southport. Euan Murray almost opened the scoring in spectacular fashion for the visitors after 11 minutes, but his overhead kick hit a post after beating Ben McNamara. Southport continued to play well, but it was the hosts who got the breakthrough when Come found… Read more »

MATCH PREVIEW | Braintree Town v Southport

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Southport’s task on Saturday is to pick themselves up from last weekend’s heart-breaking defeat to Torquay United. The Sandgrounders visit Braintree Town, where they have enjoyed some success in recent years, and will be hoping to register the first victory of the Andy Preece era. Southport find themselves bottom of the table, eight points adrift… Read more »

Grace Michell Wins the North West U12 Girls Epee Champion Title

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Photo: Grace Michell Grace Michell Wins the North West U12 Girls Epee Champion Title Grace Michell, a year 7 pupil at Scarisbrick Hall School, competed in the North West Youth Fencing Championships at the Manchester Fencing Centre in Oldham on Saturday (11th March). Entered for both the under twelve foil and epee events, her day started… Read more »

Proud parents at SB Rangers

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SB Rangers Email sent into OTS News from local junior football team SB Rangers. Myself and all the parents are very proud of this little Southport team SB Rangers, they played their little hearts out yesterday (Saturday 11 March) in their first away game in Liverpool against a brilliant team George’s juniors. We lost but… Read more »

RESULT | Southport 1-2 Torquay

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RESULT | Southport 1-2 Torquay Torquay moved out of the National League relegation zone with a last-minute victory over rock-bottom Southport. Ruairi Keating came off the bench with 10 minutes to go and later struck his first goal for the Gulls by converting a Daniel Sparkes pass. The Devon side had taken a 36th-minute lead… Read more »

Support The Port This Afternoon In Survival Six Pointer At The Merseyrail Community Stadium

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Support The Port This Afternoon In Survival Six Pointer At The Merseyrail Community Stadium We have perfect conditions here at the Merseyrail Community Stadium for this afternoons Southport v Torquay Vanarama National League relegation survival six pointer. Andy Preece is finalising his squad after three morning training sessions this week and with a couple of… Read more »

MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Torquay United

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MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Torquay United Repetitive as it may sound after four weeks of saying something along these lines, Southport go into the weekend knowing that they absolutely have to gain three points. Defeat at Maidstone United left the Sandgrounders bottom of the Vanarama National League and facing an uphill task to stay… Read more »

Southport sign Sengalese striker

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TRANSFERS | Striker Jean-Charles Coly Signs Southport FC can confirm the arrival of 23 year-old Sengalese forward Jean-Charles Coly from French side Football Saint Medard En Jalles, following confirmation of his international clearance this morning. Coly will be available to Andy Preece for selection when Torquay United visit the Merseyrail Community Stadium tomorrow.   Submit… Read more »

Our Lady Of Lourdes Wembley Dream Lives On

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Our Lady Of Lourdes Wembley Dream Lives On Thank you to our volunteers who helped put on Southport Football Club’s National League Primary School tournament at the Merseyrail Community Stadium. Organised by the National League Community Trust Programme and funded by the Premier League and Professional Players Association, the dream of Wembley was in the… Read more »

MATCH REPORT | Maidstone United 4 -2 Southport

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MATCH REPORT | Maidstone United 4 -2 Southport Jamar Loza’s double helped Maidstone inflict a seventh straight National League defeat on Southport. The Sandgrounders flew into an early lead when Ben McKenna crept in to head home Neil Ashton’s good ball. However, Joe Pigott lofted in a pass for his strike partner Loza to control… Read more »

MATCH PREVIEW | Maidstone United v Southport

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MATCH PREVIEW | Maidstone United v Southport Without a win in seven games in all competitions, the feeling as Southport head into Saturday’s match at Maidstone United is that this is a must win encounter if the Sandgrounders are to stay in the Vanarama National League. It would be no exaggeration to say that Tuesday… Read more »

MATCH REPORT | Southport 0-1 Chester

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A gritty win at Southport ended Chester’s six-match winless run. The Blues made the early running as Evan Horwood found Tom Shaw with a cute pass and the midfielder struck the post. Most of the first-half efforts were restricted to long range, and Shaw also tested the grip on Magnus Norman’s gloves. It looked like… Read more »

MATCH REPORT | Burscough 0 – 2 Hyde United

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Burscough 0 – 2 Hyde United Burscough Football Club were once again looking to close the gap on Goole and Prescott Cables to keep hopes of survival alive. They faced an inform mid-table Hyde United on Saturday afternoon but were unable to fathom a win. Both teams were desperate for the three points and it… Read more »

MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Chester

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While any clash between Southport and Chester is crucial, Saturday’s truly is something of a six-pointer for the home side. The Sandgrounders are three points from safety, and after ending a run of four straight losses last week they now must push on and start winning games if they are to survive in the Vanarama… Read more »

Louis Almond is back at Southport

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Andy Preece has brought Louis Almond back on loan to the Merseyrail Community Stadium today.  The ex Blackpool and Hyde United forward will give the Port a big boost in the Vanarama National League run in. Almond was transferred to Tranmere in September but a near immediate change in management has seriously limited his chances… Read more »

MATCH REPORT | Woking 0-0 Southport

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Woking 0-0 Southport Southport ended a run of five straight defeats with a solid National League point on the road at Woking. The Sandgrounders dug in resolutely from the start and set out to be hard to beat. Gozie Ugwu and Max Kretzschmar missed with half-chances as the visitors failed to make a breakthrough in… Read more »

Kevin Da Veiga Monteiro And Lindon Meikle Join Southport

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Andy Preece makes double signing for Sandgrounders Andy Preece has signed French 22 year old midfielder Kevin Da Veiga Monteiro. The ex Airbus player will be available for this weekends trip to Woking once Secretary Ken Hilton receives international clearance from the FA of Wales. 28-year-old Lindon Meikle has also joined on loan from Barrow… Read more »

MATCH REPORT | Southport 1- 4 Dagenham and Redbridge

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Photo: A defeated Chairman – Charlie Clapham Result: Southport 1- 4 Dagenham and Redbridge Dagenham and Redbridge came from behind to smash Southport and stay within three points of Lincoln at the top of the National League. Jamie Allen put the hosts in front from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute, sending Elliot Justham… Read more »

MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Dagenham & Redbridge

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Andy Preece’s first assignment in the Southport dugout certainly will not be an easy one, as Dagenham & Redbridge pay their first visit to the Merseyrail Community Stadium since they fell to an FA Cup giant-killing in November 2014. The time that has passed since that Tuesday night has been turbulent for both sides. The… Read more »

Southport crash out of Lancashire Cup

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Southport defeated 3-2 on penalties by Blackburn Rovers after 1-1 at 90 minutes to exit the Lancashire County Cup. PENALTIES – Southport V Blackburn Rovers – Lancs County Cup https://t.co/5uQYDblMXy — Southport FC (@southport_fc) February 8, 2017 Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email ots@otsnews.co.uk Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter  www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens,… Read more »

Andy Preece is new Southport manager

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Andy Preece Andy Preece has been appointed the new Southport manager. The former Premier League striker at Crystal Palace also played at Blackpool, Bury, Carlisle, Northampton, Wrexham and Stockport County in the Football League. Preece will be at the Merseyrail Community Stadium tonight to see his new charges for the first time in the Molson… Read more »

MATCH REPORT | Burscough 0-3 Trafford

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Burscough trounced by Trafford at Victoria Park Burscough were comprehensively blown away this afternoon by a free flowing Trafford FC. The hosts were behind within the first minute as an unmarked Lee Neville made a late run to the back post from a deep Trafford corner, his first time left footed strike nestled the back… Read more »

MATCH REPORT | Gateshead 3-0 Southport

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Gateshead got back to winning ways with a comfortable National League triumph over Southport. The Heed made a bright start but were made to wait until the 27th minute for a breakthrough, with Jordan Burrow nudging the ball over the line after James Bolton’s initial effort was blocked. The opener may have been scrappy, but… Read more »

Southport grass roots football secures cash boost

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£16,000 grant for security fencing and improved changing facilities in the North Sefton area will boost grassroots football  A grant of £8,000 was given to The Southport & District Amateur Football League(S&DL) and the Sefton Managing Agent for Pitches for improving the security and uplift of changing facilities in the Southport & Formby area. Thanks… Read more »

Southport sack Steve Blurr – Next up is Liam Watson

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Steve Burr has been relieved of his managerial responsibilities with immediate effect. Southport Football Club issued a press statement today: ” Following a disappointing series of results the Board have taken the above decision in the best interests of Southport Football Club to move forward in a different direction. With 19 players recruited during Steve… Read more »

Real life Rockys’ hailed by their pupils as selfless teachers

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Photo: Southport Elite ABC Boxing Club Two real life Rockys’ have been hailed by their pupils as selfless teachers. Southport Elite ABC Boxing coaches John and Paul have been hailed as ‘great role models’ for taking the time to teach the club’s volunteers the art of boxing – leaving the would be students feeling empowered, safer… Read more »

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