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Genting Casino Southport Unveil Community Link Foundation Main Stand

December 1st, 2016 in News, Sports

Genting Casino And Community Link Foundation Partnership Sees Main Stand Sponsorship Genting Club Southport is proud to announce its sponsorship of Southport Football Club’s Grandstand, helping to secure the club’s future, as Southport FC moves towards the Football League. The casino, located on The Promenade, has donated £20,000 to the club. And, in recognition of… Read more »


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Result: Southport 0-0 Solihull Moors

November 30th, 2016 in News, Sports

Result: Southport 0-0 Solihull Moors Southport climbed out of the bottom four of the National League despite being held to a goalless draw at home by Solihull. Moors keeper Daniel Lewis was in inspired form for the visitors throughout, and was forced into action in the opening stages as he made a point-blank save from… Read more »


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Southport V Solihull Moors – GAME ON

November 29th, 2016 in News, Sports

Weather conditions improve to allow game to go ahead Following a pitch inspection at the Merseyrail Community Stadium today, our match tonight against Solihull Moors will go ahead. Direct sunlight over the pitch as shown in the image below means the pitch is currently in a soft and playable state. Please be aware cold weather… Read more »


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Southport FC ANNOUNCE NEW SPONSORS

November 27th, 2016 in News, Sports

Pictured ,Tracey Smith of Bromkersh with SFC Director David Barron (Barron Financial Solutions) Southport FC ANNOUNCE NEW SPONSORS On Saturday afternoon Southport FC welcomed their new sponsors BromKersh Development. The new sponsors BromKersh , with one hundred guests celebrated the new sponsorship of the Popular Terrace as the BromKersh Developments Terrace. This is another major sponsor… Read more »


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Result: Southport 4-5 Braintree Town

November 27th, 2016 in News, Sports

Result: Southport 4-5 Braintree Town Braintree moved out of the National League drop zone at Southport’s expense after edging out the Sandgrounders in a thrilling contest where seven goals were scored in the first half alone. The tone was set in the opening minute when Michael Cheek converted at the near post, but Southport first… Read more »


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MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Braintree Town

November 26th, 2016 in News, Sports

MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Braintree Town Braintree Town are the visitors to the Merseyrail Community Stadium on Saturday for a clash between two sides at the wrong end of the Vanarama National League table. That said, a win for Southport could take them as high as sixteenth in the league, which would be a… Read more »


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Southport To Host 2017 European Outdoor Tug Of War Championships

November 25th, 2016 in News, Sports

Southport To Host 2017 European Outdoor Tug Of War Championships Southport is to host the 2017 European Outdoor Tug of War Championships in one year’s time on 21 – 24 September 2017. Contestants at the event would arrive in the area from 18 September and will then spend four days battling it out at international… Read more »


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Ex Southport player-manager passes away at 60 years of age

November 24th, 2016 in News, Sports

Ex Southport player-manager passes away at 60 years of age Southport FC are shocked and saddened to learn of the death of former player-manager Paul Futcher who passed away today at the age of 60 after a short battle with cancer. Chairman Charlie Clapham said on hearing the sad news: “Paul was the best player… Read more »


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Local Junior Football Team Secure New Sponsor

November 21st, 2016 in News, Sports

Photograph: Hesketh Bank Football Club Under 7’s in their new kits along with team sponsor Paul Rothwell (L) and team manager Martin Davies (R) Local Junior Football Team Secure New Sponsor Hesketh Bank Football Club Under 7’s have secured a new sponsor to support them during their first season as a team. Local business owner, Paul… Read more »


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MATCH PREVIEW | Chester v Southport

November 21st, 2016 in News, Sports

MATCH PREVIEW | Chester v Southport Following on from Saturday’s disappointment at Boreham Wood, Southport find themselves on the road again on Tuesday to visit Chester. The previous meeting between the sides came in the fourth round qualifying of the Emirates FA Cup and kick-started the Sandgrounders’ surge that has seen them climb out of… Read more »


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Please vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund

November 21st, 2016 in News, Sports

Please vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund PSG Southport YMCA Gymnastics Club 14 NOV 2016 — The charity trading as Southport Gymnastics Club has negotiated a 2 year lease of the premises, with an option to purchase the building. The board of trustees and the gymnastic coaches with the help of other committed parents… Read more »


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Who are the early favourites for the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

November 21st, 2016 in News, Sports

Who are the early favourites for the Cheltenham Gold Cup? Now the last race of 2016 has been run at Cheltenham, many horse racing betting fans are already looking at who will be the big winners at the famous race course in 2017. Of course the biggest race in Cheltenham’s schedule is the Cheltenham Gold… Read more »


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Boreham Wood 2-0 Southport

November 20th, 2016 in News, Sports

Photo: Clapham’s Southport trip up at Boreham Wood 2-0 Southport Boreham Wood pushed up into the top eight of the National League with what eventually turned out to be a convincing 2-0 home win over Southport. The Sandgrounders started the brighter at Meadow Park, but it was the hosts who took the lead on the… Read more »


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MATCH PREVIEW | Boreham Wood v Southport

November 19th, 2016 in News, Sports

MATCH PREVIEW | Boreham Wood v Southport Southport will be aiming to pick themselves up for the trip to Boreham Wood this weekend following Tuesday evening’s valiant defeat at Fleetwood Town. Whilst ultimately disappointing, the visiting Vanarama National League side matched their SkyBet League One opponents for 180 minutes and can still take great heart… Read more »


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The Fitness Lab 24 hour Prowler sled challenge raised a staggering £6,559.46

November 17th, 2016 in News, Sports

The Fitness Lab 24 hour Prowler sled challenge raised a staggering £6,559.46 The award winning ‘The Fitness Lab‘ Gym in Birkdale Village, Southport hosted an all-nighter (4 and 5th November) with gym buddies pushing themselves to the limit through a gruelling 24-hour workout session to raise funds for Queenscourt Hospice. James Jones spoke to OTSNews.co.uk, he said: “All… Read more »


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FA Cup: Fleetwood Town 4-1 Southport

November 16th, 2016 in News, Sports

Photo: Pyrotechnics confiscated from Southport supporters FA Cup: Fleetwood Town 4-1 Southport Fleetwood scored three goals in eight minutes in extra time to claim victory over Southport and end the non-league side’s hopes of causing an FA Cup upset. Substitutes Cian Bolger and Ashley Hunter and Amari’i Bell all netted in the first half of extra… Read more »


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Southport V Fleetwood Replay – Admission Details

November 15th, 2016 in News, Sports

Southport V Fleetwood Replay – Admission Details Southport’s Emirates FA Cup first round replay against Fleetwood Town takes place tonight at Higbury Stadium, kick-off 7.45pm. Fleetwood have confirmed that away fans will be allocated seating in the Parkside Stand (Blocks F and G) and also standing in the Percy Ronson Terrace. Admission prices are as… Read more »


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Result: Southport 3-2 Maidstone

November 12th, 2016 in News, Sports

Result: Southport 3-2 Maidstone  Jamie Allen scored at the beginning of each half as Southport defeated Maidstone in the National League. The striker opened the scoring in the fifth minute as he tapped in a Liam Nolan knock-down from a corner. Nolan then got on the score-sheet himself to double the hosts’ advantage in first-half… Read more »


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MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Maidstone United

November 11th, 2016 in News, Sports

Photo: Charlie Clapham MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Maidstone United Southport are aiming to extend their unbeaten run to six matches on Saturday when Maidstone United make the trip north. Both sides come into the game in buoyant mood, having secured replays against SkyBet League One sides in the first round of the Emirates FA… Read more »


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FA CUP Replay| Fleetwood Town V Southport

November 8th, 2016 in News, Sports

FA CUP Replay| Fleetwood Town V Southport  Fleetwood Town can confirm the ticket prices for the Emirates FA Cup 1st Round Replay against Southport FC at Highbury Stadium on Tuesday 15th November Kick Off 7.45pm. Advance Ticket Prices ALL STANDING Adults £12 Seniors/U18’s £6 Juniors U16 £1 ALL SEATING Adults £14 Seniors/U18’s £7 Juniors U16… Read more »


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EMIRATES FA CUP | Port Squad Take To The Beach

November 5th, 2016 in News, Sports

EMIRATES FA CUP | Port Squad Take To The Beach Southport’s preparations for the Emirates FA Cup first round tie against Fleetwood Town continued on Thursday with a training session on the beach. The Sandgrounders were put through their paces by manager Steve Burr and assistant Keith Briggs ahead of the eagerly-awaited clash in front… Read more »


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If two football teams play a match and both home kits are the same colour, what usually happens?

October 31st, 2016 in News, Sports

If two football teams play a match and both home kits are the same colour, what usually happens? If you answered “the away team uses their change strip,” you’d be right. Well, unless the away team is Southport. Southport, who currently play in the National League (that’s the fifth tier of English football, for anyone… Read more »


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Result: Torquay 1-2 Southport

October 30th, 2016 in News, Sports

Result: Torquay 1-2 Southport  Southport exited the relegation zone after a fine comeback sealed a 2-1 win at Torquay. Chances were few and far between until the Gulls’ Brett Williams bent a magnificent shot past Magnus Norman from outside the area after 25 minutes. The Sandgrounders however were more than a match for the hosts,… Read more »


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‘Elite Fighting Championships 13’ Southport – Sunday 6th November

October 27th, 2016 in News, Sports

‘Elite Fighting Championships 13’ Southport – Sunday 6th November  World Championship Kickboxing returns to Southport once again on Sunday 6th November as Elite Fighting Championships is back at the Prince of Wales Hotel for the 13th time. Topping the bill in his hometown for the first time since 2013 Elite Gym Southport’s Kevin Ward 5x… Read more »


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Result: Southport 2-0 York City

October 26th, 2016 in News, Sports

Result: Southport 2-0 York City Southport clinched their first National League win since September by beating York 2-0 at Haig Avenue. Both sides traded chances in the first half, but the game sprung into action two minutes after the break with Jamie Allen giving Southport the lead from the penalty spot. Moments later it was… Read more »


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WATCH: Southport’s ‘Water Whisperer’, teaches non swimmer to swim 1/2 a mile in three lessons!

October 25th, 2016 in News, Sports

Gail Rickett, The Water Whisperer, teaches non swimmer to swim 1/2 a mile in just three lessons! Macy’s progress in just four hours was truely jaw-dropping read her story….. Macy Philips was only 7 years old when she came to me recently and she could not swim even one meter doggy paddle before she started… Read more »


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MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Sutton United

October 21st, 2016 in News, Sports

Following on from last week’s Emirates FA Cup heroics against Chester, Southport will hope to register two wins in a row for the first time this season when they welcome Sutton United to the Merseyrail Community Stadium on Saturday. The visitors sit comfortably in mid-table, whilst a win for Southport is a must if they… Read more »


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Port boss Burr admits failings as Southport FC Continue to Struggle

October 17th, 2016 in News, Sports

Port boss Burr admits failings as Southport FC Continue to Struggle. Despite having only taken over at Haig Avenue a little over a month ago, manager Steve Burr has already seen a number of things that have contributed to his new team sitting rock bottom of the Vanarama National League. The Sandgrounders have the worst… Read more »


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Result FA Cup: Southport 1-0 Chester

October 15th, 2016 in News, Sports

Result: Southport 1-0 Chester Southport may be rock bottom of the league but today they progressed to the first round of the FA Cup with a win over local rivals Chester. Full report to follow.   Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter  www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens,… Read more »


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MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Chester – FA Cup

October 15th, 2016 in News, Sports

MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Chester – FA Cup The fourth and final round of qualifying for the Emirates FA Cup sees Southport welcome local rivals Chester to the Merseyrail Community Stadium. In addition to deciding who progresses to the main draw and being something of a derby, it also pits Steve Burr against his… Read more »


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Hesketh Colts U 12 blues are looking to take on new players

October 11th, 2016 in News, Sports

Photo: Hesketh Colts U 12 blues Hesketh Colts U 12 blues are looking to take on new players    Hesketh Colts U 12 blues are looking for two experienced players to join us for this season. He must currently be in year 7 in high school. The blue train Wednesday’s in Ainsdale and match days are Sunday afternoon. Please contact… Read more »


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Southport hit rock bottom

October 9th, 2016 in News, Sports

Result: Guiseley 2-1 Southport  Photo credit SFC Lowly Guiseley made it two wins in a week as they added a victory over Southport to Tuesday’s mauling of York. The hosts’ Jake Cassidy hit a shot against Magnus Norman’s upright early on while at the other end, Ryan Higgins also hit the woodwork with a deflected… Read more »


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Match Preview: Guiseley v Southport

October 6th, 2016 in News, Sports

Match Preview: Guiseley v Southport Southport will attempt to bounce back from Tuesday evening’s disappointing defeat to Solihull Moors with victory against the National League’s basement team Guiseley. Steve Burr’s men travel to Nethermoor Park knowing that this is something of a must-win game, where a win could move them level on points with 19th… Read more »


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Solihull Moors 4-0 Southport

October 5th, 2016 in News, Sports

Photo: Clapham and Southport trip up at Solihull Solihull Moors 4-0 Southport  A second-half hat-trick from the in-form Akwasi Asante gave Solihull Moors back-to-back wins for the first time this season as they brushed aside Southport. Following a dominant first half, Asante gave Solihull the lead five minutes after the break, scrambling home after a… Read more »


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Corporate Hospitality For Southport v Chester FA Cup tie

October 3rd, 2016 in News, Sports

Corporate Hospitality For FA Cup tie v Chester FA CUP Southport v Chester Saturday October 15th Now On Sale: Corporate Match Sponsors Tables now available. Match Sponsor Table of Ten £695 plus vat. Tables of Four: Captains Table, Ball Sponsor and Programme Sponsor £245 plus vat. To book please contact Haydn Preece 07976 555 782… Read more »


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