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Southport’s Fran Halsall has announced her retirement from the sport

January 16th, 2017 in News, Sports

Fran Halsall has announced her retirement from the sport. The 26 year old, who has bagged thirteen gold medals throughout her career – including three in the Commonwealth Games – will now pursue other interests, according to a statement she posted to social media on Monday (January 16) Fran now wants to encourage more people… Read more »


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Match report | Burscough 2-1 Brighouse Town

January 15th, 2017 in News, Sports

Burscough’s last gasp winner stings Brighouse After beating Scarborough in their last home game, Keith McCann and his team were looking to build on some impressive performances and results as they try to rescue their season. Although a home defeat to Bamber Bridge in the week in the Intergo Cup wasn’t the result they were… Read more »


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MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Wealdstone – Buildbase FA Trophy

January 14th, 2017 in News, Sports

MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Wealdstone – Buildbase FA Trophy Southport have the chance to progress to the third round of the Buildbase FA Trophy on Saturday as they come up against Vanarama National League South side Wealdstone at the Merseyrail Community Stadium. Gordon Bartlett’s side lie 11th in their league and, with both promotion… Read more »


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Red Rum jockey sadly dies aged 69

January 13th, 2017 in News, Sports

Brian Fletcher and Red Rum just edge out Richard Pitman and Crisp in the 1973 Grand National. Photograph: BBC Red Rum jockey sadly dies aged 69 Champion jockey Brian Fletcher for one of the most memorable finishes in Aintree Grand National history has died. Brian Fletcher, who twice rode Red Rum to victory for Donald ‘Ginger’… Read more »


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Burscough Bounce Out Integro Cup

January 11th, 2017 in News, Sports

Result | Burscough 0-2 Bamber Bridge Bamber Bridge are through to the next round of the Intergro Cup after a 2-0 victory over Burscough at Victoria Park. Burscough manager Keith Mccann and his newly assembled squad were looking to build on Saturdays surprise win over Scarborough. He named an unchanged eleven as they try to… Read more »


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Plymouth Argyle Ground Hoppers

January 11th, 2017 in News, Sports

Plymouth Argyle Ground Hoppers By Ross Chandley On Saturday the 7th of January Burscough Football Club were delighted to welcome four Plymouth Argyle fans who had travelled to the Northwest for Sundays game versus Liverpool. When possible the group try and ground hop wherever they can. They are also keen on the idea of supporting lower… Read more »


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Result | Barrow 0-1 Southport

January 11th, 2017 in News, Sports

Barrow suffered a narrow home defeat by Southport on their return to National League action. The hosts, who were knocked out of the FA Cup by League One side Rochdale on Saturday, fell behind in the 14th minute when winger Ben McKenna made a penetrating run down the right flank and produced a neat finish…. Read more »


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On Loan Striker Jake Wright available for Barrow game

January 10th, 2017 in News, Sports

TRANSFERS | Striker Jake Wright Joins On One Month Loan Young striker Jake Wright has joined the club on a one-month loan deal. The 20-year-old has continually impressed in both his spells for United’s youth team and a series of loans. Jake has previously spent time at Ilkeston, Hallam, and York City. At Hallam, Wright… Read more »


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MATCH PREVIEW | Barrow v Southport

January 10th, 2017 in News, Sports

MATCH PREVIEW | Barrow v Southport Southport have the chance to bounce back from Saturday’s defeat to Aldershot Town when they visit Barrow on Tuesday evening. The Sandgrounders will need to improve their form away from home, having not won a league game on the road since the end of October. Barrow will have to… Read more »


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New hands at the helm at WLYC

January 9th, 2017 in News, Sports

New hands at the helm at WLYC The recent New Year’s celebrations brought with it a change at  West  Lancashire Yacht (WLYC).  After  a   very  busy  and successful sailing season, the New Year rang in the succession of new President, Kit Robinson (Left) and  Commodore  Richard  Barnes  (Right). The Club members  also  celebrated  the… Read more »


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Result | Aldershot 2-1 Southport

January 7th, 2017 in News, Sports

Result | Aldershot 2-1 Southport Aldershot made it three wins in a row as they closed in on the National League play-off places with a 2-1 win over Southport. The Shots dominated the opening half but it took until first-half stoppage time for them to go ahead. A superb counter-attack started by Callum Reynolds saw… Read more »


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Could your little one be the next local gymnastics star?

January 6th, 2017 in News, Sports

Sefton Council is set to help find the next Sefton Olympians with the launch of its new Jump into Gymnastics programme. Developed in partnership with British Gymnastics, the sessions offer a fun introduction into the sport and will help children build new skills, including balance, co-ordination, self-confidence and dedication. Sessions for children aged 5-8 will… Read more »


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PREVIEW | Aldershot V Southport

January 6th, 2017 in News, Sports

Photo credit: Julia Urwin Sandgrounders face tough test against Aldershot at Recreation Ground on Saturday By Christy Byrne Southport make the trip south to Aldershot on Saturday for a tough assignment against a Shots side very much in the play-off hunt. Gary Waddock’s men find themselves six points outside the top five even after a… Read more »


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Chelsea sign defender from Southport

January 6th, 2017 in News, Sports

Photo: Kyle Jameson has joined Chelsea (Picture: ChelseaTV) Chelsea sign defender from Southport Kyle Jameson will join up with the academy ranks at premier league club Chelsea after an impressive trial at the before Christmas. Jameson, a talented centre-back, began at Everton and ended up at Southport where the Blues were keeping tabs on him. Jameson comes… Read more »


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Southport RFC is shocked to hear of the sudden death on Christmas Day of good friend to the club Larry Hannah.

January 4th, 2017 in News, Sports

Southport RFC is shocked to hear of the sudden death on Christmas Day of good friend to the club Larry Hannah. He was well known in local sporting circles being a longstanding member of Hillside Golf Club and Southport & Birkdale Sports Club and although not a “rugby person” he was a sponsor and regular… Read more »


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Southport youngsters give rugby a ‘TRY’ thanks to community coaches

January 3rd, 2017 in News, Sports

Southport youngsters give rugby a ‘TRY’ thanks to community coaches Hundreds of local youngsters are being given the chance to become rising rugby stars thanks to an initiative by Southport Rugby Club, which is aimed at getting more young people into the sport. With the help of funding from Fletcher’s Solicitors, Sport England and Southport RFC,… Read more »


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The biggest Golf event in the World returns to Southport this year

January 2nd, 2017 in News, Sports

The biggest Golf event in the World returns to Southport this year. The 146th Open promises to be another enthralling Championship and defending champion Henrik Stenson, who finished third at Royal Birkdale in 2008, will return to the famous links to defend the Claret Jug he won in such emphatic fashion at Royal Troon. Situated on… Read more »


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Match Report | Southport 3-2 Wrexham

January 1st, 2017 in News, Sports

Match Report | Southport 3-2 Wrexham Southport avenged their Boxing Day defeat at the Racecourse by winning a thriller against Wrexham. The visitors led when Jordan White scored his first goal of the season. Liam Nolan equalised when Wrexham failed to clear a corner, before Delial Brewster slotted home before the interval following Nolan’s pass. John Rooney… Read more »


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Delial Brewster Joins Southport On Loan From Everton

January 1st, 2017 in News, Sports

Delial Brewster Joins Southport On Loan From Everton The club can confirm that 19-year-old centre-forward Delial Brewster has joined the club on loan from Everton until the end of the season. The Southport-born striker attended Birkdale High School, joining Liverpool FC as a junior before making the switch to Everton at 12 years old. Brewster… Read more »


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Southport Ready For Wrexham New Years Day At Merseyrail Community Stadium

December 30th, 2016 in News, Sports

Wrexham’s Jordan White on the attack (Photo: Andrew Price) Southport Ready For Wrexham New Years Day At Merseyrail Community Stadium Southport manager Steve Burr reported a very positive reaction in both the players training session and squad briefing following the Boxing Day disappointment of losing at Wrexham so late on. Steve Burr said “We’ve had a… Read more »


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Result | Wrexham 1-0 Southport

December 26th, 2016 in News, Sports

Result | Wrexham 1-0 Southport  A late goal from Kai Edwards gave Wrexham a first win in four National League games as they saw off Southport. A drab first-half saw little goal threat at either end despite the Welsh side dominating proceedings. In a brighter second period, Wrexham goalkeeper Shwan Jalal pulled off good saves… Read more »


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MATCH PREVIEW | Wrexham v Southport

December 26th, 2016 in News, Sports

MATCH PREVIEW | Wrexham v Southport Following on from the carnage of last weekend, Southport travel to Wrexham on Boxing Day in the hope of returning with three points and some momentum going in to the return fixture on New Year’s Day. Southport took six points from the Dragons during last year’s festive period, and… Read more »


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Declan Weeks Relishing Wrexham Double-Header

December 24th, 2016 in News, Sports

Declan Weeks Relishing Wrexham Double-Header Declan Weeks says Southport will go into their festive double-header against Wrexham full of confidence after continuing their improved form last weekend. Weeks has been instrumental in the Sandgrounders’ turnaround in fortunes and was one of four goalscorers as Steve Burr’s team saw off promotion-chasing Eastleigh in dramatic fashion on… Read more »


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MATCH REPORT | Southport 4-3 Eastleigh

December 17th, 2016 in News, Sports

MATCH REPORT | Southport 4-3 Eastleigh Struggling Southport survived the 12th-minute dismissal of Liam Hynes to claim victory over an Eastleigh side who finished the match with nine men. The hosts went in front in the fourth minute through Andrai Jones, but eight minutes later were reduced to 10 men when Hynes was dismissed for… Read more »


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A perfect morning ahead of Southport v Eastleigh

December 17th, 2016 in News, Sports

A perfect morning ahead of Southport v Eastleigh A perfect morning here at the Merseyrail Community Stadium for our last Vanarama National League fixture of 2016 v Eastleigh. MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Eastleigh Eastleigh make the long journey north on Saturday to face a Southport side which should be in buoyant mood following last… Read more »


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MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Eastleigh

December 16th, 2016 in News, Sports

MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Eastleigh Eastleigh make the long journey north on Saturday to face a Southport side which should be in buoyant mood following last week’s 4-0 victory over Farsley Celtic. The Spitfires, on the other hand, suffered a shock defeat to Harlow Town last weekend, but did manage to beat Halifax Town… Read more »


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Lancashire Moors Coors Senior Cup Tie Tuesday Morning Kick Off

December 12th, 2016 in News, Sports

Lancashire Moors Coors Senior Cup Tie Tuesday Morning Kick Off Southport have agreed to play Lancashire Senior Cup tie at Accrington’s request on Tuesday morning. Accrington Stanley v Southport Tuesday morning 11am kick off at Queen Elizabeth School Blackburn.   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… Read more »


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MATCH REPORT | Farsley Celtic 0 – 4 Southport, Buildbase FA Trophy

December 10th, 2016 in News, Sports

MATCH REPORT | Farsley Celtic 0 – 4 Southport, Buildbase FA Trophy Having recently paid tribute to Paul Futcher, their former player-manager, it was perhaps fitting that Southport registered a comprehensive win in the Buildbase FA Trophy. Futcher, who passed away a fortnight ago, is remembered for guiding the Sandgrounders to their only appearance at… Read more »


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Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood in the mix in UBS Hong Kong Open

December 10th, 2016 in News, Sports

Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood in the mix in UBS Hong Kong Open Southport’s Tommy Feetwood is two shots back as he goes into tomorrows fourth and final round in UBS Hong Kong Open. Tommy carded a -3 par 67 todays third round. If Tommy finishes 3rd or better he will be back in top 100 in the… Read more »


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Golfing world pays tribute to Harold Swash

December 10th, 2016 in News, Sports

Golfing world pays tribute to Harold Swash The golfing world has paid tribute to Southport resident who passed away earlier this week. Harold Swash was involved in the golf industry for over 40 years as a coach, designer of putters and training aids. Born in Birmingham, and a proud supporter of Aston Villa Football Team… Read more »


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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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