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MATCH REPORT | Woking 0-0 Southport

February 18th, 2017 in News, Sports

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 »


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Kevin Da Veiga Monteiro And Lindon Meikle Join Southport

February 17th, 2017 in News, Sports

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 »


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Southport begins countdown to Open Golf Championship in July – with 200,000 spectators expected

February 13th, 2017 in News, Sports

It is the 10th time Royal Birkdale will host The Open and preparations are well underway to welcome sports fans from across the world to Sefton and the wider Liverpool city region. Tiger Woods has been hampered by poor form and injury – but could he come roaring back at Royal Birkdale? Sefton is hoping to… Read more »


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MATCH REPORT | Southport 1- 4 Dagenham and Redbridge

February 11th, 2017 in News, Sports

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 »


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MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Dagenham & Redbridge

February 10th, 2017 in News, Sports

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 »


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Southport crash out of Lancashire Cup

February 9th, 2017 in News, Sports

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 »


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Andy Preece is new Southport manager

February 8th, 2017 in News, Sports

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 »


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MATCH REPORT | Burscough 0-3 Trafford

February 5th, 2017 in News, Sports

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 »


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MATCH REPORT | Gateshead 3-0 Southport

February 5th, 2017 in News, Sports

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 »


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Southport grass roots football secures cash boost

January 31st, 2017 in News, Sports

£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 »


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Southport sack Steve Blurr – Next up is Liam Watson

January 30th, 2017 in News, Sports

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 »


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Real life Rockys’ hailed by their pupils as selfless teachers

January 29th, 2017 in News, Sports

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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MATCH REPORT | Bromley 3-1 Southport

January 29th, 2017 in News, Sports

Bromley came from behind to crush Southport and bounce back from two straight defeats in the National League. Jake Wright broke the deadlock for the visitors after a quiet opening period, making the most of a defensive mix up to give Southport the lead after 22 minutes. That only spurred the hosts into action, with… Read more »


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MATCH REPORT | Burscough 1-3 Bamber Bridge

January 29th, 2017 in News, Sports

Burscough 1-3 Bamber Bridge Burscough Football Club missed yet another chance to close the gap on Goole AFC as they attempt to salvage a miserable season. The Linnets were still missing inspirational captain Anthony Shinks through injury but welcomed a new signing in Adam Gilchrist. The former Aston Athletic striker signed late on Friday evening… Read more »


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MATCH PREVIEW | Bromley v Southport

January 28th, 2017 in News, Sports

After last weekend’s damaging defeat to North Ferriby United, Southport will be aiming to get back on track when they visit Bromley on Saturday. The last two weeks have seen little for supporters to be positive about, but three points at Hayes Lane would go some way to rebuilding confidence. The Sandgrounders may be given… Read more »


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Hesketh Golf Club to host Marine golf day

January 25th, 2017 in News, Sports

Merseyside’s premier non-league football club – Marine FC    Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Marine announces the switching of its annual golf day to Hesketh Golf Club in Southport. This is the seventeenth annual golf day to be held by Marine and is to take place on Monday 4th September 2017 at the Southport venue with enrolment… Read more »


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FEFA Open Evening 2017

January 23rd, 2017 in News, Sports

An open evening is being held on Feb 23rd where prospective students and their parents can meet with staff and find out more about the top class education and training on offer. The Fowler Education and Football Academy (FEFA) was launched in 2015 by former Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester City and England striker Robbie Fowler and is… Read more »


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Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood surges to Abu Dhabi victory

January 22nd, 2017 in News, Sports

Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood kept his cool on the back nine to come home in 31 and win his second European Tour title at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The Englishman entered the day a shot behind overnight leader Tyrrell Hatton and turned in 36 on a day of tough scoring and gusting winds at Abu… Read more »


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Result | Southport 2-4 North Ferriby

January 22nd, 2017 in News, Sports

Second-bottom North Ferriby crushed Southport at the Merseyrail Community Stadium. Curtis Bateson’s second goal of the season got the visitors off to a dream start after eight minutes. The 21-year-old took the ball around goalkeeper Magnus Norman and slotted home shortly after Ryan Fallowfield struck a post as the visitors seized early control. Rory McKeown… Read more »


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Southport v North Ferriby Saturday January 21st Kick Off 3pm

January 20th, 2017 in News, Sports

Steve Burr and Keith Briggs have had three high quality training sessions at the JMO Sports Park this week preparing for Saturday’s Southport v North Ferriby Vanarama National League fixture. It really is a big three points on offer with the Sandgrounders aiming to create a bigger gap from the drop zone. Steve Burr said… Read more »


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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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