5. Southport 2-5 Sheffield Wednesday – FA Cup – 7th November 2010
Southport were drawn against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup in a tie that drew massive media attention and 4,500 through the gates at Haig Avenue. The game was played live on ITV in front of millions and despite the loss, Port gave a good account of themselves in the face of tough opposition.
Going in behind at the break, Port levelled through Paul Barrett lobbing the keeper and scored a second through Matty McGinn’s rifled effort from the corner of the area. The winger’s goal was a record for the fastest FA Cup goal by a substitute at the time.
4. Southport 2-1 Eastleigh – FA Cup – 7th December 2014
Having needed replays to beat both Tamworth and Dagenham & Redbridge in the earlier rounds, Southport faced a tough match against financially backed Eastleigh to get to the 3rd round for the first time in over ten years.
Goals from Micah Evans and Richard Brodie helped Southport overcome their opponents who had Dean Beckwith sent off after just half time.
Over 2,000 people saw the victory at Haig Ave, leaving the Yellows with a massive 3rd Round tie to look forward to…
3. Stockport County 0-1 Southport – 26th November 2011
With 7 consecutive away wins under their belt, Southport needed a result at Edgeley Park to beat the club’s all-time record of 8 wins. A crowd of 4,500 filled Edgeley Park to see the return of Stockport legend Jim Gannon, in his return to the manager’s role at Stockport.
But The Yellows got off to a terrible start when Shaun Whalley was dismissed for a foul on Stockport keeper Mark Halstead, leaving Southport with a monumental task to earn the win.
But it was Karl Ledsham who answered Port’s prayers, tapping the ball over the line after Halstead’s dropped dispatch.
2. Derby County 1-0 Southport – 3rd January 2015
After an incredible match against Eastleigh, Port earned a massive tie away at Derby County in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.
The town was whipped into a frenzy, with Southport selling out their allocation of thousands of tickets to fill the away end at Pride Park, generating an electric atmosphere.
The Yellows gave a performance to be proud of, defending resolutely throughout the game under tough pressure, but a late dubious penalty saw Southport defeated in the 94th minute.
1. Eastwood 0-3 Southport – 24th April 2010
Southport left it until the last game of the season to lift the Conference North title in 2010, but an emphatic 3-0 victory away at Eastwood secured only Southport’s third-ever league win, Liam Watson’s second at the club.
Having been pushed all the way by Fleetwood Town, who had the biggest playing budget in the history of the league at the time, it was an excellent way to top off a fantastic season for the Port.