Southport FC In Focus

Southport manager Liam Watson has brought in 7:  3 strikers – Michael Bakare (Macclesfield Town), Chris Almond (Skelmersdale United for a fee) & Steven Tames (Prescot Cables);  2 midfielders Aaron Chalmers from (Stockport Sports) & Charlie Joyce (Morecambe); plus defenders Chris Lynch (Stalybridge Celtic) & Louis Barnes (Marine).  Can they go one better than 7th last year and reach the play-offs? Don’t bet against it because the ex-striker builds a formidable team spirit and certainly has a talent when it comes to unearthing hidden gems on the cheap. Apt given the Sandgrounders heritage.

thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs


STMI takes a look at The Sandgrounders,  who will be formidable foes again this season.  Here are Ticket prices for all BSP Away supporters prices , the BSP ground guide is here and please feel free to bookmark our  Blue square zone for when you are playing the Imps – HERE. The guide will start with the pre-season results, transfers in & out, plus the released and new deals list. Then we will have a glance at the  summer sound-bites (most recent to last) and finally the current confirmed squad as at 8th August. 

SouthportFC.png Pre-season friendlies

Airbus Uk 0 – 0 Southport
Skelmersdale United 2 – 1 Southport
Southport 1 – 1 Wigan Reserves
Radcliffe 0 – 4 Southport
Southport 3 – 1 Rochdale

SouthportFC.png Transfer dealings

IN- Midfielder Charlie Joyce from Morecambe
IN- Steven Tames from Prescot Cables.
IN- Defender Chris Lynch from Stalybridge
IN- Striker Michael Bakare from Macclesfield
IN – Defender Louis Barnes from Marine
IN – Midfielder Aaron Chalmers from Stockport Sports
IN – Chris Almond from Skelmersdale United (4 figure sum).
OUT- Andrew Owens to Mansfield (tribunal)

Released –  not that we know of
New deals – Tony McMillan, Jay Smith, Chris Lever, Steve Akrigg, Simon Grand, Andy Owens, Earl Davis, Alan Moogan, Andy Parry, Karl Ledsham, Russell Benjamin, Tony Gray, Shaun Whalley

SouthportFC.png  Haig Avenue Summer sound-bites

(Most recent first) Fans are to raise cash to keep Kevin Lee(a veteran of 219 appearances) at the club after a horror challenge last season has forced him into a premature coaching role. Supporters Trust – Trust in Yellow – has taken on the cause. For more details email or ring Jonathan on 07824 483805. You can also visit the campaign website at and follow it on Twitter at @Support4kevlee.


Midfielder Charlie Joyce joins from Morecambe. Striker Steven Tames and defender Chris Lynch sign 1 year deals. Full-back Louis Barnes arrives from Marine. Southport home game V Lincoln live on TV Fri 30/11 KO 7.45. Watson targets striker Steven Tames and defender Zac Aley. Midfielder Aaron Chalmers joins from Stockport Sports.


Alan Moogan moves into a player coaching role as Simon Grand is made captain. Defender Andrew Owens has joined Mansfield with manager Watson suggesting it is a sideways move. The clubs look set to go to a tribunal. Adam Carden has joined Fylde. New club shop set to open volunteers wanted.


Sandgrounders Squad


1 Tony McMillan,  13 Matt Nemes



Chris Lynch, Louis Barnes, 3 Chris Lever,  4 Steven Akrigg, 5 Earl Davis, 6 Simon Grand (Captain), 14 James Smith (Vice Captain),



20 Charlie Joyce, Aaron Chalmers, 7 Shaun Whalley, 8 Alan Moogan, 11 Andrew Parry, 16 Aaron Turner, 17 Karl Ledsham, Russell Benjamin



Chris Almond, 9 James Ellison, 10 Tony Gray, Steven Tames, Michael Bakare

Posted on August 8, 2012, in Blue Square Premier Squads & Transfers 2012-13, Blue Square zone, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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