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Lancashire Combination Champions 1965/66

South Liverpool FC Lancashire Combination Champions 1965/66

South Liverpool FC

Back Row (l-r) Allen Hampson (manager), Arthur Goldstein, Gerry Keegan, Johnny Hackett, Malcolm Scott, Bill Jones, Sammy Speakman, Lennie Allen & Tommy Mairs (trainer)

Front Row: Dave Watson, Bobby Murdoch, Kenny Rae (captain), Joe Farrell, Tommy Prior.


Picture with League Trophy at Prescot Cables in May 1966. South were at Cables for a post season Testimonial game for Harry Grisedale. Harry Grisedale had been a full back at Hope Street for 16 unbroken years making over 750 appearances and this was his last.


(A big thanks to our former keeper John Hackett for spotting where the picture was taken!) 

1968 Team

Lancashire Combination 1960 - 1968

1968 the start of the Northern Premier League

Back: Maurice Jones, Phil Beresford, Dave Harding, Tommy Harper, Albie Harrison, Eric Shreeve, Les Owens.

Front: Peter O'Shaugnessy, Gerry Keegan (capt), Arthur Goldstein, Dave Grant, Jose Pennington 

SLFC August 1968 the NPL starts

Our first club photo in the NPL - August 1968


From our earliest NPL home programme which features both our manager Alan Hampson and long standing trainer Tommy Mairs


Arthur Goldstein holds the record for most South first team appearances 557 between 1959 and 1975 while Gerry Keegan played between 1959 and 1970 and amassed 545.


Dave Harding went on to play for Australia in the 1970's and was in the 1974 Socceroo's that went to the World Cup finals in Germany.

September 1968 our first NPL season

South Liverpool FC - our original boardroom photo

Back Row (l-r): Alllen Hampson (Manager), Les Owens, Eric Shreeve, Peter Eales, Arthur Goldstein, Albert Nieman, Phil Beresford, Jose Pennington, John Bennison (Reserve Team Manager), Tommy Mairs (Physio)

Front Row (l-r): Mascot, Albie Harrison, Gerry Keegan, Dave Grant, Ken Worden, Dave Harding


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South Liverpool FC Reserves 1968

Here is the first grainy team picture we have of South Liverpool's Reserves as we moved into the NPL with the reserves in the Liverpool County Combination in August 1968


They were under new reserves coach Johnny Bennison, who replaced George Corbin. Johnny had been recruited by Allen Hampson from Wavertree based club Earle albeit he was an ex South player himself.


South are pictured in our then away strip of Blue shirts and socks with black shorts.

Back Row (l-r) - Johnny Bennison (coach), K. Smith, Peter O'Shaughnessy, Tommy Harper, Albie Nieman, Reg Wallace, J. Marr, Jackie Williams (trainer)

Front Row (l - r) - Ken Jones, Alan Williams, Doug Harrison, A. Mason & N. Sherrington.


Back row (L to R):

Jack Williams* (trainer); Stuart (surname?) ; Mike Morgan; Kenny Jones; Charlie Barker; Barry Thomson***; (1st name?) Rimmer; Bill Simpson (director)

Front row (L to R):

Jimmy Coutts; Derek Haggerty; Kevin Robinson; Phil Kington; Alan Williams*, Mike Axworthy**, John Bennison (coach)


*Jack Williams & Alan Williams were father & son

**As per Hyder Jawad’s Rest In Pieces book with featured player Mike Axworthy using his copy of the picture for the book.

*** Barry returned to South in 1976 as first team trainer.


Thanks for the use of thsi photo to MIKE MORGAN (March 2013)
Thanks to KEN LEWIS for spotting Jimmy Coutts & Barry Thomson (Aug 2018)


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