1970/71 - The classic & under rated Hampson NPL Team

SLFC 1970/71


Back Row l - r - Alan Hampson (manager), John Fielding, Gerry Keegan,

Albie Nieman, Peter Eales, Eric Shreeve, Albie Harrison, Alan Munn, Davie Watson, Tommy Mairs (trainer)

Front Row l-r - Colin Bridge, Johnny Moore, Arthur Goldstein, Alec Wallace,

Bobby Reason, Mike Flexon


Copy courtesy of Mal Keenan

End of Season Players function 1971

South Liverpool FC Players end of season function 1971

Not a team picture as such BUT a unique gathering of our early NPL stars.


At the back are South club officials from l-r, Nancy Taylor, Charlie Taylor, (Charlie Bassnet's grand daughter) and Charlie Bassnet far right.


The players are from l-r Dave Watson, Eric Shreeve, Gerry Keegan, Arthur Goldstein, Peter Eales and Albie Nieman 


South committee member Colin Robinson considers this may well have been at the Halewood Hotel. 

1972/73 Team in preparation for the FA Cup tie v Tranmere

South ready for the tranmere game

South played Tranmere in November 1972 and lost 2-0 with an early goal from Eddie Flood and a late goal from Malcolm Moore giving Rovers the path to Round 2 where they lost 2-1 to Bradford City.

South team above seen in preparation for the game with manager Bobby Murdoch and his team (from Liverpool Weekly News).

Back Row (l-r): Jimmy Tansey, Bobby Reason, Dave Hughes, Jimmy Williams, Phillip 'Pip' Green

Middle Row (l-r): Arthur Goldstein, Steve McCombe, Peter Eales, Albie Jenkins, Albie Nieman, Dave Watson.

Front Rown (l-r): Gerry Glover, Alec Wallace


Fellas it was like it was only a few years ago! We remember.


Ian Saint Jon and keeper Peter Eales with Arthur Goldtein looking on.

Tranmere had three ex Liverpool Scottish interntaionals in their side that day

Keeper Tommy Lawrence, centre half Ron Yeats and forward Ian St John.




South Liverpool FC Lancashire County FA Youth Cup Winners 1972/73. South beat Southdene (Kirkby) 1-0 in the final at Burscough with a second half Steve Daly penalty settling the game.  South retained the Trophy the following year defeating Wigan Athletic again at Burscough and again 1-0, that goal coming from Steve Moore.  


The asst coach on the left was Les Parry (in blue) back row, on the other end of the back row was Joby Humphries who was our coach. Front row extreme right was team secretary Mr Alan Bartlam now chairman of Vauxhall Motors FC

Here the lads are celebrating. From left to right is John Cain, Richard Budgen Paul Raven, Chris Daley, next our keeper and on the right our leading goal scorer John Ravenscroft.

Who though is the keeper? It is none other than our Assistant Manager and club vice chairman Billy Birch. We won 1-0 via a 20th minute penalty converted by Chris Daley.

Our team that night was Billy Birch, Richard Budgen, Steve Short, John Cain (capt) Mick O’Boyle, Steve Moore, Joe Hinnigan, Chris Daley, Paul Thomas, John Ravenscroft, Paul Raven. Sub Steve Woodcock who was used.

Great to hear in March 2013 from captain John Cain. After playing for Souths first team he moved to Australia in the summer of 1975 where he still resides.



1973/74 NPL Team

NPL 1973/74



Back: Dave Hughes, John Ravenscroft, Colin Black, Bob Sutton, Kenny Lewis (trainer).

Middle: Joe Hinnigan, Phil Fitzpatrick, Brian Parkinson, Phil "Pip" Green, Billy Quirk.

Front: Peter Rutherford (Asst Manager), Bobby Reason, Bobby Murdoch (Manager), Gerry Glover, Albie Nieman.