South Liverpool in their first Liverpool County Combination home game in Division Two after their reformation then under their expanded name of Cheshire Lines South Liverpool.
This was before the first home game on Saturday 5th September a 1-1 draw against Mersy Docks & Harbour Company, Richie Kay getting South's goal. South would win promotion that season as runners up to Stockbridge under the guidance of manger Mike Ryman who would remain in charge until 1999.
Back Row (l-r) Mike Ryman (manager), Kevin McMahon, Alan Birtles, Joe Rice, Paul Jones, Eugene Savage, Aubrey Rogers, Martin Ryman
Front Row (l-r) Richie Kay, Willie Morris, Trevor Gardner, Tommy Murphy, Mick Boyle, Peter Doran
South's new sponsored home kit by Gregory Abrams solictors
Introduced prior to our home game with Electric Supply Reserves.
South lost 2 -1 with Darren Mason getting our consolation
Back Row (l-r) Alf Mullins (asst manager), Sponsor, Alan Johnston, Martin Ryman, Paul Jones, Peter Strange, Darren Mason, Mick Rice, Mike Ryman (manager)
Front Row (l-r) Keith Jones, Tony Pownall, Tommy Murphy, Joe Rice (captain), Eugene Lam, Carl Marsh, Jimmy Clarke.
1997/98 Liverpool County Combination 23/8/97 v Waterlooo Dock 1 - 1 (Scorer: Dave Devine)
In front row row of picture between Dave Devine and Carl Marsh is Mark Ryman which teh team above misses out. Carl Marsh now resident in Christchurch, New Zealand is seen with the keepers gloves. However he didn't play in goal that day, long serving keeper Stephen Ward did but he was late for the photo not the game!!!
Back Row (l-r) Brian Williams (asst manager), Jon Battle, Jimmy Denham, Martin Ryman, Stephen Ward, Peter Renner (captain), Mark Ryman, Nick Pantizides, Jimmy Mulvihill, Joe Nolan & Phil Gibney
Front Row (l-r) Mike Ryman (manager), Dennis Evans, Brian Roza, Mick Whittaker, Paul Mooney, Tony Fraser & Dave Thompson.
Picture at last game of 1997/98 season v Manweb 2nd May 1998 (Liverpool County Combination Divison One). South lost 1-2 (Nick Pantizides scored our goal)
Dennis Evans & Peter Renner were 97/98 ever presents, while this was Tony Fraser's only appearance and one of two by Jon Battle that season.
Thanks to Phil Gibney for completing the naming of all players
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