As we search for a team photo from 1980/81 this is nearly as good and memories of a great day in our history. Its 14th February 1981 and South's manager Russ Perkins receives his award for January at Runcorn after a good run of results. On the photo with Russ is David Bingley from sponsors Mackenzie.
Russ got the awrad at champions to be and local rivals Runcorn. South fans hoped the award curse would not strike and se eus lose on Russ' big day. It seemed likely as The Linnets had not lost at home that season. In an incredible game of penalties saved, controversy and goals South edged it 3 -2. Neil Wood held his nerve to smash home two penalties for us, Mark Carter scored a superb winner that still lingers in the memory for those there, "Spike" rounding ex South man Peter Eales in the Corn goal for the winner. Great days & a well deserevd award for Russ
South v Mossley NPL 7th November 1981
South lost 4-1 at Seel Park and played in our sky blue change strip.
Mark "spike" Carter scored our consolation goal
In the previous midweek he had played for the NPL representative side at Gainsborough Trinity - a rare accolade for a South player in the early 1980's and one fully deserved by Spike.
SOUTH LIVERPOOL FC
Back Row (l-r) Ken Crisp, Carl Mavers, Roy Smith, Brian Parkinson, John Smith, Robbie Brunt, Lenny Williams, Steve Hipwell.
Front Row (l-r) Richie Bassey, Neil Wood, John Peacock, Paul Dickman, Mark Carter, Tony O'Boyle.
photo from Hyder Jawad collection
This picture is from May 1982 as the April Mackenzie NPL Manage of the Month award went to our manager, Phil Smith. Phil's team had won five and drew three of our games to earn Phil the award, including wins over Burton Albion & Macclesfield Town. The photo features (left to right) Brian Parkinson (South Liverpool Asst Manager), Mackenzie's Rep, Phil Smith, Peter Hesketh (South Liverpool FC Chairman) & Mr Duncan Bayley (NPL Secretary).
Our grateful thanks and best wishes go to Peter for the use of these photos.
South seen here in their new old colours of purple maroon and gold. The kit sponsored by Mike Brocken was officially aired in our opening NPL game of the season v Grantham at Holly Park on August 1982. The league giving us permission to play in our non home colours
The game was a 2-2 draw with Robbie Brunt and Jim Thornton getting our goals
Mike Brocken that season produced the club programme, the 15p pocket size programme purple print on white cover.
The kit would then revert to being Souths away strip.
SOUTH LIVERPOOL FC
Back Row (l-r) John Smith, Jim Thornton, Brian Hamilton, Robbie Brunt, Carl Mavers, Ian St John, Eric Vasco.
Front Row (l-r) Ken Crisp, Tony O'Boyle, Dave Perry, Phil Smith (Manager), Niel Wood, Phil McFerran.