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Martin Ryman - First team manager

Martin's 800th game in charge was our last game in season 2022/23 season at Ilkley Town. Adding his games as a player he achieved the incredible milestone of his 1000th first team game at South in our NW Counties League Divison One North match at FC Saint Helens on 14th October 2023. 

Martin Ryman & Ged Kinsey

Martin received his eigth manager of the month award prior to the league game v Chester Nomads in November 2019. 


He's pictured receiving his award from West Cheshire League Vice President Ged Kinsey.


His previous awards were in; December 11, March 13, October 14, April 15, April 16, April 17, August 17.


His debut as a player was back in August 1992 his first game as our manager was in August 2001 

Martin receives his second manager of the month award (sponsored by CARLSBERG) from Arthur Green, West Cheshire League Secretary, prior to the Heswall 4-1 home win on 20th April 2013.

Martin receives his first manager of the month award (Dec 2011) from League vice president Ged Kinsey

Martin has been at the South manager helm since the start of the 2001/02 season and has been in charge for over 800 first team games. He is South Liverpool FC's longest serving manager and our most successful including seeing his team gain promotion to The North West Counties League in 2021/22 heralding the club's return to Semi Pro football after a thirty year absence.


Under his management South's first team have won;


Liverpool County Combination George Mahon Cup       2001/02

Liverpool Premier League First Division                         2006/07

Liverpool Premier League George Mahon Cup              2008/09

Liverpool Premier League I Zingari Cup                         2010/11

West Cheshire League Division Three                            2011/12

West Cheshire League Division Two                              2012/13

West Cheshire League Division One                              2014/15, 2015/16, 2017/18, 2020/21

West Cheshire League Pyke Cup                                   2015/16
West Cheshire League Bill Weight Trophy                     2018/19


Liverpool County FA Challenge Cup                               2015/16, 2016/17

Martin - The Player

Martin Ryman in action at Mossley Hill in a pre season friendly - August 1994

Martin previously played for South, making his debut in our opening County Combination game in 1992 at Electric Supply Reserves and totalled 184 appearances over the next eight years. 


Only two of those appearances were when he was also manager the last being in 2007


Martin recorded two goals in his appearances, one of them was here at Mossley Hill Athletic.


Martin's association with the club is even longer. Dad Mike was our Reserve team manager, in the late 1970's & early 1980's.


Martin also played in our junior teams and was Player of the Season for the Under 11's back in 1980/81. 


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