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Podcast Episode 4

⚽ Chorley Review

📰 News

🗣️ Chat

⏩ Brackley & Farsley Preview

⏪ We’ve met before

🙋 Familiar faces

🤔 Predictions




The first time the two sides met was in 2017, with a 0-4 away defeat.
The most recent encounter was a 0-0 draw at Haig Avenue in March this year.
Southport’s only win over Brackley came in October 2019, at Haig Avenue, in front of 1047 and it was the game at which we celebrated Liam Watson’s 500th competitive game as Southport
manager, marking the occasion with a guard of honour on the pitch prior to kick off.
After the two sides went into the break level, Captain David Morgan stepped up just after an hour of play to convert the spot kick.


Despite being formed in 1908 and ourselves twenty years earlier, officially we only played the original Farsley Celtic twice, in the 2008/09 season, winning the first 1-0 and losing the second heavily 1-5 on the last day of the normal season.

The current Farsley Celtic club was formed in June 2010 from the embers of the original Farsley Celtic which entered Administration in June 2009 whilst in the Blue Square North, and after failing to fulfil its fixtures it was expelled from the league in March 2010. With the results expunged from the record books in the 2009/10 season  it meant that the title picture changed. With only 3 points taken off us, but 6 off Fleetwood it meant that although Fleetwood were still ahead of us, this meant that we were back in touch and ultimately we were able to take advantage and pip Fleetwood to the title. It was this season that put Liam Watson into the record books as the only Southport manager to ever win two titles with the club.

In 2018/19 the reformed Farsley won promotion back to the National League North and therefore with Southport having been relegated from the National League in 2017 we faced them again in League action in 2019/20. We only faced them once however rather than the usual twice as the season was cut short due to the outbreak of COVID 19. However the result stands in the record books as the vast majority of the season had been played and the final placings were then determined on a strange points per game type calculation.

The following season was also affected by the ongoing Pandemic and the one game we did play was later removed from the record books when the season was officially declared null and void in February 2021. 

Although we’ve witnessed 13 games between the two clubs called Southport and Farsley Celtic, the first two were against the original club, and then 3 were removed from the record books.

So, of the remaining 8 games, the only ones that officially count against the current club, we have a very good record, with 7 wins and 1 defeat.

The last game between the sides was only a couple of weeks ago, at The Citadel 3-0. 

Key Info

1881 Lounge

We expect that there will be a Happy Hour once again for Saturday’s game, and if it is the same as last week it will be 12-1 and buy 1, get 1 free on selected lines. We expect the same offer will be repeated after the game 5:30-6:30. Keep an eye on the club’s social media for any changes


Available to purchase online in advance but can also be bought on the day

  • Adults £15 Seated £13.50 Terrace
  • Concessions £11/£10
  • Junior (12-17) £6/£5
  • Under 12 FREE with paying adult


  • £3 printed 
  • £2 pdf


Season ticket or members can upgrade to a Hospitality package for £30.

  • 2 course Pre match meal. 
  • Printed Programme and team sheet.
  • Best seats in the house on the half way line.
  • Half time tea and coffee.
  • See the MOTM presentation after the game.

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