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The Stripes

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In May 1886 the original Southport FC, nicknamed "the stripes", took to the field for the final time.

They faced off with Southport Wanderers in the Southport Charity Cup Final.

https://t.co/JVpoIklUbA

By September and the first game of the season Vs Antley (from Accrington), with the original town team now defunct, a number of players had transferred to Wanderers, following the suggestion at their June AGM.

https://t.co/TCFt6XqzUx

Following the game against Skelmersdale United, the club abandoned their "Wanderers" name and their red & black kit, in favour of the name and colours of the original club.

The red & white stripes were back.

https://t.co/GlMWkPlyCm

Thanks to the British Newspaper Archives we can now read the reports of these key points in the history of our town as published in the Southport Visiter.
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