Southport FC v Sheffield
round stage of the FA Cup put Southport FC into one of the biggest
matches in the Sandgrounders history. The former Premier League
giants Sheffield Wednesday took on the Sandgrounders at Haig Avenue,
under sunny blue skies on Sunday, 7 November 2010. The ground was at
full capacity and Southport, who are a small seaside to take on
Conference National side preformed more excellently. Incredible they
put pressure on the Owls and got not one but two goals in the nets.
With the Owls not performing to their ability and having a number of
off-field problems, this meant Southport was on the attack. This
could be another great giant killing act, but Sheffield Wednesday
missed the potential banana skin and Southport's early fight was
over come by the Owls. The final result left the game at Sheffield
Wednesday 5 and Southport FC 2. This was a massive boost though for
Southport, supporters and locals alike, heading to the turnstiles
for this historic game. So big was the turn out that Haig Avenue was
closed to through traffic and many could not get in to the ground
due to it reaching capacity. So a much needed cash injection for
this forgotten club and if they continue to play as they did
agonised the Owls, crowds like this might soon become more common!
Well done Southport FC!
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