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50 years on ... FA Cup run 1965-66: Your help wanted

Trust in Yellow is celebrating 50 years since one of Southport’s greatest ever seasons.

In 1965-66, the Southport team managed by Billy Bingham reached the FA Cup fifth round, including famous wins against Stockport County, Ipswich Town and Cardiff City.

To celebrate half a century since then, the Trust is holding a special event on Saturday February 13 after the home match against Braintree Town.

The Trust is currently looking for help from fans to tell the story from that season.

Do you have any programmes, newspaper cuttings or photographs from that FA Cup run?

If so, the Trust would like to hear from you. Please e-mail fans@trustinyellow.com with anything you would like to share from that season.

The Trust is looking for items to use in a number of features planned in the lead-up to the event, at the event itself and for the matchday programme for the game against Braintree.

The Trust is also looking for fans to share their memories from that season. Were you part of the crowd of over 14,000 which saw the win over Cardiff at Haig Avenue? Did you travel to either of the replays against Stockport or Ipswich, or even the defeat at Hull City in front of almost 40,000 people? What do you remember about that Southport team?

The Trust is looking to use memories from fans to publish at the event on February 13 and in the programme, so please let us know what you remember about that glorious season.

Again, the e-mail address is fans@trustinyellow.com.

So whether it is programmes, press cuttings, photographs or memories, the Trust would be delighted to hear from you. Please get in contact as soon as possible to help with us with the planning.

Bingham's Boys: The Heroes of '66 - February 13 2016

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Bingham's Boys: The Heroes of '66

It is 50 years since one of the most memorable seasons in Southport's history.

Under the management of the legendary Billy Bingham, the Sandgrounders reached the fifth round of the FA Cup, including famous wins over Stockport County, Ipswich Town and Cardiff City.

To mark half a century since then, Trust in Yellow is delighted to be hosting a very special event with the players who made it all possible.

Bingham’s Boys: The Heroes of ’66, will take place in the Grandstand Bar on Saturday February 13, after Southport’s home match against Braintree Town.

This date is special because it is 50 years and a day after a crowd of over 14,000 crammed into Haig Avenue to see Bingham’s Sandgrounders beat Cardiff 2-0 in the fourth round.

The event will start at 5.30pm and the former players will speak to supporters about what it was like to be part of such an important season in the club’s history.

Further details of the event will be announced shortly.

Among the players present will be Colin Alty, the scorer of a dramatic late winner against Ipswich at Portman Road, Ron Smith and Alan Spence, who both scored in the win over Cardiff, Alex Russell, Tony Beanland plus others.

It remains Southport’s best FA Cup run since 1931, and the majority of the players from that campaign also won promotion with the Sandgrounders to what is now League One the following season, before playing against Everton in the cup a year later.

It is an event not to miss, so please make a note of the date as we celebrate the anniversary of a special moment in the club’s history.

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Chester Coach

The official Supporters' Coach to Chester is now fully booked up.

The first pick-up point will be the Arion pub at 11.40, then The Crown, The George & finally the MCS Haig Avenue at 12 noon).

Please note the departure time as it was incorrectly printed in the local newspapers.

Thank you for your continued support.

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Coaches to Bromley & Dover

Due to a lack of bookings there will be no supporters' coach to Bromley.

The FA Trophy tie at Dover is on January 16th. The fare is £29 for Trust members, £22 for junior members and £34 for non-members. We are waiting for confirmation from the coach company but it will have an early morning departure time.
A decision will be made on Saturday as to whether it is viable to run this coach so please book now if interested.

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