2015–16 Southport F.C. season

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Southport
2015–16 season
Chairman Charlie Clapham
Manager Andy Bishop
Stadium Merseyrail Community Stadium

The 2015–16 season is Southport's 135th season of existence and their sixth consecutive season in the Conference.[1] Along with competing in the National League, the club will also participate in the FA Cup and FA Trophy. The season covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

Transfers

Transfers in

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 ST England Jamie Allen Stalybridge Celtic Free transfer [2]
1 July 2015 LB England Adam Blakeman Ayr United Free transfer [2]
1 July 2015 GK England Andy Coughlin Wrexham Free transfer [3]
1 July 2015 RB England Andrew Wright Morecambe Free transfer [2]
7 July 2015 RB England Andrai Jones Gateshead Free transfer [4]
23 July 2015 MF England Michael Brewster St Mirren Free transfer [5]
31 July 2015 CB England Josh Thompson Tranmere Rovers Free transfer [6]
31 July 2015 GK Canada Jon Viscosi Chester Free transfer [6]
5 August 2015 CM England Gary Jones Notts County Free transfer [7]
11 August 2015 LM England Courtney Cameron Torquay United Free transfer [8]
11 August 2015 CM Northern Ireland Liam Nolan Crewe Alexandra Free transfer [8]
27 August 2015 ST England Andy Bishop FC Halifax Town Undisclosed [9]

Loans in

Date from Position Nationality Name From Date until Ref.
11 August 2015 ST England Mike Phenix Barnsley 3 January 2016 [8]
11 September 2015 LB England Ben Davies Preston North End 9 October 2015 [10]
19 September 2015 CF England Cole Stockton Tranmere Rovers 20 December 2015 [11]

Loans out

Date from Position Nationality Name To Date until Ref.
19 September 2015 MF England Michael Brewster Colwyn Bay 17 October 2015 [11]
19 September 2015 CF England Connor McCarthy AFC Telford United 20 December 2015 [12]

Transfers out

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 CB England Dom Collins AFC Fylde Free transfer [13]
1 July 2015 CF England Micah Evans Stockport County Free transfer [14]
1 July 2015 CB England Luke George Chester[lower-alpha 1] Free transfer [16]
1 July 2015 RM Northern Ireland Andrew Mitchell Crusaders Free transfer [17]
7 August 2015 CF England John Marsden Macclesfield Town Free transfer [18]
3 September 2015 LB England David Fitzpatrick Macclesfield Town Free transfer [19]
  1. Following George's release on 27 May 2015, he later signed for Chester on 29 June 2015.[15]

Competitions

Pre-season friendlies

On 13 June 2015, Southport announced their confirmed pre-season schedule.[20]

National League

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
14 Bromley 46 17 9 20 67 72 −5 60
15 Aldershot Town 46 16 8 22 54 72 −18 56
16 Southport 46 14 13 19 52 65 −13 55
17 Chester 46 14 12 20 67 71 −4 54
18 Torquay United 46 13 12 21 54 76 −22 51
Updated to match(es) played on 30 April 2016. Source:
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored

Matches

On 3 July 2015, the fixtures for the forthcoming National League season was announced. Southport started at home against Eastleigh.[21]

August
September
October
November
December
January
February
March
April

Lancashire Senior Cup

On the Lancashire FA website the first round details were announced, Southport will face Fleetwood Town.[22]

References

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  18. "John Marsden Signs For Macclesfield". Macclesfield Town FC. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  19. "David Fitzpatrick: Ex-Southport defender joins Macclesfield Town". BBC Sport. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  20. "Pre Season Friendly Schedule". Southport FC. 13 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  21. "Vanarama National League Fixtures Now Out". Southport FC. 3 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  22. "LFA fixtures – first round". Lancashire FA. August 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>