Monthly Archives: April 1978

29th April 1978- Division Four, Watford 3 Southport 2

This was Southport’s final game as a Football League club.  They were the last club to be demoted through the re-election process and were replaced by Wigan Athletic.

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100 Greatest Watford Wins- No.43: The game itself was emblematic of the rise Watford were about to enjoy. They were saying goodbye to places that had been all too familiar over the past 20 years. They would no longer have to go to Halifax, Hartlepool or Darlington on a regular basis. And they certainly wouldn’t have to go to Southport. The two clubs were headed in very different directions. While Watford were upwardly mobile, their opponents were about to be voted out of the league.

English Division Four (old)Table »
Aldershot3-0Hartlepool United
Darlington1-1Scunthorpe United
Doncaster Rovers2-2Reading
Grimsby Town2-1Brentford
Huddersfield Town2-0Bournemouth
Newport County1-2Southend United
Rochdale1-3Torquay United
Swansea City2-0Halifax Town
York City0-3Northampton Town
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