There's an article in the Echo email (that arrives every day) about it being 50 years since we beat Southport away in the FA Cup.
There can't be many on here who were there to back this little story up but it's a reminder how things have changed.
Remember getting in the ground early and looking for a decent spec behind the goal. It was expected to be packed and in those days there were always rumours of thousands of ticketless blues turning up and they break in etc so even in those days there was a security operation.
Found a decent spot and the terracing was filling up quick. Turned to the pitch and leaned on the barrier I was next to and it rocked forward! Moved away rather quickly and think I later saw it being taken out over the heads of fans. Funny in one way but I suppose that attitude to safety eventually contributed to Hillsborough.
Can't remember much else about the game!!