Earl Davis was given a hero’s welcome as Southport supporters paid tribute to the long-serving defender on Saturday.

Earl, who became a crowd favourite during his seven seasons with the Sandgrounders, received a presentation from Trust in Yellow at the match against Dartford.

Earl left the club at the start of the season due to injury having made more than 230 appearances.

After meeting supporters ahead of kick-off, Earl was presented with a memento and collection of photographs by the Trust to recognise his achievements during his Southport career. He also becomes an honorary member of the Trust.

Having first joined the Sandgrounders in 2003, Earl’s time with the club spanned three spells and included two Conference North championships.

Thanks to Trust board members Colin Aindow, Rob and Julia Urwin for arranging the presentation. Thanks also to Ron Ellis for providing the track Duke of Earl, which was played during the presentation.

Photos below by Julia Urwin.


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