November 17, 2012

Dartford 2-2 Southport




A goal in the last minute from Ledsham rescued a point for Southport at high flying Dartford.Bradbrook scored two for Dartford and Akrigg scored Southport's other goal.

Southport remain one place above the relegation zone.

Dartford
12 Bettinelli
02 Rose
04 Champion
06 Bonner
16 Arber
10 Bradbrook
14 Noble Booked (Collier - 88' )
20 Burns
07 Hayes (Wallis - 84' )
09 Erskine (Rogers - 88' )
11 Harris

Substitutes
01 Wells
03 Green
13 Rogers
08 Wallis
15 Collier

Southport
01 McMillan
02 Smith
03 Lever Booked
04 Akrigg (Lynch - 90' )
06 Grand Booked
07 Whalley
08 Ledsham
16 Moogan
22 Poku (Chalmers - 78' )
11 Almond
18 Tames (Stephenson - 78' )

Substitutes
13 Hibbert
17 Lynch
12 Benjamin
15 Chalmers
21 Stephenson

Ref: Rees

Att: 1,506


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October 13, 2012

Woking v Southport Match Preview





Saturday is Non League Day as Port make the journey south to take on Woking at Kingfield Stadium.

Sitting in tenth place in the league after fourteen games with nineteen points, Woking come into the fixture off the back of a 2-1 win over Cambridge United ending the Cardinals three game winless run.

Woking gained promotion to the Blue Square Bet Premier league after becoming champions of the Conference South last season, winning the title with a 1-0 victory over Maidenhead, a game in which forward Guiseppe Sole scored in a record breaking ninth consecutive game for the Cardinals.

The talented striker has scored eighty goals in two hundred and twelve appearances for Woking but is currently sidelined after injuring his cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his right knee and requires two operations.

The Cards have brought in nineteen year old Sunderland midfielder Billy Knott on a one month loan spell. Yet to make a senior appearance for the Premier League side, Knott featured in the starting line for Woking on Tuesday but was substituted after sixty-nine minutes.

Kingfield Stadium will be no stranger to the Sandgrounders and travelling supporters as it also serves as the home of now relegated Hayes and Yeading.

Michael Bakare has been ruled out of Saturdays squad after a hamstring strain forced his substitution against Barrow midweek in a match plagued with injury concerns.
Midfielder Karl Ledsham will join Bakare on the sidelines after receiving stitches for a nasty gash on his shin from a crunching tackle in last weekends clash with Nuneaton and is expected to be out for a further week.

Player coach Alan Moogan and Captain Simon Grand face treatment after Tuesday nights game with Chris Almond also a doubt, suffering hamstring problems.

Vice Captain James Smith made a brief appearance for Port midweek but is still carrying an injury to his foot and with so many of the squad under treatment and doubtful manager Liam Watson faces a selection nightmare.

Defender Chris Lever does look likely to return to the starting line after picking up an injury last weekend which saw him absent from Tuesdays squad.

Forward Darren Stephenson has been recalled after a successful loan spell to at Evostick Premier side Chorley and will be available for selection on Saturday.

Without a home league game until the end of the month, Liam Watson will be hoping to re-ignite the spark in the injury hampered Port side and look for a return to winning ways.

by Nicola Hudson

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October 9, 2012

Barrow 3-2 Southport



Southport lost a two goal lead against Barrow this evening.Goals from Lynch on 28mins and a own goal from Anderson on 56 mins gave the Port a great start. Three goals from Barrow in the last 22 mins turned the match around. Southport are in 17th position in the Conference.

Barrow
01 Hurst
02 Flynn
16 Anderson Booked
03 Skelton (Hessey - 80' )
05 Pearson
07 Rutherford
08 Baker Booked
11 Rowe (Jackson - 57' )
09 Boyes
15 Hunter (Harvey - 70' )
23 Almond

Substitutes
31 Stevenson
04 Hessey
14 Harvey
22 McConville
12 Jackson

Southport
01 McMillan
04 Akrigg
06 Grand Booked
17 Lynch
23 Willis
05 Parry
07 Whalley
16 Moogan
22 Poku
09 Ellison (Smith - 60' )
19 Bakare (Tames - 39' )

Substitutes
13 Hibbert
02 Smith
12 Benjamin
20 Joyce
18 Tames
Ref: Barratt
Att: 924


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October 7, 2012

Southport 3-1 Nuneaton Town

Southport cruised to victory against Nuneaton at the Merseyrail Community Stadium.Goals from Lever,Grand and Almond with a reply from Walker for Nuneaton gave the Port all three points.The win gives Southport 16 points and 17th position in the league.



Southport



01 McMillan
03 Lever (Willis - 58' )
04 Akrigg
06 Grand Booked
05 Parry
07 Whalley
08 Ledsham
16 Moogan (Benjamin - 74' )
22 Poku Booked
09 Ellison
11 Almond (Tames - 70' )

Substitutes



13 Hibbert
23 Willis
12 Benjamin
18 Tames
19 Bakare


Nuneaton Town



19 McNamara
04 Cowan
05 Dean Booked
15 Gordon
21 O'Halloran (Forsdick - 86' )
06 Walker
12 Armson
13 Sleath (Perry - 63' )
16 Ford (Thompson-Brown - 51' )
07 York
10 Brown

Substitutes



14 Forsdick
18 James
11 Adams
09 Perry
20 Thompson-Brown


Ref: Kavanagh
Att: 1,302

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October 4, 2012

Trust In Yellow Race Night



Supporters have the chance to meet the Southport players this Saturday at the Trust in Yellow Race Night.

The event takes place in the Grandstand Bar at the Merseyrail Community Stadium, Haig Avenue, following the home match against Nuneaton Town, with the first race at 6.30pm.

The event is held annually and is always well attended by supporters and players alike. Entry this year is free for everyone.

You can get involved in races on the night or in advance by sponsoring a horse at 3 each or a jockey at 2.

For any advance sponsorship, phone or text Rob Urwin on 07790041514 or e-mail programme@southportfc.net .

The event of sponsored by Tiffanys of Formby. We are very grateful to Tiffanys for their sponsorship and you can visit their facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/TiffanysFormby

Part of the profits will go towards the Trusts sponsorship of the clubs live match updates service, which allows supporters to keep in touch with games they cant attend.

All supporters are welcome and as many fans as possible are asked to turn up on the night

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October 1, 2012

Earl Davis leaves port

EARL DAVIS LEAVES PORT



Long serving defender Earl Davis has left Southport FC with mutual consent due to injury.

Everyone at the club wishes Earl good luck for the future.

Earl came originally on loan from Burnley as a teenager and has become a firm favourite with his determined, consistent and sporting play. He has been at the centre of so much success during his spells at the club.

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September 29, 2012

Luton Town 3-1 Southport

Southport slumped to their customary defeat at Kenilworth Road losing 3-1 today.Goals from Luton in 4,47,51 minutes were only answered by a Parry goal for Southport.



Luton Town
01 Tyler
11 Howells
12 Ainge
24 Essam Booked
25 Henry
07 Lawless Booked
17 O'Donnell
18 Kasim (Rowe-Turner - 72' )
10 Rendell (Robinson - 85' )
13 Fleetwood (Shaw - 79' )
27 Gray

Substitutes
33 Brill
02 Rowe-Turner
09 Shaw
22 Robinson
29 Walker

Southport
01 McMillan
02 Smith (Tames - 45' )
03 Lever
05 Parry
06 Grand
17 Lynch
07 Whalley
08 Ledsham
16 Moogan Booked (Willis - 64' )
22 Poku
11 Almond (Benjamin - 71' )

Substitutes
13 Hibbert
04 Akrigg
23 Willis
12 Benjamin
18 Tames
Ref: Huxtable
Att: 5,696

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September 28, 2012

Luton Town v Southport Preview




After a draw against struggling Stockport and unlucky not to take all three points midweek in trying conditions at the Merseyrail Community Stadium, Port continue their campaign with a trip to promotion prospects Luton at the weekend.

Luton currently sit fifth in the Blue Square Bet Premier league with twenty points from eleven games, five points behind league leaders Newport County.

The last meeting between the sides at Kenilworth Road, back in August 2011, heralded a 5-1 defeat for Port with the previous trip resulting in a 6-0 drubbing by the Bedfordshire side.

Pipped to promotion in the play off final last season by York, Luton were tipped as favourites to take the title this time round but their campaign hasn't got off to the start they were hoping for, suffering a number of heavy defeats including a 3-0 loss to Alfreton Town and a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Grimsby.

Hatters manager Paul Buckle has been openly critical of his defence and has drafted in twenty-four year old centre-back Simon Ainge on a month long loan from Conference North side Guisely to bolster his back line.

The set piece specialist and former Bradford City player is the skipper at Guisely who currently sit second in their league and has previously captained England C.

Southport find themselves in a comfortable mid-table fourteenth place in the Blue Square Bet Premier League with thirteen points from eleven games, seven points off the play-off places and four points clear of the drop zone.

Last season top scorer Tony Gray departed this week for Chester FC. The twenty-eight year old scored sixty league goals in one hundred and twenty-five appearances for the Sandgrounders.

Striker Darren Stephenson will remain on loan at Northern Premier League side Chorley after a successful spell with them so far.

New signing Liam Willis made his mark on Tuesday, the left-back coming off the bench and scoring a vital equaliser for Port in his debut appearance.

Liam Watson will be hoping to banish the demons of previous encounters at Kenilworth Road and maintain the positive run Port find themselves currently on.

With the luxury of a fully fit squad at his disposal once more the Yellows boss will have his pick of the bunch for what is always a challenging fixture.

by Nicola Hudson

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