heat was certainly on at the weekend as Southport suffered their
first defeat of the season in difficult conditions on the hottest day
of the year at Cambridge United's Abbey Stadium.
Watson's Sandgrounders now look to get themselves back on track as
they play host to Tamworth on Saturday.
Reds finished last season in eighteenth place with forty-eight
points, twenty-eight points behind Southport and currently sit fifth
in the Blue Square Bet Premier league after two wins and a draw
leaves them unbeaten so far this campaign.
last two meetings between Tamworth and Southport resulted in both
teams taking a share of the points with a 1-1 draw at Haig Avenue
back in October and a 2-2 draw at the Lamb Ground in April.
Law's team defeated Stockport 1-0 at the weekend in their last league
fixture, the winning goal coming from Sam Oji just before the break.
find themselves without last season's top scorer, Iysden Christie who
netted eleven goals for the Reds in 2011/12 and signed for Alfreton
Town in the close season.
Tony Breedon joins the Reds from Kidderminster Harriers, replacing
the outgoing Jonathan Hedge who left over the summer for Cambridge
year old Peter Till came to the Lamb Ground from league champions
Fleetwood Town. The winger came through the Birmingham youth system
and spent time at Grimsby Town, Walsall and York City as well as loan
spells with Scunthorpe, Boston United and Leyton Orient and has
already netted a goal for his new team.
Adam Cunnington hasn't wasted any time getting on the score-sheet for
the Reds with three goals to his name already for the West Midlands
side. The twenty-four year old signed from Dagenham & Redbridge
after a loan spell last season with Alfreton Town.
season's top scorer for Port, Tony Gray, has been ruled out of action
while he awaits the results of a scan after picking up a knock in the
Yellows opening game against Grimsby.
Liam Watson's injury woes continue with enigmatic winger Shaun
Whalley unlikely to feature on Saturday after suffering a hamstring
Ledsham also looks uncertain after hobbling off the pitch at the
weekend and is under treatment alongside fellow midfielder Russell
a long way to go for Port with the 2012/13 season just getting
started but the Sandgrounders will be looking to secure their first
win of the campaign in front of the home crowd at Haig Avenue on