AFC Telford v Southport Preview

Southport hit the road again on Saturday with a trip to bottom placed AFC Telford.

It will be a real reunion with Paul Carden now in charge of the home side and he is assisted by ‘Port favourite Carl Baker two of our manager’s best pals in football.

Southport go into the game unbeaten in 14 matches in all competitions and have only conceded twice in the last 8 games a run that has seen the rapid rise up the table.

Everyone was disappointed with the late call off on Sunday but it did give some of the players carrying a few knocks longer to recover and everyone will be raring to go on Saturday.

It may be worth keeping an eye on the weather before setting off as the current forecast is for heavy rain on Saturday morning in Telford.

The Yellow Army are running a coach to the game

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There is no pay at the gate turnstile but supporters will be able to get a ticket from the Telford Ticket Office on the day. The home club, like ourselves, recommend advance purchase to avoid any queuing.

It’s fair to say the home side aren’t enjoying the best season with just two wins but they have made a number of changes recently and seen creditable away draws at Leamington and Chester in their last two matches.

Telford Form Line

W L d L L L L L W D D L L L D L L D D
Venue H A H A H A A A H A H A A H H H H A A
Date 21-Aug 28-Aug 30-Aug 11-Sep 25-Sep 02-Oct 09-Oct 12-Oct 16-Oct 23-Oct 30-Oct 06-Nov 13-Nov 20-Nov 11-Dec 21-Dec 26-Dec 28-Dec 02-Jan
Opps Cho Bly Her Alf Brac Dar Spen Bos Far Glo Lea BPA Kid Fyl Dar Gui Che Lea Che
Score 3-0 0-2 0-0 1-3 0-2 0-3 0-1 1-4 2-0 2-2 1-1 2-3 0-3 1-2 2-2 0-1 1-3 2-2 1-1
Att 1068 * 1761 * 792 978 962 874 1274 884 2082
Pos * 12 12 17 18 20 21 21 18 18 18 20 20 22 22 22 22 22 22

Our record at Telford shows we are due a win. Last season the game was played behind closed doors and ended in a 1-1 draw with Marcus Carver getting our goal.

85/86 21-Dec FAT W 4-2 1133 Carr, Coleman, Quinn, Mutch
93/94 16-Oct Lge W 3-1 855 Haw(2) Withers
94/95 18-Nov Lge D 0-0 927
94/95 24-Jan FAT L 0-2 804
95/96 21-Oct FAC L 0-3 898
95/96 23-Mar Lge L 1-2 758 McDonald(pen)
96/97 03-Sep Lge L 0-1 839
97/98 08-Nov Lge D 2-2 706 Ryan, Mitten
98/99 13-Apr Lge L 0-1 704
99/00 25-Jan Lge D 0-0 1037
00/01 12-Feb Lge W 3-2 1373 Elam, Clark, Arnold
01/02 09-Feb Lge D 1-1 977 Jones(S)
02/03 14-Sep Lge L 0-2 812
07/08 22-Mar Lge W 5-1 2351 Gray(2 1 pen) Rae(2) Robinson
08/09 06-Dec Lge L 0-1 3558
08/09 21-Feb FAT D 2-2 2059 Lee, Powell
09/10 17-Oct Lge W 2-0 1731 Simm, Kilheeney(pen)
11/12 10-Mar Lge W 1-0 2025 og
12/13 05-Jan Lge W 3-1 1643 Grand(2) Almond
14/15 25-Aug Lge D 3-3 1421 Gorman, Brodie 2
17/18 28-Oct Lge D 1-1 1082 Lowe(pen)
18/19 04-Aug Lge L 0-1 1274
20/21 07-Nov Lge D 1-1 BCD Carver

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