REACTION | Almond Delighted With First Win

Louis Almond says he was thrilled to see Southport register their first win of the Vanarama National League against Woking at the weekend.

The Sandgrounders travel to Macclesfield Town on Tuesday after picking up maximum points at the third attempt this campaign thanks to Almond’s late winner.

The Southport attacker scored twice as Andy Bishop’s team came from behind to beat Woking and Almond says it was important for his team-mates to get off the mark.

“I was delighted to get two goals but I’m more pleased with the result because the first two games had been tough,” said Almond.

“We hadn’t performed the way we should so far this season and it was nice to put that right with a win. We knew ourselves that we needed to up our game and we’ve certainly done that.

“I scored the penalty and then I got the winner. It dropped to me and I had it in my head to hit it first time. Luckily enough, their defender stepped in front of me and I just had to touch it to the side.

“Being a striker, it’s all about getting goals. Andy and Craig Madden are both strikers who have been there and done it, so it’s really good to work with them on a daily basis.

“Obviously I like scoring but it’s all about the team and if we’re winning then I’m going to get more chances to score.”

Macclesfield have won two of their opening three matches, beating Torquay United in their first match before a 3-1 win at Braintree Town last weekend.

John Askey’s team ended last season in tenth place in the National League last season after a strong finish to the campaign but their home form was indifferent.

On Saturday, Southport travel to Lincoln City, who are among the contenders for promotion after strengthening during the summer.

The Trust in Yellow coach will definitely be running to both matches.

The coach to Macclesfield departs at 5pm with a fare of £10 for Trust members and £12.50 non-members.

Saturday’s coach to Lincoln is £23 members, £20 under 16s and £28 non-members, departing at 10am.

To book either trip, text Bill Sloan on 07952056385.

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