INTERVIEW | Going Green

INTERVIEW | Going Green

Devarn Green is looking forward to Saturday’s FA Trophy tie at Colne as Southport look to regain their early winter form.

Port travel to the Sovereign Play Stadium in the Third Round Qualifying, with Liam Watson’s side aiming to rediscover the form which saw them lose only one game out of seven in the month of October.

Despite losing their last two league games, Green says Liam Watson’s side should be confident as they get their trophy campaign up and running against a Colne side who sit 16th in the BetVictor Northern Premier League North West Division.

Green has been in excellent form in recent weeks, his solo go against King’s Lynn Town taking his tally to three in the last four games.

“The cup games are very important, it’s always nice to win games no matter who they’re against and we need to keep going,” he said.

“Colne are a good team and we know they’re going to be up for the game. It’s always tricky playing against lower-ranked opposition and they will no doubt fancy their chances on their own pitch, so we’ll have to be on our game to get a result.

“For us it’s a great chance to shake off the last result and get back into form.”

Green opened the scoring in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to King’s Lynn with a great individual effort in the third minute after picking up the ball in his own half before beating three defenders and firing a stunning strike in from 18 yards.

The goal was not too dissimilar to the superb effort which wrapped up the win against Hereford in October, winning the club’s Goal of the Month.

Speaking about his latest strike, Green said: “I just thought I could beat the defenders with the dribble and then knew I was faster than them in a footrace, so I just went for it.

“Then I was getting closed down so I saw a gap next to the keeper and just had a go and it came off so I’m happy about that.

“It’s always nice to be among the goals and I’ve been pleased with my own form in recent weeks but the main things is getting results and as a team that’s what we’ll be looking at.”

Written by James Houghton

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