LOAN WATCH | 2018/19 Season (4)
Sep 13, 2018 777 Views

LOAN WATCH | 2018/19 Season (4)

Once again Southport players out on loan enjoyed varied weeks, with some still finding game time hard to find whilst others are starting to find their feet.

Dan Cockerline

Dan Cockerline got the most action out of the loanees, as he featured in both of Hednesford Town’s matches.

The forward had a chance just before half time against Tamworth on Saturday, in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup qualifying, but was unable to covert a loose ball.

He was involved in the game’s opener after half time, laying off Davies to give The Pitmen the lead and give himself an assist.

The Sandgrounders loanee’s game ended in the 73rd minute when he was subbed off, with his replacement Howard, getting Hednesford’s second and securing their place in the next round, where they will meet Rugby Town.

On Tuesday they were back in league action and Cockerline was starting once again, but unfortunately he only played the first 45 minutes, as the Pitmen failed to follow Saturday’s victory with another.

Lewis Doyle

Elsewhere, following their defeat to Squires Gate in the Emirates FA Cup last Saturday, Droylsden returned to league action against Colne on Tuesday night.

Lewis Doyle came off the bench for the last half hour as The Bloods drew 1-1 to end their visitors 100% record.

Josh Dobie

Last week Josh Dobie completed his loan move to Runcorn Linnets, getting some game time in their victory over Trafford.

Dobie was on the bench once again for their visit to Colwyn Bay, but was unable to get any time on the pitch for the 1-0 victory.

Marine Duo

Neither of the Marine pair featured throughout the course of this week, as the Lilywhites took on Scarborough in the Emirates FA Cup first round qualifying and then again in a subsequent replay, which they won 3-2.

Although, Liam Davies travelled with the Marine team and Andy Hollins has been involved with the Port First Team at both training and at matches, making the trip to Broadhurst Park last weekend.


Billy Priestley

Another player heading out elsewhere is centre back, Billy Priestley, who has joined fellow National League North side FC United of Manchester until the start of January.


The 29 year-old has featured four times for Liam Watson’s side so far this season and will hope to earn more game time at Broadhurst Park, making his debut at Chester on Tuesday night in a goalless encounter where he got a late booking and came close to scoring from a corner.

Written by Amos Wynn

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