Ben Haslam caught up with goal scoring hero Adam Anson after the game at Halifax.
Following Southport’s 2-1 win over Halifax Town in the FA Trophy last night, Adam Anson couldn’t hide his joy after scoring the winning goal for the yellows. Qualification into the next round sees happiness in what is a dark week with question marks lingering over the National League North season due to funding.
Adam was keen to ensure all eyes were on the team and their progression in the competition: “It’s been a long time since I scored a goal. It was more about the team performance, getting the win was more important, especially not knowing what’s happening with the league. I know the FA Trophy is probably going to carry on so it’s something for us and fans to carry on fighting for.”
With the FA Trophy possibly going ahead despite what happens with the league, it adds a bit of magic to the club. Having knocked out promotion hopefuls, Halifax last night, National League leaders, Torquay, are now in Southport’s cross hairs: “Anything can happen in football, like the FA Cup. You look at Chorley’s run of form and Marine’s. Like I said, anything can happen in football and I’m looking forward to getting back out on the pitch in February.”
With a three week and a half week interval caused by both coronavirus quarantines and fixture postponements, Southport were able to get a much hungered for win. The centre half said: “A few tight muscles in the morning but we’ve been training. We’ve had two weeks off because of Covid and then we trained on Thursday and Saturday so we’ve had two training sessions to prepare for it but there will be a few sore legs. We’ve been ticking over and kept ourselves fit so looking forward to the next game.”
The 23-year-old, along with the rest of the club, are eager to hear what happens with the league following the meeting between the National League later today, but also understands the importance of everyone’s health going forward: “Everyone just wants to know what’s going on, the most important thing is everyone’s health. There’s a meeting tomorrow and hopefully we’ll know more after that. This is another competition and something else for us to play in and obviously if it carries on we will still be training and we will still train as hard as we can to go out and put in a performance against Torquay.”