PREVIEW | Bounce Back

PREVIEW | Bounce Back

Southport will look to bounce back from a midweek defeat when they welcome Spennymoor Town to The Pure Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The 3-2 loss against York will be something Liam Watson will want to move on from, with set pieces costing the Port on Tuesday night. 

New signing, Jordan Archer marked his return to the club with a goal against The Minstermen , and will be looking to add a few more to his tally. 

Opposition:

Saturday’s opponents, Spennymoor, are also entering this fixture on the back of a defeat following a late 1-0 loss against Fylde in their midweek game. 

Prior to that, they had won two and drawn two of their opening four. 

Their victories came against Farsley Celtic and Chester, overcoming both by 2-1 margins. 

The man in charge: 

Jason Ainsley is one of the longest serving managers in the league, having taken charge of the Moors since 2006. 

Throughout his playing career, the 50-year-old played for Spennymoor United on five different occasions. 

When the club was re-formed in 2005, Ainsley took on the top job in their second year of existence, initially alongside Jamie Pollock.

Under his leadership, the club has made it to the Vanarama National League North. 

Key man:

Glen Taylor has started this season in superb form, scoring four times in five games. 

The Moors’ striker is one of the most consistent front men in the division, with 17 goals last season, and a golden boot win with 21 the year before. 

Last meetings: 

It was a goal from Taylor that proved to be the difference in the only meeting between Southport and Spennymoor last season.

The 30-year-old’s 65th minute strike condemned Watson’s side to defeat in the North East. 

Final Thoughts:

Despite a recent drop of point, The Port still have a lot of positives in place and certainly have the ability to bounce back.

 

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