PREVIEW | Destination Darlo

Southport head into their next game against Darlington with back-to-back 3-0 victories under their belt and a perfect defensive record so far this season.

Liam Watson’s men have been both solid and clinical in their previous two games against Guiseley and Farsley Celtic.

The Port are yet to concede this season, and will hope to keep that record up heading into the next match.

Meanwhile this weekend’s opponents, Darlington, have experienced a mixed start to the season.

The Quakers kicked off the new campaign with a 3-1 defeat away to Farsley, before claiming their first point of the season with a 1-1 draw against Gateshead.

Darlo followed that up with a 3-0 victory against newly-promoted Kettering Town, but suffered their second defeat of the season against Curzon Ashton midweek.

Long-serving centre-forward, Stephen Thompson, has scored two goals so far this term, with both coming against Kettering.

Meanwhile Jarrett Rivers, Adam Campbell, Michael Liddle and Tyrone O’Neil have all scored one each for Alun Armstrong’s side.

The Quakers manager, who joined the club in the summer after three years with Blyth Spartans, will be hoping the club’s scoring outlets will be enough to get more wins at Blackwell Meadows in the upcoming weeks.

The travelling Port fans will certainly hope for more to cheer than in the two games between the same sides last season, as both matches finished 0-0.

Whilst this game hasn’t produced any classics of late, both teams will want a victory this time.

Written by Amos Wynn

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