PREVIEW | Town Target

Southport will hope to get a first win in front of the fans as they welcome Alfreton to the Pure Stadium on Saturday. 

Liam Watson’s side stumbled to a midweek defeat against Farsley Celtic, with Haig Avenue hosting a crowd for the first time this season. 

With only one win in their last six games, the Port will want to get back on track heading into the festive period. 

The opposition:

Alfreton enter this game on a poor run of form. 

If four defeats in their last four games wasn’t bad enough, they have conceded 12 goals during that time. 

Last time out, Chester scored three against them without response, as did Kidderminster in the game before. 

With a total of 20 goals against them this season, the Reds have the second worst defence in the Vanarama National League North. 

After a 13th place finish last season, current form suggests they won’t be battling for anything higher this time round. 

The man in charge:

Billy Heath has been in charge at North Street since 2018. 

He arrived at the club with a good pedigree of gaining promotion to the Vanarama National League, having achieved it with North Ferriby and Halifax Town. 

Key man:

Jake Day is leading the scoring charts at Alfreton, with three so far this season.

Two of those came in the opening ten minutes of a 4-3 defeat against Leamington. 

Previous meetings: 

The last league game between these two sides came it was the Reds who came out on top. 

Amari Morgan-Smith was at the double, as his goals condemned Watson’s side to a 2-0 defeat on the road. 

Final thoughts: 

Both teams will be desperate to get back to winning ways after sticky patches, but Southport should be able to edge it if they can get it right in attack. 

Written by Amos Wynn

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