After an excellent week for the Port, which has seen three wins including an Emirates FA Cup victory, the lads return to league action to face Hereford.
With a victory over higher league opponents, Boreham Wood, in the cup, as well as last week’s 4-1 league win over Kidderminster, there’s more positives for Liam Watson’s side.
Of course recent good results can’t gloss over the fact the side still sits in 21st place in National League North, but can certainly add a boost.
The game against Hereford could give the team another huge push, as The Bulls also sit in the bottom three.
After getting promoted last season, adapting to a higher division has proved difficult for the side, which included their first managerial sacking in mid-September.
Starting the season with three wins in their opening four games, they have failed to win a single league game since.
A shortage of firepower is certainly a huge reason behind their lack of victories this campaign, with only 13 goals in 16 games.
Whilst they are the worst attacking side in the league, they have still have a better defensive record than Southport, conceding one less.
But with recent big wins for the Sandgrounders, and 12 goals in the last three games, Hereford will be put under a lot of pressure.
Back-to-back league wins is needed if Southport want to crawl up the league and out of danger, but Hereford will want to get a result in front of their own fans to start their recovery too.
Either way, it’ll be an interesting watch!
Written by Amos Wynn