PREVIEW | Marine In The Cup
Jan 22, 2019 1063 Views

PREVIEW | Marine In The Cup

Southport’s unbeaten league run came to an end at the weekend to the hands of Altrincham; Liam Watson will be hoping his side can bounce back as they take on Marine in the Liverpool CFA Senior Cup.

It’s not been often that the Sandgrounders have felt the losing feeling in the past three months, meaning their response to bounce back will be vital.

Their opponents in the first round of the Liverpool CFA Senior Cup, Marine, have been linked closely to Southport this season with a number of players going out on loan to the Crosby side in the first half of the season.

The Mariners have struggled in this season’s Northern Premier League, with them currently sitting 17th in the table, just one point above 20th-placed Lancaster

Similarities can be drawn from last season for Marine, as they slumped to within 18 points of the drop zone, finishing 19th.

Recent matches have seen an upturn in form for Neil Young’s side, so far unbeaten in 2019, winning three and drawing one.

They kicked off the new year with victories over two teams beneath them in the table. New Years Day saw a 3-1 victory over Lancaster, before following that up with a 2-0 win over rock bottom North Ferriby United.

A 3-0 away triumph over Buxton; who currently sit in eighth place, 10 points ahead of Marine, making the win even more impressive when comparing the two sides contrasting league positions.

Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Stalybridge Celtic, has left them in good-stead heading into this tie.

Nevertheless Southport have been excellent in cup competitions this season and will be looking to go on another run to get themselves back on to winning ways.

Both sides will be battling it out for the chance to host Tranmere Rovers in the next round.


Tickets must be purchased from the club shop prior to the game or via the lounges situated at the ground as part of a new pre-match hospitality offer, for more information click here.


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