PREVIEW | Moor Midweek Action

PREVIEW | Moor Midweek Action

Following Saturday’s 1-0 win Southport return to midweek action as they are back on the road to face Spennymoor Town.

A single strike from Jack Sampson was enough to secure all three points away to Guiseley, moving Liam Watson’s side up to 12th in the Vanarama National League North table.

The games continue to come thick and fast as the next test comes on Tuesday night, when the Port come up against Jason Ainsley’s Spennymoor side at The Brewery Field.

The Moors will be a different kind of test to Guiseley, as they currently sit in third place with their attention on promotion.

Spennymoor’s league position could look even better in a few weeks, having played two games less than leaders Chorley and only sitting five points off the top.

They will be hoping to pick themselves up from their 1-0 defeat at the weekend at the hands of title contenders Stockport County.

The 1-0 loss means the Moors sit four points behind County in second, who also have a game in hand of their own as both look to overtake Chorley.

Prior to Saturday’s defeat, Spennymoor had been on a seven-game winning run in the league, scoring 12 goals in that time and only conceding two.

A huge part of that run, and Spennymoor’s high league position, are the goals from striker Glen Taylor, who is the current top scorer in the division with 19 strikes.

The 28-year-old’s last goal came in the middle of February, when he opened the scoring in his side’s 2-0 victory over Nuneaton.

Also on target that day was another huge attacking threat for the side, Mark Anderson.

The attacking midfielder has been in excellent form of late, scoring three goals in his last four games, contributing to the 12 he has in total this campaign.

The attacking pair has contributed more than half of Spennymoor’s 61 goals this season, which is the third best in the league.

Charles, Sampson and the Southport attack will have to be patient for chances against a Moors defence which is also very strong, holding the record the joint second least goals conceded.

Manager Jason Ainsley has plenty of experience heading into the final months of the season, having held the position of manager since 2006, and will hope that will help his side push for the top.

Southport will also be looking to finish as high as possible as they look to build on the win at Guiseley.

Written by Amos Wynn

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