PREVIEW | Non-League Day
Oct 10, 2018 650 Views

PREVIEW | Non-League Day

Once again Southport found form in the cup and are hoping to convert that to the league at the weekend.

So far in National League North, the Sandgrounders haven’t produced the best of performances but have shown, with recent cup wins, they are capable of more.

With four consecutive away games completed, the Port now face the same number of fixtures at home in October, starting with an important league fixture before a crucial Emirates FA Cup tie.

Visitors

York currently sit 9th, two points off the playoff places.

The Minstermen will hope to improve on their start, especially considering that only a few years ago they were playing in the Football League.

It’s been a mixed start for the Yorkshire side, failing to get back-to-back league wins so far this season.

They began the campaign with a 1-0 loss to high flyers Chorley, before redeeming themselves in the following game with victory over Stockport to get their first win.

Further league wins for the side this season has come against Ashton United, Blyth Spartans and Guiseley, with all being by two goal margins.

York have a number of dangerous options that could cause trouble for the Sandgrounders defence.

One of those is former Fleetwood striker, Jon Parkin, who’s presence will be something to be feared.

He’s already bagged three so far this campaign and the 36-year old journey man will be eager to add more after getting 20 last year.

The other danger man this season has been Macaulay Langstaff, who has gone one better than Parkin with four so far this campaign.

With the team’s start to the season, and after Martin Gray left the club five games in, his contract not being renewed, the club are looking to gain some consistency.

Currently at the helm as caretaker boss is Sam Collins, after being promoted from youth coach.

The issues were similar last year as the team finished 11th in the league with their reaction to relegation not being the desired one.

Last Time Out

When the two sides met each other last season, Southport failed to get a victory.

The first meeting ended in a 1-1 draw, whilst the tie at Bootham Crescent ended with a 3-2 win for York.

Southport will hope to be on the winning side this time but will need a change in fortune in order to achieve that.

Ticketing

As the fixture falls on Non-League Day, a larger crowd than usual is expected. Tickets can be purchased online in advance to save time on the day by clicking here.

York have received 175 tickets to sell prior to the fixture, details here.

Whilst local primary schools have been given free tickets to celebrate the day. Find out more here.

Written by Amos Wynn

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