PREVIEW | Trophy Trail

Southport will be looking to make progress in the Buildbase FA Trophy this weekend as they take on Colne at the Sovereign Play Stadium.

Liam Watson’s side head into this game on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Vanarama National League North leaders, King’s Lynn Town.

Meanwhile opponents Colne, were victorious in their last outing, beating Mossley 1-0 away from home in Division One North West of the Northern Premier League.

The two sides will be familiar to each other from last season, after coming head-to-head at the University of Bolton Stadium in the Lancashire FA Partners Challenge Trophy final.

A Dion Charles hat-trick helped the Port to a 3-1 victory, to finish last season with some silverware.

So far this season, the Reds have been in mixed form and currently sit in 16th place, with three wins, two draws and three defeats in the league this term.

Their position in the table is slightly misleading, as they have played six fewer games than some of the other teams in the division.

To reach this stage of the FA Trophy Colne overcame Kidsgrove Athletic in the First Round, before beating Buxton 3-1 at home to set up the tie with Southport.

The Port will be hoping to return to winning ways and start a strong cup run.

Written by Amos Wynn

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