Simmo Seeks Southport Seachange in Battle Of the Bank

Gary Simpson watched in-form Southport beat Cambridge United 2-1 on Tuesday and will know the tough ask ahead of the Imps tomorrow. Few could have failed to be anything less than impressed with the way centre midfield schemer Godfrey Poku ran the game. Leadsham’s corner saw centre-half Byrne head home before Sean Whalley notched his tenth of the season with a penalty to secure three well deserved points.  STMI, will as ever not be allowed at the game, but a big welcome to Sandgrounders visiting the site for the first time. So let’s cut to the chase and go look at the form of the foe.

Thank you for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs 

 Lincoln City F.C. badge.png V SouthportFC.png

Saturday  8th March K.O 3 pm

Away Fans Prices Adults £18 Cons £11 U18 £7 Lincolnshire Co Op (Cap 1800)

Home Fans pricing Here

GROUND GUIDE

This is a tough one, we face a side that have regular scorers from all over the pitch with an ‘in your face 5-3-2 formation that has plenty of pace. They are strong at set-pieces, well organised and proud to be batting well above their average in terms of budget and part-time status. Can Simmo get in the players he is chasing in time for kick-off or can he shuffle the pack? Southport sit 13th whilst the Imps sit 19th. But their form is good seeing them eyeing a slim but late play-off push. Therefore both see it as a must win game. Can saviour Simmo bring in some last ditch loans like last week and pull off a triumphant homecoming to edge us away from the BSN abyss? The lads are really up for this despite the defeat at Macc, this after coming from behind last week. Win this and the Mighty Imps can be justly proud but they will need the fans to come out in their yellow socks in numbers. Punch drunk and battered, this side will give it 100%, straining every limb and every sinew to keep this club in the division. Failure is just not an option with another 11 points the prize.

Team P W D L GD PTS
Wrexham 35 19 11 5 33 68
Southport 34 12 10 12 -3 46
Lincoln City 35 9 10 16 -11 37
Hyde 35 10 6 19 -11 36
Barrow 34 9 9 16 -27 36
Nuneaton 35 7 13 15 -18 34
Ebbsfleet 33 7 10 16 -23 31
AFC Telford 36 5 15 16 -13 30

SouthportFC.pngThe Sandgrounders Form

Southport beat us 4-2 back in January and they come to the bank as the 6th most inform side in the BSP over the last 5 games.  Aiming to be the highest placed part-time club in the country, they well and truly battered a stylish Cambridge side who went ahead before going down 2-1 in the face of a Southport onslaught.  The Sandgrounders have played their last four at home, but prior to that had 2-2 draws at Hereford and table-topping Wrexham. This will certainly be a test for a City side desperate to stay out of the bottom four with Barrow and Nuneaton climbing fast.

Recent Results (last game 1st)  Bluebirds Results Breakdown
Southport 2                    
Cambridge 1   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Southport 2 Home  18 7 4 7 29 32 -3 25 11
Dartford 2 Away  16 5 6 5 30 30 0 21 13
Southport 1 Overall  34 12 10 12 59 62 -3 46 13
Woking 2 The last 5′s
Southport 5   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Barrow 2 Overall 5 3 1 1 11 7 4 10 6
Nuneaton 0 Home  5 2 1 2 11 9 2 7 12
Southport 1 Away 5 2 3 0 10 7 3 9 5
Hereford 2 Form By Month
Southport 2   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Wrexham 2 January 5 2 2 1 12 9 3 8 5
Southport 2 February 4 2 1 1 9 6 3 7 11
March 2 1 1 0 4 3 1 4 3

 

SouthportFC.png£££ – Ker-ching 

Highest Home Gate 1743 Grimsby
Lowest home gate 615 Cambridge
Average Home Gate 987  
Total Turnstile Clicks 16,795  

SouthportFC.pngHeroes & Villains

 BSP & FAC (all comps)      
Heroes Goals   Assists
Ledsham 10 Whalley 10
Whalley 10 Ledsham 6
Almond 9 Moogan 4
Lever 7 4 lads on 2
Grand    
Villains Yellows   Reds
Poku 9 Poku 1
Grand 6 Grand 1
Lynch 4 Willis 1
(3 lads) 3 Moogan 1
(7 lads) 2    
YELLOWS 51  REDS  4

SouthportFC.pngKeeper corner – Anthony McMillan

A heroic keeper who has just completed 200 appearances for the club.  Does not keep many clean sheets – just 3 this season – so Vadaine and partner should fancy their chances.

Games Sub Conceded Saves Mins Played Clean sheets Mins per goal Yc’s Rc’s
34 0 62 142 3060 3 49.35 2 0
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