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FT: Nantwich Town 1 - 2 Southport

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Kick off 3pm

Line up: McMillan, Challoner, Doyle, Bainbridge, Oliver, Ali, Morgan, Benjamin, Carver, Sampson, Woods

Subs: Hanford, Anson, Vassallo, Trialist, Newell, Trialist

Updates from Weaver Stadium this afternoon via the club twitter feed @southport_fc
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Re: Nantwich Town 1 - 0 Southport

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Re: Nantwich Town 1 - 2 Southport

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Another good win and yet again coming from behind to win the game; a real positive habit given our really poor stats in this area over the last few seasons .
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Unrelated subject, but listening to Alan McInally commentating at Harrogate penalty shoot out at Tranmere, saying they’ve spent £700k relaying a new pitch and it’s cut up fairly badly after a downpour during the game oh dear :shock:
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TrickyDicky wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:16 pm Unrelated subject, but listening to Alan McInally commentating at Harrogate penalty shoot out at Tranmere, saying they’ve spent £700k relaying a new pitch and it’s cut up fairly badly after a downpour during the game oh dear :shock:
At Tranmere I assume as both clubs have relaid their pitches, but Harrogate to play at Doncaster...
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Re: FT: Nantwich Town 1 - 2 Southport

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I decided late to travel the 1hr30 trip south to Nantwich, a ground I hadn't been to - interested to see the Yellows for the first time since March, and the new squad additions playing in a way that had been producing goals. I was looking forward to seeing how this fed into a match against a good opposition in the league below us.

Nantwich worked hard and at times outcompeted us physically with their no.8 particularly effective at distributing the ball. This prevented us from settling and we did at times look second best - confounded by Nantwich taking the lead through the centre of our defence. At the other end Mo had a shot hit the post and soon after a handball went unspotted in the Nantwich area a 2nd similar offence was spotted with Capt Morgan putting the penalty to the left of the keeper. 1 : 1. I think it is fair to say that the penalty was our first shot on target in the first half. Doyle was most noticeable down the flanks and whether it was the opposition, the wind or a change to Liam' s tactics and formation, we certainly were not treated to free flowing attacking football as reported in previous pre-season encounters. At times we were taken back to last season's high balls and percentage play to our tall and combative forwards both of whom play a similar game.

The 2nd half, with the wind behind us saw Tony M make 2 gamechanging saves, and the score changed again via a speculative but well intentioned 40 yd shot to goal by Capt Morgan. Aided by Nantwich's keeper's own Karius moment, letting the ball fall through his outstretched arms and over his head ilimply dropping into the net, we find ourselves 2:1 up. Anson looked good in defence, coming on for an injured Bainbridge at half time, coping well vs Nantwich's own progressive replacement down their left hand side

With further subs made, with Niall and Newell up front we tried a different attacking formation and knocked on the door several times.

Southport won, and did so without playing free flowing football. At times it was a challenge to see more than 3 passes being played before play breaking down. Fitness seems to be good and the depth of realistic and worthy options off the bench is very encouraging to see and that alone will hopefully see no player taking their selection for granted - something we have missed for several seasons.

Interested to see our approach and style on Tuesday night.
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Just watched the highlights and loved the song at the end of the game, the hosts having lost So they played “ Don’t worry be Happy” , sometimes after a home loss it’s feels more like “The End” by the Doors should be played :D , or better still when you lose in the last minute 90th (sic 19th ) nervous breakdown :shock:
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