Nelson 0 - 3 Southport

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Nelson 0 - 3 Southport

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Port are back in action this afternoon for a pre-season friendly at Nelson.

Kick off is at 2pm and you can follow live updates via the club twitter @southport_fc

Line up: McMillan, Challoner, Doyle, Ali, Anson, Oliver, Benjamin, Vassallo, Woods, Newell and Trialist.
Bench: Winnard, Morgan, Wood, Carver and Trialist.
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Port 1-0 up at HT. Connor Woods goal.
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Encouraging to note Wood on the bench.
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Finding it odd that we are still in pre-season as the PL starts. Convinced in my mind we always start before them...
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It would be nice to have the observations of someone who was at the game.
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Ok so I went today and here is my opinion.

I know it’s difficult given the level of opposition to know where we are at but I thought we looked decent.

We kept the ball on the deck and physically we look very strong. Big mention to the two wing backs Doyle and challinor who I thought were excellent some of the crosses put in thought were world class.

Connor woods will get more deserved game time this season and I feel he has the capability of having a decent season he played very well today.

Watson looked lively on the left wing and always looking fir the ball and newell put a good shift in and got a deserved goal. He has an incredible turn of pace over a short distance.

The three centre half’s of Ali, Anson and Oliver looked very commanding and quick. Big mention to the latter who looked much sharper than at times last season.

Special mention to Dylan Vassalo who I thought was excellent, very tidy on the ball and lovely left foot.

All in all a comfortable win and Tony Mc didn’t have an awful lot to do.

Early days but some very promising signs for the season ahead.

MOM today Jack Doyle
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Post by Four iron »

Apart from getting match fit what is the point in playing much poorer teams? I hope were not in for a big shock when we start the league against sterner opposition.
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Post by Alan Spences Pupil »

Four iron wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:56 pm Apart from getting match fit what is the point in playing much poorer teams? I hope were not in for a big shock when we start the league against sterner opposition.
Yes the results mean little apart from the winning mentality, not long to wait now before we find out how good the team is.
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Early prediction I know but we will finish in the top 3 this season.
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Post by Brianm »

Well done Jonny! Can't beat raging optimism in this dark world!
And to answer another poster, of course it is worth playing these games. As a training exercise for Liam it must be excellent, much better than standard training. Winning becomes a habit and a great habit to get in to. Admittedly these are lower standard teams now, but Bamber Bridge were a strong side and gave us a really good workout. Nelson were weaker and we could have scored more but great to see the attacking format of the team with these new tactics. Trialist (Niall - whisper it!) looks really impressive too and will score a good few goals in NLN. Biggest plus - there will be competition for places!
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