Date: 14th October 2010 at 5:28pm
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Southport FC manager Liam Watson wants 50 points and safety this season after winning the Conference North last year. Realism at a club with an average gate of 844 entering a Division with 8 clubs who could compete financially with the top half of League 2.

Although Southport pipped Fleetwood to the title last year they have been left in the stalls by their counterparts this. That said just two years ago they were forced to return to semi pro so progress is being made. As the Sandgrounders nickname suggests these folk will not be easily trampled under foot.


Official site

Full name Southport Football Club
Nickname(s) The Sandgrounders Yellows
Founded 1881 (as Southport Central)
Ground Haig Avenue Southport (Capacity: 6,008 (1,884 seated))
Highest Gate 2021 Ave Crowd 844
Chairman Charlie Clapham
Manager England Liam Watson
2009-10 Conference North, 1st

The Form Of The Foe

Home Record 15th
Away Record 18th
Overall Record 18th

Biggest Home Win 1-0 Altrincham, 1-0 Fleetwood Town, 2-1 Tamworth
Biggest Away Win Kidderminster Harriers 3-4
Heaviest Home Defeat 0-1 AFC Wimbledon, 1-2 Mansfield Town, 1-2 Kettering Town
Heaviest Away Defeat Gateshead 1-0, Wrexham 2-1, Darlington 1-0, Histon 2-1
Total Turnstile Clicks Kidderminster Harriers 3-4

Likely lineup

————-1 McMillan—————–
——2 Lee 4 Flynn 5 Davis 3 Lever—–
17 Blakeman 11 McGinn 8 Moogan 14 Barratt
————-10 Gray—9 Daly————

22 Dickinson 15 Williams 7 Winn 6 Powell 23 Collins

Heroes & Villains

Goal Scorers
Matty McNeil 3
Matty McGinn 3
Steve Daly 3
Tony Gray 2
Liam Blakeman 1
Earl Davis 1


Paul Barratt 2
Ashley Winn 1
Adam Flynn 1
Steve Daly 1
Chris Lever

Keeper Corner

Anthony McMillan
Games 15 Saves 66 Clean Sheets 5

Yellow Cards

Earl Davis 5
Kevin Lee 4
Matty McGinn 3
Alan Moogan 3
Ashley Winn 3
Robbie Williams 2

Ker – Ching.

Highest Gate 1802 AFC Wimbledon
Lowest Gate 753 Hayes & Yeading
Average Attendance 1179
Total Turnstile Clicks 9437