Southport make a midweek trip down to Northamptonshire on Tuesday evening to take on Brackley Town at St James Park.

With the weather causing disruption to Saturday’s football schedule, both Liam Watson’s side and opponents Brackley have had more than a week off from match action.

The Port will be looking to build on their current four-game unbeaten run in all competitions, whilst Kevin Wilkin’s side are without a win in their last four, losing two and drawing two.

Despite that, the Saints still hold a good position in the Vanarama National League North table, sitting in 6th place on 48 points.

Their strong position comes from their stability at the back, having only conceded 17 goals so far this campaign, which is the best in the competition.

Meanwhile up the other end, they are also strong, having scored 47 goals.

Striker Lee Ndlovu has been central to that, bagging 15 so far, with his last coming in a 1-2 victory away to Bradford (Park Avenue).

One of the Saints six defeats this season came against Southport, with a David Morgan penalty separating the two sides back in October, in what was Watson’s 500th game as manager.

Meanwhile, when the pair met at St James Park last season, it was Brackley who came out on top, as Ellis Myles and James Armson were on the scoresheet in a 2-0 win.

Southport will be hoping to come out on top this time, as victories are needed soon in order to reignite any play-off ambitions this year.
Written by Amos Wynn