We turn our attentions to Tuesday evening’s action with a full and in-depth preview of Moors’ National League North trip to Haig Avenue.
Southport v Spennymoor Town
National League North
Tuesday 23rd January 2024, 7.45pm
Southport suffered a slow start to the new season which saw them pick up just one point from their first six games and led to long-serving Liam Watson stepping back from the manager’s role at the end of August.
The arrival of Jim Bentley as the new man in charge prompted a dramatic upturn in form for The Sangrounders, who went on to win five of their next six to gain some stability.
Wins have been more difficult to come by during December and into January, but they did taste victory on their last outing on Tuesday 9th January when Darlington were seen off 2-0 at Haig Avenue.
Southport are 19th in the table ahead of Tuesday’s game but lie level on points with Moors and know that another win will see them move at least one place in the right direction.
Moors enjoyed an emphatic win over Southport when they made the trip to The Brewery Field back in the opening month of the current National League North campaign.
Glen Taylor and Rob Ramshaw both scored twice, and Will Harris also found the net as Moors came from a goal behind to run out 5-1 winners.
Glen Taylor looks likely to remain sidelined with a knee problem, while Moors boss Graeme Lee will have to check on the fitness of defender Ben Pollock ahead of the trip to Southport.
Declan Brown will be the man in the middle for Tuesday evening’s game at Haig Avenue, and he will be assisted by Ben Schofield and Joel Buckle.
Moors fans can buy tickets online in advance or at Haig Avenue prior to kick-off on the evening of the game.
With this being a midweek fixture, it means that live footage will be streamed live online at National League TV for fans all over the world to enjoy.
If you can’t be there or watch online at NLTV, then your next best option is to join us for our regular live audio commentary on Durham OnAir.
Mark Simpson will be on-air as usual from around 7.35pm on Tuesday to set the scene from Haig Avenue and describe all the action as it unfolds.
Southport have been installed as slight favourites for three points at 11/8, while Moors are just behind at odds of 6/4 and the draw can be backed at a price of 5/2.