Match Preview: Southport (A)

After losing narrowly to mid table side Wrexham last weekend. Ferriby will be looking to get back to winning ways against fellow strugglers Southport.

The game against Wrexham was an unlucky one really. We matched them in the first half before a stunning goal from Izale McLoed swang the game into the Dragons favour for the remainder of the half. In the second half however, the team gave tremendous fight to try and claw back any sort of points. But a lot of the possession we had ended up being lost in the final third. Something which can be said for a lot of this season. A special mention to Rory Watson though who pulled off some astonishing saves. Definitely a keeper deserving of a spot in the Football League and maybe even higher. In the end unfortunately, it wasn’t to be against the 2015  FA Trophy runners up (wink wink). The Villagers find themselves still with a chance of getting out of the relegation zone by Saturday evening. But other fixtures must go our way.

After signing Matty Templeton on loan from Barnsley last week, The Villagers will introduce another new signing in Sam Cosgrove on Saturday. Cosgrove has signed from Wigan Athletic on loan for the remainder of the season. Previous clubs he has been loaned to include Chorley and Barrow. We hope to see if he can create an instant impact for the team alongside Reece Thompson up top and we wish him the best of luck with his loan spell. Cosgrove is Following Ferriby’s player focus for this weekend

 

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New Signing: Sam Cosgrove

This Weekends Opposition

Southport lie 19th in the National League. Six points clear of Ferriby and only four points clear of 21st place Maidstone. There last five league games have seen them have three wins to two defeats. There last, ended with a fantastic win over high flying Barrow. They did lose however at home to National League South side Wealdstone in the FA Trophy last Saturday, which should help boost the morale in the North Ferriby camp.

They sustained an injury to captain Josh Thompson in that FA Trophy tie, a key defensive player for the home side. Having to rearrange the defence potentially, it is another opportunity for Ferriby to capitalise on.

Our last game against Southport at the Eon Visual Media Stadium was a must win game back in September, With Southport being down in 23rd at the time with Ferriby 21st. We unfortunately lost the match 0-1 conceding on the stroke of half time. It was Southport’s first goal from open play this season. Ferriby played very well in the second half but were unable to break Port’s defence. Earning them a valuable three points. A change of events wouldn’t go a miss!

Other matches you may be interested in..:

  • York City (24th) v Barrow
  • Woking (20th) v Tranmere
  • Maidstone (21st) v Torquay
  • Macclesfield v Guiseley (23rd)

 

 

 

 

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