Match Preview: Southport

22 Feb 2018 in News

Match Preview: Southport Match Preview: Southport

Curzon return to action this Saturday as they make a trip to the seaside, to face Southport at Haig Avenue.

The Nash head into the game on the back of a superb 4-1 win at home to York City last Saturday. A first half hat-trick from top goal scorer, Niall Cummins, and a second half strike from Sam Walker gave John Flanagan and his team a memorable win in arguably their best performance of the season.

Southport also go into the clash after previously picking up a win on their last outing, after they convincingly beat bottom side, North Ferriby 3-0 away from home.

Form wise, Curzon have seen a real improvement in recent games, picking up seven points from the last nine available, and scoring ten goals in the process.

Port have also been in a rich vein of recent form, picking up four wins in their last five matches, with one defeat coming in that time, away to play-off-pushing, Kidderminster Harriers.

This impressive recent form from the two sides, has resulted in a climb up the table for both and away from the relegation zone.

One place and one point is all that separates the two sides, with the hosts in 13th on 38 points, and The Nash in 14th on 37.

Players’ Thoughts

Ahead of the game we spoke to midfielder Chris Rowney and got his thoughts on the clash.

Rowney said: “We’re going to there with a positive mind set but I know they’re the same, so it should be a good game. We’ll maintain this confidence and go there and be solid, and look to score goals, we’re really positive going into it and we’re going to go down there and get a good result.

Last time we met…

The last time the two sides locked horns it resulted in a point a piece, in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Tameside Stadium.

All four goals came in an exciting first half, with Ben Wharton’s early opener being cancelled out by two Southport goals in five minutes through Schumacher and Hallam.

Luckily for The Nash a first half added time strike from Niall Cummins earnt Curzon a valuable home point.

Recent Form

Southport: WWLWWL

Last Result: North Ferriby United 0-3 Southport, Vanarama National League North

Curzon Ashton: WWDLLL

Last Result: Curzon Ashton 4-1 York City, Vanarama National League North

The Stadium

Haig Avenue





Adults: £15

Concessions: £11

12-18: £5

Under 11: FREE


Adults: £13.50

Concessions: £10

12-18: £5

Under 11: FREE


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