Match Preview Southport v Bromley

Southport entertain Bromley at the Merseyrail Community Stadium on Saturday, and will hope to build on some positive results of late, the most recent being the victory at North Ferriby United last week.

The win at Grange Lane was only Southport’s second win of the season and their first on the road, but improved performances in draws against high fliers Eastleigh and Aldershot in recent weeks have instilled a mood of optimism around the club.

Bromley’s last visit to the Merseyrail Community Stadium was in December last year, when they were on the losing side of a 5-3 thriller. The scorers that day included Gary Jones, who may return after injury on Saturday, and Jamie Allen who has been in excellent form of late, earning a place in the Non-League Paper’s National League Team of the Day for his performance against North Ferriby.

If the Sandgrounders are victorious on Saturday, they may well jump out of the relegation zone.

Three points would see them at least leapfrog their visitors, and with both Braintree and North Ferriby, the two sides above Southport, facing tough fixtures against sides in the topsix, the Yellows will be optimistic about making a significant move up the table.

Bromley’s recent form has been less than impressive, as they took just four points from the month of September, and they come into the game on the back of two consecutive defeats, at the hands of Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday and Forest Green Rovers the week before.

By Christy Byrne (


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