Southport make the trip to King’s Lynn this weekend as they take on the high-flying Linnets.

After seeing their unbeaten run of five games come to an end, Liam Watson’s side will be looking to bounce back following the narrow defeat at Leamington last weekend.

It is the Port’s first visit to Norfolk since January 2013, when goals from Andy Parry and Steven Tames secured a 2-0 win in the FA Trophy. The last trip in the league was was far back as February 2009.

This weekend’s opponents, King’s Lynn Town, currently sit second the Vanarama National League North table, but have suffered a slump themselves in recent week with York City leapfrogging them into top spot.

Whilst they do have three games in hand on their title rivals, they will not want to continue their current run of two defeats in their last two games.

Last time out, a last minute goal saw them suffer a 3-2 defeat away to Chester, continuing on from a 0-2 loss to Kidderminster Harriers at the Walks the week before.

Ian Culverhouse’s side have also suffered from weather disruptions in February, with their matches against Bradford (Park Avenue) and Altrincham both postponed.

A key to the Linnets success this year has been their attacking threat, with 61 goals in the league.

A the centre of that has been Adam Marriott, who has bagged 28 goals this season, leading the race for the golden boot by ten.

The striker was on target when King’s Lynn visited the Port back in November, as the visitors cancelled out an early Devarn Green goal to come away 1-2 winners.

Southport will need a big defensive performance to come away with anything this weekend, but with the opposition in a small dip of their own, opportunities could be presented.

Written by Amos Wynn

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