After a difficult run of form, Southport welcome Boston United to the Pure Stadium this weekend as they look to get back to winning ways.

Despite some improved performances of late, Liam Watson’s side are without a victory in their last five games in all competitions, with their last win coming against Blyth Spartans just before Christmas.

After defeat in the Buildbase FA Trophy last weekend at AFC Fylde, the Port will be looking to get back on track in the league as they return to home turf.

Boston currently sit in fifth place in the Vanarama National League North, but have been in mixed form themselves recently, with three wins in their last six league games.

Last time out, Craig Elliot’s side were held to a goalless draw against struggling Curzon Ashton. Their last victory came in the game before that against bottom side, Bradford (Park Avenue).

Dominic Knowles and Simon Ainge were on the scoresheet in the 2-1 win. Jordan Thewlis leads the way in the scoring charts with 11 goals to his name so far.

When these two sides met at the Jakemans Stadium back in September, it was Boston who came out on top with Brad Abbott and Jordan Thewlis both scoring in the 2-0 victory.

Prior to the festive games, Southport had won seven from nine league fixtures and with a number of important players on the way to returning from injury, the Port will be looking to return to similar form.

Written by Amos Wynn