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AFC Telford Vs Southport

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"Bucks aiming for vintage performance against Port"

Match Date : January 28th, 2023 3:00 pm
Competition : National League North
Ground : New Bucks Head
Kick Off : 15:00

AFC Telford welcome Southport to the New Bucks Head this weekend.

Port had an up and down season last year. After a slow start, they went on a 14-game unbeaten run before a 12-game winless towards the back end of the campaign saw them just miss out on the playoffs. The Sandgrounders finished 11th, six points off the promotion picture.

Liam Watson will want to see his side in playoff contention again this season, but their current run of three straight defeats – including to second-bottom Blyth on Tuesday – means that they’ve been unable to jump into the top seven. The Yellows are 11th once again, three points of 7th-placed Chorley.

Former Stourbridge forward Jordan Archer is Port’s main threat up top. Archer bagged 20 goals in all competitions last season, and has found the net ten times in 24 starts this time around. Meanwhile, Marcus Carver has returned to Haig Avenue on loan – Carver was among the league’s top scorers when he departed for Hartlepool United at this time last year.

Watson has made a small number of additions to strengthen his squad over the summer. Most notable of the new face are defender Keenan Quansah and midfielder Tyler Walton who have both become first team regulars.

The Bucks were unbeaten in four against Southport until the Yellows won 3-0 at the New Bucks Head last February. The sides have since played out two 1-1 draws at Haig Avenue, which means that the Bucks have lost only one of the last seven against the Sandgrounders.

Kevin Wilkin’s men are also currently on a run of only one defeat in seven in the league, going five games unbeaten since Christmas. But the Bucks boss will want to start turning draws into a few more wins as soon as possible, as the Bucks look to find a way to safety.


Tickets for Saturday’s fixture will remain on sale up until kick-off and are available for purchase online here.

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