Match Report – Southport Visiter – 06/10/2022

Strugglers put to the sword by Southport

Oct 6, 2022

SOUTHPORT ………………… 4 BRADFORD PA ……………. 1

SOUTHPORT’S best win of the season saw a relatively comfortable 4-1 win against bottom of the table Bradford Park Avenue.Southport had the best start possible with Jack Bainbridge firing home a lovely strike from 22 yards, a real goal of the season contender after five minutes that the ‘keeper stood no chance with.Chances came and went with great regularity in a first half dominated by the home side, the only surprise was it took until the 41st minute for TylerWalton to finish from close range after great work by the in form Watson and Archer to make it 2-0.Southport increased the lead through Charlie Oliver from the penalty spot in the 43rd minute after a handball by a visiting defender.A goal out of the blue gave Bradford a lifeline in added time of the first half after some hesitancy in the Southport defence to make the half time score 3-1.Bradford put in plenty of effort in the second period without really troubling Cam Mason in the home goal and it was Southport who always looked the more likely to increase the scoring withMarcus Carver, Josh Hmami and Jordan Archer all going close before Archer put the icing on the cake with a header from close range after a great cross in from the outstanding Niall Watson.Southport’s game against King’s Lynn scheduled to take place on Saturday October 15th will be rearranged as King’s Lynn are involved in the 4th Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. A new date will be confirmed as soon as possible.Hereford are also involved in 4th Qualifying action and should they win, the game against Southport at Hereford on November 5th will also have to be rescheduled. Hereford are away at Bromley in the Cup.Secretary Mark Lockyear is looking at possible fixture switches so we have a game on the 15th October but options are limited and a final decisison will be made after the FA Cup replays on Tuesday.