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Southport will Grind Out 50

Southport will Grind Out 50
Southport FC manager Liam Watson wants 50 points and safety this season after winning the Conference North last year. Realism perhaps at a club with an average gate of 844 entering a Division with 8 clubs who could compete financially with the top half of League 2.

On the positive side Shaun Gray, Michael Powell and Ashley Winn have all signed new deals but thus far there has been just the one player in. Liam Blakeman, a familiar face has been lured back from AFC Telford United

Although Southport pipped Fleetwood to the title last year they have been left in the stalls by their counterparts this. That said just two years ago they were forced to return to semi pro so progress is being made. As the Sandgrounders nickname suggests these folk will not be easily trampled under foot.


Official site

Full name Southport Football Club
Nickname(s) The Sandgrounders Yellows
Founded 1881 (as Southport Central)
Ground Haig Avenue Southport (Capacity: 6,008 (1,884 seated))
Highest Gate 2021 Ave Crowd 844
Chairman Charlie Clapham
Manager England Liam Watson
2009-10 Conference North, 1st

Steve Dickinson, Damien Eastham, Sean Lake, Anthony Mcmillan, Terry Smith

Robbie Williams, Earl Davis, Adam Flynn, Neil Speck, James Connolly Tom Parry Peter Moore Chris Lever Kevin Lee
Rob Marsh-Evans Shaun Gray

Connor Millington, Alex Grisdale, Sam Finley, Daniel Lloyd, Bradley Barnes Shaun Holden, Ollie James, Paul Barratt, Chris Price, Liam Blakeman, Matty Mcginn, Alan Moogan, Ashley Winn, Mike Powell,

Matty Mcneil, Tony Gray, Ciaran Kilheeny, Chris Simm, Steve Daly, John Hedges, Fola Onibuje , Robbie Booth, Allan Smart

Liam Blakeman AFC Telford United - Free


Writer:Pontoon Pat
Date:Friday August 13 2010
Time: 9:45AM

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