Southport are the visitors to St James Park on Tuesday evening (kick-off: 7.45pm) in a fixture re-arranged following the postponement in early January due to Southport’s involvement in the Trophy. After Saturday’s further postponement against Boston United, on a day when the gales wiped out most of the National League and National League North programme, this is another one to keep an eye on as the pitch dries out but will remain susceptible to further rainfall on Monday or Tuesday.
After a run of four winless games, Kevin Wilkin’s side will be eager to return to action on the pitch and for the opportunity to claim three points to get back in the mix around the top spots. Only two matches survived the atrocious weather on Saturday. Gateshead were unable to take advantage of a home fixture against an out-of-form Kidderminster Harriers, the draw moves them into 7th place, level with Brackley and Spennymoor, while Altrincham continued their good form winning at Blyth to move above Saints into 5th place as Brackley slips to 6th. It remains really tight among the leading eight teams.
Visitors on Tuesday night, Southport, are in 12th place and will still harbour hopes of a play-off spot if they can put a winning run together over their remaining 13 fixtures. Recent form has been strong, unbeaten in three including with high scoring draws against Bradford (PA) and Hereford and a win over The Tigers of Gloucester City.
Luke Fairlamb has gone on loan to Banbury United initially for a month otherwise Kevin has a full squad to select from with Dan Holman now fit and in contention.
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