Monday, 10 August 2009

Haig Ave on a sunny afternoon

Saturday afternoon saw me at Haig Ave to watch Southport take on Blue Sq new comers Gloucester City. It was an entertaining match with 3 good goals from Southport giving them a deserved victory. Fuller details are on the clubs website It was good to see Earl Davis score-his first goal after 6 years with the club. I understand that a supporter, Steve Wignall, has pledged £200 to Trust in Yellow-the supporters group-for every goal Earl scores. He must of thought his money was safe...

Some of the new signings looked promising and certainly the new striker has lots of pace. The next two home game are against Stalybridge & Harrogate who like Southport have been close to promotion in recent years and so will provide a better bench mark for the season. Talking to folk after the match it was clear that they were pleased with the performance and I suspect a bigger crowd will come to Haig Ave when the Yorkshire side come.