MATCH PREVIEW: Southport v Macc Town (Sat, 3pm)
UNLESS they beat Eastleigh in their Tuesday-night fixture Southport will host Macc this weekend without a win on six matches.
A draw and three defeats – the most recent a 4-2 loss at fellow strugglers Alfreton – leaves them perched uncomfortably above the drop-zone.
AHEAD of that midweek match at Haig Avenue Southport were fifth-bottom, just a point outside the relegation places.
THEIR last victory came during Christmas week, a 1-0 success at Kidderminster.
NEW manager Paul Carden is hoping his new signing from Hyde, former Blackpool striker Louis Almond, will steer them away from danger.
ALMOND replaces former Stockport man Danny Hattersley in the Sandgrounders’ attack, as he’s made the switch to Halifax Town.
ALSO in the Port forward line is a new recruit on loan from Tranmere Rovers, George Donnelly, who represented Macc Town in the 2011/12 relegation season.
OTHER former Macc players who now wear the yellow of Southport include Joe Connor, Micah Evans and Scott Kay.
IT’S been a turbulent time in the manager’s chair with AlanWright, John Coleman and Martin Foyle all taking stints since the start of last season. Gary Brabin left in January to take a post at Everton and former Rochdale, Chester and Cambridge midfielder Carden took the reins.
THE two teams met at the Moss Rose in September, when two LukeWaterfall goals – with a Paul Turnbull strike inbetween – saw Macc seal the points by half-time.
LAST season this fixture was one of the worst days of the campiagn for Macc, who were beaten 4-1 at Southport, following a