We must grind out a re­sult now – Wat­son

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MAN­AGER Liam Wat­son says South­port must grind out a re­sult as they look to bounce back when they play Cur­zon Ash­ton at home tonight.

The Sand­grounders were beaten by Blyth Spar­tans on Satur­day as their dif­fi­cult start to the Va­narama Na­tional League North cam­paign con­tin­ued.

South­port were made to pay for a num­ber of missed chances and Wat­son says his play­ers must roll up their sleeves in or­der to get a re­sult to help lift them­selves out of trou­ble.

“We’ve cre­ated nu­mer­ous chances which we haven’t taken and we’ve been done when a cor­ner has gone di­rectly into the net,” Wat­son said.

“The re­sult has left me numb. We’re our own worst en­emy and to con­cede a goal like that is so poor be­cause it’s school­boy stuff.

“A minute be­fore that, Dion Charles has gone clean through, he doesn’t hit the tar­get, and once they score we are chas­ing it.

“Ja­son Gilchrist has worked hard and he’ll go in the team now.

“He had an­other chance at the end when he’s done the right thing by try­ing to pass it in but has dragged it wide. Hope­fully the goals will start com­ing from him.

“The play­ers need to re­alise we’re in a proper bat­tle now. You’d like to see a lit­tle bit more en­deav­our, play­ers win­ning their own bat­tles, but the sim­ple thing is that we should be win­ning games like this and we haven’t done.

“It’s al­right win­ning cup games, but we’ve got to sta­bilise our­selves at this level and at the mo­ment it is dif­fi­cult for us.

“I’ve said con­sis­tently that we do cre­ate chances but we don’t take them and we’ve got to grind out a re­sult.”

This evening’s match at the Merseyrail Com­mu­nity Sta­dium kicks-off at 7.45pm and full de­tails of the game will be in Thurs­day’s

Lewis Storey

Dion Charles was out of luck for South­port as they went down to de­feat to Blyth Spar­tans last Satur­day.

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