South­port keep up

Southport Visiter - - Visiter Life - BY JIM BOOTH

of ‘Green Vil­lage He­roes - the His­tory of Burscough FC,’ said: “To score five goals in one match at any level of foot­ball is a fine achieve­ment and it’s some­thing the lad will prob­a­bly re­mem­ber for the rest of his ca­reer.

‘’But he isn’t the first Burscough no.9 to com­plete a nap hand. Brian Robin­son hit five in a 10-0 home win over Nel­son on Septem­ber 3, 1968.’’

Burscough of­fi­cials con­firmed last week that an in­ter­view short­list for the man­age­rial po­si­tion has been drawn up.

In­ter­views are sched­uled to take place de­spite Sut­ton - who is con­tin­u­ing in the dugout un­til the ap­point­ment of a new boss be­fore rev­ert­ing to his di­rec­tor of foot­ball role - help­ing guide Lin­nets to four wins and a draw in their last eight games.

Burscough are 17th in the league but have played sev­eral games less than some of their ri­vals. Sandbach United will travel to Vic­to­ria Park on the Novem­ber 10 for the next round of the Macron Cup fol­low­ing last week­end’s vic­tory.

CROSBY B (40pts) and their A team (33pts from four matches) con­tinue to take charge of mat­ters at the top of Di­vi­sion One of the South­port and Formby Ta­ble Ten­nis League af­ter the B team’s max­i­mum win over a weak­ened Princes St C, and the A team’s 7-3 suc­cess over Ar­gyle B.

Third placed Ar­gyle A (30pts), who were with­out Chris Parkes, lost a bit of mo­men­tum, los­ing out nar­rowly at home to an un­der­strength Princes St A, where Andy Arm­strong play­ing up from their E team made a big im­pact with two ex­cel­lent wins, be­fore Dave Mul­lan clinched the win in the ninth en­counter.

South­port A (21pts) main­tained their 100 per cent start from three matches, af­ter a 6-4 win at home against Holy Trin­ity A.

Fi­nally, Princes St B gained their first win of the sea­son, tak­ing ad­van­tage of this week’s trend of un­der­strength teams, where an un­fa­mil­iar Crosby D suc­cumbed 2-8.

Ar­gyle C (31pts) lost their 100 per cent record to their D team, and not be­ing at full strength won’t take the frus­tra­tion away of los­ing out to their friendly ri­vals.

In­deed to make things worse the 8-2 loss brought the D team level with them on points at the top. Holy Trin­ity B (24pts) head a clutch of six teams sep­a­rated by just five points, af­ter a con­vinc­ing 1-9 win at Water­loo A.

Princes St E also have 24pts, even af­ter los­ing 6-4 at Crosby E, where the loss through in­jury of Brian Haslam may have proved the turn­ing point.

Princes St D and South­port B are also amongst the chas­ing pack, af­ter 7-3 wins over Crosby F and Ar­gyle E re­spec­tively.

When you con­sider that the top two have played a match more than all the rest, then this di­vi­sion cer­tainly looks a dif­fi­cult one to pre­dict, and may well come down to the sides that are able to field their strong­est line up the most, will come out on top.

Like the Sec­ond Di­vi­sion , the Third is cur­rently dom­i­nated by Ar­gyle, with Ar­gyle F and H teams in joint pole po­si­tion on 36pts.

Even Ar­gyle G are in on the ac­tion in third place, but trail by 11pts.

To see how Tom John­ston’s F team have got there, we called into the Ame­lan Hall, for their match where South­port C were the hosts.

A promis­ing start from the vis­i­tors too, when young Kasra Mo­ham­madi got the bet­ter of vet­eran Bill Bradley in three straight 11-13, 7-11, 6-11.

Cap­tain Tom then made it 0-2

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