Port’s changes bring a vic­tory

The Non-League Football Paper - - NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH - By Alan Jones

AF­TER so many changes in per­son­nel, South­port’s league form now also seems to be turn­ing.

The Sand­grounders recorded their sec­ond win in as many home games as they saw off Leam­ing­ton.

The ex­tent of the change in re­cent months is such that Jack Samp­son was the only player to start this match who was play­ing for Port be­fore the ar­rival of boss Kevin Davies in Oc­to­ber.

And it was Samp­son who put South­port on their way on nine min­utes, steer­ing the ball home with con­vic­tion af­ter Adam Daw­son, mak­ing his first start on the right wing, cut the ball back into the path of David Mor­gan.

The Sand­grounders pro­ceeded to dom­i­nate and debu­tant Dion Charles, who signed in the week from Fleet­wood Town, was their most vi­brant at­tack­ing threat. Af­ter two ear­lier chances, Charles grazed the Leam­ing­ton cross­bar with a del­i­cate shot from Daw­son’s smart back­heel.

South­port made sure of the points on 70 min­utes, Ja­son Gilchrist ap­ply­ing the fin­ish­ing touch to a clin­i­cal counter-at­tack af­ter re­ceiv­ing a through-ball from the ex­cel­lent Mor­gan. STAR MAN: David Mor­gan (South­port) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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