We’re com­ing to­gether as a team – Lynch

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CAP­TAIN David Lynch is adamant that South­port have what it takes trans­late their wins in the Emi­rates FA Cup into the league.

The Sand­grounders booked their place in the fourth round qual­i­fy­ing on Satur­day with a 2-1 win at Cur­zon Ash­ton thanks to goals from Dion Charles and Jack Samp­son.

It has been a dif­fi­cult start to the sea­son, with South­port cur­rently sit­ting sec­ond­bot­tom of the Va­narama Na­tional League North, but Lynch says Satur­day’s per­for­mance of­fered fur­ther ev­i­dence of their re­cent im­prove­ments.

“You can see to­day that we’re com­ing to­gether as a team and I thought we played re­ally well,” he said.

“The most pleas­ing thing for me was the in­ten­sity in the per­for­mance. We didn’t give them a minute on the ball and they re­sorted to long balls, which isn’t re­ally their game.

“We can all say that the start of the sea­son hasn’t been great but it’s not been through a lack of hard work.

“We’ve got the qual­ity in pos­ses­sion and if we can play at a tempo then teams won’t be able to live with us.

“We’ve set good stan­dards in training, which has been dif­fer­ent class, and I think it’s only a mat­ter of time be­fore re­sults come. We’ve got some good char­ac­ters in the squad and they have been im­por­tant in en­sur­ing heads don’t drop.

“In the first few games, maybe the play­ers weren’t tak­ing on the in­struc­tions that were be­ing given to us. You can see now that there is a shape, we are harder to play through and ev­ery­one knows their job.

“Re­sults have been dis­ap­point­ing but you’ve got to keep the right at­ti­tude and as play­ers we’ve got to try and take ad­van­tage of the fa­cil­i­ties avail­able to us. What we’ve got is sec­ond-to-none in this league and we know we’ve got start climb­ing the ta­ble.”

South­port are at home on Satur­day against York City, kick-off 3pm.

Free tick­ets have been dis­trib­uted to every school in the town to mark Non-League Day.

Si­mon Mar­shall

South­port skip­per David Lynch.

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