We’re coming together as a team – Lynch
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.
Southport skipper David Lynch.