We gave Rovers re­spect

Southport Visiter - - Antiques - BY SAM CAR­ROLL sam.car­[email protected]­i­tymir­ror.com @SamCar­roll0

SOUTH­PORT were knocked out of the FA Cup by Tran­mere Rovers on Mon­day night with Liam Wat­son ad­mit­ting his side lacked guile.

League Two Rovers - 59 places above the Sand­grounders in the foot­ball pyra­mid - booked a third round clash at home to Tot­ten­ham as two vol­leys from Con­nor Jen­nings avoided an up­set at a sold out Haig Av­enue.

Fol­low­ing the 1-1 draw at Pren­ton Park in their ini­tial meet­ing, Jen­nings put Rovers ahead with a fine dip­ping ef­fort early on be­fore adding an­other just be­fore half-time.

“I thought we showed too much re­spect the first 20-25 min­utes and then showed a bit of naivety in the last five min­utes of the sec­ond-half where we got caught up the field and ended up con­ced­ing a goal,” Wat­son said af­ter­wards.

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