FC remain rock bottom of the League
- Saturday 28 January 2006
returned to Haig Avenue after their mini revival in the last three
games but succumbed to a sixth home defeat on the trot.Facing
blinding sunlight in the first half of the game, the Sandgrounders
were forced into defensive errors as they battled manfully to keep
pace with the full time outfit of Kidderminster.
However first blood
went to Southport after just 4 minutes, Neil Robinson rising to head
the ball in from six yards out to make it 1-0.Dickinson in goal for
the home side made a point blank save to deny Francis on his debut.
The equaliser arrived
on 15 mins, Mark Jackson capitalising on a goal keeping error to put
the visitors level.
After 26 mins a Johnny Harkness free kick found Dickinson
backpedalling in goal and the shot looped over him to make it
2-1.Ten minutes before half time Iyseden Christie made sure there
was no way back for Southport as is low shot from the edge of the
area found its way into the net.
The second half
proved to be an uphill struggle for Southport as they fell further
behind on 58 mins when Simon Russell took advantage of a loose ball
in the area to seal the points for Kidderminster.The Sandgrounders
had little to offer and the introduction of substitutes to replace
tired legs made no impact.
anchored to the foot of the league with an interesting run in to the
end of the season to avoid what would seem certain relegation.
Dickinson; Pickford; McGinn; Fitzhenry; Baker; Davis; Leadbetter;
Robinson; Morley; Blakeman' Lane
Kidderminster Fc:- Danby; Jackson; Harkness; Burgess;
Fleming; Christie; Blackwood; Russell; Francis; Mullins; Penn