By Owen Parkes

Southport will be hoping for a first win this season as they host Darlington tomorrow (Oct 26) in the club’s first home game in the league since September 4.

The Yellows’ form this season due to home postponements, has never really got going.

Because of Southport’s FA Cup commitments and issues with Covid, they have only played seven league games all season.

Southport come into the game bottom of National League North and lacking in confidence.

The club recently appointed ex-Blackpool manager Terry McPhillips as assistant manager.

They will be hoping his experience will have an impact against Darlington and inspire a revival.

The Merseyside club’s fixture away to Kettering was postponed last weekend.

Their last league game was a 3-1 away defeat to York two weeks ago.

Last time out, Darlington drew 1-1 with Leamington on Saturday and come to The Pure Stadium in 13th place.

The Quakers’ best performer this season has been Luke Charman.

Scoring eight goals so far this season, Charman has helped Darlington consolidate themselves in a comfortable 13th place in National League North.

Southport coaches Watson and McPhillips would do well to use Darlington as an example as how to improve in that regard.

Darlington have only won once away from home this season and that has to be used as motivation for the home team to get off the mark.