AFC Liverpool will be looking to continue their turn around in form when they host Squires Gate on Friday night.

After ending a run of four straight defeats last time out, the Little Reds will be hoping to secure another three points against the team from Blackpool. In the reverse fixture, which was the first game of the season, AFC ran out 2-1 winners in what was manager Matt Potter’s first game in charge.

Southport v AFC Liverpool. Photo: Ellen Gwynn
AFC Liverpool earlier this season vs Southport. Photo: Ellen Gwynn

With his team currently in seventh, Potter is looking to do the double over Gate, not only to turn the tide on recent form but to also keep up the hopes of a record-breaking season for his team.

He said: “We want to break a couple of club records, we’ve never finished higher than seventh in the Northwest Counties Football League. We could set a record point total and we need two more clean sheets to break the current record.”

“The players are aware of these targets; we have some very tough fixtures to do these in, but we want to do it.”

There is one record the manager is not particularly proud of though. With six red cards and 65 yellows to date, the club are eighth in the table for poor discipline. Even if Potter feels “some of the red cards, were not red cards”, he doesn’t want to “lay the blame” at anyone else’s feet.

Potter has got his feet firmly on the ground, with his focus on the upcoming game against the Blues. He said: “It will be a tough game. We can’t go into any game expecting the three points, but to get to where we want to be we must start taking six points off teams over the season.”


With a tough run of fixtures coming up against Bury AFC and Vauxhall Motors, Potter is happy that this will be the last game of striker Jesse Dowling’s suspension. With every other player available, the non-league Reds will be hoping for another win.