‘Got to build on it’ – Southport manager Liam Watson makes Peterborough Sports demand after Boston United rout

Connor Woods celebrates his goal for Southport vs Boston Utd

Southport manager Liam Watson is looking for his side to follow-up their impressive win over Boston United against Peterborough Sports, this weekend. 

Jordan Archer was the pick of the bunch with his brace as Connor Woods and Dylan Vassalo found the back of the net. Jack Doyle rounding off the visitors scoring in the 5-3 win as the hosts hit three in the latter stages.

Prior to their clash with the Pilgrims, the consensus surrounding Southport was they would struggle after the ongoing injury troubles. 

But Port silenced the doubters, albeit momentarily, with their commanding win. And Watson just wants to build on the triumph.

He told Off The Park: “On the first day of the season, you want to get off the mark, that’s why we want to do and obviously we were fortunate enough to we got our first three points which is good news. 

“It’s only just the start, we’ve got to build on it.

“It’s nice, it’s always nice that your forwards get off the mark early,” he added, speaking on his forwards opening their account. “We seen it with Marcus Carver, last year, you start well and all of a sudden you’re going into the game expecting to score. So it’s good for Connor (Woods), good for Jordan (Archer).”

Although Boston bit back towards the conclusion, the Southport manager ignored the goals but noted how they occurred.

“Not really, I’d say one goal, the first goal which makes it 5-1, we’d just missed an absolute sitter to go 6-0 up and probably the easiest chance of the game but that’s life,” he continued. 

“Then one from a throw, good finish, the last two we took a few players off and Boston are a tall side, the ones we took off were the height so we struggled with the height.

“Listen, four minutes injury time, you concede in 91 and then 93 we give ourself a cushion. There’s a reason behind why we conceded late goals anyway.”

Enock Lusiama signed on a month-loan from Accrington Stanley and had a 20-minute cameo during their season opener. 

But Watson refused to go into their transfer business. He continued: “I think we just go along as we do, if something is a better option and we can do it, we’ll do it. 

“But to be fair to the lad, he’d never met the lads, never trained with us, he come on, got on for 20 minutes in tough conditions. But, pleased.

“Same situation really,” he noted on the injury problems. 

“Niall (Watson) was on the bench (vs Boston) but I had no intentions of bringing him on but he definitely comes into the equation, that’s one body back. Josh Hmami gets his stitches out today (Monday), Declan Evans has got another week of training under him so his ankles getting stronger. 

“A week in football is a long time, as they say, people are saying we haven’t done this, we haven’t signed that or whatever but you’ve got keep faith in what you’ve got.”

The newly-promoted Peterborough Sports earned a point in their clash with Buxton. While noting their quality, he has put the onus on his players to back-up their performance.

“We know quite a lot of the players, they’ve been in and around these levels before. It’ll be tough. We’ve got a match report from Saturday against Buxton. 

“With football, you’ve got focus on yourself, you have to be aware of what you come up against but if we turn up and play how we did on Saturday, we know we can get a result. It’s just about consistently putting the performance in.“

[Featured image: Julia Urwin – Southport FC]

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