Blue Square Premier (Conference), Southport – Newport over 2,5
Both are ‘over teams’, Southport 63:74 which is 3,51 goals per game, worst defence in league while Newport most offensive team, best league attack 72:53 which is 3,47 (away even 3,7). Stadium is in excellent condition for game.
SOUTHPORT have released long-serving goalkeeper Tony McMillan (200 caps for club). Vice-captain James Smith (df 36/0) missed Saturday’s match due to illness and remains a doubt for Tuesday’s critical fixture. Saturday saw the return to the starting line of both Alan Moogan (mf 21/0) and Chris Lever (25/7), along with a debut for new signing Ben Smith (gk).
Edinburgh (Newport coach) lost Tony James (df 33/2) and David Pipe (mf 33/0) to illness before the game, Mike Flynn(injured, mf 34/2) against Kidderminster, Ismail Yakubu (df 33/5) with a sore hamstring, plus Max Porter (mf 26/2) is still 3-4 weeks away from full fitness
..and suspicious to me some of last Southpot games