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Moors must improve on their away form

AFTER failing to stop Southport storming to the top of the league last week things are not getting any easier for Moors who travel to high-flying local rivals Tamworth tomorrow.

AFTER failing to stop Southport storming to the top of the league last week things are not getting any easier for Moors who travel to high-flying local rivals Tamworth tomorrow.

The Lambs had a week off last week and manager Gary Mills insists his second-placed team are well up for the challenge after the break.

Moors boss Faulkner knows that his side's worrying away form must improve if they are to move up the league but tomorrow's trip will be one of the toughest they face all season.

Last week, hot-shot Ciaran Kilheeney inspired Southport to a comfortable victory and the league's leading scorer should have taken home the match ball.

Unbeaten on their travels the Lancashire side braved the ice-cold conditions and heavy fog to take the lead after 36 minutes through Kilheeney.

After the break the game burst into life and the high-flying visitors had James Connolly to thank for clearing a Jake Edwards attempt off the line.

Michael Powell then wasted a glorious opportunity to increase Southport's lead but on 54 minutes playmaker Michael Barnes whipped in a teasing cross and Steve Daly stabbed home at the back post to make it 2-0.

Moors struggled to threaten the stern away side's defence and the only that looked like scoring were the visitors.

Kilheeney missed two easy chances and McGinn glanced two headers wide as Southport held on for the win.

After the game Faulkner admitted that his side could not handle the tough opposition.

"They were too powerful for us and we just couldn't control them," he said.

"I think they will go on to win the league and i'm sure each of their strikers will get at least 20 goals this season."

 

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