FM Preview: Southport v Grimsby Town 17 Feb 2012

Last updated : 16 February 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Southport v Grimsby Town fixture

Grimsby Town face a trip to Southport at Haig Avenue on Friday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Mighty Mariners will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 10 and win only 3 of the 17 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2011, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a (Conference) Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Tue 01 Feb Southport 2-2 Grimsby Town (Conference) Premier
2010/2011 Sat 16 Oct Grimsby Town 1 - 1 Southport (Conference) Premier
1977/1978 Tue 25 Apr Grimsby Town 2 - 0 Southport Fourth Division
1977/1978 Tue 27 Sep Southport 2 - 2 Grimsby Town Fourth Division
1973/1974 Sat 16 Feb Grimsby Town 2 - 1 Southport Third Division
1973/1974 Fri 12 Oct Southport 0 - 1 Grimsby Town Third Division
1971/1972 Sat 12 Feb Southport 1 - 0 Grimsby Town Fourth Division

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Recent respective form guides

Southport have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. While Sandgrounders have scored 11, a worringly large 14 have been leaked at the other end.

The Mighty Mariners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Mighty Mariners, and 7 goals against.

Southport's total of 55 points from their 32 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Blue Square (Conference) Premier.

Grimsby Town lie just outside the playoff positions in the Blue Square (Conference) Premier, picking up 51 from their 31 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Southport 6 2 1 3 7 14 7
Grimsby Town 6 5 1 0 17 3 16

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Grimsby Town are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Southport. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Southport Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Grimsby Town Undefeated in last 9 away games.
11 games since last defeat.

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