Disappointed young defender Alex Lacey admitted Southport had shown greater ‘desire’ than the Hatters in Town’s 1-0 defeat at Haig Avenue on Saturday, writes Mark Wood.
A lacklustre first half showing from Luton saw the Sandgrounders net the decisive goal in fortuitous circumstances as skipper Jamie Milligan’s massively deflected 20-yard free-kick looped past the wrong-footed Mark Tyler.
Lacey conceded: “I think Southport came out with a lot of desire and they took the game right to us.
“It was a bit of a shock for us because we should have come out and done the right things, but we’ve kind of come out and we had a bit of a friendly match kind of feel about it.
“They’ve come out thinking it’s a league game, there’s points up for grabs and their desire showed first half.
“They’ve done well to show that bit of desire, especially first half and beaten us to it.”
To see a video of Andre Gray’s second half miss for Town from Southport FC’s Keith Brady, click the link above.
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