SOUTHPORT 1-1 KETTERING TOWN

The Poppies earned their first away point of the season at The Pure Stadium on Saturday, despite going 0-1 down  from an unfortunate own goal by Michael McGrath, who was making his debut.  Mike later became the hero, also becoming the first ever Poppy to score at both ends on his debut, stabbing in the equaliser with the Southport defence all at sea.  Full match report to follow.