Southport manager Liam Watson says captain Alan Moogan is showing how important he is to the club's surge up the Blue Square Bet Premier table.
Watson believes the midfielder was instrumental in Saturday's 3-1 win over Mansfield at Haig Avenue.
"He was by far the best player on the pitch, by a country mile," Watson told BBC Radio Merseyside.
"He ran the game from start to finish. He's a credit to us, to me as my captain and he was outstanding."
He added: "We're having such a good period in the Conference and we've got to capitalise on it."