Southport moved five points clear of the relegation zone with victory over AFC Telford United, who suffered their 11th league game without a win.

After a goalless first half, the Sandgrounders went ahead through Simon Grand's header from Andy Owens' cross.

Grand doubled their advantage with another header, before substitute Chris Almond's stunning strike made it 3-0.

Jake Reid hit a late consolation goal for Telford, who drop into the Blue Square Bet Premier bottom four.

Telford's trip to Hereford on Tuesday night (8 January, 19:45 GMT) continues a busy month for Andy Sinton's men, who have nine scheduled Blue Square Bet Premier fixtures in January.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

AFC Telford United manager Andy Sinton told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It's a game that sums up our last three months. We aren't sure how to win on the pitch and we have gone from being untroubled to alarming.

"We have designated roles, the confidence is low - and we've gone backwards.

"The crowd are frustrated and there is not much I can say, we are working as hard as we can. I have to get some people in to sort this out.

"If teams were cutting us open and playing us off the park I'd be concerned - but we will get back to work on Monday - we know where we need to be.

"Until we can put teams under pressure it will keep coming back - we have to role our sleeves up and get back to work on Tuesday night."

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Saturday, 5 January 2013

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
AFC Telford 1-3 Southport FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Reid 88
  • Grand 65
  • Grand 69
  • Almond 77

AFC Telford

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Salmon
  • 03 Valentine
  • 05 Preston
  • 08 Trainer (Rooney 75)
  • 11 Hubbins
  • 22 Rose
  • 09 Kinsella
  • 18 Leslie (Lamplugh 78)
  • 15 Reid
  • 17 Spray (St Aimie 66)

Substitutes

  • 25 Collister,
  • 24 Lamplugh,
  • 07 Rooney,
  • 16 St Aimie,
  • 19 Taylor

Southport

  • 01 McMillan
  • 02 Smith
  • 03 Lever
  • 06 Grand
  • 09 Owens
  • 17 Lynch
  • 05 Parry
  • 07 Whalley (Bakare 82)
  • 08 Ledsham
  • 12 Benjamin (Poku 61)
  • 16 Moogan (Almond 61)

Substitutes

  • 13 Hibbert,
  • 23 Willis,
  • 22 Poku,
  • 11 Almond,
  • 19 Bakare
Ref: MartinAtt: 1,643
AFC TELFORD
SOUTHPORT

Possession

  • AFC Telford 46%
  • Southport 54%

Attempts on target

  • AFC Telford 2
  • Southport 13

Attempts off target

  • AFC Telford 4
  • Southport 1

Corners

  • AFC Telford 3
  • Southport 5

Fouls

  • AFC Telford 8
  • Southport 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:02 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 89:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Lynch by Kieron St Aimie. Tony McMillan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 89:26 Andy Owens takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.
  • 88:39 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Hubbins by Chris Lever. Will Salmon takes the free kick.
  • 87:46 GOAL - Jake ReidAFC Telford 1 - 3 Southport Jake Reid finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. AFC Telford 1-3 Southport.
  • 84:45 Foul by Godfrey Poku on Nathan Rooney, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nathan Rooney.
  • 83:37 Nathan Rooney fouled by Godfrey Poku, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan Rooney.
  • 81:26 Substitution Michael Bakare comes on in place of Shaun Whalley.
  • 79:24 Foul by Chris Lynch on Kieron St Aimie, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Valentine.
  • 77:39 Substitution Joe Lamplugh replaces Steven Leslie.
  • 76:55 GOAL - Chris AlmondAFC Telford 0 - 3 Southport Chris Almond scores a goal from outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. AFC Telford 0-3 Southport.
  • 76:28 Shot from 25 yards from Luke Hubbins. Tony McMillan makes a save.
  • Correction - 74:28 Substitution Phil Trainer goes off and Nathan Rooney comes on.
  • 74:28 Substitution Nathan Rooney is brought on as a substitute for Luke Hubbins.
  • 73:17 Godfrey Poku challenges Luke Hubbins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Will Salmon takes the free kick.
  • 72:53 Shaun Whalley takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Young.
  • 68:31 Assist on the goal came from Shaun Whalley.
  • 68:31 GOAL - Simon GrandAFC Telford 0 - 2 Southport Simon Grand finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. AFC Telford 0-2 Southport.
  • 68:13 Inswinging corner taken by Shaun Whalley,
  • 67:51 Shaun Whalley takes a shot. Ryan Young makes a save.
  • 67:04 Chris Lever fouled by Luke Hubbins, the ref awards a free kick. Tony McMillan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 65:57 Substitution Kieron St Aimie replaces James Spray.
  • 64:12 Andy Owens provided the assist for the goal.
  • 64:12 GOAL - Simon GrandAFC Telford 0 - 1 Southport Simon Grand finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. AFC Telford 0-1 Southport.
  • 60:33 Substitution Russell Benjamin leaves the field to be replaced by Godfrey Poku.
  • 60:33 Substitution Alan Moogan leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Almond.
  • 59:22 Shaun Whalley takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Ryan Young.
  • 57:09 Inswinging corner taken by Karl Ledsham, clearance made by Daniel Preston.
  • 56:52 Shot by Shaun Whalley from 18 yards. Ryan Valentine gets a block in.
  • 55:43 Jordan Rose is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Karl Ledsham, Ryan Young makes a save.
  • 53:49 Inswinging corner taken by Karl Ledsham from the right by-line, Chris Lynch takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.
  • 48:28 Corner taken left-footed by Steven Leslie from the left by-line, Phil Trainer takes a shot. Blocked by Simon Grand.
  • 47:45 Karl Ledsham takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by James Spray.
  • 47:24 Karl Ledsham takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
  • 46:08 Unfair challenge on Andy Owens by Jordan Rose results in a free kick. Shaun Whalley produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Phil Trainer gets a block in.
  • 45:31 Andy Owens is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Ryan Valentine takes the free kick.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:06 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 43:57 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jake Reid. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMillan.
  • 42:10 The referee blows for offside against Shaun Whalley. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Young.
  • 40:03 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gerard Kinsella from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Karl Ledsham.
  • 39:44 Phil Trainer produces a cross, Chris Lynch gets a block in.
  • 37:43 Chris Lynch concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Reid. Steven Leslie has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
  • 35:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Valentine by Shaun Whalley. Ryan Young takes the indirect free kick.
  • 32:46 Centre by Shaun Whalley, Karl Ledsham takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.
  • 28:52 Foul by Jordan Rose on Shaun Whalley, free kick awarded. Alan Moogan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 27:29 Volleyed right-footed shot by James Spray.
  • 26:26 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Steven Leslie, save made by Tony McMillan.
  • 25:15 Andy Owens takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.
  • 24:52 Andy Owens takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.
  • 21:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Whalley on Jordan Rose. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Young.
  • 20:16 Russell Benjamin challenges Luke Hubbins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Will Salmon restarts play with the free kick.
  • 18:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Hubbins by Chris Lever. Free kick taken by Will Salmon.
  • 16:44 Karl Ledsham fouled by Ryan Valentine, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Karl Ledsham.
  • 15:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony McMillan by James Spray. Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 13:02 Chris Lynch fouled by Jake Reid, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMillan.
  • 13:02 Jake Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Lynch. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMillan.
  • 12:07 Phil Trainer takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 9:49 Shaun Whalley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Trainer. Ryan Valentine restarts play with the free kick.
  • 9:16 Steven Leslie produces a cross.
  • 7:50 Effort on goal by Andy Owens from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 7:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Lynch on Steven Leslie. Ryan Valentine takes the free kick.
  • 2:03 Andy Owens fouled by Daniel Preston, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Moogan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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