Karl Ledsham struck a brace for Southport to condemn Gateshead to their fourth straight defeat of the season.

Ledsham put the home side in front when his header from Paul Rutherford's cross found the bottom corner.

The 25-year-old doubled his side's lead on the stroke of half-time, with his left-foot shot beating Adam Bartlett.

The visitors gave themselves hope when Richard Brodie struck from close range but the hosts hung on to move up to third while Gateshead remain pointless.

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Saturday, 24 August 2013

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Southport 2-1 Gateshead FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Ledsham 34
  • Ledsham 45+2
  • Brodie 62

Southport

  • 01 Hurst
  • 05 Flynn
  • 12 Challoner
  • 20 Fitzpatrick
  • 06 Brown (Milligan 70)
  • 07 Chalmers
  • 10 Ledsham (Irie-Bi 83)
  • 14 Rutherford
  • 18 George
  • 15 Hattersley (Tames 74)
  • 21 Osawe

Substitutes

  • 19 Stevenson,
  • 02 Smith,
  • 08 Milligan,
  • 26 Irie-Bi,
  • 09 Tames

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 02 Magney
  • 03 O'Brien
  • 06 Clark
  • 16 Baxter
  • 04 Chandler
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 18 Marwood (Walker 58)
  • 25 Maddison (Boyes 58)
  • 07 Larkin
  • 09 Hatch (Brodie 58)

Substitutes

  • 13 Nixon,
  • 17 Walker,
  • 21 Ramshaw,
  • 10 Brodie,
  • 12 Boyes
Ref: WigglesworthAtt: 915
SOUTHPORT
GATESHEAD

Possession

  • Southport 52%
  • Gateshead 48%

Attempts on target

  • Southport 4
  • Gateshead 4

Attempts off target

  • Southport 2
  • Gateshead 1

Corners

  • Southport 1
  • Gateshead 8

Fouls

  • Southport 14
  • Gateshead 12
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:05 The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
  • 90:00+1:31 Jamie Chandler concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Flynn. Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Rutherford by Luke O'Brien. Matt Flynn restarts play with the free kick.
  • 89:55 Craig Baxter delivers the ball. Danny Hurst safely holds on.
  • 86:56 Jamie Chandler fouled by Brice Irie-Bi, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Josh Walker.
  • 84:40 The referee blows for offside against Richard Brodie. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.
  • 82:56 Corner taken by Jamie Milligan from the right by-line.
  • 82:56 Substitution Brice Irie-Bi is brought on as a substitute for Karl Ledsham.
  • 82:37 Karl Ledsham takes a shot. Adam Bartlett dives and deflects the ball away.
  • 81:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Boyes on Matt Flynn. Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.
  • 79:47 The official flags Karl Ledsham offside. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.
  • 77:47 Foul by Karl Ledsham on Craig Baxter, free kick awarded. Craig Baxter takes the free kick.
  • 76:01 The referee blows for offside against Adam Boyes. Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.
  • 73:32 Substitution Steven Tames replaces Danny Hattersley.
  • 72:34 Richard Brodie is caught offside. Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.
  • 69:59 Luke O'Brien fouled by Paul Rutherford, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Josh Walker. Clearance by Luke George.
  • 69:00 Phil Turnbull restarts play with the free kick.
  • 69:00 Substitution Jamie Milligan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Brown.
  • 69:00 Scott Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Turnbull.
  • 67:39 Adam Boyes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Aaron Chalmers takes the free kick.
  • 66:33 Centre by Colin Larkin. Danny Hurst catches the ball.
  • 64:30 Corner taken by Josh Walker. Clearance by Matthew Challoner.
  • 63:55 Corner taken by Josh Walker from the left by-line. Clearance by Luke George.
  • 62:56 Corner taken by Josh Walker. Danny Hurst safely holds on.
  • 61:13 The assist for the goal came from Colin Larkin.
  • 61:13 GOAL - Richard BrodieSouthport 2 - 1 Gateshead Richard Brodie grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Southport 2-1 Gateshead.
  • 58:53 Colin Larkin delivers the ball. Clearance made by Matt Flynn. Corner taken by Colin Larkin. Aaron Chalmers manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Colin Larkin. The ball is crossed by Ben Clark. Danny Hurst catches the ball.
  • 57:16 Substitution Richard Brodie is brought on as a substitute for Liam Hatch.
  • 57:16 Substitution Marcus Maddison leaves the field to be replaced by Adam Boyes.
  • 57:16 Substitution James Marwood goes off and Josh Walker comes on.
  • 55:33 Unfair challenge on Luke George by Liam Hatch results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.
  • 55:12 The ball is swung over by Aaron Chalmers. Adam Bartlett safely holds on.
  • 53:16 Header by Ben Clark misses to the right of the target.
  • 52:35 Marcus Maddison fouled by Aaron Chalmers, the ref awards a free kick. Phil Turnbull takes the free kick.
  • 52:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Liam Hatch. Scott Brown takes the free kick.
  • 51:21 Corner from the right by-line taken by Phil Turnbull. Clearance made by Matt Flynn.
  • 50:26 The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Hattersley. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.
  • 49:29 Foul by Paul Rutherford on Luke O'Brien, free kick awarded. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.
  • 49:21 The ball is swung over by James Marwood. Danny Hurst safely holds on.
  • 48:35 Adam Bartlett fouled by Danny Hattersley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.
  • 48:03 Marcus Maddison crosses the ball. Luke George makes a clearance.
  • 47:26 David Fitzpatrick sends in a cross. Karl Ledsham takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.
  • 46:15 Unfair challenge on Matt Flynn by Liam Hatch results in a free kick. Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:49 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+2:39 The ball is swung over by Liam Hatch. Clearance made by Matthew Challoner.
  • 45:00+1:25 GOAL - Karl LedshamSouthport 2 - 0 Gateshead Karl Ledsham scores with a left foot finish. Southport 2-0 Gateshead.
  • 45:00+0:12 The ball is sent over by Luke O'Brien. Matt Flynn manages to make a clearance.
  • 44:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Hatch on Paul Rutherford. David Fitzpatrick restarts play with the free kick.
  • 39:57 James Marwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Challoner. Matt Flynn takes the free kick.
  • 39:28 A cross is delivered by James Marwood. Danny Hurst safely holds on.
  • 36:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Hattersley on Carl Magnay. Phil Turnbull restarts play with the free kick.
  • 35:01 Foul by Phil Turnbull on Danny Hattersley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Fitzpatrick.
  • 33:44 Assist on the goal came from Scott Brown.
  • 33:44 GOAL - Karl LedshamSouthport 1 - 0 Gateshead Karl Ledsham scores with a header. Southport 1-0 Gateshead.
  • 33:41 Centre by Scott Brown.
  • 31:59 Luke O'Brien sends in a cross. Aaron Chalmers manages to make a clearance.
  • 31:07 Unfair challenge on Liam Hatch by Matt Flynn results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Phil Turnbull.
  • 30:17 Marcus Maddison takes a shot. Danny Hurst safely holds on.
  • 27:44 James Marwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Osayamen Osawe. Aaron Chalmers restarts play with the free kick.
  • 27:25 The offside flag is raised against Colin Larkin. Free kick taken by Matt Flynn.
  • 26:14 Karl Ledsham has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
  • 25:33 The referee blows for offside against Danny Hattersley. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.
  • 22:04 Marcus Maddison crosses the ball dead.
  • 21:52 Jamie Chandler takes a shot. Danny Hurst catches the ball.
  • 19:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Maddison by Matt Flynn. Free kick crossed by Phil Turnbull. Matt Flynn manages to make a clearance.
  • 19:16 A cross is delivered by Jamie Chandler. Luke George manages to make a clearance.
  • 18:12 The referee blows for offside. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.
  • 16:35 Luke O'Brien delivers the ball. Danny Hurst catches the ball.
  • 15:56 Liam Hatch takes a shot. Matt Flynn gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Phil Turnbull. Luke George manages to make a clearance.
  • 14:44 Aaron Chalmers takes a shot. Adam Bartlett catches the ball.
  • 11:39 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Chalmers by Liam Hatch. Free kick taken by Aaron Chalmers.
  • 10:47 Danny Hattersley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.
  • 10:17 The offside flag is raised against Osayamen Osawe. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.
  • 9:43 Liam Hatch is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.
  • 9:13 A cross is delivered by Danny Hattersley. Craig Baxter manages to make a clearance.
  • 7:19 Foul by Aaron Chalmers on Ben Clark, free kick awarded. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.
  • 7:00 The ball is swung over by Scott Brown. Clearance made by Ben Clark.
  • 5:51 Corner taken by Phil Turnbull from the right by-line. Clearance made by Matt Flynn.
  • 5:45 James Marwood sends in a cross. Clearance by Matt Flynn.
  • 5:19 Karl Ledsham delivers the ball. Adam Bartlett safely holds on.
  • 4:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Challoner on Phil Turnbull. Phil Turnbull restarts play with the free kick.
  • 4:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Hattersley by Luke O'Brien. Matthew Challoner takes the free kick.
  • 3:16 Marcus Maddison fouled by Matthew Challoner, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Phil Turnbull.
  • 2:13 Craig Baxter fouled by Osayamen Osawe, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.
  • 0:15 The assistant referee flags for offside against Liam Hatch. Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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