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Southport 2-1 Grimsby Town

Osayamen Osawe scored a second-half winner to take Southport out of the Conference Premier relegation zone.

Osawe, who had earlier missed a great chance, punished a defensive mix-up between Paul Bignot and Shaun Pearson.

Lenell John-Lewis had put play-off chasing Grimsby ahead in the ninth minute from Ross Hannah's cross.

Scott Brown levelled in the 36th minute from 25 yards before Hannah hit the inside of the post, while at the other end Pearson twice hit the bar.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Post-match: Grimsby manager Hurst

"It's another one where I don't think we got what we deserved, I feel a little bit like Groundhog Day in talking about 'we should have got something, we were good enough'.

"Both goals that we gave away are laughable and that's our own doing. People say it's bad luck, but it's bad play and we were punished on both occasions.

"We need to take advantage of games in hand because if we don't, then clearly we're not in a good position. We need to change it round, we need to force the issue and make it happen."

Line-ups

Southport

  • 1Hurst
  • 28Daly
  • 7NsialaBooked at 54mins
  • 20Fitzpatrick
  • 18George
  • 27O'Sullivan
  • 6Brown
  • 16JoyceSubstituted forBrodieat 86'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 10Ledsham
  • 21Osawe
  • 15HattersleySubstituted forMukendiat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Challoner
  • 29Dillon
  • 25Brodie
  • 8Mukendi
  • 19Wimmer

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 5Pearson
  • 15Bignot
  • 12McDonaldSubstituted forHattonat 53'minutes
  • 27Fyfield
  • 11Neilson
  • 8Disley
  • 4KerrBooked at 44minsSubstituted forThanojat 46'minutes
  • 7ColbeckSubstituted forRodmanat 76'minutes
  • 17HannahBooked at 77mins
  • 14John-Lewis

Substitutes

  • 9Cook
  • 2Hatton
  • 18Thanoj
  • 20Southwell
  • 23Rodman
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
812

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 2, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 2, Grimsby Town 1.
Offside, Southport. Karl Ledsham tries a through ball, but Karl Ledsham is caught offside.
Corner, Southport.
Attempt blocked. Richard Brodie (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Andi Thanoj.
Foul by Osayamen Osawe (Southport).
Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Richard Brodie (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).
Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Richard Brodie replaces Charlie Joyce.
Corner, Grimsby Town.
Attempt missed. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Southport).
Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.
Foul by Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town).
David Fitzpatrick (Southport) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
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