Southport 0-0 Chester
Southport and Chester cancelled each other out to share the spoils in a game of few chances at Haig Avenue.
The Sandgrounders were off target with first-half efforts from Danny Hattersley and Scott Brown as their winless run stretched to eight games.
But Southport keeper Danny Hurst had to make a double save on the half-hour from George Horan's six-yard header and Jamie Reed's follow-up.
Hurst then tipped over a 67th-minute right-foot 30-yarder from John Rooney.
Chester slip back into the bottom four, having now gone six games without a win themselves.
It was the first game Southport had played since deciding to release former Premier League striker Nathan Ellington.
- 28LoganSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 65'minutes
- 11AlmondSubstituted forAbadakiat 71'minutes
- 4HoranBooked at 66mins
- Ross Joyce
- Shots on Target