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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.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 1Hurst
  • 3Willis
  • 2Smith
  • 4Akrigg
  • 28LoganSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 65'minutes
  • 6Brown
  • 8Milligan
  • 18George
  • 25Brodie
  • 11AlmondSubstituted forAbadakiat 71'minutes
  • 15Hattersley

Substitutes

  • 27Abadaki
  • 14Rutherford
  • 7Hand
  • 20Fitzpatrick
  • 12Challoner

Chester

  • 1Danby
  • 2Kay
  • 4HoranBooked at 66mins
  • 11Lindfield
  • 24Rooney
  • 14McIntyre
  • 34Menagh
  • 25Miller
  • 16Williams
  • 23Peers
  • 7Reed

Substitutes

  • 21Mahon
  • 18Miller
  • 22Titchiner
  • 13Fearon
  • 3Heath
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
1,872

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamChester
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away22
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 0, Chester FC 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 0, Chester FC 0.

Attempt missed. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Offside, Chester FC. Tom Peers tries a through ball, but Tom Peers is caught offside.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt blocked. Tom Peers (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Liam Willis (Southport).

Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Foul by Tom Peers (Chester FC).

Steve Akrigg (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Luke George (Southport).

Jamie Reed (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Steve Akrigg (Southport).

Jamie Reed (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Danny Hattersley (Southport) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie Milligan with a cross.

Foul by Michael Kay (Chester FC).

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

Offside, Southport. Richard Brodie tries a through ball, but Richard Brodie is caught offside.

Foul by George Miller (Chester FC).

David Fitzpatrick (Southport) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Tom Peers (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Luke George (Southport).

Jamie Reed (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Godwin Abadaki replaces Chris Almond.

Attempt missed. George Horan (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin McIntyre with a cross.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Michael Kay (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by John Rooney.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

George Horan (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by George Horan (Chester FC).

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Chester FC.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. David Fitzpatrick replaces Joel Logan.

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