National League
Hereford4Southport1

Hereford United 4-1 Southport

Michael Rankine attacking for Hereford United.

Michael Rankine struck twice against lowly Southport as Hereford pulled further clear of the foot of the table.

The Bulls led at the break after Jonathan Brown swept home a Chris Brown cross and Rankine doubled the lead from long range just after the break.

Two minutes later, Dan Walker tapped in before Steve Akrigg headed home to give the visitors a ray of hope.

However, Akrigg was sent off for a second yellow card and Rankine completed the rout with a late goal.

Line-ups

Hereford

  • 21Lloyd-Weston
  • 6Graham
  • 12CollinsSubstituted forLeadbitterat 72'minutes
  • 5McDonald
  • 3Bush
  • 8O'KeefeSubstituted forEdgeat 81'minutes
  • 16ArtusSubstituted forPurdieat 87'minutes
  • 9Walker
  • 17Brown
  • 15RankineBooked at 9mins
  • 10Sharp

Substitutes

  • 1Evans
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 30Williams
  • 7Purdie
  • 22Edge

Southport

  • 1Hurst
  • 2Smith
  • 5FlynnBooked at 45mins
  • 4AkriggBooked at 87mins
  • 20Fitzpatrick
  • 6BrownBooked at 64mins
  • 27O'SullivanSubstituted forOsaweat 73'minutes
  • 10Ledsham
  • 18George
  • 29Dillon
  • 25Brodie

Substitutes

  • 28Daly
  • 21Osawe
  • 19Wimmer
  • 8Milligan
  • 11Almond
Referee:
Daniel Cook
Attendance:
1,569

Match Stats

Home TeamHerefordAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Hereford United 4, Southport 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hereford United 4, Southport 1.

Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

David Fitzpatrick (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Hereford United.

Goal!

Goal! Hereford United 4, Southport 1. Michael Rankine (Hereford United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Bush with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Robert Purdie replaces Frankie Artus.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Steve Akrigg (Southport) for a bad foul.

Foul by Steve Akrigg (Southport).

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Dan Walker (Hereford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Jamie Edge replaces Josh O'Keefe.

Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Osayamen Osawe (Southport).

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Matthew Flynn (Southport).

Chris Sharp (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Michael Rankine (Hereford United) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Dan Walker.

Corner, Hereford United.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Osayamen Osawe replaces John O'Sullivan.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Daniel Leadbitter replaces Dominic Collins.

Foul by Matthew Flynn (Southport).

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Offside, Hereford United. Michael Rankine tries a through ball, but Michael Rankine is caught offside.

Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

Luke Graham (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Offside, Hereford United. Michael Rankine tries a through ball, but Michael Rankine is caught offside.

Booking

Scott Brown (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).

Chris Sharp (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Chris Sharp (Hereford United).

Matthew Flynn (Southport) wins a free kick.

Booking

Steve Akrigg (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Steve Akrigg (Southport).

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Hereford United 3, Southport 1. Steve Akrigg (Southport) header from a difficult angle on the right to the centre of the goal. Assisted by John O'Sullivan with a cross.

Corner, Southport.

Goal!

Goal! Hereford United 3, Southport 0. Dan Walker (Hereford United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Sharp with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Hereford United 2, Southport 0. Michael Rankine (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dan Walker with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Dan Walker (Hereford United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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