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Southport 3-1 Salisbury City

Southport eased their relegation worries with a surprise win against play-off hopefuls Salisbury City.

Karl Ledsham steered home Luke George's pass to put the Sandgrounders in front before Danny Hattersley headed in John O'Sullivan's cross to double the lead.

Dan Fitchett then pulled a goal back after being played in by Ryan Brett.

But Scott Brown sealed the hosts' first win in six games when he lashed home a free-kick, after defender Brian Dutton saw red for fouling Charlie Joyce.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 1Hurst
  • 20Fitzpatrick
  • 7Nsiala
  • 28DalyBooked at 8mins
  • 18George
  • 10Ledsham
  • 27O'Sullivan
  • 6Brown
  • 30O'NeilSubstituted forJoyceat 77'minutes
  • 15HattersleySubstituted forMukendiat 74'minutes
  • 21OsaweSubstituted forBrodieat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Challoner
  • 16Joyce
  • 19Wimmer
  • 25Brodie
  • 8Mukendi

Salisbury

  • 1PuddyBooked at 60mins
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 16DuttonBooked at 86mins
  • 23MacDonald
  • 4Brett
  • 6WilsonBooked at 56mins
  • 11FrearSubstituted forMcPheeat 74'minutes
  • 20Fitchett
  • 9White
  • 13SinclairSubstituted forWellardat 84'minutes
  • 10LewisSubstituted forSinclairat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Wellard
  • 14Sinclair
  • 7McPhee
  • 25Bittner
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
719

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamSalisbury
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 3, Salisbury City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 3, Salisbury City 1.
Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).
Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Richard Brodie replaces Osayamen Osawe.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 3, Salisbury City 1. Scott Brown (Southport) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Dismissal

Brian Dutton (Salisbury City) is shown the red card for a bad foul.
Foul by Brian Dutton (Salisbury City).
Charlie Joyce (Southport) wins a free kick.
Corner, Salisbury City.

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Ricky Wellard replaces Rob Sinclair.
Attempt saved. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
Hand ball by Karl Ledsham (Southport).
Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City).
Scott Brown (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Charlie Joyce replaces Gary O'Neil.
Corner, Southport.
Foul by Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City).
Aristote Nsiala (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Chris McPhee replaces Elliott Frear.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Vinny Mukendi replaces Danny Hattersley.
Corner, Southport.
Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Ryan Brett (Salisbury City).
Osayamen Osawe (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Stuart Sinclair replaces Theo Lewis.

Booking

Will Puddy (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for dissent.
Corner, Southport.

Booking

Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City).
Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.
Corner, Southport.
Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).
Jamie White (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Corner, Salisbury City.
Attempt saved. Karl Ledsham (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Corner, Southport.
Attempt blocked. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Second Half

Second Half begins Southport 2, Salisbury City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Southport 2, Salisbury City 1.
Foul by Brian Dutton (Salisbury City).
Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.
Offside, Southport. Danny Hattersley tries a through ball, but Danny Hattersley is caught offside.
Offside, Salisbury City. Jamie White tries a through ball, but Jamie White is caught offside.
Foul by Rob Sinclair (Salisbury City).
David Fitzpatrick (Southport) wins a free kick.
Foul by Osayamen Osawe (Southport).
Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Ryan Brett (Salisbury City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Offside, Southport. Osayamen Osawe tries a through ball, but Osayamen Osawe is caught offside.
Corner, Southport.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 2, Salisbury City 1. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Brett.
Corner, Salisbury City.
Corner, Salisbury City.
Attempt saved. Jamie White (Salisbury City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
Offside, Southport. Osayamen Osawe tries a through ball, but Osayamen Osawe is caught offside.
Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).
Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Corner, Salisbury City.
Offside, Southport. Danny Hattersley tries a through ball, but Danny Hattersley is caught offside.
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