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Southport 2-1 FC Halifax Town

Southport secured their Conference Premier status with a win over play-off contenders Halifax.

The visitors took the lead when top scorer Lee Gregory collected Scott Spencer's back-heel and smashed the ball past goalkeeper Danny Hurst.

Luke George scored the equaliser with a rebound after Aristote Nsiala's header was tipped onto the bar.

David Fitzpatrick lashed home a stunning 30-yard strike soon after to earn Southport three points.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 1Hurst
  • 7Nsiala
  • 20FitzpatrickBooked at 60mins
  • 6BrownBooked at 50mins
  • 12Challoner
  • 18George
  • 27O'Sullivan
  • 29DillonBooked at 83mins
  • 21Osawe
  • 8Mukendi
  • 14RutherfordSubstituted forBoothmanat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Henry-Francis
  • 16Joyce
  • 24Boothman
  • 28Daly

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 29Bolton
  • 6Lowe
  • 20Maynard
  • 15Roberts
  • 23Smith
  • 40SpencerSubstituted forJacksonat 46'minutes
  • 18MarshallSubstituted forWilsonat 81'minutes
  • 11GregorySubstituted forCrowtherat 66'minutes
  • 5Pearson
  • 3McManus

Substitutes

  • 12Senior
  • 14Wilson
  • 22Ainge
  • 28Crowther
  • 31Jackson
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
2,043

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 2, FC Halifax Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 2, FC Halifax Town 1.
Attempt missed. Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.
Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).
Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Booking

John Dillon (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by John Dillon (Southport).
Ryan Crowther (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh Wilson replaces Paul Marshall.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 2, FC Halifax Town 1. David Fitzpatrick (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Steven Boothman.
Attempt missed. Ryan Crowther (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Hand ball by Osayamen Osawe (Southport).
Foul by Vinny Mukendi (Southport).
Chris Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 1, FC Halifax Town 1. Luke George (Southport) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aristote Nsiala with a headed pass.
Aristote Nsiala (Southport) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Steven Boothman.
Corner, Southport.
Attempt saved. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Southport) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ryan Crowther replaces Lee Gregory.
Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).
Aristote Nsiala (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Steven Boothman replaces Paul Rutherford.

Booking

David Fitzpatrick (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Hand ball by David Fitzpatrick (Southport).
Foul by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).
Luke George (Southport) wins a free kick.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Foul by Vinny Mukendi (Southport).
Danny Lowe (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Paul Marshall.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Booking

Scott Brown (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).
Marlon Jackson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.
Attempt saved. John O'Sullivan (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).
Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Marlon Jackson replaces Scott Spencer.

Second Half

Second Half begins Southport 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Southport 0, FC Halifax Town 1.
Attempt missed. Chris Smith (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Southport.
Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).
Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. David Fitzpatrick (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Chris Smith (FC Halifax Town).
Vinny Mukendi (Southport) wins a free kick.
Corner, Southport.
Attempt missed. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).
Matthew Challoner (Southport) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).
Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.
Corner, Southport.
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