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Southport 2-2 Dover Athletic

Sean Francis helped Dover secure a draw against Southport and deny the hosts a third successive Conference win.

Stefan Payne's header put Dover in front inside the first minute of the game but John Marsden's angled strike drew the scores level.

Joe Connor headed David Fitzpatrick's shot home to give Southport the lead before the break.

Substitute Francis headed Nicky Deverdics' cross into the top left corner to secure a point for Dover.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 19Raya
  • 22Mitchell
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 6Foster
  • 15Connor
  • 16RutherfordBooked at 61mins
  • 25AustinSubstituted forBakayokoat 71'minutes
  • 4KaySubstituted forSmithat 90+4'minutes
  • 14Joyce
  • 9Hattersley
  • 18Marsden

Substitutes

  • 1Lloyd-Weston
  • 2Challoner
  • 12Lynch
  • 20Smith
  • 21Bakayoko

Dover

  • 30Rafferty
  • 2StoneSubstituted forFrancisat 32'minutes
  • 16Sterling
  • 26Bonner
  • 6OrluBooked at 42mins
  • 17Deverdics
  • 29Essam
  • 28Taiwo
  • 4KinnearBooked at 83mins
  • 10Murphy
  • 14PayneSubstituted forReidat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Cogan
  • 15Francis
  • 19Reid
  • 20Nanetti
  • 21Rutherford
Referee:
Ross Joyce

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamDover
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home2
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 2, Dover Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 2, Dover Athletic 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Paul Smith replaces Scott Kay because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Jake Reid replaces Stefan Payne.

Attempt missed. Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Southport).

Sean Francis (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic).

Joe Connor (Southport) wins a free kick.

Booking

Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Offside, Dover Athletic. Tom Murphy tries a through ball, but Tom Murphy is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

Corner, Southport.

Foul by Scott Kay (Southport).

Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Mitch Austin.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 2, Dover Athletic 2. Sean Francis (Dover Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Nicky Deverdics with a cross.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Foul by Tyrone Sterling (Dover Athletic).

Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic).

Luke Foster (Southport) wins a free kick.

Booking

Paul Rutherford (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Rutherford (Southport).

Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt missed. Sean Francis (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Southport.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Second Half

Second Half begins Southport 2, Dover Athletic 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Southport 2, Dover Athletic 1.

Foul by Tyrone Sterling (Dover Athletic).

Andrew Mitchell (Southport) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Tom Murphy (Dover Athletic).

Booking

Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic).

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic).

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