FA Cup - Second Round
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Southport 2-1 Eastleigh

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Southport 2-1 Eastleigh - highlights

Micah Evans' second-half strike secured Southport's place in the FA Cup third round for the first time in 16 years with victory over 10-man Eastleigh.

The visitors went in front when Craig McAllister beat Port keeper David Raya Martin to the ball and squared for James Constable to tap home.

The hosts levelled before the break through Richard Brodie's diving header.

The Spitfires had Dean Beckwith sent off for fouling Mitchell Austin before Evans fired the winner from 15 yards.

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Hill blasts referee performance

Evans should have doubled his tally from close range but blazed over and Ben Strevens almost made him pay as the Eastleigh striker's header hit a post late on.

Eastleigh manager Richard Hill told BBC Radio Solent: "I thought we played well when we were allowed to play.

"Sometimes the opposition stop you from playing and sometimes the officials stop you from playing - and most definitely today I felt that the officials have stopped us from playing.

"In the magnitude of this game for these two clubs in the second round of the FA Cup with what could be, that performance from that referee was just not good enough."

Line-ups

Southport

  • 19Raya
  • 5Collins
  • 6Foster
  • 15Connor
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 4Kay
  • 8George
  • 16Rutherford
  • 25Austin
  • 7EvansSubstituted forJoyceat 86'minutes
  • 10BrodieBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Challoner
  • 12Lynch
  • 14Joyce
  • 18Marsden
  • 20Smith
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 26Roberts

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 16Evans
  • 5BeckwithBooked at 47mins
  • 17Reid
  • 3Green
  • 10Reason
  • 14Strevens
  • 8StanleySubstituted forOdubadeat 82'minutes
  • 4CollinsSubstituted forSpenceat 70'minutes
  • 9Constable
  • 11McAllisterSubstituted forFleetwoodat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Spence
  • 6Todd
  • 7Odubade
  • 12Midson
  • 13Fleetwood
  • 24Helm
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
2,169

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 2, Eastleigh 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 2, Eastleigh 1.

Attempt saved. Paul Rutherford (Southport) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

Michael Green (Eastleigh) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Richard Brodie (Southport) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Stuart Fleetwood (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Charlie Joyce (Southport).

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Charlie Joyce replaces Micah Evans because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jai Reason (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Paul Reid (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Richard Brodie (Southport) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Will Evans (Eastleigh).

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Yemi Odubade replaces Craig Stanley.

Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

Foul by Dom Collins (Southport).

Stuart Fleetwood (Eastleigh) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. James Constable (Eastleigh) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Eastleigh. Conceded by Joe Connor.

Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Stanley (Eastleigh).

Attempt saved. Mitchell Austin (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Eastleigh. Conceded by Joe Connor.

Attempt blocked. Craig Stanley (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 2, Eastleigh 1. Micah Evans (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Daniel Spence replaces Jamie Collins because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Mitchell Austin (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Southport. Conceded by Paul Reid.

Attempt blocked. Paul Rutherford (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Luke George (Southport) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Stanley (Eastleigh).

Luke Foster (Southport) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Constable (Eastleigh).

Attempt saved. Joe Connor (Southport) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Southport. Conceded by Will Evans.

Attempt blocked. Jai Reason (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Stuart Fleetwood replaces Craig McAllister.

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

David Fitzpatrick (Southport) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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