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Woking 1-2 Southport

Southport ended Woking's run of three straight home wins with a hard-earned win at the Kingfield Stadium.

The visitors led early on through Charlie Joyce's header and Dom Collins doubled their lead after half time.

The defender headed David Fitzpatrick's cross in from a tight angle for his first Southport goal before substitute Giuseppe Sole fired in for Woking.

Southport's first win in four league games moves them four points above the relegation zone.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

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Hill on Woking v Southport

"It was a very disappointing first 45 minutes. We never turned up and they scored with their first opportunity and punished us.

"At the moment we're not good enough in both boxes and we're not taking our chances.

"We're not defending well enough at the back and you can't look for excuses. You can't give away the goals we did today.

"They are an average team but all credit to Gary Brabin - they've got them working hard and got them organised.

"No complaints for me but we do have players who can't do it on a consistent basis at the moment and it's shown in the last six weeks."

Line-ups

Woking

  • 30Worner
  • 15NutterSubstituted forArthurat 61'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 21Jones
  • 6McNerney
  • 3CestorSubstituted forGoddardat 40'minutes
  • 7Payne
  • 8Murtagh
  • 11BetsySubstituted forSoleat 60'minutes
  • 14Lewis
  • 16Marriott
  • 24Morgan

Substitutes

  • 2Newton
  • 10Sole
  • 22Goddard
  • 23Cole
  • 32Arthur

Southport

  • 19Raya
  • 15ConnorSubstituted forMcDonaldat 65'minutes
  • 5CollinsBooked at 86mins
  • 6FosterBooked at 31mins
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 16RutherfordBooked at 51mins
  • 8George
  • 14Joyce
  • 20Smith
  • 10BrodieSubstituted forHattersleyat 80'minutes
  • 21Bakayoko

Substitutes

  • 9Hattersley
  • 18Marsden
  • 23McDonald
  • 25Austin
  • 26Roberts
Referee:
Jeff Muschik
Attendance:
1,688

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away8
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Woking 1, Southport 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Woking 1, Southport 2.

Foul by Giuseppe Sole (Woking).

Clayton McDonald (Southport) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Amadou Bakayoko (Southport) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Woking 1, Southport 2. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by John Goddard with a cross.

Booking

Dom Collins (Southport) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Amadou Bakayoko (Southport) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Hand ball by Josh Payne (Woking).

Attempt saved. John Goddard (Woking) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Offside, Southport. Paul Rutherford tries a through ball, but Paul Rutherford is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Danny Hattersley replaces Richard Brodie.

Offside, Southport. Richard Brodie tries a through ball, but Richard Brodie is caught offside.

Foul by Dean Morgan (Woking).

Clayton McDonald (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Woking.

Attempt saved. Richard Brodie (Southport) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Foul by Chris Arthur (Woking).

Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Woking 0, Southport 2. Dom Collins (Southport) header from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Fitzpatrick with a cross.

Booking

Chris Arthur (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris Arthur (Woking).

Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Clayton McDonald replaces Joe Connor because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Chris Arthur replaces John Nutter.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Kevin Betsy.

Corner, Woking.

Attempt saved. Paul Smith (Southport) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Kevin Betsy (Woking) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Offside, Southport. Richard Brodie tries a through ball, but Richard Brodie is caught offside.

Foul by Joe McNerney (Woking).

Amadou Bakayoko (Southport) wins a free kick.

Booking

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

Foul by Paul Rutherford (Southport).

Jack Marriott (Woking) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins Woking 0, Southport 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Woking 0, Southport 1.

Foul by Jack Marriott (Woking).

Luke George (Southport) wins a free kick.

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