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Southport0Wrexham1

Southport 0-1 Wrexham

Jay Harris of Wrexham
Jay Harris' 46th minute strike was his first goal for Wrexham in 2014-15

Jay Harris scored his first goal of the season as Wrexham recorded a first win in the Conference since November with a 1-0 away win at strugglers Southport.

Midfielder Harris fired a low shot in off the post from 25-yards out to give the Dragons the lead just a minute into the second half.

It leaves the Sandgrounders one place and four points above the relegation zone.

Kevin Wilkin's side remain 12th, six points off the play-off places.

"I thought the goal really settled us down in the second half," said Wilkin.

"We had a spell there when really we should have put the game to bed.

"But we stayed strong and there weren't many moments in the second half when they've had opportunities."

Line-ups

Southport

  • 19Raya
  • 5CollinsBooked at 82mins
  • 6FosterBooked at 61mins
  • 23McDonaldBooked at 56mins
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 16RutherfordSubstituted forAustinat 66'minutes
  • 14Joyce
  • 8George
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 9HattersleySubstituted forMarsdenat 68'minutes
  • 10Brodie

Substitutes

  • 12Lynch
  • 18Marsden
  • 20Smith
  • 25Austin
  • 26Roberts

Wrexham

  • 13Bachmann
  • 30Pearson
  • 5Hudson
  • 4SmithBooked at 58mins
  • 3Ashton
  • 2Carrington
  • 15Evans
  • 8Harris
  • 24Jennings
  • 9MoultSubstituted forYorkat 71'minutes
  • 10BishopSubstituted forHuntat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Clarke
  • 7Durrell
  • 16York
  • 18White
  • 26Hunt
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
1,912

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 0, Wrexham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 0, Wrexham 1.

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

Hand ball by Wes York (Wrexham).

Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Offside, Wrexham. Wes York tries a through ball, but Wes York is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Wes York (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Charlie Joyce (Southport).

Jay Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by John Marsden (Southport).

James Pearson (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Offside, Southport. Amadou Bakayoko tries a through ball, but Amadou Bakayoko is caught offside.

Booking

Dom Collins (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dom Collins (Southport).

Blaine Hudson (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Luke Foster (Southport).

Wes York (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Wes York (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Joyce (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Offside, Wrexham. Johnny Hunt tries a through ball, but Johnny Hunt is caught offside.

Corner, Southport.

Corner, Southport.

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

Attempt missed. Neil Ashton (Wrexham) left footed shot from long range on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Wes York from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Wes York replaces Louis Moult because of an injury.

Foul by Luke George (Southport).

Connor Jennings (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. John Marsden replaces Danny Hattersley.

Corner, Wrexham.

Foul by Jay Harris (Wrexham).

Richard Brodie (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Mitchell Austin replaces Paul Rutherford.

Corner, Southport.

Attempt saved. Mark Carrington (Wrexham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Booking

Luke Foster (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Foster (Southport).

Connor Jennings (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Booking

Manny Smith (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Wrexham. Louis Moult tries a through ball, but Louis Moult is caught offside.

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