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Southport 1-2 Eastleigh

Jai Reason
Jai Reason joined Eastleigh on a free transfer from Braintree in July 2014

Eastleigh scored two late goals as they came from behind to secure a dramatic victory at lowly Southport.

The Sandgrounders looked to be heading for their first win in six league games after John Marsden nudged in Richard Brodie's knock-down from six yards.

However, Joe Partington levelled when he nodded in Jai Reason's free-kick.

Reason secured all three points for the Spitfires when his deflected effort looped into the net to leave his side three points outside the play-offs.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 1Lloyd-Weston
  • 20Smith
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 5Collins
  • 6Foster
  • 16Rutherford
  • 24BeesleySubstituted forEvansat 61'minutes
  • 8George
  • 14Joyce
  • 10BrodieBooked at 85mins
  • 23DonnellySubstituted forMarsdenat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kay
  • 7Evans
  • 15Connor
  • 18Marsden
  • 25Burton

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 16EvansBooked at 16mins
  • 3Green
  • 17ReidSubstituted forSpenceat 68'minutes
  • 26Partington
  • 12MidsonSubstituted forWalkerat 76'minutes
  • 10Reason
  • 14StrevensBooked at 26mins
  • 27Pell
  • 9Constable
  • 11McAllisterSubstituted forBurtonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Spence
  • 8Stanley
  • 19Howard
  • 28Walker
  • 29Burton
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
727

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 1, Eastleigh 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 1, Eastleigh 2.

Corner, Southport.

Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Luke George (Southport).

James Constable (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. John Marsden (Southport) header from the centre of the box.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 1, Eastleigh 2. Jai Reason (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Booking

Richard Brodie (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

Will Evans (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 1, Eastleigh 1. Joe Partington (Eastleigh) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jai Reason with a cross.

Foul by Charlie Joyce (Southport).

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 1, Eastleigh 0. John Marsden (Southport) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Richard Brodie with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Dan Walker replaces Jack Midson.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Deon Burton replaces Craig McAllister.

Foul by Daniel Spence (Eastleigh).

Micah Evans (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Foul by Paul Smith (Southport).

James Constable (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Daniel Spence replaces Paul Reid.

Corner, Southport.

Attempt blocked. David Fitzpatrick (Southport) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. John Marsden replaces George Donnelly.

Attempt missed. Jai Reason (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Micah Evans replaces Will Beesley.

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

Attempt blocked. Jack Midson (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Michael Green (Eastleigh).

Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Charlie Joyce (Southport).

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt blocked. Craig McAllister (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

Will Evans (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

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