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Southport 2-0 Dartford

Southport moved a step further away from the drop zone with a comfortable win over relegation-threatened Dartford.

Dartford's Danny Harris was denied by Peter Brezovan before striker Paul Smith blazed over for the hosts.

Richard Brodie swept the ball in from close range from a corner to open the scoring midway through the second half.

Goalkeeper Brezovan saved from Luke Daley before Paul Rutherford's injury-time header sealed it for Port.

The result leaves Dartford 10 points from safety in 23rd, while back-to-back wins for Southport leaves them four points above the drop.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 19Brezovan
  • 2Challoner
  • 6FosterBooked at 27mins
  • 14JoyceSubstituted forRutherfordat 85'minutes
  • 24Beesley
  • 11Davies
  • 20Smith
  • 4Kay
  • 8GeorgeBooked at 90mins
  • 23Donnelly
  • 10BrodieSubstituted forMcCarthyat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 16Rutherford
  • 17Almond
  • 25Usai
  • 27McCarthy

Dartford

  • 21Ibrahim
  • 19DriverBooked at 53mins
  • 4McAuley
  • 11Harris
  • 3Richards
  • 16SweeneySubstituted forHayesat 81'minutes
  • 5Bradbrook
  • 18Dallison-Lisbon
  • 17CrawfordSubstituted forPughat 76'minutes
  • 8Noble
  • 12GreenSubstituted forDaleyat 30'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hayes
  • 9Daley
  • 10Pugh
  • 13Kessell
  • 15Collier
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
850

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamDartford
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home12
Away12
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 2, Dartford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 2, Dartford 0.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 2, Dartford 0. Paul Rutherford (Southport) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Booking

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

Foul by Luke George (Southport).

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Foul by Jamie Richards (Dartford).

Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Connor McCarthy replaces Richard Brodie.

Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

Tom Dallison (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Paul Rutherford replaces Charlie Joyce.

Corner, Dartford.

Corner, Dartford.

Foul by Scott Kay (Southport).

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Dartford.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Ryan Hayes replaces Peter Sweeney.

Attempt missed. George Donnelly (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Luke George (Southport).

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Andy Pugh replaces Harry Crawford.

Attempt missed. Will Beesley (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Southport.

Corner, Southport.

Attempt saved. Luke Daley (Dartford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Hand ball by Richard Brodie (Southport).

Attempt missed. Danny Harris (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Luke George (Southport).

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Foul by Harry Crawford (Dartford).

Tom Davies (Southport) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by George Donnelly (Southport).

Corner, Dartford.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 1, Dartford 0. Richard Brodie (Southport) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Southport.

Foul by Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford).

Luke George (Southport) wins a free kick.

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