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Southport 2-1 Torquay United

Paul Smith's late goal gave Southport a narrow victory against 10-man Torquay.

Smith capitalised on some slack Gulls' defending as he pounced to score the winner five minutes from time.

Earlier Scott Kay's 20-yard free-kick put the hosts in front before Luke Young was shown a straight red card for his reaction to a foul by Kay.

Toby Ajala tucked home a second-half equaliser after James McQuilkin's free-kick hit the bar but Smith secured three points for the Sandgrounders.

Southport are now unbeaten in six league games, while Torquay have only won once in seven.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 1Thompson
  • 6FosterBooked at 61mins
  • 11Davies
  • 8GeorgeSubstituted forHewittat 74'minutes
  • 2Challoner
  • 24Beesley
  • 4KayBooked at 13mins
  • 14Joyce
  • 20Smith
  • 10BrodieSubstituted forMcCarthyat 65'minutes
  • 23DonnellyBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 16Rutherford
  • 25Usai
  • 26Hewitt
  • 27McCarthy

Torquay

  • 1Rice
  • 26Gueguen
  • 4DownesBooked at 9mins
  • 11Cameron
  • 8YoungBooked at 13mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 10Ajala
  • 22McQuilkin
  • 29DawsonSubstituted forYeomanat 74'minutes
  • 7BriscoeSubstituted forHardingat 15'minutes
  • 9BowmanSubstituted forDanielat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Harding
  • 14Yeoman
  • 15Prynn
  • 16Richards
  • 20Daniel
Referee:
Ian Hussin
Attendance:
1,021

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home2
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 2, Torquay United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 2, Torquay United 1.

Corner, Torquay United.

Corner, Torquay United.

Booking

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

Goal!

Goal! Southport 2, Torquay United 1. Paul Smith (Southport) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Connor McCarthy.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 1, Torquay United 1. Toby Ajala (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

James McQuilkin (Torquay United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Foul by Tom Davies (Southport).

Toby Ajala (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Aaron Dawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Steven Hewitt replaces Luke George.

Attempt missed. Toby Ajala (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

Paul Smith (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Attempt missed. Kadell Daniel (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Connor McCarthy replaces Richard Brodie.

Foul by James McQuilkin (Torquay United).

Matthew Challoner (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

Scott Kay (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Dawson (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Paul Smith (Southport).

Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Booking

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

Foul by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

Will Beesley (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Foul by Kadell Daniel (Torquay United).

Will Beesley (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Kadell Daniel replaces Ryan Bowman because of an injury.

Corner, Southport.

Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

Aaron Downes (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by James McQuilkin (Torquay United).

Luke George (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by James McQuilkin (Torquay United).

Luke George (Southport) wins a free kick.

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