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Eastleigh 1-0 Southport

Andy Drury
Summer signing Andy Drury has scored five goals in 20 appearances for Eastleigh

Andy Drury's late strike earned promotion-chasing Eastleigh victory over struggling Southport.

The hosts had the better of a goalless first half and did have the ball in the net, only for Jai Reason's follow-up effort to be ruled out for offside.

Port keeper Max Crocombe made several fine saves to keep the visitors level.

But the Spitfires finally scored in the 84th minute when Drury tapped the ball home after Crocombe had pushed away Josh Payne's dangerous cross.

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 2Partington
  • 6Reid
  • 18Drury
  • 3Green
  • 4Evans
  • 14Strevens
  • 8Payne
  • 10ReasonSubstituted forWillmottat 70'minutes
  • 9Constable
  • 12MidsonSubstituted forOdubadeat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Odubade
  • 17Cook
  • 19Poke
  • 26Atkinson
  • 27Willmott

Southport

  • 25Crocombe
  • 2Challoner
  • 5Thompson
  • 16RutherfordSubstituted forCameronat 90'minutes
  • 12Blakeman
  • 6Foster
  • 22Phenix
  • 4NolanSubstituted forJoyceat 81'minutes
  • 11Jones
  • 17Almond
  • 10BishopSubstituted forRyanat 67'minutesBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 9Stockton
  • 14Joyce
  • 19Viscosi
  • 23Cameron
  • 24Ryan
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
1,755

Match Stats

Home TeamEastleighAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Eastleigh 1, Southport 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Southport 0.

Offside, Southport. Jack Ryan tries a through ball, but Jack Ryan is caught offside.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt blocked. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy Drury.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Courtney Cameron replaces Paul Rutherford.

Attempt missed. Joe Partington (Eastleigh) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andy Drury.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Foul by Louis Almond (Southport).

Josh Payne (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Will Evans (Eastleigh).

Charlie Joyce (Southport) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

Foul by Adam Blakeman (Southport).

Yemi Odubade (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Louis Almond (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 1, Southport 0. Andy Drury (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Payne with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Andy Drury (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Booking

Jack Ryan (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack Ryan (Southport).

Michael Green (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Charlie Joyce replaces Liam Nolan.

Foul by Luke Foster (Southport).

Andy Drury (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Adam Blakeman (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Ben Strevens (Eastleigh).

Louis Almond (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Robbie Willmott replaces Jai Reason.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Yemi Odubade replaces Jack Midson.

Attempt missed. Liam Nolan (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Jack Ryan replaces Andy Bishop.

Foul by Will Evans (Eastleigh).

Louis Almond (Southport) wins a free kick.

Offside, Southport. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.

Offside, Southport. Louis Almond tries a through ball, but Louis Almond is caught offside.

Foul by Paul Rutherford (Southport).

James Constable (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Midson (Eastleigh).

Luke Foster (Southport) wins a free kick.

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