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Southport 2-2 Woking

Southport produced a superb fightback from two goals down to earn a well-deserved point at home to Woking.

Teenager Matt Butcher opened the scoring with a fine drive from outside the box, before doubling the lead - and his personal tally - with a left-footed effort early in the second half.

Jonathon Margetts pulled one back for the hosts to set up a tense finale.

Craig Westcarr equalised from six yards out, finding the top corner to leave both sides with a point.

Woking have not won a league game since they beat Wrexham 3-1 on 9 January.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

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Hill on Southport v Woking

"Jake Cole has made some good saves today and when they scored with 10 minutes to go it gave them a big incentive where we are low in confidence. Everyone was expecting the equaliser.

"From being 2-0 up we are disappointed that we haven't won the game but what do we look at? Do we say to ourselves is it 'we haven't had a win in 12 games?' or do we say to ourselves 'that's two results out of the last three games?'

"I know they might be draws but we've got to take the positives. We've got a squad in there which is very mixed in confidence and age."

Line-ups

Southport

  • 19Viscosi
  • 18Jones
  • 20O'Brien
  • 11Jones
  • 3Whittle
  • 5Thompson
  • 22PhenixSubstituted forWrightat 49'minutes
  • 4Nolan
  • 16RutherfordSubstituted forWestcarrat 54'minutes
  • 17Almond
  • 27Margetts

Substitutes

  • 8Wright
  • 9Westcarr
  • 12Blakeman
  • 23Hewitt
  • 25Crocombe

Woking

  • 1Cole
  • 2Caprice
  • 27Robinson
  • 8Murtagh
  • 3Arthur
  • 14Robinson
  • 4RickettsSubstituted forJonesat 78'minutes
  • 5Saah
  • 23CarrSubstituted forSoleat 60'minutes
  • 28ButcherBooked at 64mins
  • 20SmithSubstituted forAndradeat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Jones
  • 10Sole
  • 15Andrade
  • 18Hamann
  • 26Norman
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
825

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home2
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 2, Woking 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 2, Woking 2.

Offside, Woking. Bruno Andrade tries a through ball, but Bruno Andrade is caught offside.

Offside, Woking. Giuseppe Sole tries a through ball, but Giuseppe Sole is caught offside.

Offside, Southport. Gary Jones tries a through ball, but Gary Jones is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 2, Woking 2. Craig Westcarr (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner.

Corner, Southport.

Offside, Woking. Jake Caprice tries a through ball, but Jake Caprice is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Joey Jones replaces Mark Ricketts.

Attempt missed. Jonathon Margetts (Southport) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 1, Woking 2. Jonathon Margetts (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Liam Nolan (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Louis Almond (Southport).

Joe Robinson (Woking) wins a free kick.

Foul by Chris Arthur (Woking).

Louis Almond (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Bruno Andrade (Woking).

Andrai Jones (Southport) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Bruno Andrade (Woking).

Booking

Matt Butcher (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Butcher (Woking).

Andrai Jones (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Danny Carr.

Foul by Joe Robinson (Woking).

Liam Nolan (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Craig Westcarr replaces Paul Rutherford.

Hand ball by Mark Ricketts (Woking).

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Andrew Wright replaces Michael Phenix.

Attempt missed. Danny Carr (Woking) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Caprice with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 0, Woking 2. Matt Butcher (Woking) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Bruno Andrade replaces Alex Smith because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Southport 0, Woking 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Southport 0, Woking 1.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 0, Woking 1. Matt Butcher (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Carr.

Attempt saved. Jonathon Margetts (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Southport.

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

Corner, Southport.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham422611579295089
2Forest Green422510766382885
3Grimsby392012773363772
4Dover402181170492171
5Tranmere4219121157421569
6Braintree4019111045311468
7Eastleigh401910115849967
8Wrexham411991366462066
9Gateshead42189155161-1063
10Macclesfield411861757451260
11Bromley42178176564159
12Lincoln City421512156259357
13Barrow401511145665-956
14Woking41149186260251
15Aldershot41148194463-1950
16Southport421212184358-1548
17Chester411112185664-845
18Guiseley41916164062-2243
19Boreham Wood41914183643-741
20Torquay401011194369-2641
21Altrincham40913184264-2240
22Halifax391010195074-2440
23Welling42811233459-2535
24Kidderminster41611244166-2529
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