Match ends, Lincoln City 4, Southport 0.
Lincoln City 4-0 Southport
Four goals from Jonny Margetts helped Lincoln get back to winning ways with a thumping 4-0 triumph over 10-man Southport at Sincil Bank.
The former Hull and Tranmere forward opened the scoring in the 16th minute with a header from Terry Hawkridge's free-kick before Adam Marriott put him through again on the half-hour mark and he made no mistake.
Southport's frustrations boiled over when former Lincoln midfielder Ashley Grimes saw a straight red for kicking out at Alex Woodyard after 35 minutes.
Margetts then added to Southport's woes by completing his hat-trick in first-half stoppage-time with a neat turn and finish, and then adding his fourth with a penalty in the 79th minute after Harry Anderson was felled.
In between, Southport keeper Ty Belford redeemed himself after tripping Margetts by saving Hawkridge's spot-kick.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 25RaggettSubstituted forMcCombeat 64'minutes
- 28ArnoldSubstituted forMuldoonat 46'minutes
- 10MarriottSubstituted forPowerat 63'minutes
- 30WoodyardBooked at 82mins
- 1BelfordBooked at 59mins
- 3AshtonBooked at 90mins
- 8GrimesBooked at 35mins
- 7AllenSubstituted forAlmondat 51'minutes
- 14RoyleSubstituted forKearnsat 78'minutes
- 16CatonSubstituted forGrayat 63'minutes
- Antony Coggins
Second Half ends, Lincoln City 4, Southport 0.
Neil Ashton (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Alex Woodyard (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Lincoln City 4, Southport 0. Jonathon Margetts (Lincoln City) converts the penalty with a.
Substitution, Southport. Joe Kearns replaces Jonathan Royle.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Jamie McCombe replaces Sean Raggett.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Alan Power replaces Adam Marriott.
Substitution, Southport. James Gray replaces James Caton.
Tyrell Belford (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Southport. Louis Almond replaces Jamie Allen.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Jack Muldoon replaces Nathan Arnold.
Second Half begins Lincoln City 3, Southport 0.
First Half ends, Lincoln City 3, Southport 0.
Goal! Lincoln City 3, Southport 0. Jonathon Margetts (Lincoln City).
Ashley Grimes (Southport) is shown the red card.
Goal! Lincoln City 2, Southport 0. Jonathon Margetts (Lincoln City).
Goal! Lincoln City 1, Southport 0. Jonathon Margetts (Lincoln City).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.