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Southport 0-0 Fleetwood Town

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Highlights: Southport 0-0 Fleetwood

National League side Southport earned an FA Cup first-round replay at Fleetwood after holding the League One club to a goalless draw on Merseyside.

Fleetwood's Jimmy Ryan came closest to breaking the deadlock but home keeper Magnus Norman tipped his second-half free-kick on to the crossbar.

Southport failed to seriously trouble the visitors' defence, with most of their efforts coming from long range.

Norman had to react quickly to deny Devante Cole a winner in stoppage time.

Fleetwood's Bobby Grant shot wide on the half-hour mark but Uwe Rosler's side could not find a way past on-loan Fulham stopper Norman in the second period.

At the other end, Town keeper Chris Neal was forced to palm away James Caton's shot from just outside the area.

After play was briefly halted when a smoke bomb and a flare were thrown onto the pitch by Southport fans, Fleetwood's best chances came during six minutes of second-half injury time.

First Norman smothered Cole's low shot then Cian Bolger sent a powerful header narrowly wide after losing his marker at a corner.

The winners of next week's replay at Highbury will travel to League One strugglers Shrewsbury in the second round.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 27Norman
  • 26Higgins
  • 22Howe
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 55mins
  • 3Ashton
  • 19Weeks
  • 17LusseySubstituted forFergusonat 81'minutes
  • 4Nolan
  • 16CatonBooked at 42minsSubstituted forCofieat 77'minutes
  • 12Jones
  • 7Allen

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 8Grimes
  • 9Gray
  • 11Cofie
  • 13Crump
  • 18Jones
  • 28Ferguson

Fleetwood

  • 1Neal
  • 35EkpoloBooked at 35mins
  • 6Pond
  • 12BolgerBooked at 22mins
  • 3Bell
  • 28SowerbySubstituted forWoolfordat 45'minutes
  • 8Ryan
  • 34Dempsey
  • 11GrantSubstituted forColeat 76'minutes
  • 10BallSubstituted forHunterat 63'minutes
  • 19Long

Substitutes

  • 4Jónsson
  • 5Eastham
  • 15Nirennold
  • 21Cairns
  • 22Hunter
  • 23Woolford
  • 44Cole
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
2,265

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jimmy Ryan.

Attempt missed. Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Neil Ashton.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Declan Weeks.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jimmy Ryan.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ryan Higgins.

Attempt saved. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Martyn Woolford with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Liam Nolan (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Higgins with a cross.

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

Jamie Allen (Southport) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Southport. Neil Ashton tries a through ball, but Callum Howe is caught offside.

Foul by Martyn Woolford (Fleetwood Town).

John Cofie (Southport) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Southport. John Cofie tries a through ball, but Jamie Allen is caught offside.

Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Higgins (Southport).

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Nathan Ferguson replaces Jordan Lussey.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. John Cofie replaces James Caton because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Devante Cole replaces Bobby Grant.

Attempt missed. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Martyn Woolford (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Southport. Conceded by Godswill Ekpolo.

Attempt saved. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Amari'i Bell with a cross.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Declan Weeks (Southport) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Declan Weeks (Southport).

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces David Ball.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Callum Howe.

Attempt blocked. Martyn Woolford (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Josh Thompson (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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