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Barrow 0-1 Southport

Barrow suffered a narrow home defeat by Southport on their return to National League action.

The hosts, who were knocked out of the FA Cup by League One side Rochdale on Saturday, fell behind in the 14th minute when winger Ben McKenna made a penetrating run down the right flank and produced a neat finish.

Barrow, having been watched by a crowd of 4,414 at Holker Street for the cup tie, were looking to improve on sixth place in the National League table, and went close to an equaliser before half-time when an acrobatic effort by defender Moussa Diarra hit the crossbar.

Southport could have extended their lead in the second half, but Andrai Jones' close-range effort was saved by Jonathan Flatt as the visitors held out to secure a crucial three points in their battle to pull clear of the relegation fight.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Barrow

  • 40Flatt
  • 2Beeley
  • 3Wilmer-Anderton
  • 21RoweSubstituted forHaworthat 65'minutes
  • 6Diarra
  • 5Livesey
  • 8Harvey
  • 23Wright
  • 9BennettSubstituted forHannahat 65'minutes
  • 20Harrison
  • 11WilliamsBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMeikleat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Haworth
  • 10Hannah
  • 16Meikle
  • 18Hughes
  • 19Murray

Southport

  • 27Norman
  • 3Ashton
  • 4Nolan
  • 26Higgins
  • 23McKeown
  • 5Thompson
  • 24Cundy
  • 10Hynes
  • 12Jones
  • 14McKenna
  • 9BrewsterSubstituted forWrightat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Springthorpe
  • 16Onovwigun
  • 19Weeks
  • 21Wright
  • 22Jones
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
956

Live Text

Match ends, Barrow 0, Southport 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barrow 0, Southport 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Jake Wright replaces Delial Brewster.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Lindon Meikle replaces Jordan Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Ross Hannah replaces Richard Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Andy Haworth replaces Dan Rowe.

Second Half

Second Half begins Barrow 0, Southport 1.

Booking

Jordan Williams (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Half Time

First Half ends, Barrow 0, Southport 1.

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 0, Southport 1. Ben McKenna (Southport).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City26174555262955
2Forest Green28158557332453
3Tranmere27165638221653
4Dag & Red28164847311652
5Dover28154958431549
6Barrow261210441251646
7Aldershot2813693628845
8Macclesfield26134938271143
9Gateshead28119845291642
10Chester28119844341042
11Boreham Wood2811893025541
12Eastleigh27101074134740
13Bromley28115123541-638
14Sutton United27105123035-535
15Wrexham2898112636-1035
16Solihull Moors2796123845-733
17Torquay2786133038-830
18Braintree2886143148-1730
19Southport2886143456-2230
20Maidstone United2875163153-2226
21Guiseley2867153245-1325
22Woking2766153852-1424
23North Ferriby United2873181442-2824
24York28410142546-2122
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