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Southport 0-1 Chester

A gritty win at Southport ended Chester's six-match winless run.

The Blues made the early running as Evan Horwood found Tom Shaw with a cute pass and the midfielder struck the post.

Most of the first-half efforts were restricted to long range, and Shaw also tested the grip on Magnus Norman's gloves.

It looked like stalemate was setting in as the second half progressed, but Chester goalkeeper Alex Lynch picked out Horwood with a long kick and the defender lobbed Norman brilliantly to put the visitors ahead.

The Sandgrounders roared back strongly, but were desperately unlucky as Liam Hynes and Jim Stevenson both struck the woodwork.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 27Norman
  • 26Higgins
  • 2White
  • 4NolanSubstituted forMcKennaat 70'minutes
  • 23McKeown
  • 6Murray
  • 10HynesBooked at 80mins
  • 22Stevenson
  • 21MeikleSubstituted forGrimesat 84'minutes
  • 7Allen
  • 12JonesSubstituted forAlmondat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Grimes
  • 14McKenna
  • 19Weeks
  • 24Cundy
  • 25Almond

Chester

  • 1Lynch
  • 4GeorgeSubstituted forVassellat 46'minutes
  • 12Hughes
  • 14Joyce
  • 16Hunt
  • 6Astles
  • 8ShawBooked at 52minsSubstituted forDurrellat 55'minutes
  • 21Lloyd
  • 3HorwoodSubstituted forMahonat 84'minutes
  • 9Alabi
  • 15Richards

Substitutes

  • 5Hudson
  • 7Mahon
  • 10Durrell
  • 13Roberts
  • 17Vassell
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
1,496

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 0, Chester FC 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 0, Chester FC 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Ashley Grimes replaces Lindon Meikle.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Mahon replaces Evan Horwood.

Booking

Liam Hynes (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Ben McKenna replaces Liam Nolan.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Louis Almond replaces Andrai Jones.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 0, Chester FC 1. Evan Horwood (Chester FC).

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Elliott Durrell replaces Tom Shaw.

Booking

Tom Shaw (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Theo Vassell replaces Luke George.

Second Half

Second Half begins Southport 0, Chester FC 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Southport 0, Chester FC 0.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City31214662313167
2Dag & Red33204959372264
3Forest Green33189668422663
4Tranmere32196747272063
5Dover331851067481959
6Aldershot34169947311657
7Gateshead341510958362255
8Barrow321412650321854
9Macclesfield321651145311453
10Wrexham351310123542-749
11Chester341210125247546
12Bromley34136154251-945
13Boreham Wood331110123332143
14Solihull Moors34127154549-443
15Eastleigh341012124345-242
16Sutton United31116143543-839
17Braintree33108153551-1638
18Torquay3498173848-1035
19Guiseley3498174154-1335
20Woking3497184864-1634
21Maidstone United3497183861-2334
22Southport3487193871-3331
23North Ferriby United3593232152-3130
24York33513153052-2228
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