National League
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Southport 1-2 Torquay United

Torquay moved out of the National League relegation zone with a last-minute victory over rock-bottom Southport.

Ruairi Keating came off the bench with 10 minutes to go and later struck his first goal for the Gulls by converting a Daniel Sparkes pass.

The Devon side had taken a 36th-minute lead when Sparkes supplied a left-wing cross which Luke Young converted for his second goal in three games.

The National League's bottom club levelled just two minutes into the second half when Jim Stevenson's fierce strike went in off the left-hand post for his third goal of the campaign.

Torquay goalkeeper Brendan Moore made a couple of great saves in the second half and Louis Almond also went close with a header for Southport towards the end, but Keating struck at the death to push the visitors above Woking in the table on goal difference.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 28King
  • 2White
  • 6Murray
  • 14McKennaSubstituted forHigginsat 90'minutes
  • 26Higgins
  • 23McKeown
  • 10Hynes
  • 22Stevenson
  • 12JonesSubstituted forGrimesat 68'minutes
  • 21MeikleSubstituted forColyat 86'minutes
  • 25Almond

Substitutes

  • 4Nolan
  • 8Grimes
  • 11Coly
  • 19Weeks
  • 20Higgins

Torquay

  • 1Moore
  • 20Hodgkiss
  • 17Anderson
  • 8Young
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 15McGinty
  • 4LathropeBooked at 84mins
  • 12Verma
  • 9HarradSubstituted forReidat 60'minutes
  • 14WilliamsSubstituted forKeatingat 81'minutes
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forGallifuocoat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Gallifuoco
  • 7Chaney
  • 18Reid
  • 19Keating
  • 31Lee
Referee:
Thomas Bramall
Attendance:
1,159

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 1, Torquay United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 1, Torquay United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Giancarlo Gallifuoco replaces Dan Sparkes.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Jack Higgins replaces Ben McKenna.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 1, Torquay United 2. Ruairi Keating (Torquay United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Jean-Charles Coly replaces Lindon Meikle.

Booking

Damon Lathrope (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ruairi Keating replaces Brett Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Ashley Grimes replaces Andrai Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jamie Reid replaces Shaun Harrad.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 1, Torquay United 1. Jim Stevenson (Southport).

Second Half

Second Half begins Southport 0, Torquay United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Southport 0, Torquay United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 0, Torquay United 1. Luke Young (Torquay United).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City34226667323572
2Dag & Red362141161412067
3Forest Green35199772442866
4Tranmere34206851312066
5Gateshead361710961362561
6Dover351861167491860
7Aldershot3716111048331559
8Barrow361513852361658
9Macclesfield331651245341153
10Wrexham371410133745-852
11Bromley37147164556-1149
12Chester351210135450446
13Eastleigh371113134749-246
14Boreham Wood361112133333045
15Solihull Moors36129154852-445
16Sutton United34128143845-744
17Guiseley37128174555-1044
18Braintree37119174460-1642
19Maidstone United36117184463-1940
20Torquay36108184151-1038
21Woking37108195066-1638
22York36615153656-2033
23North Ferriby United37103242356-3333
24Southport3687214177-3631
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