Southport 2-1 Alfreton Town

Southport came from behind to beat Alfreton Town and maintain their undefeated home record.

The visitors, who have dropped out of the Conference Premier play-off places, went ahead when John Akinde converted from Paul Clayton's pass.

But Alfreton defender Nick Fenton put David Fitzpatrick's cross into his own net before Osayamen Osawe headed in Aaron Chalmers' late centre.

Southport are now three points behind their sixth-placed opponents.


Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law:

"By our recent standards, we've not got anywhere near them. But that said, we still took the lead at 1-0.

"We've given away a poor first goal on the second phase of a corner, its back to 1-1. There's a massive, massive decision when the referee doesn't give a penalty for us.

"I have to be careful what I say but I think he was poor at best. But he hasn't cost us the game.

"For the second corner, we're in no danger whatsoever, the ball is going out, I don't know if it's a lack of communication but we've given a needless corner away.

"We all know who's marking who, but one player decides that he's not going to mark and is going to stand spare.

"So I'm disappointed but as I say, we've had a good run and it's about how we bounce back now."

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