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Southport 2-1 Grimsby Town

Osayamen Osawe scored a second-half winner to take Southport out of the Conference Premier relegation zone.

Osawe, who had earlier missed a great chance, punished a defensive mix-up between Paul Bignot and Shaun Pearson.

Lenell John-Lewis had put play-off chasing Grimsby ahead in the ninth minute from Ross Hannah's cross.

Scott Brown levelled in the 36th minute from 25 yards before Hannah hit the inside of the post, while at the other end Pearson twice hit the bar.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It's another one where I don't think we got what we deserved, I feel a little bit like Groundhog Day in talking about 'we should have got something, we were good enough'.

"Both goals that we gave away are laughable and that's our own doing. People say it's bad luck, but it's bad play and we were punished on both occasions.

"We need to take advantage of games in hand because if we don't, then clearly we're not in a good position. We need to change it round, we need to force the issue and make it happen."



  • 1Hurst
  • 28Daly
  • 7NsialaBooked at 54mins
  • 20Fitzpatrick
  • 18George
  • 27O'Sullivan
  • 6Brown
  • 16JoyceSubstituted forBrodieat 86'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 10Ledsham
  • 21Osawe
  • 15HattersleySubstituted forMukendiat 74'minutes


  • 12Challoner
  • 29Dillon
  • 25Brodie
  • 8Mukendi
  • 19Wimmer


  • 13McKeown
  • 5Pearson
  • 15Bignot
  • 12McDonaldSubstituted forHattonat 53'minutes
  • 27Fyfield
  • 11Neilson
  • 8Disley
  • 4KerrBooked at 44minsSubstituted forThanojat 46'minutes
  • 7ColbeckSubstituted forRodmanat 76'minutes
  • 17HannahBooked at 77mins
  • 14John-Lewis


  • 9Cook
  • 2Hatton
  • 18Thanoj
  • 20Southwell
  • 23Rodman
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 2, Grimsby Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 2, Grimsby Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Southport. Karl Ledsham tries a through ball, but Karl Ledsham is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Richard Brodie (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Andi Thanoj.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Osayamen Osawe (Southport).

  8. Post update

    Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Booking

    Richard Brodie (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

  11. Post update

    Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Richard Brodie replaces Charlie Joyce.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Southport).

  16. Post update

    Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Booking

    Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town).

  19. Post update

    David Fitzpatrick (Southport) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.