Match ends, Chester FC 2, Southport 2.
Southport came from two goals down to rescue a point at fellow Conference Premier relegation strugglers Chester.
The hosts led through Craig Hobson's tap-in and Craig Mahon doubled that lead with a brilliant solo effort, weaving his way through before firing into the corner.
But Karl Ledsham headed home from the edge of the six-yard-box on 55 minutes.
And, having hit the bar with a penalty, Ledsham redeemed himself, sweeping home to level in the 89th minute.
Home keeper Aaron Chapman conceded a penalty for the second time in four days at Bumpers Lane, this time bringing down Danny Hattersley in the 69th minute, but Ledsham smashed his spot-kick against the bar.
Chester remain two points and one place clear of danger, while Southport are still 19th, just a point better off.
- 5LinwoodSubstituted forKayat 22'minutes
- 17BrownBooked at 40minsSubstituted forTurnerat 61'minutes
- 16BondBooked at 67mins
- 19SeddonBooked at 28mins
- 7HobsonSubstituted forCarltonat 75'minutes
- 10LedshamBooked at 84mins
- 18GeorgeBooked at 28mins
- 9WalkerBooked at 78mins
- Simon Bennett
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Chester FC 2, Southport 2.
Attempt missed. Danny Hattersley (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).
Danny Carlton (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Offside, Chester FC. Danny Carlton tries a through ball, but Danny Carlton is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Goal! Chester FC 2, Southport 2. Karl Ledsham (Southport) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by John O'Sullivan.
Karl Ledsham (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Karl Ledsham (Southport).
Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).
Andrew Bond (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Foul by Michael Kay (Chester FC).
Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Danny Hattersley (Southport) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by John O'Sullivan with a cross.
Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).
Nathan Turner (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Jason Walker (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.