National League
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Southport 3-1 Salisbury City

Southport eased their relegation worries with a surprise win against play-off hopefuls Salisbury City.

Karl Ledsham steered home Luke George's pass to put the Sandgrounders in front before Danny Hattersley headed in John O'Sullivan's cross to double the lead.

Dan Fitchett then pulled a goal back after being played in by Ryan Brett.

But Scott Brown sealed the hosts' first win in six games when he lashed home a free-kick, after defender Brian Dutton saw red for fouling Charlie Joyce.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 1Hurst
  • 20Fitzpatrick
  • 7Nsiala
  • 28DalyBooked at 8mins
  • 18George
  • 10Ledsham
  • 27O'Sullivan
  • 6Brown
  • 30O'NeilSubstituted forJoyceat 77'minutes
  • 15HattersleySubstituted forMukendiat 74'minutes
  • 21OsaweSubstituted forBrodieat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Challoner
  • 16Joyce
  • 19Wimmer
  • 25Brodie
  • 8Mukendi

Salisbury

  • 1PuddyBooked at 60mins
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 16DuttonBooked at 86mins
  • 23MacDonald
  • 4Brett
  • 6WilsonBooked at 56mins
  • 11FrearSubstituted forMcPheeat 74'minutes
  • 20Fitchett
  • 9White
  • 13SinclairSubstituted forWellardat 84'minutes
  • 10LewisSubstituted forSinclairat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Wellard
  • 14Sinclair
  • 7McPhee
  • 25Bittner
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
719

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamSalisbury
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 3, Salisbury City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 3, Salisbury City 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

  4. Post update

    Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Richard Brodie replaces Osayamen Osawe.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Southport 3, Salisbury City 1. Scott Brown (Southport) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  7. Dismissal

    Brian Dutton (Salisbury City) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Brian Dutton (Salisbury City).

  9. Post update

    Charlie Joyce (Southport) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Salisbury City.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Salisbury City. Ricky Wellard replaces Rob Sinclair.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Karl Ledsham (Southport).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City).

  15. Post update

    Scott Brown (Southport) wins a free kick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Charlie Joyce replaces Gary O'Neil.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City).

  19. Post update

    Aristote Nsiala (Southport) wins a free kick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Salisbury City. Chris McPhee replaces Elliott Frear.