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Southport 4-1 Macclesfield Town

Southport eased their relegation fears with a fine win over Macclesfield.

Toto Nsiala headed in Kellen Daly's cross to put the hosts ahead before Danny Andrew equalised from 25 yards.

Jason Walker put the Sandgrounders back in front as he coolly placed Osayamen Osawe's cross into the bottom corner.

Osawe grabbed a goal for himself in the second half, slotting home after finding himself in space, and Danny Hattersley added a fourth with a neat chip over the goalkeeper.

Southport manager John Coleman told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"They scored a really good goal to equalise and then they put us under some pressure.

"Give our players their due - they rolled their sleeves up and I thought we played some terrific football in the second half. We were well worthy of our win."

Line-ups

Southport

  • 1Hurst
  • 20Fitzpatrick
  • 28Daly
  • 7Nsiala
  • 18George
  • 27O'SullivanSubstituted forJoyceat 84'minutes
  • 10LedshamSubstituted forChallonerat 87'minutes
  • 6Brown
  • 21OsaweSubstituted forRutherfordat 72'minutes
  • 15Hattersley
  • 9Walker

Substitutes

  • 14Rutherford
  • 8Mukendi
  • 25Brodie
  • 16Joyce
  • 12Challoner

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 3Andrew
  • 26Halls
  • 27Pilkington
  • 25KaySubstituted forRoweat 73'minutes
  • 6Turnbull
  • 23WhitakerBooked at 87mins
  • 2Connor
  • 11WinnSubstituted forMackrethat 45+1'minutes
  • 9HolroydSubstituted forSodjeat 55'minutes
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 7Mackreth
  • 12Williams
  • 18Sodje
  • 24Rowe
  • 4Martin
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 4, Macclesfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 4, Macclesfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Akpo Sodje (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town).

  5. Post update

    Matthew Challoner (Southport) wins a free kick.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Matthew Challoner replaces Karl Ledsham.

  7. Booking

    Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

  9. Post update

    Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Whitaker.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jason Walker (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Charlie Joyce replaces John O'Sullivan because of an injury.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Southport 4, Macclesfield Town 1. Danny Hattersley (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Hurst.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).

  16. Post update

    Aristote Nsiala (Southport) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town).

  20. Post update

    Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

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