National League
SouthportSouthport2HalifaxFC Halifax Town1

Southport 2-1 FC Halifax Town

Southport secured their Conference Premier status with a win over play-off contenders Halifax.

The visitors took the lead when top scorer Lee Gregory collected Scott Spencer's back-heel and smashed the ball past goalkeeper Danny Hurst.

Luke George scored the equaliser with a rebound after Aristote Nsiala's header was tipped onto the bar.

David Fitzpatrick lashed home a stunning 30-yard strike soon after to earn Southport three points.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 1Hurst
  • 7Nsiala
  • 20FitzpatrickBooked at 60mins
  • 6BrownBooked at 50mins
  • 12Challoner
  • 18George
  • 27O'Sullivan
  • 29DillonBooked at 83mins
  • 21Osawe
  • 8Mukendi
  • 14RutherfordSubstituted forBoothmanat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Henry-Francis
  • 16Joyce
  • 24Boothman
  • 28Daly

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 29Bolton
  • 6Lowe
  • 20Maynard
  • 15Roberts
  • 23Smith
  • 40SpencerSubstituted forJacksonat 46'minutes
  • 18MarshallSubstituted forWilsonat 81'minutes
  • 11GregorySubstituted forCrowtherat 66'minutes
  • 5Pearson
  • 3McManus

Substitutes

  • 12Senior
  • 14Wilson
  • 22Ainge
  • 28Crowther
  • 31Jackson
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
2,043

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 2, FC Halifax Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 2, FC Halifax Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).

  5. Post update

    Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  7. Booking

    John Dillon (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by John Dillon (Southport).

  9. Post update

    Ryan Crowther (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh Wilson replaces Paul Marshall.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Southport 2, FC Halifax Town 1. David Fitzpatrick (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Steven Boothman.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Crowther (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Osayamen Osawe (Southport).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Vinny Mukendi (Southport).

  15. Post update

    Chris Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Southport 1, FC Halifax Town 1. Luke George (Southport) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aristote Nsiala with a headed pass.

  17. Post update

    Aristote Nsiala (Southport) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Steven Boothman.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  20. Post update

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