National League
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Luke Foster
Former Preston defender Foster got his first goal since joining Southport from Lincoln in the summer

Luke Foster's stoppage-time header against Altrincham secured Southport's first Conference win of the season.

The defender got on the end of Johnny Gorman's free-kick to seal their first win since they beat Halifax in April.

The Sandgrounders opened the scoring after 20 minutes as Richard Brodie reacted first after John Marsden's header had hit the Altrincham post.

Steven Gillespie volleyed in a leveller from a corner and looked to have earned a point before Foster's winner.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 1Lloyd-WestonBooked at 15mins
  • 22Mitchell
  • 5Collins
  • 6Foster
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 7EvansSubstituted forRutherfordat 67'minutes
  • 4Kay
  • 8George
  • 11BroganSubstituted forGormanat 62'minutes
  • 18MarsdenSubstituted forConnorat 72'minutes
  • 10Brodie

Substitutes

  • 9Hattersley
  • 12Lynch
  • 13Gorman
  • 15Connor
  • 16Rutherford

Altrincham

  • 1Coburn
  • 6Leather
  • 5HavernBooked at 82mins
  • 16Marshall
  • 3Griffin
  • 8Richman
  • 4Moult
  • 18Williams
  • 19CrowtherSubstituted forLawrieat 67'minutes
  • 10ReevesSubstituted forWilkinsonat 79'minutes
  • 9GillespieBooked at 64minsSubstituted forPerryat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lawrie
  • 14Perry
  • 15Wilkinson
  • 17Parton
  • 21King
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
1,082

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home11
Away11
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 2, Altrincham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 2, Altrincham 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Gianluca Havern (Altrincham).

  5. Post update

    Richard Brodie (Southport) wins a free kick.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Southport 2, Altrincham 1. Luke Foster (Southport) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Johnny Gorman with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Tom Marshall (Altrincham).

  8. Post update

    Richard Brodie (Southport) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Scott Kay (Southport).

  10. Post update

    Tom Marshall (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jake Moult (Altrincham).

  12. Post update

    Johnny Gorman (Southport) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Greg Wilkinson (Altrincham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Scott Leather (Altrincham).

  15. Post update

    Scott Kay (Southport) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrew Mitchell (Southport) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  17. Booking

    Gianluca Havern (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Gianluca Havern (Altrincham).

  19. Post update

    Richard Brodie (Southport) wins a free kick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Altrincham. Greg Wilkinson replaces Damian Reeves.