National League

Southport 2-5 Woking

Scott Rendell
Scott Rendell's hat-trick lifted Woking up to fourth in the Conference

Scott Rendell's hat-trick helped Woking ease past struggling Southport.

Rendell headed in Woking's first from a Theo Lewis cross before the break and a deflected Lewis strike made it 2-0.

David Fitzpatrick slotted home to give Southport hope but Guiseppe Sole's fine free-kick restored the two-goal lead.

Luke Foster's header again put the hosts in touch, but Rendell nodded in another fine Lewis delivery and then he completed his treble from the penalty spot after Foster fouled Josh Payne.

The win takes Woking up to fourth spot in the table and leaves Southport fourth from bottom.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"It was a game we dominated for long periods and we dominated the first half when we had lots of opportunities, but never punished them to put the game to bed.

"It's a very good scoreline to go away but I was disappointed in the goals we conceded today.

"But a very good three points and I think today we dominated and deserved the three points.

"There was no panic when we lost to Torquay and Bristol Rovers, but we responded with a good win on Tuesday against Nuneaton and a good win also today."



Formation 3-5-2

  • 19Raya
  • 5Collins
  • 4KaySubstituted forGeorgeat 76'minutes
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 6FosterBooked at 88mins
  • 20SmithSubstituted forMarsdenat 55'minutes
  • 17Dyer
  • 2Challoner
  • 10Brodie
  • 11Brogan
  • 23McDonaldSubstituted forRutherfordat 45'minutes


  • 8George
  • 12Lynch
  • 15Connor
  • 16Rutherford
  • 18Marsden


Formation 4-3-3

  • 30Worner
  • 3CestorSubstituted forNewtonat 77'minutes
  • 5McNerney
  • 7Payne
  • 8Murtagh
  • 9Rendell
  • 14Lewis
  • 16MarriottSubstituted forSoleat 64'minutes
  • 21Jones
  • 22GoddardSubstituted forBetsyat 77'minutes
  • 32Arthur


  • 2Newton
  • 10Sole
  • 11Betsy
  • 23Cole
  • 24Morgan
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Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamWoking
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 2, Woking 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 2, Woking 5.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

  4. Post update

    Luke George (Southport) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ross Dyer (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  6. Booking

    Luke Foster (Southport) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Southport 2, Woking 5. Scott Rendell (Woking) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  8. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Luke Foster (Southport) after a foul in the penalty area.

  9. Post update

    Penalty Woking. Josh Payne draws a foul in the penalty area.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Marsden (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Southport 2, Woking 4. Scott Rendell (Woking) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Theo Lewis with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Theo Lewis (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Southport 2, Woking 3. Luke Foster (Southport) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephen Brogan.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dom Collins (Southport) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Stephen Brogan with a cross.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Kevin Betsy replaces John Goddard.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Adam Newton replaces Mike Cestor.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Luke George replaces Scott Kay.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Theo Lewis (Woking).

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