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Southport 2-2 Dover Athletic

Sean Francis helped Dover secure a draw against Southport and deny the hosts a third successive Conference win.

Stefan Payne's header put Dover in front inside the first minute of the game but John Marsden's angled strike drew the scores level.

Joe Connor headed David Fitzpatrick's shot home to give Southport the lead before the break.

Substitute Francis headed Nicky Deverdics' cross into the top left corner to secure a point for Dover.

Line-ups

Southport

Formation 4-4-2

  • 19Raya
  • 22Mitchell
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 6Foster
  • 15Connor
  • 16RutherfordBooked at 61mins
  • 25AustinSubstituted forBakayokoat 71'minutes
  • 4KaySubstituted forSmithat 90+4'minutes
  • 14Joyce
  • 9Hattersley
  • 18Marsden

Substitutes

  • 1Lloyd-Weston
  • 2Challoner
  • 12Lynch
  • 20Smith
  • 21Bakayoko

Dover

Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Rafferty
  • 2StoneSubstituted forFrancisat 32'minutes
  • 16Sterling
  • 26Bonner
  • 6OrluBooked at 42mins
  • 17Deverdics
  • 29Essam
  • 28Taiwo
  • 4KinnearBooked at 83mins
  • 10Murphy
  • 14PayneSubstituted forReidat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Cogan
  • 15Francis
  • 19Reid
  • 20Nanetti
  • 21Rutherford
Referee:
Ross Joyce

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamDover
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home2
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 2, Dover Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 2, Dover Athletic 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Paul Smith replaces Scott Kay because of an injury.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Jake Reid replaces Stefan Payne.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Southport).

  7. Post update

    Sean Francis (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Joe Connor (Southport) wins a free kick.

  10. Booking

    Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Dover Athletic. Tom Murphy tries a through ball, but Tom Murphy is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Scott Kay (Southport).

  15. Post update

    Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Mitch Austin.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Southport 2, Dover Athletic 2. Sean Francis (Dover Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Nicky Deverdics with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Sterling (Dover Athletic).

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