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Southport 0-1 Wrexham

Jay Harris of Wrexham
Jay Harris' 46th minute strike was his first goal for Wrexham in 2014-15

Jay Harris scored his first goal of the season as Wrexham recorded a first win in the Conference since November with a 1-0 away win at strugglers Southport.

Midfielder Harris fired a low shot in off the post from 25-yards out to give the Dragons the lead just a minute into the second half.

It leaves the Sandgrounders one place and four points above the relegation zone.

Kevin Wilkin's side remain 12th, six points off the play-off places.

"I thought the goal really settled us down in the second half," said Wilkin.

"We had a spell there when really we should have put the game to bed.

"But we stayed strong and there weren't many moments in the second half when they've had opportunities."

Line-ups

Southport

  • 19Raya
  • 5CollinsBooked at 82mins
  • 6FosterBooked at 61mins
  • 23McDonaldBooked at 56mins
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 16RutherfordSubstituted forAustinat 66'minutes
  • 14Joyce
  • 8George
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 9HattersleySubstituted forMarsdenat 68'minutes
  • 10Brodie

Substitutes

  • 12Lynch
  • 18Marsden
  • 20Smith
  • 25Austin
  • 26Roberts

Wrexham

  • 13Bachmann
  • 30Pearson
  • 5Hudson
  • 4SmithBooked at 58mins
  • 3Ashton
  • 2Carrington
  • 15Evans
  • 8Harris
  • 24Jennings
  • 9MoultSubstituted forYorkat 71'minutes
  • 10BishopSubstituted forHuntat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Clarke
  • 7Durrell
  • 16York
  • 18White
  • 26Hunt
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
1,912

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 0, Wrexham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 0, Wrexham 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Southport) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Wes York (Wrexham).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Wrexham. Wes York tries a through ball, but Wes York is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Wes York (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Joyce (Southport).

  9. Post update

    Jay Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by John Marsden (Southport).

  11. Post update

    James Pearson (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Southport. Amadou Bakayoko tries a through ball, but Amadou Bakayoko is caught offside.

  13. Booking

    Dom Collins (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Dom Collins (Southport).

  15. Post update

    Blaine Hudson (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Luke Foster (Southport).

  17. Post update

    Wes York (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Wes York (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Charlie Joyce (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.