National League
SouthportSouthport1HalifaxFC Halifax Town0

Southport 1-0 FC Halifax Town

Scott Kay
Scott Kay's goal was his first for Southport

Scott Kay struck late to lift Southport out of the Conference relegation zone and dent Halifax's play-off hopes.

With nine minutes left, Kay drove home Matty Challoner's pass to register the Sandgrounders' first win of 2015.

Halifax had been unbeaten in five league games, but did not trouble home keeper Peter Brezovan until Lois Maynard's 69th-minute effort.

Southport go three points clear of safety, while Halifax are seven points off the top five.

However, the Shaymen do have as many as four games in hand on the teams above them.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 19Brezovan
  • 2Challoner
  • 6FosterBooked at 77mins
  • 15ConnorBooked at 44mins
  • 20SmithSubstituted forDonnellyat 62'minutes
  • 4Kay
  • 16RutherfordSubstituted forMcCarthyat 69'minutes
  • 8George
  • 14Joyce
  • 24Beesley
  • 10Brodie

Substitutes

  • 1Lloyd-Weston
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 9Thompson
  • 23Donnelly
  • 27McCarthy

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 2Bolton
  • 4Roberts
  • 23Hutchison
  • 3McManusBooked at 53mins
  • 5PearsonSubstituted forSmithat 46'minutes
  • 20Maynard
  • 22Schofield
  • 33MuldoonSubstituted forHatfieldat 73'minutes
  • 19Boden
  • 12PeniketSubstituted forJacksonat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 7Smith
  • 9Jackson
  • 15Roberts
  • 36Hatfield
Referee:
Martin Coy

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 1, FC Halifax Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 1, FC Halifax Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  5. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Scott Kay (Southport).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Connor (Southport) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by George Donnelly.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Southport 1, FC Halifax Town 0. Scott Kay (Southport) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matthew Challoner.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

  13. Post update

    Richard Brodie (Southport) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  15. Booking

    Luke Foster (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Luke Foster (Southport).

  17. Post update

    Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Will Hatfield replaces Jack Muldoon.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Jackson (FC Halifax Town).

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