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Southport 1-2 Eastleigh

Jai Reason
Jai Reason joined Eastleigh on a free transfer from Braintree in July 2014

Eastleigh scored two late goals as they came from behind to secure a dramatic victory at lowly Southport.

The Sandgrounders looked to be heading for their first win in six league games after John Marsden nudged in Richard Brodie's knock-down from six yards.

However, Joe Partington levelled when he nodded in Jai Reason's free-kick.

Reason secured all three points for the Spitfires when his deflected effort looped into the net to leave his side three points outside the play-offs.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 1Lloyd-Weston
  • 20Smith
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 5Collins
  • 6Foster
  • 16Rutherford
  • 24BeesleySubstituted forEvansat 61'minutes
  • 8George
  • 14Joyce
  • 10BrodieBooked at 85mins
  • 23DonnellySubstituted forMarsdenat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kay
  • 7Evans
  • 15Connor
  • 18Marsden
  • 25Burton

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 16EvansBooked at 16mins
  • 3Green
  • 17ReidSubstituted forSpenceat 68'minutes
  • 26Partington
  • 12MidsonSubstituted forWalkerat 76'minutes
  • 10Reason
  • 14StrevensBooked at 26mins
  • 27Pell
  • 9Constable
  • 11McAllisterSubstituted forBurtonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Spence
  • 8Stanley
  • 19Howard
  • 28Walker
  • 29Burton
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
727

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 1, Eastleigh 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 1, Eastleigh 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Luke George (Southport).

  6. Post update

    James Constable (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Marsden (Southport) header from the centre of the box.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Southport 1, Eastleigh 2. Jai Reason (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

  9. Booking

    Richard Brodie (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

  11. Post update

    Will Evans (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Southport 1, Eastleigh 1. Joe Partington (Eastleigh) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jai Reason with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Joyce (Southport).

  14. Post update

    Jai Reason (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Southport 1, Eastleigh 0. John Marsden (Southport) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Richard Brodie with a headed pass.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Dan Walker replaces Jack Midson.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Deon Burton replaces Craig McAllister.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Spence (Eastleigh).

  20. Post update

    Micah Evans (Southport) wins a free kick.