National League
AldershotAldershot Town1SouthportSouthport2

Aldershot Town 1-2 Southport

First-half goals from Paul Smith and George Donnelly helped Southport win at fellow Conference strugglers Aldershot to move four points clear of trouble.

The visitors went ahead on 19 minutes when an unmarked Smith poked home after being picked out by Charlie Joyce.

Southport then extended their lead six minutes later when Smith crossed for Donnelly to find the bottom corner.

Shots striker Brett Williams pulled one back on 58 minutes when he headed home Jordan Roberts' cross.

But it could have been a bigger winning margin, Donnelly grazing the post with a long-range effort late on as Aldershot stretched their winless streak to three league games.

The Shots remain 18th, but are now only eights points clear of trouble as Welling won at Lincoln.

Aldershot Town caretaker boss Chris Barker told BBC Surrey:

"I thought Southport were very good in the first half. We give two sloppy goals away and I warned the boys about their away performances, so we knew all about that.

"But we can't start like we did and give goals away, so it is very disappointing.

"If we only lose one in seven for the rest of the season, I'll take that right now."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 7Hatton
  • 5Wilson
  • 18SaundersSubstituted forRichardsat 65'minutes
  • 3McGinty
  • 6Barker
  • 8MolesleySubstituted forJarvisat 85'minutes
  • 23German
  • 9Williams
  • 14RobertsBooked at 90mins
  • 19StevensonSubstituted forLathropeat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lathrope
  • 11Scott
  • 13Thomas
  • 16Richards
  • 17Jarvis

Southport

  • 19Brezovan
  • 2Challoner
  • 6Foster
  • 14Joyce
  • 24Beesley
  • 11DaviesBooked at 57mins
  • 20SmithSubstituted forThompsonat 88'minutes
  • 4Kay
  • 8George
  • 23Donnelly
  • 10BrodieSubstituted forMcCarthyat 89'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 9Thompson
  • 17Almond
  • 27McCarthy
  • 28Usai
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
1,646

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home4
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 1, Southport 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Southport 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Joe Thompson (Southport).

  4. Post update

    Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town).

  6. Post update

    Joe Thompson (Southport) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

  8. Post update

    Luke George (Southport) wins a free kick.

  9. Booking

    Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  11. Booking

    Connor McCarthy (Southport) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Foul by George Donnelly (Southport).

  13. Post update

    Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Southport. Connor McCarthy tries a through ball, but Connor McCarthy is caught offside.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Connor McCarthy replaces Richard Brodie.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Joe Thompson replaces Paul Smith.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Donnelly (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Ryan Jarvis replaces Mark Molesley.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

  20. Post update

    Luke Foster (Southport) wins a free kick.

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