National League
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Southport 0-3 AFC Telford United

Relegated Telford rescued some pride as they comfortably beat 10-man Southport in the Conference at Haig Avenue.

Bradley Reid tapped in from six yards out, before Sandgrounders defender Will Beesley was sent off for a second yellow card shortly before the break.

Tony Gray scored his 18th goal of the season to double the visitors' lead after being picked out by Reid.

Reid then found Sam Smith, who fired into the bottom corner from just outside the box to seal the win.

Telford were relegated back to Conference North on Easter Saturday, for the second time in three seasons.

Line-ups

Southport

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Thompson
  • 2Challoner
  • 8George
  • 11Davies
  • 24BeesleyBooked at 45mins
  • 14Joyce
  • 26HewittSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 46'minutes
  • 4KayBooked at 90mins
  • 10BrodieSubstituted forAlmondat 64'minutes
  • 16RutherfordSubstituted forMcCarthyat 62'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 23Donnelly

Substitutes

  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 7Evans
  • 17Almond
  • 25Usai
  • 27McCarthy

Telford

Formation 4-3-3

  • 31Montgomery
  • 23DisneyBooked at 25mins
  • 4Byrne
  • 24VentreBooked at 38mins
  • 26MatthewsSubstituted forDyerat 46'minutes
  • 27Sharps
  • 9Farrell
  • 11ClancyBooked at 88mins
  • 18Smith
  • 30ReidBooked at 53mins
  • 10GrayBooked at 33mins

Substitutes

  • 13Pryce
  • 16McDonald
  • 20Poku
  • 25Hall
  • 29Dyer
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
1,092

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamTelford
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away10
Fouls
Home12
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 0, AFC Telford United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 0, AFC Telford United 3.

  3. Booking

    Connor McCarthy (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Connor McCarthy (Southport).

  5. Post update

    James Montgomery (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  7. Booking

    Scott Kay (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Scott Kay (Southport).

  9. Post update

    Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  11. Booking

    Sean Clancy (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Sean Clancy (AFC Telford United).

  13. Post update

    Charlie Joyce (Southport) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Tony Gray (AFC Telford United).

  15. Post update

    Scott Kay (Southport) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tony Gray (AFC Telford United).

  17. Post update

    Charlie Joyce (Southport) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Luke George (Southport).

  19. Post update

    Sam Smith (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.