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Welling United 0-1 Southport

Steven Hewitt's stunning goal ensured Southport beat Welling, but both clubs escaped relegation from the Conference.

With Alfreton thrashed 7-0 by Bristol Rovers, the two sides would have survived whatever the result.

But it was the visitors who finished the season with a win through Hewitt's 30-yard effort, which went in off the crossbar with 12 minutes remaining.

Southport finish six points clear of the drop while Welling stay up on goal difference.

Line-ups

Welling

  • 1Henly
  • 8Vose
  • 15BerrySubstituted forHealyat 82'minutes
  • 6Bush
  • 20Corne
  • 10St Aimie
  • 14Jefford
  • 4GallagherSubstituted forFaganat 60'minutes
  • 23Williams
  • 11LafayetteSubstituted forPennyat 71'minutes
  • 32Chambers

Substitutes

  • 5Fagan
  • 9Penny
  • 21McEntegart
  • 25Taylor
  • 33Healy

Southport

  • 1Thompson
  • 2ChallonerBooked at 9mins
  • 6Foster
  • 11Davies
  • 24BeesleySubstituted forMcCarthyat 7'minutes
  • 15Connor
  • 16RutherfordSubstituted forMarsdenat 86'minutes
  • 14Joyce
  • 10BrodieBooked at 48minsSubstituted forDonnellyat 85'minutes
  • 26Hewitt
  • 17Almond

Substitutes

  • 7Evans
  • 18Marsden
  • 23Donnelly
  • 25Usai
  • 27McCarthy
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
1,015

Match Stats

Home TeamWellingAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home14
Away14
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Welling United 0, Southport 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Welling United 0, Southport 1.

Corner, Welling United.

Corner, Welling United.

Foul by Joe Connor (Southport).

Michael Chambers (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. George Donnelly (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Corner, Welling United.

Foul by John Marsden (Southport).

Ben Jefford (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by John Marsden (Southport).

Zac Fagan (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. John Marsden replaces Paul Rutherford.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. George Donnelly replaces Richard Brodie.

Corner, Welling United.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Joe Healy replaces Sam Berry because of an injury.

Foul by Michael Chambers (Welling United).

Richard Brodie (Southport) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Welling United 0, Southport 1. Steven Hewitt (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Attempt blocked. Louis Almond (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Charlie Penny (Welling United).

Tom Davies (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Charlie Penny replaces Ross Lafayette.

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

Corner, Southport.

Corner, Southport.

Attempt saved. Connor McCarthy (Southport) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Kieron St Aimie (Welling United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Chris Bush (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Welling United.

Attempt missed. Dominic Vose (Welling United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Louis Almond (Southport).

Dominic Vose (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Zac Fagan replaces Jake Gallagher.

Attempt missed. Kieron St Aimie (Welling United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Jefford with a cross.

Foul by Jake Gallagher (Welling United).

Steven Hewitt (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ross Lafayette (Welling United).

Tom Davies (Southport) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Connor McCarthy (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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