National League
WellingWelling United0SouthportSouthport1

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Welling United 0, Southport 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Welling United 0, Southport 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Joe Connor (Southport).

  6. Post update

    Michael Chambers (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  9. Post update

    Foul by John Marsden (Southport).

  10. Post update

    Ben Jefford (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Foul by John Marsden (Southport).

  12. Post update

    Zac Fagan (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. John Marsden replaces Paul Rutherford.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. George Donnelly replaces Richard Brodie.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  16. Substitution

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Michael Chambers (Welling United).

  18. Post update

    Richard Brodie (Southport) wins a free kick.

  19. Goal!

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

  20. Post update

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