Match ends, Southport 1, Chester FC 2.
Late goals from right-back Michael Kay and substitute Craig Mahon saw Chester come from behind to win at Southport.
Louis Almond gave the hosts a first-half lead after he lost his marker and slotted in from the edge of the area.
Kay equalised 11 minutes from time after John Rooney's corner was cleared straight to him and he fired home from 18 yards.
Mahon completed the comeback with a stinging effort which goalkeeper Andy Coughlin could not keep out.
- 18JonesBooked at 45minsSubstituted forThompsonat 66'minutes
- 10BishopSubstituted forRutherfordat 77'minutes
- 6FosterBooked at 84mins
- 11ChapellSubstituted forHobsonat 78'minutes
- 2HigginsBooked at 34minsSubstituted forMahonat 61'minutes
- 4KayBooked at 40mins
- 10RooneyBooked at 71mins
- 14ThomsonSubstituted forRichardsat 61'minutesBooked at 87mins
- Adrian Holmes
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Southport 1, Chester FC 2.
Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).
Ben Davies (Southport) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Louis Almond (Southport) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.
Foul by Liam Nolan (Southport).
Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Paul Rutherford (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Kane Richards (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Kane Richards (Chester FC).
Louis Almond (Southport) wins a free kick.
Offside, Southport. Cole Stockton tries a through ball, but Cole Stockton is caught offside.
Foul by Ross Hannah (Chester FC).
Luke Foster (Southport) wins a free kick.
Goal! Southport 1, Chester FC 2. Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.
Luke Foster (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Luke Foster (Southport).
Michael Kay (Chester FC) wins a free kick.