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Southport 1-1 Aldershot Town

Luke Foster
Southport defender Luke Foster scored his first goal of the season

Luke Foster's second-half header helped Southport secure a point against Aldershot Town at Haig Avenue.

Jim Stevenson gave the visitors the lead as Max Crocombe unconvincingly punched away Cheye Alexander's curling cross into the box.

Foster brought the scores level when he nodded home Adam Blakeman's corner kick to set up a tense finale.

Dan Walker volleyed against the bar for Aldershot, and Andy Wright went close for Southport in the closing stages.

Aldershot boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

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Smith on Southport v Aldershot

"It was a very good performance. I thought we were very dominant and we've created so many chances and on another day you can win comfortably.

"When you don't defend a set-piece, having not finished them off when we had the chances, it comes back to haunt you.

"We've had so many chances, with hitting the woodwork twice, that if we were composed they would be finished off. Everyone is disappointed not going home with three points."

Line-ups

Southport

  • 25Crocombe
  • 4Nolan
  • 5Thompson
  • 16Rutherford
  • 12BlakemanBooked at 86mins
  • 6Foster
  • 8Wright
  • 17Almond
  • 10BishopBooked at 49minsSubstituted forRyanat 69'minutes
  • 11JonesBooked at 15minsSubstituted forJoyceat 62'minutes
  • 9Stockton

Substitutes

  • 14Joyce
  • 19Viscosi
  • 22Phenix
  • 23Cameron
  • 24Ryan

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 5SavilleSubstituted forOliverat 24'minutes
  • 4Lathrope
  • 3McGinty
  • 14Beckles
  • 15BrowneSubstituted forRichardsat 78'minutes
  • 8Stevenson
  • 19Walker
  • 10Walker
  • 17Brodie

Substitutes

  • 6Oliver
  • 7Hatton
  • 11Richards
  • 13Thomas
  • 21Mavila
Referee:
Ryan Johnson
Attendance:
845

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away10
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 1, Aldershot Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 1, Aldershot Town 1.

Andrew Wright (Southport) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Corner, Southport.

Foul by Adam Blakeman (Southport).

Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Booking

Adam Blakeman (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam Blakeman (Southport).

Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Attempt saved. Tom Richards (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Dan Walker (Aldershot Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Richards replaces Rhys Browne.

Offside, Southport. Jack Ryan tries a through ball, but Jack Ryan is caught offside.

Corner, Southport.

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

Attempt saved. Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Luke Foster (Southport).

Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Dan Walker (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from long range on the right is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Charlie Joyce (Southport).

Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Cole Stockton (Southport).

Phil Smith (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Jack Ryan replaces Andy Bishop.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt saved. Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Dan Walker.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Charlie Joyce replaces Gary Jones.

Attempt missed. Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Adam Blakeman (Southport).

Dan Walker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Paul Rutherford (Southport).

Cheye Alexander (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 1, Aldershot Town 1. Luke Foster (Southport) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Blakeman with a cross.

goal

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