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Eastleigh 1-0 Southport

Andy Drury
Summer signing Andy Drury has scored five goals in 20 appearances for Eastleigh

Andy Drury's late strike earned promotion-chasing Eastleigh victory over struggling Southport.

The hosts had the better of a goalless first half and did have the ball in the net, only for Jai Reason's follow-up effort to be ruled out for offside.

Port keeper Max Crocombe made several fine saves to keep the visitors level.

But the Spitfires finally scored in the 84th minute when Drury tapped the ball home after Crocombe had pushed away Josh Payne's dangerous cross.

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 2Partington
  • 6Reid
  • 18Drury
  • 3Green
  • 4Evans
  • 14Strevens
  • 8Payne
  • 10ReasonSubstituted forWillmottat 70'minutes
  • 9Constable
  • 12MidsonSubstituted forOdubadeat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Odubade
  • 17Cook
  • 19Poke
  • 26Atkinson
  • 27Willmott

Southport

  • 25Crocombe
  • 2Challoner
  • 5Thompson
  • 16RutherfordSubstituted forCameronat 90'minutes
  • 12Blakeman
  • 6Foster
  • 22Phenix
  • 4NolanSubstituted forJoyceat 81'minutes
  • 11Jones
  • 17Almond
  • 10BishopSubstituted forRyanat 67'minutesBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 9Stockton
  • 14Joyce
  • 19Viscosi
  • 23Cameron
  • 24Ryan
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
1,755

Match Stats

Home TeamEastleighAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Eastleigh 1, Southport 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Southport 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy Drury.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Courtney Cameron replaces Paul Rutherford.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Partington (Eastleigh) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andy Drury.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Louis Almond (Southport).

  11. Post update

    Josh Payne (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Will Evans (Eastleigh).

  13. Post update

    Charlie Joyce (Southport) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Adam Blakeman (Southport).

  16. Post update

    Yemi Odubade (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Louis Almond (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Eastleigh 1, Southport 0. Andy Drury (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Payne with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andy Drury (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

  20. Booking

    Jack Ryan (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.