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SouthportSouthport1BraintreeBraintree Town1

Southport 1-1 Braintree Town

Louis Almond's goal earned Southport a draw against play-off-chasing Braintree Town in the National League.

Dan Sparkes put Braintree ahead when he fired in Matt Fry's right-wing cross from inside the box.

Josh Thompson headed wide as the Sandgrounders pushed for an equaliser, before Almond turned Paul Rutherford's cross beyond Town keeper Michael Crowe.

Southport forward Andy Bishop missed the target from six yards out late on, but Braintree held on for a point.

Midfielder Steven Hewitt was an unused substitute for Southport after joining the club on Friday, having been allowed to leave Chester.

Line-ups

Southport

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Crocombe
  • 2Challoner
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 42mins
  • 11Jones
  • 12Blakeman
  • 6Foster
  • 20Giles
  • 4Nolan
  • 16Rutherford
  • 7AllenSubstituted forBishopat 64'minutes
  • 17AlmondSubstituted forRyanat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Wright
  • 10Bishop
  • 19Viscosi
  • 23Hewitt
  • 24Ryan

Braintree

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 33Crowe
  • 2Clerima
  • 15Phillips
  • 8DavisBooked at 43minsSubstituted forMilesat 80'minutes
  • 3Habergham
  • 6FryBooked at 90mins
  • 30Woodyard
  • 5Paine
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forGardnerat 75'minutes
  • 23CheekSubstituted forEdgarat 87'minutes
  • 10Akinola

Substitutes

  • 4Isaac
  • 12Gardner
  • 14Miles
  • 17Anderson
  • 22Edgar
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
827

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 1, Braintree Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 1, Braintree Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  4. Booking

    Matt Fry (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Matt Fry (Braintree Town).

  6. Post update

    Jack Ryan (Southport) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Andy Bishop (Southport).

  8. Post update

    Mark Phillips (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Anthony Edgar replaces Michael Cheek.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Mark Phillips (Braintree Town).

  12. Post update

    Josh Thompson (Southport) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Taylor Miles replaces Kenny Davis.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Jack Ryan replaces Louis Almond.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town).

  18. Post update

    Louis Almond (Southport) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Joe Gardner replaces Dan Sparkes.

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