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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Southport 1, Braintree Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 1, Braintree Town 1.

Corner, Southport.

Booking

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

Foul by Matt Fry (Braintree Town).

Jack Ryan (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andy Bishop (Southport).

Mark Phillips (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Anthony Edgar replaces Michael Cheek.

Foul by Mark Phillips (Braintree Town).

Josh Thompson (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Corner, Southport.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Taylor Miles replaces Kenny Davis.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Jack Ryan replaces Louis Almond.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town).

Louis Almond (Southport) wins a free kick.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Joe Gardner replaces Dan Sparkes.

Attempt missed. Andy Bishop (Southport) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

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

Attempt missed. Luke Foster (Southport) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Adam Blakeman with a cross.

Foul by Matt Fry (Braintree Town).

Louis Almond (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Michael Cheek (Braintree Town).

Josh Thompson (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town).

Jonny Giles (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Adam Blakeman (Southport).

Michael Cheek (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Braintree Town. Simeon Akinola tries a through ball, but Simeon Akinola is caught offside.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town).

Matthew Challoner (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Andy Bishop replaces Jamie Allen.

Attempt blocked. Michael Cheek (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 1, Braintree Town 1. Louis Almond (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Rutherford.

Attempt missed. Michael Cheek (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Offside, Braintree Town. Simeon Akinola tries a through ball, but Simeon Akinola is caught offside.

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