Match ends, Southport 1, Braintree Town 1.
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.
- 5ThompsonBooked at 42mins
- 7AllenSubstituted forBishopat 64'minutes
- 17AlmondSubstituted forRyanat 79'minutes
- 8DavisBooked at 43minsSubstituted forMilesat 80'minutes
- 6FryBooked at 90mins
- 11SparkesSubstituted forGardnerat 75'minutes
- 23CheekSubstituted forEdgarat 87'minutes
- Martin Coy
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Southport 1, Braintree Town 1.
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, Braintree Town. Anthony Edgar replaces Michael Cheek.
Foul by Mark Phillips (Braintree Town).
Josh Thompson (Southport) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Taylor Miles replaces Kenny Davis.
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, Braintree Town. Joe Gardner replaces Dan Sparkes.