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SouthportSouthport0HalifaxFC Halifax Town1

Southport 0-1 FC Halifax Town

Shaquille McDonald scored an injury-time winner against Southport as Halifax moved out of the National League relegation places.

The 20-year-old forward, on loan from Derby, volleyed in a loose ball left-footed in a late scramble in the box.

Despite Southport enjoying most of the early possession, the visitors created the better chances with Hamza Bencherif's shot went wide.

Hosts keeper Max Crocombe denied Nicky Wroe but Halifax clinched victory.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 25Crocombe
  • 2ChallonerSubstituted forRyanat 90+3'minutes
  • 20O'Brien
  • 4Nolan
  • 12Blakeman
  • 22HewittSubstituted forGrimshawat 75'minutes
  • 11Jones
  • 8Wright
  • 16Rutherford
  • 10BishopSubstituted forWestcarrat 64'minutes
  • 7Allen

Substitutes

  • 9Westcarr
  • 18Jones
  • 19Viscosi
  • 24Ryan
  • 26Grimshaw

Halifax

  • 23Johnson
  • 2Bolton
  • 14Brown
  • 35WroeSubstituted forMcDonaldat 78'minutes
  • 15Roberts
  • 6Bencherif
  • 3McManus
  • 4James
  • 16HibbsBooked at 90mins
  • 24HughesSubstituted forMacDonaldat 54'minutes
  • 9BurrowSubstituted forPeniketat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 11Walker
  • 12Peniket
  • 17MacDonald
  • 40McDonald
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
1,148

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

  3. Booking

    Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town).

  5. Post update

    Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Jack Ryan replaces Matthew Challoner.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town).

  8. Post update

    Gary Jones (Southport) wins a free kick.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Southport 0, FC Halifax Town 1. Shaquille McDonald (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Southport. Craig Westcarr tries a through ball, but Craig Westcarr is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town).

  12. Post update

    Gary Jones (Southport) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gary Jones (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Rutherford (Southport) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Craig Westcarr (Southport) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Richard Peniket replaces Jordan Burrow.

  19. Post update

    Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

  20. Post update

    Craig Westcarr (Southport) wins a free kick.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham372311367244380
2Forest Green37246762352778
3Grimsby341811567293865
4Braintree34179841261560
5Tranmere361791048351360
6Wrexham361681260441656
7Dover331671057441355
8Lincoln City3615101156461055
9Gateshead35167124552-755
10Eastleigh34158115147453
11Woking36147155749849
12Macclesfield36154174842649
13Bromley35146155758-148
14Aldershot35136164049-945
15Barrow34119144560-1542
16Southport36119163550-1542
17Chester351010154251-940
18Guiseley34912133249-1739
19Halifax3499164868-2036
20Boreham Wood35811163036-635
21Altrincham34811153255-2335
22Torquay3388174062-2232
23Welling3669212651-2527
24Kidderminster3759233761-2424
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