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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

Match ends, Southport 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

Full Time

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

Booking

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

Foul by Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town).

Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Jack Ryan replaces Matthew Challoner.

Foul by Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town).

Gary Jones (Southport) wins a free kick.

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.

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

Foul by Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town).

Gary Jones (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

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

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

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

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Substitution

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

Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

Craig Westcarr (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town).

Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Shaquille McDonald replaces Nicky Wroe.

Attempt saved. Craig Westcarr (Southport) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Paul Rutherford with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Sam Grimshaw replaces Steven Hewitt.

Attempt saved. Paul Rutherford (Southport) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Josh MacDonald (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town).

Andrew Wright (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andrew Wright (Southport).

Josh MacDonald (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Southport. Jamie Allen tries a through ball, but Jamie Allen is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Andrew Wright (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Craig Westcarr replaces Andy Bishop.

Corner, Southport.

Corner, Southport.

Attempt blocked. Andy Bishop (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Nicky Wroe (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

goal

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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