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Boreham Wood 0-2 Southport

Paul Rutherford's brace saw Southport all but secure their National League status with victory over relegation-threatened Boreham Wood.

Rutherford opened the scoring when he headed in Gary Jones' free-kick at the far post for his first of the season.

Craig Westcarr's fine cross was met by Rutherford with a bullet header into the top corner to double the lead.

Wood managed just one effort on target during the game, and never looked like mounting a comeback.

Southport are now 10 points clear of the relegation zone, whilst Boreham are two points from safety with three games left to play.

Line-ups

Boreham Wood

  • 1Russell
  • 2Nunn
  • 5Doe
  • 9Howell
  • 3Woodards
  • 6Reynolds
  • 8ShakesSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 67'minutes
  • 16Clifford
  • 24Kamdjo
  • 12LucasSubstituted forMoriasat 51'minutes
  • 22White

Substitutes

  • 11Sam-Yorke
  • 17Morias
  • 20Clifford
  • 30Stephens
  • 33Devera

Southport

  • 25Crocombe
  • 2Challoner
  • 4Nolan
  • 8Wright
  • 3WhittleSubstituted forBlakemanat 65'minutes
  • 5Thompson
  • 16RutherfordSubstituted forHewittat 69'minutes
  • 17Almond
  • 11Jones
  • 9Westcarr
  • 10BishopSubstituted forAllenat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Allen
  • 12Blakeman
  • 19Viscosi
  • 23Hewitt
  • 24Ryan
Referee:
Constantine Hatzidakis
Attendance:
434

Match Stats

Home TeamBoreham WoodAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home74%
Away26%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Boreham Wood 0, Southport 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Boreham Wood 0, Southport 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gary Jones (Southport) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Offside, Southport. Louis Almond tries a through ball, but Louis Almond is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gary Jones (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Boreham Wood.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Louis Almond (Southport).

  9. Post update

    Callum Reynolds (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Boreham Wood. Harry White tries a through ball, but Harry White is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Boreham Wood. Junior Morias tries a through ball, but Junior Morias is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Harry White (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Scott Doe (Boreham Wood).

  14. Post update

    Craig Westcarr (Southport) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Clifford (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Southport. Louis Almond tries a through ball, but Louis Almond is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Southport. Louis Almond tries a through ball, but Louis Almond is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dan Woodards (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Boreham Wood.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Steven Hewitt replaces Paul Rutherford.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham432711581295292
2Forest Green432511767392886
3Dover422381173502377
4Grimsby412113777393876
5Tranmere4320121158421672
6Braintree4219121146341269
7Eastleigh411911115849968
8Wrexham421991466471966
9Gateshead431810155262-1064
10Macclesfield421871758461261
11Lincoln City431612156460460
12Bromley43179176564160
13Barrow421612145966-760
14Aldershot43158204967-1853
15Woking421410186361252
16Southport431312184558-1351
17Chester431112205768-1145
18Torquay421111204570-2544
19Guiseley42916174064-2443
20Halifax411110205378-2543
21Boreham Wood43914203848-1041
22Altrincham42914194366-2341
23Welling43811243561-2635
24Kidderminster42711244367-2432
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