Match ends, Southport 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.
Southport 1-1 Tranmere Rovers
Southport ended Tranmere's perfect start to the National League season as Louis Almond's second-half goal secured a draw.
Rovers appeared on course for a sixth successive win when Andy Cook fired them ahead two minutes after half-time.
Southport's equaliser came 15 minutes later when Almond's cross snuck in at the far post and they held on, despite coming into the game with the leakiest defence in the league, to deny their high-flying derby rivals.
Tranmere's point was still enough to keep them top of the table, a point ahead of Dagenham.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 20StanleyBooked at 40mins
- 4NolanBooked at 32mins
- 19BishopBooked at 45minsSubstituted forAlmondat 53'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 16CatonSubstituted forAllenat 51'minutes
- 2VaughanSubstituted forRidehalghat 74'minutes
- 8HarrisBooked at 41minsSubstituted forKirbyat 78'minutes
- 11JenningsSubstituted forMekkiat 69'minutes
- Stephen Ross
Second Half ends, Southport 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.
Louis Almond (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Jay Harris.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Liam Ridehalgh replaces Lee Vaughan.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Mekki replaces Connor Jennings.
Goal! Southport 1, Tranmere Rovers 1. Louis Almond (Southport).
Substitution, Southport. Louis Almond replaces Andy Bishop.
Substitution, Southport. Jamie Allen replaces James Caton.
Goal! Southport 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Andy Cook (Tranmere Rovers).
Second Half begins Southport 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.
First Half ends, Southport 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.
Andy Bishop (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Craig Stanley (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Liam Nolan (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.