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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.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 1Belford
  • 12Jones
  • 5Thompson
  • 20StanleyBooked at 40mins
  • 3Ashton
  • 22Howe
  • 18Jones
  • 4NolanBooked at 32mins
  • 17McCarthy
  • 19BishopBooked at 45minsSubstituted forAlmondat 53'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 16CatonSubstituted forAllenat 51'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 7Allen
  • 9Gray
  • 10Almond
  • 14Royle

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 2VaughanSubstituted forRidehalghat 74'minutes
  • 5McNulty
  • 20Maynard
  • 24Hughes
  • 6Ihiekwe
  • 4Jennings
  • 8HarrisBooked at 41minsSubstituted forKirbyat 78'minutes
  • 10Norwood
  • 9Cook
  • 11JenningsSubstituted forMekkiat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 7Mekki
  • 13Turner
  • 14Stephenson
  • 17Kirby
Referee:
Stephen Ross
Attendance:
3,046

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Booking

Louis Almond (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Jay Harris.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Liam Ridehalgh replaces Lee Vaughan.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Mekki replaces Connor Jennings.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 1, Tranmere Rovers 1. Louis Almond (Southport).

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Louis Almond replaces Andy Bishop.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Jamie Allen replaces James Caton.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Andy Cook (Tranmere Rovers).

Second Half

Second Half begins Southport 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Southport 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Booking

Andy Bishop (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Craig Stanley (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Liam Nolan (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Tranmere6510103716
2Dag & Red6501124815
3Forest Green641194513
4Lincoln City6402167912
5Gateshead6312156910
6Dover6312119210
7Aldershot631275210
8Solihull Moors631298110
9Sutton United631299010
10Barrow631289-110
11Boreham Wood62318539
12Macclesfield63039729
13Eastleigh62228808
14York6222911-28
15Wrexham622247-38
16Chester6213111017
17Bromley62139907
18Maidstone United6213810-27
19Torquay621347-37
20North Ferriby United6213512-77
21Braintree612368-25
22Southport6114415-114
23Woking6015615-91
24Guiseley6006817-90
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