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Eastleigh 1-1 Southport

Lowly Southport marked their first game under new boss Steve Burr by battling back from a goal down to claim a draw at Eastleigh.

The Sandgrounders sacked Andy Bishop after a miserable run of four defeats in their last five games although there appeared to be more defensive resilience under Burr as they repelled their opponents in a dour first half.

Eastleigh continued to put the pressure on after the interval and their persistence paid off when a low cross was half cleared, and Mikael Mandron curled into the top corner in the 51st minute.

The hosts continued to dominate but their failure to score a second came back to haunt them as James Gray equalised almost immediately after coming off the bench by converting James Caton's cross in the 71st minute.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 27Johnson
  • 25Cresswell
  • 8Drury
  • 12Howells
  • 3Green
  • 17DawsonSubstituted forCoulsonat 73'minutes
  • 28Taylor
  • 2Partington
  • 19MandronBooked at 68mins
  • 9ConstableSubstituted forBirdat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Dugdale
  • 6Pipe
  • 13Huddart
  • 15Coulson
  • 26Bird

Southport

  • 1Belford
  • 3AshtonSubstituted forWhiteat 80'minutes
  • 4Nolan
  • 12JonesSubstituted forCatonat 63'minutes
  • 22Howe
  • 5Thompson
  • 24O'Brien
  • 18Jones
  • 20Stanley
  • 10Almond
  • 11CofieSubstituted forGrayat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 7Allen
  • 9Gray
  • 16Caton
  • 17McCarthy
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
1,878

Live Text

Match ends, Eastleigh 1, Southport 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Southport 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Ryan Bird replaces James Constable.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Ross White replaces Neil Ashton.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Luke Coulson replaces Adam Dawson.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 1, Southport 1. James Gray (Southport).

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. James Gray replaces John Cofie.

Booking

Mikael Mandron (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. James Caton replaces Andrai Jones.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 1, Southport 0. Mikael Mandron (Eastleigh).

Second Half

Second Half begins Eastleigh 0, Southport 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Eastleigh 0, Southport 0.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City97022281421
2Forest Green96121910919
3Tranmere9612127519
4Dag & Red9603179818
5Macclesfield96031610618
6Aldershot9522127517
7Gateshead951320101016
8Dover95131714316
9Eastleigh9432169715
10Barrow94321111015
11Wrexham9432910-115
12Maidstone United94231312114
13Boreham Wood9342117413
14Torquay94141010013
15Sutton United94141011-113
16York93241415-111
17Solihull Moors93151320-710
18Chester92251315-28
19Bromley92251016-68
20North Ferriby United9216517-127
21Braintree9135815-76
22Woking91261120-95
23Southport9126622-165
24Guiseley9027919-102
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