Match ends, Eastleigh 1, Southport 1.
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.
- 17DawsonSubstituted forCoulsonat 73'minutes
- 19MandronBooked at 68mins
- 9ConstableSubstituted forBirdat 82'minutes
- 3AshtonSubstituted forWhiteat 80'minutes
- 12JonesSubstituted forCatonat 63'minutes
- 11CofieSubstituted forGrayat 70'minutes
- Adam Bromley
Second Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Southport 1.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Ryan Bird replaces James Constable.
Substitution, Southport. Ross White replaces Neil Ashton.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Luke Coulson replaces Adam Dawson.
Goal! Eastleigh 1, Southport 1. James Gray (Southport).
Substitution, Southport. James Gray replaces John Cofie.
Mikael Mandron (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Southport. James Caton replaces Andrai Jones.
Goal! Eastleigh 1, Southport 0. Mikael Mandron (Eastleigh).
Second Half begins Eastleigh 0, Southport 0.
First Half ends, Eastleigh 0, Southport 0.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.