Match ends, Torquay United 1, Southport 2.
Torquay United 1-2 Southport
Southport exited the relegation zone after a fine comeback sealed a 2-1 win at Torquay.
Chances were few and far between until the Gulls' Brett Williams bent a magnificent shot past Magnus Norman from outside the area after 25 minutes.
The Sandgrounders however were more than a match for the hosts, and Andrai Jones forced Brendan Moore into a save with a smart volley.
The visitors proved their mettle in the second half when Callum Howe ventured forward and lobbed Moore with a cool finish, out-of-keeping with his defensive instincts.
Southport boss Steve Burr played a late masterstroke by throwing on James Caton, and the creative midfielder found space to slot home the winner with 15 minutes remaining.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 9BlissettSubstituted forChamberlainat 82'minutes
- 19WardSubstituted forChaneyat 62'minutes
- 18ReidBooked at 77mins
- 7AllenSubstituted forGrimesat 68'minutes
- 28FergusonSubstituted forCatonat 46'minutes
- Simon Barrow
Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, Southport 2.
Substitution, Torquay United. Jamie Chamberlain replaces Nathan Blissett.
Jamie Reid (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Torquay United 1, Southport 2. James Caton (Southport).
Substitution, Southport. Ashley Grimes replaces Jamie Allen.
Goal! Torquay United 1, Southport 1. Callum Howe (Southport).
Substitution, Torquay United. Sam Chaney replaces Joe Ward.
Substitution, Southport. James Caton replaces Nathan Ferguson.
Second Half begins Torquay United 1, Southport 0.
First Half ends, Torquay United 1, Southport 0.
Goal! Torquay United 1, Southport 0. Brett Williams (Torquay United).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.