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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.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 1Moore
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 8Young
  • 9BlissettSubstituted forChamberlainat 82'minutes
  • 5Gallifuoco
  • 10Richards
  • 6Gerring
  • 14Williams
  • 19WardSubstituted forChaneyat 62'minutes
  • 18ReidBooked at 77mins
  • 15McGinty

Substitutes

  • 7Chaney
  • 16Duke
  • 21Palfrey
  • 26Robba
  • 29Chamberlain

Southport

  • 27Norman
  • 3Ashton
  • 7AllenSubstituted forGrimesat 68'minutes
  • 10Hynes
  • 4Nolan
  • 12Jones
  • 5Thompson
  • 19Weeks
  • 28FergusonSubstituted forCatonat 46'minutes
  • 26Higgins
  • 22Howe

Substitutes

  • 8Grimes
  • 9Gray
  • 11Cofie
  • 16Caton
  • 18Jones
Referee:
Simon Barrow
Attendance:
1,490

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 1, Southport 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, Southport 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jamie Chamberlain replaces Nathan Blissett.

Booking

Jamie Reid (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 1, Southport 2. James Caton (Southport).

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Ashley Grimes replaces Jamie Allen.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 1, Southport 1. Callum Howe (Southport).

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Sam Chaney replaces Joe Ward.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. James Caton replaces Nathan Ferguson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Torquay United 1, Southport 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Torquay United 1, Southport 0.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 1, Southport 0. Brett Williams (Torquay United).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green18124234122240
2Lincoln City18113436162036
3Dag & Red18113428131536
4Tranmere18113425111436
5Barrow1897230171334
6Aldershot189542114732
7Dover1810173431331
8Eastleigh1886429191030
9Boreham Wood188642214830
10Macclesfield189362518730
11Gateshead1885530191129
12Chester187562621526
13Sutton United187472424025
14Wrexham186661724-724
15Solihull Moors186482329-622
16Maidstone United186482332-922
17Bromley186392128-721
18Torquay1853101524-918
19Southport1844101637-2116
20York183691931-1215
21Woking1834112639-1313
22Braintree1834111633-1713
23Guiseley1824122032-1210
24North Ferriby United183114729-2210
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