Match ends, Chester FC 2, Southport 2.
Chester 2-2 Southport
Chester's winless run extended to seven games as Southport came back from two goals down to draw at the Deva Stadium.
The 12th minute looked like it might prove pivotal as Chester goalkeeper Alex Lynch saved a one-on-one with Jamie Allen before Kane Richards went straight down the other end and headed in from Elliott Durrell's cross.
The Blues built on their good fortune and James Alabi nodded home at the back post from a Ryan Lloyd corner to make it 2-0 on the half-hour.
However, the Sandgrounders dominated the second half to salvage a draw.
Andrai Jones eventually ended Lynch's stubborn resistance, crashing in a shot from 25 yards to reduce the deficit to 2-1.
And then, with time ebbing away, Ben McKenna worked the ball to Jamie Allen, who volleyed past Lynch from outside the box.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 10DurrellSubstituted forJoyceat 72'minutes
- 7MahonSubstituted forChapellat 72'minutes
- 8GrimesSubstituted forCatonat 82'minutes
- 12JonesSubstituted forJeromeat 79'minutes
- Wayne Barratt
Second Half ends, Chester FC 2, Southport 2.
Substitution, Southport. James Caton replaces Ashley Grimes.
Substitution, Southport. Ruben Jerome replaces Andrai Jones.
Goal! Chester FC 2, Southport 2. Jamie Allen (Southport).
Substitution, Chester FC. Jordan Chapell replaces Craig Mahon.
Substitution, Chester FC. Wade Joyce replaces Elliott Durrell.
Goal! Chester FC 2, Southport 1. Andrai Jones (Southport).
Second Half begins Chester FC 2, Southport 0.
First Half ends, Chester FC 2, Southport 0.
Goal! Chester FC 2, Southport 0. James Alabi (Chester FC).
Goal! Chester FC 1, Southport 0. Kane Richards (Chester FC).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.