Match ends, Dover Athletic 3, Southport 0.
Southport were relegated from the National League after a dismal trip to Dover saw the home side prevail 3-0 and Ricky Modeste net twice.
Andy Preece's men were late to arrive due to traffic problems, and matters worsened for the Sandgrounders once they took to the Crabble Athletic Ground pitch.
Modeste put the hosts ahead on the half-hour, scoring on the rebound after Chris Cheetham had saved his initial effort.
Thirty-five goal man Ricky Miller was quiet until the last 20 minutes, but burst into life when he slammed home after getting on the end of a Moses Emmanuel chip.
Modeste notched another seconds later with a fine lob as Southport got that sinking feeling again.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 6OrluSubstituted forThomasat 55'minutes
- 27HurstSubstituted forKinnearat 66'minutes
- 9MillerSubstituted forLafayetteat 74'minutes
- 3AshtonBooked at 64mins
- 23McKeownBooked at 75mins
- 12JonesBooked at 61mins
- 7AllenSubstituted forColyat 81'minutes
- 27BrodieBooked at 85minsSubstituted forMonteiroat 90+1'minutes
- Robert Whitton
Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 3, Southport 0.
Substitution, Southport. Kevin Monteiro replaces Richard Brodie.
Richard Brodie (Southport) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Southport. Jean-Charles Coly replaces Jamie Allen.
Rory McKeown (Southport) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Ross Lafayette replaces Ricky Miller.
Goal! Dover Athletic 3, Southport 0. Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic).
Goal! Dover Athletic 2, Southport 0. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic).
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Chris Kinnear replaces James Hurst.
Neil Ashton (Southport) is shown the yellow card.
Andrai Jones (Southport) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Aswad Thomas replaces Richard Orlu.
Second Half begins Dover Athletic 1, Southport 0.
First Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Southport 0.
Goal! Dover Athletic 1, Southport 0. Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.