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Two Tony Gray goals in the last three minutes saw Southport come from behind to beat bottom-of-the-table Bath.

The game was scoreless until the 76th minute when Lewis Hogg's right-wing cross was met by the head of Sean Canham to give the visitors the lead.

Gray netted the equaliser from 12 yards with three minutes to go and two minutes later scored his 11th of the season from the edge of the area.

Southport go third in the table, five points behind leaders Wrexham.

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Southport manager Liam Watson told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"People will say it's a turnaround because we were behind. We shouldn't have been behind and if we had lost it would have been a travesty.

"I said before the game we needed two wins to be safe and we only need one now.

"We're on 38 points, we'll get to 50 points and see where we are, but if we've got 50 points by Christmas, we'll have an unbelievable chance to do something amazing."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Southport

  • 01 McMillan
  • 04 Akrigg
  • 06 Grand
  • 14 Smith
  • 15 Owens
  • 07 Whalley (Carden - 90' )
  • 17 Ledsham Booked
  • 19 Poku
  • 20 Benjamin (Aley - 66' )
  • 10 Gray Booked
  • 12 Brown (Lever - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Nemes
  • 03 Lever
  • 05 Davis
  • 09 Aley
  • 23 Carden

Bath City

  • 01 Garner
  • 02 Simpson
  • 05 Jones Booked
  • 24 Clough Booked
  • 26 Gallinagh
  • 08 Connolly
  • 18 Watkins
  • 19 Burnell (Phillips - 90' )
  • 21 Russell (Hogg - 64' )
  • 09 Cook (Stonehouse - 75' )
  • 27 Canham Booked

Substitutes

  • 04 Rollo
  • 03 Stonehouse
  • 07 Murray
  • 11 Hogg
  • 10 Phillips
Ref: Bratt
Att: 1,021

Match Stats

Shots

14 9

On target

6 4

Corners

10 2

Fouls

11 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:32 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:23

Foul by Gethin Jones on Andy Owens, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

90:00 +2:19

Glyn Garner takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +2:19 Substitution

Substitution Adam Carden replaces Shaun Whalley.

90:00 +2:19 Booking

Booking Gethin Jones receives a yellow card.

90:00 +2:12 Booking

Booking Tony Gray booked for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +1:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gethin Jones by Tony Gray.

90:00 +0:56

Shot by Andy Gallinagh from outside the box goes over the target.

90:00 +0:17 Substitution

Substitution Joe Burnell goes off and Lee Phillips comes on.

88:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Tony Gray - Southport 2 - 1 Bath City Goal scored by Tony Gray from just inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Southport 2-1 Bath City.

88:51

The assist for the goal came from Karl Ledsham.

86:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Tony Gray - Southport 1 - 1 Bath City Tony Gray fires in a goal from inside the area high into the middle of the goal. Southport 1-1 Bath City.

86:00

Zac Aley delivers the ball, Sekani Simpson gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Shaun Whalley from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Sekani Simpson. Corner taken right-footed by Shaun Whalley from the left by-line,

84:34

Andy Gallinagh takes the indirect free kick.

84:34 Booking

Booking Karl Ledsham booked.

84:23

Karl Ledsham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Stonehouse.

83:42

Sean Canham is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

82:53

Unfair challenge on Joe Burnell by Andy Owens results in a free kick. Glyn Garner restarts play with the free kick.

80:57

Foul by Karl Ledsham on Adam Connolly, free kick awarded. Glyn Garner restarts play with the free kick.

80:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marley Watkins on Godfrey Poku. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

79:34

Unfair challenge on Godfrey Poku by Adam Connolly results in a free kick. Godfrey Poku takes the free kick.

77:43

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Karl Ledsham, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Simon Grand misses to the left of the goal.

77:27

Karl Ledsham takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Sekani Simpson.

77:02

Corner taken right-footed by Shaun Whalley to the near post, Sean Canham manages to make a clearance.

75:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Sean Canham - Southport 0 - 1 Bath City Sean Canham grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Southport 0-1 Bath City.

75:47

The assist for the goal came from Lewis Hogg.

75:07

Shaun Whalley delivers the ball, Karl Ledsham takes a shot. Glyn Garner makes a comfortable save.

74:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marley Watkins by Chris Lever. Lewis Hogg crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Chris Lever.

74:28 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Cook goes off and Paul Stonehouse comes on.

72:09

Headed effort from inside the area by Simon Grand misses to the right of the target.

70:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karl Ledsham by Charlie Clough.

70:05

Free kick taken by Shaun Whalley.

70:05 Booking

Booking Booking for Charlie Clough for unsporting behaviour.

68:39

Outswinging corner taken by Lewis Hogg, clearance made by Andy Owens.

66:13

Godfrey Poku takes a shot. Joe Burnell gets a block in. Corner taken by Karl Ledsham from the right by-line, save by Glyn Garner.

64:51 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Brown leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Lever.

64:51 Substitution

Substitution Zac Aley on for Russell Benjamin.

64:51

Shot from just outside the area by Shaun Whalley misses to the right of the target.

63:17 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Hogg comes on in place of Alex Russell.

62:47

The ball is crossed by Andy Owens, save by Glyn Garner.

57:50

Sean Canham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Grand.

57:46

Free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

57:46 Booking

Booking Sean Canham is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

56:41

Andy Gallinagh has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

54:31

Foul by Sekani Simpson on Karl Ledsham, free kick awarded. Shaun Whalley shoots direct from the free kick.

53:45

Tony Gray produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

52:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Whalley by Andy Gallinagh. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Karl Ledsham, save by Glyn Garner. Russell Benjamin takes a shot. Blocked by Glyn Garner. Shaun Whalley takes a short corner.

51:23

The referee blows for offside. Glyn Garner takes the direct free kick.

50:37

Centre by Marley Watkins.

49:59

Marley Watkins takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

49:24

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jonathan Brown. Glyn Garner takes the indirect free kick.

48:48

The referee blows for offside against Alex Russell. Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

48:38

Alex Russell produces a cross, clearance by Karl Ledsham.

46:59

Andy Owens fouled by Marley Watkins, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Shaun Whalley, save made by Glyn Garner.

46:22

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marley Watkins. Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:16 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Godfrey Poku on Marley Watkins. Joe Burnell takes the free kick.

44:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Grand by Sean Canham. Simon Grand takes the free kick.

43:40

The ball is sent over by Sean Canham.

43:03

Sean Canham fouled by Simon Grand, the ref awards a free kick. Alex Russell crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Russell Benjamin makes a clearance.

41:23

Long range shot from Shaun Whalley misses to the left of the goal.

40:36

Marley Watkins takes a shot. Tony McMillan makes a save.

37:48

Steve Akrigg challenges Marley Watkins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Glyn Garner takes the free kick.

36:38

The ball is delivered by Andy Owens, Gethin Jones makes a clearance.

35:47

A cross is delivered by Sean Canham, save by Tony McMillan.

34:31

Inswinging corner taken by Karl Ledsham, Alex Russell makes a clearance.

33:21

The ball is sent over by Shaun Whalley, save by Glyn Garner.

31:41

Steve Akrigg challenges Alex Russell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Alex Russell.

28:44

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Shaun Whalley from the left by-line, Gethin Jones manages to make a clearance.

28:34

Andy Owens delivers the ball, Gethin Jones manages to make a clearance.

27:56

Andy Owens delivers the ball, clearance by Charlie Clough.

25:42

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Shaun Whalley, clearance made by Glyn Garner.

25:35

The ball is swung over by Karl Ledsham, Gethin Jones makes a clearance.

24:51

The ball is delivered by Shaun Whalley, clearance by Glyn Garner.

23:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gethin Jones by Jonathan Brown. Glyn Garner takes the free kick.

22:47

Jamie Cook takes a shot. Save by Tony McMillan.

21:56

Andy Owens produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

20:55

Shaun Whalley produces a cross, clearance made by Charlie Clough.

18:50

Corner taken right-footed by Alex Russell from the right by-line, Marley Watkins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony McMillan. Tony McMillan takes the indirect free kick.

17:17

A cross is delivered by Andy Owens, Steve Akrigg takes a shot. Save by Glyn Garner.

15:15

Unfair challenge on Russell Benjamin by Alex Russell results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

14:16

Shot from long range by Jamie Cook goes wide of the left-hand post.

12:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Clough on Tony Gray. Free kick crossed by Shaun Whalley, clearance made by Sean Canham.

11:14

Marley Watkins takes a shot. Tony McMillan gets a block in.

9:19

Centre by Andy Owens, Gethin Jones makes a clearance.

8:59

Karl Ledsham crosses the ball, Charlie Clough makes a clearance.

5:06

Shaun Whalley has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

4:33

Sean Canham has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

3:36

The offside flag is raised against Tony Gray. Indirect free kick taken by Glyn Garner.

3:00

Unfair challenge on Charlie Clough by Tony Gray results in a free kick. Glyn Garner restarts play with the free kick.

1:32

The ball is crossed by Shaun Whalley, comfortable save by Glyn Garner.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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