Tony Gray scored two penalties and missed another as Southport came from behind to beat Ebbsfleet and boost their play-off bid.

The hosts led when Gozie Ugwu slotted home Ricky Shakes's ball.

And moments later Gray saw his first kick saved by Lance Cronin after Shakes fouled Shaun Whalley.

But he levelled before the break when Cronin brought him down and then scored a late winner after Whalley was fouled again - this time by Nathaniel Pinney.

The game kicked off at 1400 GMT because thieves stole electrical cables during the week.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Ebbsfleet United

  • 30 Cronin
  • 06 Lorraine
  • 16 Smith
  • 22 Mambo (Barrett - 59' )
  • 02 Stone
  • 08 Marwa
  • 11 Phipp
  • 09 Willock (Pinney - 77' )
  • 10 Shakes
  • 15 Marum
  • 23 Ugwu

Substitutes

  • 12 McNeil
  • 20 Stadrinou
  • 24 Barrett
  • 19 Williams
  • 26 Pinney

Southport

  • 01 McMillan
  • 04 Akrigg
  • 06 Grand Booked
  • 11 Parry
  • 14 Smith
  • 15 Owens
  • 07 Whalley
  • 08 Moogan (Benjamin - 34' )
  • 17 Ledsham
  • 09 Ellison (Carden - 83' )
  • 10 Gray

Substitutes

  • 13 Nemes
  • 05 Davis
  • 20 Benjamin
  • 22 Ordish
  • 23 Carden
Ref: Amey
Att: 907

Match Stats

Shots

9 10

On target

4 4

Corners

4 3

Fouls

11 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:02 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:38

Neil Barrett fouled by Adam Carden, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Liam Enver-Marum, clearance by Karl Ledsham.

90:00 +1:12

Shaun Whalley concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Enver-Marum. Free kick crossed right-footed by Liam Enver-Marum, clearance by Andy Owens.

90:00 +0:28

Steve Akrigg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ricky Shakes. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Liam Enver-Marum, clearance made by Steve Akrigg.

88:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Tony Gray - Ebbsfleet 1 - 2 Southport Penalty taken right-footed by Tony Gray and scored. Ebbsfleet United 1-2 Southport.

87:36

Penalty awarded for a foul by Nathaniel Pinney on Shaun Whalley.

84:48

The offside flag is raised against Gozie Ugwu. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

84:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Lorraine by Karl Ledsham. Tom Phipp takes the free kick.

81:55 Substitution

Substitution Adam Carden is brought on as a substitute for James Ellison.

81:55

Paul Lorraine concedes a free kick for a foul on James Ellison. Shaun Whalley restarts play with the free kick, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Tony Gray misses to the right of the target.

79:55

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Shaun Whalley from the left by-line, Neil Barrett makes a clearance.

78:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Pinney by Andy Owens. Tom Phipp takes the indirect free kick.

77:36

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Enver-Marum, Tony McMillan makes a save.

76:32 Substitution

Substitution Nathaniel Pinney comes on in place of Calum Willock.

76:32

The referee blows for offside. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

75:46

Effort on goal by Karl Ledsham from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

74:52

Tony Gray takes a shot. Save by Lance Cronin.

73:32

Karl Ledsham takes a inswinging corner.

73:07

Liam Enver-Marum takes a shot. Save by Tony McMillan.

71:34

Gozie Ugwu concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Grand. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

67:39 Booking

Booking Simon Grand goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

67:27

Simon Grand gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Enver-Marum. Free kick taken by Liam Enver-Marum.

65:19

Liam Enver-Marum fouled by Andrew Parry, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ram Marwa. Ricky Shakes has an effort at goal from deep inside the penalty area that bounces off the post. Calum Willock has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

63:27

Gozie Ugwu fouled by Andy Owens, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Phipp delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

61:30

Gozie Ugwu takes a shot. Tony McMillan gets a block in. Effort from inside the six-yard box by Gozie Ugwu goes wide right of the target.

59:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Calum Willock by Shaun Whalley. Free kick taken by Tom Phipp.

57:38 Substitution

Substitution Neil Barrett joins the action as a substitute, replacing Yado Mambo.

56:10

Corner taken right-footed by Liam Enver-Marum from the right by-line to the near post, James Smith manages to make a clearance.

55:34

Handball decision goes against Karl Ledsham. Direct free kick taken by Craig Stone.

55:02

Andy Owens gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ram Marwa. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.

54:28

Ricky Shakes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Smith. Tony McMillan takes the indirect free kick.

52:52

Yado Mambo concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony Gray. Simon Grand delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

50:58

Corner from left by-line taken by Shaun Whalley. Russell Benjamin concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricky Shakes. Free kick taken by Craig Stone.

49:34

Effort from a long way out by Shaun Whalley goes wide right of the target.

46:47

Unfair challenge on Andy Owens by Calum Willock results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +2:01 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:20

Tom Phipp concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Parry. Shaun Whalley takes the direct free kick.

43:09

Shot by Tony Gray from outside the box goes over the target.

42:19

Calum Willock is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Simon Grand takes the free kick.

41:07

Karl Ledsham has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save made by Lance Cronin.

39:23

Andy Owens challenges Ricky Shakes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Phipp takes the free kick.

37:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Tony Gray - Ebbsfleet 1 - 1 Southport Tony Gray scores a power penalty. Ebbsfleet United 1-1 Southport.

37:14

Lance Cronin gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Tony Gray.

35:56

Foul by Steve Akrigg on Calum Willock, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Craig Stone, clearance by Andrew Parry.

33:42 Substitution

Substitution Russell Benjamin is brought on as a substitute for Alan Moogan.

33:28 Penalty

Placed penalty taken by Tony Gray saved by Lance Cronin. Ebbsfleet United 1-0 Southport.

31:33

Outswinging corner taken by Liam Enver-Marum, Paul Lorraine takes a shot. Save made by Tony McMillan. Short corner worked by Liam Enver-Marum. Shaun Whalley fouled by Ricky Shakes, the ref awards a Penalty.

29:51

Calum Willock fouled by Andrew Parry, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is sent over by Craig Stone, Calum Willock produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

29:16

Karl Ledsham takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Lorraine.

28:12

Assist on the goal came from Ricky Shakes.

28:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Gozie Ugwu - Ebbsfleet 1 - 0 Southport Gozie Ugwu finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Ebbsfleet United 1-0 Southport.

26:57

The referee blows for offside against Tony Gray. Lance Cronin takes the free kick.

23:55

Handball decision goes against Alan Moogan. Tom Phipp restarts play with the free kick.

22:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yado Mambo on Tony Gray. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Karl Ledsham, Yado Mambo manages to make a clearance.

22:04

Tom Phipp takes a shot. Tony McMillan makes a save.

21:05

The offside flag is raised against Tony Gray. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.

17:07

Effort from inside the area by Tony Gray strikes the post.

16:14

Foul by Andrew Parry on Tom Phipp, free kick awarded. Craig Stone restarts play with the free kick.

14:43

Shot from inside the area by Steve Akrigg clears the bar.

3:06

Steve Akrigg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Calum Willock. Yado Mambo restarts play with the free kick.

2:45

Tony Gray takes a shot. Lance Cronin makes a save.

1:49

Ram Marwa concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Moogan. Steve Akrigg takes the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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