Tamworth came from two goals down to dent Southport's play-off hopes.

The visitors took the lead when Shaun Whalley headed past Jonathan Hedge for his fourth goal of the season.

They doubled their advantage when Tony Gray converted from the penalty spot after Andy Owens had been brought down by Paul Green.

Battling Tamworth hit back through Iyseden Christie from close range and completed their comeback when Connor Gudger rifled home.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Tamworth

  • 01 Hedge
  • 02 Tait (Grayson - 50' Booked )
  • 06 Oji
  • 16 Green
  • 17 Gudger
  • 12 McDonald
  • 14 Patterson
  • 15 Nix
  • 19 Barrow (Habergham - 88' )
  • 23 Christie
  • 24 Collins (Marna - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Habergham
  • 11 Thomas
  • 26 Grayson
  • 07 Marna
  • 09 Taylor

Southport

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

Substitutes

  • 13 Nemes
  • 03 Lever
  • 20 Benjamin
  • 23 Carden
  • 09 Ellison
Ref: Barratt
Att: 830

Match Stats

Shots

23 6

On target

8 5

Corners

8 6

Fouls

6 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:18 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +2:37

Tony Gray takes a shot. Save by Jonathan Hedge.

90:00 +0:54

Shaun Whalley takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +0:54 Booking

Booking The referee shows Ashley Grayson a yellow card.

90:00 +0:47

Shaun Whalley fouled by Ashley Grayson, the ref awards a free kick.

89:50

Unfair challenge on Sam Oji by Andy Owens results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

89:26

Kyle Patterson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

89:03

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Shaun Whalley, Iyseden Christie makes a clearance.

88:44

James Ellison takes a shot. Samuel Habergham manages to make a clearance.

86:55 Substitution

Substitution Samuel Habergham is brought on as a substitute for Scott Barrow.

86:55

The referee gives a free kick against Andrew Parry for handball. Liam McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

84:53

Jean-Paul Marna takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Simon Grand makes a clearance.

84:04

Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

84:04 Booking

Booking The referee shows Simon Grand a yellow card for dissent.

83:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iyseden Christie by Simon Grand.

82:14 Substitution

Substitution James Ellison replaces Karl Ledsham.

82:14

The referee blows for offside against Iyseden Christie. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

80:49

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

79:54

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy Owens. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

79:17

Kyle Patterson produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

75:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Ledsham on Kyle Nix. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

74:38

Unfair challenge on Paul Green by Simon Grand results in a free kick. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

73:26

Simon Grand gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Oji. Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

72:41

Corner from the right by-line taken by Karl Ledsham, clearance by Iyseden Christie.

71:35

Corner taken by Jean-Paul Marna from the left by-line, Chris Lever makes a clearance.

71:18

Kyle Patterson takes a shot. Steve Akrigg gets a block in.

69:33

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

62:57

Assist by Liam McDonald.

62:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Connor Gudger - Tamworth 2 - 2 Southport Goal scored by Connor Gudger from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Tamworth 2-2 Southport.

61:54

Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

61:54 Booking

Booking Karl Ledsham booked.

61:45

Sam Oji fouled by Andy Owens, the ref awards a free kick.

60:37

Jean-Paul Marna takes a inswinging corner. Header from deep inside the area by Jean-Paul Marna goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

57:39

Kyle Nix gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Moogan. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

55:32

Unfair challenge on Iyseden Christie by Simon Grand results in a free kick. Liam McDonald restarts play with the free kick. Corner taken right-footed by Liam McDonald, save by Tony McMillan. Corner taken left-footed by Liam McDonald.

53:54

Paul Green takes a shot. Save made by Tony McMillan.

53:27

Tony Gray is ruled offside. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

52:14

Assist on the goal came from Scott Barrow.

52:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Iyseden Christie - Tamworth 1 - 2 Southport Iyseden Christie grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tamworth 1-2 Southport.

51:37

Outswinging corner taken by Scott Barrow from the left by-line played to the near post.

50:40

Iyseden Christie has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

49:50 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Grayson is brought on as a substitute for Richard Tait.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jean-Paul Marna joins the action as a substitute, replacing Charlie Collins.

45:00 +4:24 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +2:14

Andrew Parry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Oji. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +1:47

Iyseden Christie takes a shot. Save by Tony McMillan.

45:00 +0:46

Connor Gudger takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Parry.

45:00 +0:14

Corner taken by Liam McDonald played to the near post, James Smith manages to make a clearance.

44:34

Andy Owens gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Tait. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

41:44

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Liam McDonald. Headed effort from inside the area by Sam Oji misses to the left of the target.

40:40

Free kick taken by Liam McDonald.

40:40 Booking

Booking Andrew Parry shown a yellow card.

40:20

Unfair challenge on Kyle Nix by Andrew Parry results in a free kick.

39:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Barrow by Shaun Whalley. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

37:58

Kyle Nix produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

37:33

Connor Gudger takes a shot. Clearance made by Steve Akrigg.

35:52

Kyle Nix takes a shot. Save by Tony McMillan.

34:56

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

34:01

Connor Gudger takes a shot. Save by Tony McMillan.

33:43

Karl Ledsham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Tait. Jonathan Hedge takes the indirect free kick.

32:32

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Shaun Whalley, Simon Grand takes a shot. Blocked by Kyle Nix.

31:57

Inswinging corner taken by Karl Ledsham from the right by-line, Iyseden Christie makes a clearance.

30:35

Andy Owens takes a shot. Save made by Jonathan Hedge.

30:06

Liam McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Moogan. Simon Grand restarts play with the free kick.

28:59

Kyle Patterson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

27:39

Foul by James Smith on Kyle Patterson, free kick awarded. Scott Barrow takes the indirect free kick.

25:50

Corner taken left-footed by Karl Ledsham, Shot by Sam Oji from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

25:02

Liam McDonald has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

24:46

Iyseden Christie takes a shot. Steve Akrigg gets a block in.

22:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Tony Gray - Tamworth 0 - 2 Southport Penalty taken right-footed by Tony Gray and scored. Tamworth 0-2 Southport.

20:57

Paul Green concedes a Penalty for a foul on Andy Owens.

20:14

The referee blows for offside against Kyle Patterson. Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

19:31

Paul Green has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

19:08

Simon Grand concedes a free kick for a foul on Iyseden Christie. Liam McDonald takes the indirect free kick.

18:39

Header by Andy Owens from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

17:56

Corner taken by Karl Ledsham from the right by-line, Iyseden Christie makes a clearance.

16:31 Substitution

Substitution Earl Davis goes off and Chris Lever comes on.

14:36

Long range effort from Scott Barrow misses to the left of the goal.

10:28

Assist by Earl Davis.

10:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Whalley - Tamworth 0 - 1 Southport Shaun Whalley grabs a headed goal from close range. Tamworth 0-1 Southport.

9:00

Richard Tait has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

8:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Nix by Andrew Parry. Jonathan Hedge takes the indirect free kick.

6:55

Andrew Parry challenges Kyle Nix unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Tait.

4:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony McMillan by Iyseden Christie. Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

3:01

Foul by Kyle Nix on Karl Ledsham, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Shaun Whalley.

2:22

Shaun Whalley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

0:09

Kyle Nix has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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