Steven Tames' late leveller secured a point for Southport, who came from behind three times against Alfreton.

Paul Clayton headed the Reds in front from Leigh Franks's cross early on, but Shaun Whalley equalised from 18 yards.

Ben Tomlinson restored the lead from the spot after Chris Lever handled, only for Chris Almond to peg them back once more.

Clayton added a second from close range late on, but Tames headed home in injury time to rescue a dramatic point.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Southport manager Liam Watson told BBC Radio Merseyside:

Subs made great impact - Watson

"I think Alfreton will offer more of a threat than any other team we'll face this season away from home.

"For us to get a point, after the amount of pressure they put on us, speaks volumes for us.

"Steven Tames has got goals in him. He goes into areas where you score goals.

"Once the ball ended up being put across the box, it was no surprise to me that it was him on the end of it."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (3)

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Barnes
  • 02 Law
  • 06 Kempson
  • 10 Bradley
  • 12 Franks Booked
  • 17 Streete Booked
  • 07 Brown
  • 19 Russell
  • 09 Clayton Booked
  • 11 Arnold
  • 21 Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 05 Quinn
  • 04 Taylor
  • 08 Denton
  • 15 Wilson
  • 20 Christie

Southport

  • 01 McMillan
  • 02 Smith
  • 03 Lever
  • 04 Akrigg Booked
  • 05 Parry
  • 06 Grand Booked
  • 07 Whalley (Almond - 46' )
  • 08 Ledsham
  • 12 Benjamin (Chalmers - 67' )
  • 16 Moogan
  • 19 Bakare (Tames - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Nemes
  • 17 Lynch
  • 15 Chalmers
  • 18 Tames
  • 11 Almond

Match Stats

Shots

10 9

On target

4 9

Corners

7 6

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:27 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +0:48

The assist for the goal came from Alan Moogan.

90:00 +0:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Steven Tames - Alfreton 3 - 3 Southport Steven Tames finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Alfreton Town 3-3 Southport.

89:29

Centre by James Smith.

84:19

Assist on the goal came from Nathan Arnold.

84:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Clayton - Alfreton 3 - 2 Southport Paul Clayton grabs a headed goal from close in. Alfreton Town 3-2 Southport.

83:36

Simon Russell takes the direct free kick.

83:36 Booking

Booking Simon Grand is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

83:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Arnold by Simon Grand.

81:49 Substitution

Substitution Michael Bakare leaves the field to be replaced by Steven Tames.

80:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Grand on Paul Clayton. Free kick taken by Josh Law.

73:24

Alan Moogan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Clayton. Ben Tomlinson takes the direct free kick. Effort on goal by Nathan Arnold from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

71:10

Unfair challenge on Karl Ledsham by Leigh Franks results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Moogan.

70:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Barnes by Chris Almond. Phil Barnes restarts play with the free kick.

69:41

Shot by Karl Ledsham. Save by Phil Barnes.

67:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Almond - Alfreton 2 - 2 Southport Chris Almond finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 2-2 Southport.

67:33

Aaron Chalmers takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Darran Kempson.

66:00 Substitution

Substitution Russell Benjamin goes off and Aaron Chalmers comes on.

66:00

Simon Russell takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

63:25

Unfair challenge on Paul Clayton by James Smith results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Russell.

60:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Tomlinson - Alfreton 2 - 1 Southport Placed penalty scored by Ben Tomlinson. Alfreton Town 2-1 Southport.

59:17

Handball decision goes against Chris Lever.

58:46

Josh Law fouled by Michael Bakare, the ref awards a free kick. Phil Barnes takes the direct free kick.

57:25

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Josh Law, Steve Akrigg manages to make a clearance. Short corner worked by Simon Russell.

56:02

Corner taken left-footed by Karl Ledsham.

55:24

Karl Ledsham takes a shot. Phil Barnes makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Almond, clearance made by Darran Kempson.

54:20

The offside flag is raised against Ben Tomlinson. Simon Grand takes the indirect free kick.

52:32

The official flags Chris Almond offside. Indirect free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

52:02

Chris Almond fouled by Anton Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Lever takes the free kick.

50:38

Inswinging corner taken by Simon Russell from the left by-line, Tony McMillan makes a save.

49:13

Alan Moogan has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Phil Barnes. Corner taken by Chris Lever played to the near post, clearance made by Theo Streete.

49:13 Booking

Booking Leigh Franks receives a caution.

48:44

Leigh Franks concedes a free kick for a foul on Karl Ledsham.

45:12

Corner from the left by-line taken by Simon Russell, Shot from inside the six-yard box by Darran Kempson goes wide right of the goal.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Southport) makes a substitution, with Chris Almond coming on for Shaun Whalley.

45:00 +2:23 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:58

Effort from inside the area by Nathan Arnold misses to the left of the target.

45:00 +0:52

Josh Law takes the outswinging corner, save by Tony McMillan. Short corner worked by Simon Russell.

45:00 +0:29

Dan Bradley takes a shot. Alan Moogan gets a block in.

44:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Akrigg by Leigh Franks. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

43:53

Chris Lever concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Clayton. Direct free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

42:53

Shot from just outside the box by Theo Streete goes over the crossbar.

40:02

Free kick crossed right-footed by Simon Russell, save by Tony McMillan.

40:02 Booking

Booking Steve Akrigg receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

39:58

Steve Akrigg concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Clayton.

37:18

James Smith sends in a cross, Shaun Whalley takes a shot. Phil Barnes makes a save. Corner taken by Shaun Whalley from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Paul Clayton.

35:08

Michael Bakare has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Phil Barnes.

35:08 Booking

Booking Theo Streete booked.

34:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Whalley by Theo Streete.

32:35

Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

32:35 Booking

Booking Booking for Paul Clayton for unsporting behaviour.

32:02

Paul Clayton challenges Simon Grand unfairly and gives away a free kick.

30:08

The assist for the goal came from Alan Moogan.

30:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Whalley - Alfreton 1 - 1 Southport Shaun Whalley gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 1-1 Southport.

29:12

Steve Akrigg fouled by Ben Tomlinson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

28:40

Michael Bakare is caught offside. Phil Barnes restarts play with the free kick.

27:53

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

26:42

Paul Clayton takes a shot. Steve Akrigg gets a block in.

20:13

Shot by Shaun Whalley from 12 yards. Save by Phil Barnes.

19:35

Andrew Parry fouled by Paul Clayton, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

18:24

The ball is delivered by Nathan Arnold, save by Tony McMillan.

17:33

Effort from the edge of the box by Ben Tomlinson goes wide of the right-hand upright.

14:53

Paul Clayton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Lever. Tony McMillan takes the direct free kick.

12:45

The ball is delivered by Theo Streete.

11:15

Corner taken right-footed by Simon Russell from the left by-line, clearance made by Simon Grand.

7:29

Dan Bradley concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Parry. Andrew Parry restarts play with the free kick.

6:58

The referee blows for offside against Nathan Arnold. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

5:11

The assist for the goal came from Leigh Franks.

5:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Clayton - Alfreton 1 - 0 Southport Paul Clayton scores a headed goal from close range. Alfreton Town 1-0 Southport.

3:06

Michael Bakare produces a cross, save by Phil Barnes.

0:34

Unfair challenge on Paul Clayton by Simon Grand results in a free kick. Dan Bradley takes the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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