Tamworth continued their strong start to the season with a comprehensive victory at winless Southport.

The Lambs went ahead when Adam Cunnington scored from the spot after he was brought down in the area by Simon Grand.

Charlie Collins doubled their lead before the interval with a shot from the edge of the area.

Tommy Wright completed the win for the visitors with a close-range finish from Tom Marshall's centre.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Southport

  • 01 McMillan
  • 02 Smith
  • 04 Akrigg (Lynch - 67' )
  • 05 Parry
  • 06 Grand Booked
  • 14 Barnes
  • 08 Ledsham
  • 15 Chalmers (Benjamin - 55' )
  • 10 Gray (Stephenson - 74' )
  • 11 Almond
  • 19 Bakare

Substitutes

  • 13 Nemes
  • 17 Lynch
  • 12 Benjamin
  • 18 Tames
  • 21 Stephenson

Tamworth

  • 02 Tait Booked
  • 06 Marshall
  • 15 Courtney
  • 17 Gudger
  • 11 Kerry
  • 13 Breedon
  • 18 Till (Liabo - 55' )
  • 19 Barrow
  • 07 Cunnington (Bottomer - 90' )
  • 09 Wright (Ivey-Ward - 82' )
  • 28 Collins

Substitutes

  • 01 Wren
  • 05 Ivey-Ward
  • 24 Law
  • 16 Bottomer
  • 20 Liabo
Ref: Anthony Backhouse
Att: 1,014

Match Stats

Shots

8 7

On target

4 4

Corners

5 5

Fouls

12 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:12 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +5:42

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

90:00 +3:57

Michael Bakare takes a shot.

90:00 +2:13 Substitution

Substitution Luke Bottomer replaces Adam Cunnington.

90:00 +1:40

Charlie Collins fouled by Michael Bakare, the ref awards a free kick. Tony Breedon takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:31

Centre by James Smith, clearance by Richard Tait.

88:48

James Smith sends in a cross, Chris Almond has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

86:41

Corner taken by Louis Barnes, Karl Ledsham has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

86:41 Booking

Booking Richard Tait receives a yellow card.

85:00

Chris Almond is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tony Breedon restarts play with the free kick.

83:58

Adam Cunnington takes a shot. Blocked by Tony McMillan.

83:09

The ball is delivered by Andrew Parry.

81:29 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Ivey-Ward joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tommy Wright.

79:03

Unfair challenge on Darren Stephenson by Scott Barrow results in a free kick. James Smith takes the free kick.

75:54

Foul by Louis Barnes on Adam Cunnington, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Scott Barrow, clearance by Simon Grand. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott Barrow, Chris Lynch makes a clearance.

73:33 Substitution

Substitution Darren Stephenson replaces Tony Gray.

70:54

Tony Gray takes a shot. Save by Tony Breedon.

70:35

The ball is crossed by James Smith, Tony Breedon makes a clearance.

69:40

Andrew Parry takes a shot. Tommy Wright gets a block in.

69:00

Louis Barnes takes the inswinging corner, Tony Breedon makes a clearance.

66:20 Substitution

Substitution (Southport) makes a substitution, with Chris Lynch coming on for Steve Akrigg.

62:54

Tony Gray has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal.

54:11 Substitution

Substitution Jan Liabo on for Peter Till.

54:11 Substitution

Substitution Russell Benjamin on for Aaron Chalmers.

51:57

Louis Barnes takes a shot. Save by Tony Breedon.

51:24

James Smith fouled by Connor Gudger, the ref awards a free kick. Louis Barnes delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Scott Barrow manages to make a clearance.

50:33

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Michael Bakare.

48:55

The assist for the goal came from Tom Marshall.

48:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Tommy Wright - Southport 0 - 3 Tamworth Tommy Wright fires in a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Southport 0-3 Tamworth.

48:28

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Peter Till played to the near post, Andrew Parry makes a clearance.

47:36

Aaron Chalmers crosses the ball, clearance by Tom Marshall. Foul by Andrew Parry on Tommy Wright, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

45:46

The ball is swung over by Peter Till, save by Tony McMillan.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +4:53 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +4:06

Aaron Chalmers fouled by Tommy Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Chalmers takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +2:43

Assist by Connor Gudger.

45:00 +2:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie Collins - Southport 0 - 2 Tamworth Charlie Collins scores a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southport 0-2 Tamworth.

45:00 +1:57

Centre by Tony Gray.

45:00 +0:27

Chris Almond fouled by Scott Barrow, the ref awards a free kick. Louis Barnes crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Tony Breedon.

42:45

Corner taken by Louis Barnes, Close range effort by Charlie Collins misses to the left of the goal.

42:00

Richard Tait restarts play with the free kick.

42:00 Booking

Booking Simon Grand receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

40:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Cunnington by Simon Grand.

39:54

Foul by Adam Cunnington on Simon Grand, free kick awarded. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

39:17

Peter Till fouled by Michael Bakare, the ref awards a free kick. Tony Breedon takes the free kick.

38:04

The ball is delivered by Scott Barrow, Steve Akrigg manages to make a clearance. Tommy Wright challenges Steve Akrigg unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

37:15

Charlie Collins takes a shot. Save by Tony McMillan.

36:18

Richard Tait challenges Louis Barnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Aaron Chalmers, Connor Gudger manages to make a clearance.

35:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Cunnington - Southport 0 - 1 Tamworth Adam Cunnington scores a placed penalty. Southport 0-1 Tamworth.

34:51

Adam Cunnington fouled by Simon Grand, the ref awards a Penalty.

34:14

James Smith sends in a cross, Peter Till makes a clearance.

33:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony McMillan by Tommy Wright. Tony McMillan takes the direct free kick.

32:24

James Smith challenges Tommy Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Barrow delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Tony McMillan makes a save.

29:32

Corner taken right-footed by Peter Till, clearance made by Chris Almond.

28:40

The ball is swung over by Karl Ledsham.

27:51

Charlie Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Chalmers. Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

25:56

Michael Bakare challenges Duane Courtney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony Breedon takes the free kick.

24:10

Connor Gudger fouled by James Smith, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is crossed by Scott Barrow, Close range header by Tom Marshall goes wide of the left-hand post.

22:50

Unfair challenge on Lloyd Kerry by Tony Gray results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Barrow.

20:18

Corner taken by Lloyd Kerry played to the near post, Steve Akrigg manages to make a clearance.

19:43

Aaron Chalmers challenges Lloyd Kerry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Tait restarts play with the free kick.

13:52

Adam Cunnington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Akrigg. Aaron Chalmers takes the direct free kick.

8:54

Corner from left by-line taken by Aaron Chalmers.

5:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Cunnington by Louis Barnes. Free kick crossed right-footed by Peter Till from right wing, clearance made by Steve Akrigg. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Peter Till, Tom Marshall produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

4:46

Foul by Adam Cunnington on Louis Barnes, free kick awarded. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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