AFC Telford put in an assured performance to see off Southport and continue their strong start to the Blue Square Bet Premier season.

Steve Jones opened the scoring for the visitors when he turned in Steve Leslie's cross from close range.

Simon Grand turned the ball into his own net just after half-time to double the lead.

Kieron St Aimie made it 3-0, again from a Leslie cross, while Shaun Whalley blazed the hosts' best chance over.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Southport

  • 01 McMillan
  • 02 Smith
  • 03 Lever
  • 05 Parry
  • 06 Grand (Chalmers - 71' )
  • 17 Lynch
  • 07 Whalley
  • 12 Benjamin (Ledsham - 52' )
  • 18 Tames (Bakare - 53' )
  • 22 Poku
  • 10 Gray

Substitutes

  • 13 Nemes
  • 14 Barnes
  • 08 Ledsham
  • 15 Chalmers
  • 19 Bakare

AFC Telford

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Salmon
  • 03 Valentine
  • 11 Hubbins Booked (Brown - 81' )
  • 14 Briscoe (Davies - 90' )
  • 22 Rose
  • 07 Rooney
  • 08 Trainer
  • 16 St Aimie
  • 18 Leslie
  • 10 Jones (Taylor - 85' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Sharp
  • 06 Davies
  • 19 Taylor
  • 17 Spray
  • 21 Brown
Ref: Kavanagh
Att: 1,005

Match Stats

Shots

5 8

On target

2 2

Corners

8 4

Fouls

4 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:30 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:43 Substitution

Substitution Richard Davies replaces Michael Briscoe.

89:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Rooney on Aaron Chalmers. Direct free kick taken by Chris Lever.

88:07

Michael Bakare is caught offside. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

84:19 Substitution

Substitution (AFC Telford) makes a substitution, with Kris Taylor coming on for Steve Jones.

80:55 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Brown joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Hubbins.

79:50

Ryan Valentine takes a shot. Save by Tony McMillan.

77:51

Karl Ledsham fouled by Phil Trainer, the ref awards a free kick. Shaun Whalley takes the direct free kick.

75:13

Michael Bakare takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

73:58

Tony Gray takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

72:26

Luke Hubbins concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Chalmers. Shot comes in from Tony Gray from the free kick.

70:47 Substitution

Substitution (Southport) makes a substitution, with Aaron Chalmers coming on for Simon Grand.

70:02

Foul by Godfrey Poku on Steve Jones, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

68:50

The ball is swung over by Shaun Whalley.

67:51

Chris Lynch fouled by Kieron St Aimie, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Lynch restarts play with the free kick.

66:18

A cross is delivered by Chris Lever, Ryan Young makes a save.

64:31

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Shaun Whalley.

64:08

Effort on goal by Shaun Whalley from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

61:18

Corner taken left-footed by Nathan Rooney.

60:08

Centre by Shaun Whalley.

59:05 Booking

Booking Luke Hubbins goes into the book.

58:54

Unfair challenge on Shaun Whalley by Luke Hubbins results in a free kick. Shaun Whalley takes the free kick.

56:01

The assist for the goal came from Steven Leslie.

56:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Kieron St Aimie - Southport 0 - 3 AFC Telf'd Kieron St Aimie grabs a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Southport 0-3 AFC Telford.

54:48

Corner from the right by-line taken by Steven Leslie,

53:51

Corner taken by Steven Leslie played to the near post.

51:32 Substitution

Substitution Michael Bakare joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steven Tames.

51:32 Substitution

Substitution Karl Ledsham on for Russell Benjamin.

51:32

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Shaun Whalley.

48:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Simon Grand - Southport 0 - 2 AFC Telf'd Own goal by Simon Grand. Southport 0-2 AFC Telford.

46:51

The referee gives a free kick against Chris Lynch for handball. Nathan Rooney restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:13

Inswinging corner taken by Steven Leslie.

44:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Tames on Will Salmon. Ryan Young takes the direct free kick.

42:24

Nathan Rooney produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

39:55

Corner taken by Shaun Whalley, Will Salmon makes a clearance.

38:43

Shaun Whalley takes a outswinging corner.

37:36

Steve Jones produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

35:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Godfrey Poku by Luke Hubbins. Shaun Whalley takes the direct free kick.

33:55

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Shaun Whalley. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Shaun Whalley.

32:22

Inswinging corner taken by Shaun Whalley, save by Ryan Young.

30:47

Shot from outside the penalty box by Steven Leslie goes wide right of the goal.

30:04

Shot from just outside the box by Shaun Whalley misses to the left of the target.

27:43

Steve Jones has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

24:25

Steven Leslie provided the assist for the goal.

24:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Steve Jones - Southport 0 - 1 AFC Telf'd Goal scored by Steve Jones from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Southport 0-1 AFC Telford.

24:25

Steven Leslie sends in a cross,

17:00

Effort from just inside the box by Steven Leslie strikes the post.

14:02

Foul by Luke Hubbins on Shaun Whalley, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Shaun Whalley from left channel, Michael Briscoe makes a clearance.

13:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Grand by Kieron St Aimie. Tony McMillan takes the direct free kick.

10:46

Close range shot by Steve Jones goes wide of the left-hand post.

7:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Lynch by Steven Leslie. Shaun Whalley takes the direct free kick.

3:52

Shaun Whalley takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Kieron St Aimie.

2:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Hubbins by Chris Lever. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

1:18

Kieron St Aimie is caught offside. Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

0:46

Unfair challenge on Steven Leslie by Godfrey Poku results in a free kick. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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