Karl Ledsham's late strike earned Southport their first home win of the Blue Square Bet Premier season at the expense of Gateshead.

After a poor first half bereft of chances, Shaun Whalley put the hosts ahead with 20 minutes to go when he fired past Adam Bartlett from 12 yards.

Josh Gillies levelled the scores shortly afterwards with a left-footed effort from near the penalty spot.

But Ledsham sealed the points with a superb volley three minutes from time.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Southport

  • 01 McMillan
  • 02 Smith
  • 03 Lever
  • 05 Parry
  • 06 Grand
  • 17 Lynch
  • 07 Whalley (Benjamin - 80' )
  • 08 Ledsham
  • 22 Poku
  • 10 Gray (Tames - 80' )
  • 19 Bakare (Barnes - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Nemes
  • 14 Barnes
  • 12 Benjamin
  • 15 Chalmers
  • 18 Tames

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 02 Magney
  • 03 Boyle
  • 06 Clark Booked
  • 16 Bush
  • 04 Chandler Booked
  • 07 Gillies
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 11 Cummins (McGorrigan - 75' )
  • 10 Odubade
  • 12 Fisher (Marwood - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 19 Nixon
  • 17 Wilson
  • 15 Marwood
  • 28 Ramshaw
  • 32 McGorrigan
Ref: Whiteley
Att: 686

Match Stats

Shots

9 15

On target

3 8

Corners

1 5

Fouls

10 4

Live Text Commentary

94:03 Full time

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

90:00 +1:02

Chris Bush fouled by Steven Tames, the ref awards a free kick. Josh Gillies takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Gillies by Simon Grand. Free kick taken by Josh Gillies.

89:02

Shot by Josh Gillies from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

87:53

Louis Barnes restarts play with the free kick.

87:53 Booking

Booking Ben Clark goes into the referee's book.

87:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Louis Barnes by Ben Clark.

86:29

Assist on the goal came from Russell Benjamin.

86:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Karl Ledsham - Southport 2 - 1 Gateshead Karl Ledsham gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Southport 2-1 Gateshead.

86:04

Chris Lever delivers the ball, Adam Bartlett makes a comfortable save.

85:11 Substitution

Substitution Louis Barnes replaces Michael Bakare.

81:08

Josh Gillies takes a shot. Save made by Tony McMillan.

79:38 Substitution

Substitution (Southport) makes a substitution, with Steven Tames coming on for Tony Gray.

79:07 Substitution

Substitution Russell Benjamin replaces Shaun Whalley.

74:59

Chris Lever concedes a free kick for a foul on Yemi Odubade. Free kick taken by Yemi Odubade.

74:09 Substitution

Substitution Ryan McGorrigan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Micky Cummins.

73:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Josh Gillies - Southport 1 - 1 Gateshead Josh Gillies scores a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Southport 1-1 Gateshead.

72:42

The ball is delivered by Godfrey Poku, save by Adam Bartlett.

69:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Whalley - Southport 1 - 0 Gateshead Shaun Whalley finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southport 1-0 Gateshead.

67:01

The official flags Tony Gray offside. Direct free kick taken by Ben Clark.

66:39

James Marwood takes a shot. Save made by Tony McMillan.

65:46 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Fisher leaves the field to be replaced by James Marwood.

64:25

Effort on goal by Karl Ledsham from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

63:13

Karl Ledsham takes the free kick.

63:13 Booking

Booking Jamie Chandler goes into the book for dissent.

63:03

Foul by Jamie Chandler on Shaun Whalley, free kick awarded.

59:52

A cross is delivered by Patrick Boyle, save by Tony McMillan.

57:46

Yemi Odubade takes a shot. Save made by Tony McMillan. Corner from the left by-line taken by Josh Gillies, Andrew Parry manages to make a clearance.

55:30

Chris Lever concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Fisher. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

54:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Bush by Godfrey Poku. Direct free kick taken by Phil Turnbull.

51:59

Nathan Fisher produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

50:00

Yemi Odubade is caught offside. Tony McMillan takes the direct free kick.

48:07

Josh Gillies produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

47:17

Godfrey Poku gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Fisher. Carl Magnay takes the direct free kick.

45:29

Shot by Karl Ledsham from outside the box goes over the net.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:03

Shaun Whalley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Chandler. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

43:19

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Gillies played to the near post, Karl Ledsham manages to make a clearance.

41:45

Yemi Odubade takes a shot. Blocked by James Smith.

40:42

The ball is crossed by Chris Lever.

38:47

Shot by Chris Bush from outside the box goes over the target.

36:31

Centre by Shaun Whalley, Karl Ledsham has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

34:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Godfrey Poku by Nathan Fisher. Tony McMillan takes the direct free kick.

32:35

Corner taken by Phil Turnbull.

30:04

The ball is delivered by Andrew Parry, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Karl Ledsham misses to the left of the goal.

29:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Grand by Yemi Odubade. Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

27:01

Nathan Fisher has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

24:58

The ball is crossed by Yemi Odubade, Micky Cummins produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

22:05

Andrew Parry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Boyle. Patrick Boyle restarts play with the free kick.

21:10

Yemi Odubade sends in a cross, Nathan Fisher takes a shot. Save by Tony McMillan.

19:06

Inswinging corner taken by Shaun Whalley from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the box by Chris Lynch misses to the right of the target.

18:42

Yemi Odubade delivers the ball, Simon Grand manages to make a clearance.

17:36

The ball is sent over by Michael Bakare.

15:06

Effort from inside the area by Micky Cummins misses to the right of the goal.

8:54

Shot by Karl Ledsham from outside the box goes over the target.

8:29

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

7:49

Outswinging corner taken by Josh Gillies, Carl Magnay takes a shot. Tony McMillan makes a save.

7:01

Corner taken by Josh Gillies from the right by-line to the near post, Shot by Micky Cummins. Simon Grand makes a clearance.

6:32

Foul by Michael Bakare on Carl Magnay, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Bush.

3:27

Tony Gray has an effort at goal. Ben Clark gets a block in.

1:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Parry on Josh Gillies. Josh Gillies restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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