Southport fought back from two goals down to leave Hereford winless in six Blue Square Bet Premier games.

Samuel Clucas put the Bulls in front from close range and they doubled their lead with a Ryan Bowman penalty after Simon Grand fouled James McQuilkin.

Karl Ledsham scored direct from a corner to raise Southport's hopes.

And the comeback was complete when Chris Lever scored from the spot following Chris Todd's challenge on Steven Tames.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Hereford manager Martin Foyle told BBC Hereford and Worcester:

"It was outstanding - I thought we played some good stuff and the formation worked as we were doing all the right things that we had been telling the players to do.

"We told them to just have the confidence to cuddle balls into the corners as we have got willing runners in Sam Clucas, Ryan Bowman and Phil Marsh.

"But then after that we stopped doing the good things - we started taking extra touches in midfield and then were getting caught and robbed.

"All of a sudden it was a free kick and then it was in our box and suddenly it was chance after chance for them."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Southport

  • 01 McMillan
  • 03 Lever (Willis - 89' )
  • 06 Grand
  • 17 Lynch Booked (Smith - 68' )
  • 05 Parry
  • 07 Whalley
  • 08 Ledsham
  • 16 Moogan
  • 22 Poku
  • 18 Tames
  • 21 Stephenson (Almond - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Hibbert
  • 02 Smith
  • 23 Willis
  • 12 Benjamin
  • 11 Almond

Hereford

  • 01 Bittner
  • 02 Gallinagh
  • 03 Heath Booked
  • 14 Stam
  • 23 Todd
  • 04 Pell Booked (Smikle - 77' )
  • 16 McQuilkin (Perry - 59' )
  • 17 Evans
  • 18 Clucas
  • 15 Marsh (O'Keefe - 59' )
  • 19 Bowman

Substitutes

  • 06 Graham
  • 11 Clist
  • 21 O'Keefe
  • 22 Smikle
  • 26 Perry
Ref: Evans
Att: 1,028

Match Stats

Shots

12 10

On target

5 2

Corners

6 9

Fouls

15 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:29 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:42

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Samuel Clucas from the right by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Todd on Tony McMillan. Tony McMillan takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +3:32

Samuel Clucas produces a cross, clearance made by Simon Grand.

90:00 +2:22

Shaun Whalley takes a shot. Will Evans gets a block in.

90:00 +1:54

Shaun Whalley takes the inswinging corner, Ryan Bowman makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:31

Unfair challenge on Simon Grand by Kyle Perry results in a free kick. Simon Grand restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:15

A cross is delivered by Chris Almond, Liam Willis takes a shot.

88:41 Substitution

Substitution (Southport) makes a substitution, with Liam Willis coming on for Chris Lever.

88:14

The ball is crossed by James Smith, Samuel Clucas makes a clearance.

86:35

Simon Grand fouled by Ryan Bowman, the ref awards a free kick. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

86:14

The ball is crossed by James Smith, save by James Bittner.

84:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Grand on Ryan Bowman. The ball is delivered by Samuel Clucas, Ryan Bowman has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

79:54

The ball is delivered by Shaun Whalley, clearance made by Stefan Stam.

77:38

Simon Grand fouled by Kyle Perry, the ref awards a free kick. Godfrey Poku takes the direct free kick.

76:30 Substitution

Substitution Brian Smikle comes on in place of Harry Pell.

76:04

Effort on goal by Harry Pell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

75:42

Samuel Clucas delivers the ball, clearance made by Simon Grand.

74:10

A cross is delivered by Shaun Whalley, Andy Parry produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

73:24

Free kick crossed by Alan Moogan, Stefan Stam manages to make a clearance.

73:24 Booking

Booking The referee shows Harry Pell a yellow card.

73:13

Foul by Harry Pell on Steven Tames, free kick awarded.

72:56

Centre by Andy Gallinagh.

72:19

Centre by Ryan Bowman, James Smith manages to make a clearance.

71:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Gallinagh by Karl Ledsham. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

70:01

Samuel Clucas has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

68:30

Unfair challenge on Kyle Perry by Chris Lever results in a free kick. Samuel Clucas restarts play with the free kick, The ball is swung over by Will Evans.

67:14 Substitution

Substitution Chris Almond replaces Darren Stephenson.

67:14 Substitution

Substitution Chris Lynch leaves the field to be replaced by James Smith.

67:14

Foul by Kyle Perry on Simon Grand, free kick awarded. Tony McMillan takes the indirect free kick.

66:45

Shaun Whalley sends in a cross, Darren Stephenson takes a shot. Save by James Bittner.

65:20

Corner taken right-footed by Shaun Whalley from the left by-line, Headed effort from close range by Chris Lynch goes wide left of the goal.

63:18

Chris Lynch challenges Kyle Perry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Todd takes the free kick.

62:42

The offside flag is raised against Samuel Clucas. Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

61:55

Stefan Stam concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Stephenson. Shaun Whalley crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by James Bittner.

59:54

Darren Stephenson challenges Joe Heath unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by James Bittner.

58:05 Substitution

Substitution Joshua O'Keefe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Phil Marsh.

58:05 Substitution

Substitution James McQuilkin leaves the field to be replaced by Kyle Perry.

57:49

James McQuilkin produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

57:17

James McQuilkin takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Chris Lever.

56:08

Andy Parry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bowman. Joe Heath takes the free kick.

53:40

The free kick is delivered left-footed by Samuel Clucas from left wing, Tony McMillan makes a save.

53:40 Booking

Booking Chris Lynch is given a yellow card.

53:28

Chris Lynch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bowman.

52:41

Andy Gallinagh crosses the ball, Tony McMillan makes a save.

52:27

The ball is sent over by James McQuilkin, clearance by Chris Lever.

51:20

Foul by Karl Ledsham on Joe Heath, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James Bittner.

49:10

Foul by Will Evans on Darren Stephenson, free kick awarded. Shaun Whalley crosses the ball, Andy Parry takes a shot.

47:59

Shaun Whalley sends in a cross, save made by James Bittner.

46:57

Centre by Shaun Whalley.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +3:16 Half time

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

45:00 +3:01

Shaun Whalley sends in a cross, Stefan Stam manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +2:43

The ball is delivered by Chris Lynch, clearance by Samuel Clucas.

45:00 +1:27 Booking

Booking Booking for James McQuilkin for time wasting.

45:00 +0:56

Chris Lever gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Marsh. James McQuilkin takes the free kick.

44:06

Karl Ledsham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Pell. Direct free kick taken by James McQuilkin.

42:19

Ryan Bowman crosses the ball, Godfrey Poku makes a clearance. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Godfrey Poku by James McQuilkin. Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

41:05

Effort on goal by Shaun Whalley from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

40:39

A cross is delivered by Shaun Whalley. A cross is delivered by Chris Lever, Andy Gallinagh manages to make a clearance.

39:11

Inswinging corner taken by Samuel Clucas from the right by-line.

38:34

Samuel Clucas takes a shot. Clearance made by Chris Lever.

37:50

Godfrey Poku gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McQuilkin. Samuel Clucas crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Chris Lynch.

37:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Lever - Southport 2 - 2 Hereford Placed penalty scored by Chris Lever. Southport 2-2 Hereford.

35:48

Foul by Chris Todd on Steven Tames, Penalty awarded.

35:25

Alan Moogan takes a shot. Blocked by Will Evans.

34:41

Will Evans has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

34:01

James McQuilkin takes the inswinging corner, Tony McMillan makes a clearance.

32:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Karl Ledsham - Southport 1 - 2 Hereford Karl Ledsham grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southport 1-2 Hereford.

31:42

Andy Parry takes a shot. Blocked by Will Evans. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Karl Ledsham,

30:33

Free kick crossed left-footed by Karl Ledsham, Joe Heath makes a clearance.

30:33 Booking

Booking Joe Heath booked.

30:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Whalley by Joe Heath.

28:46

James McQuilkin concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Whalley. The ball is crossed by Karl Ledsham, Headed effort from close range by Steven Tames goes wide left of the target.

27:40

A cross is delivered by Godfrey Poku, Darren Stephenson produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

26:56

Centre by Steven Tames, Joe Heath gets a block in. Karl Ledsham takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Chris Todd.

25:38

Unfair challenge on Samuel Clucas by Shaun Whalley results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by James Bittner.

25:22

Shaun Whalley produces a cross, Will Evans makes a clearance.

24:05

James McQuilkin delivers the ball, Chris Lynch gets a block in. Corner from the left by-line taken by James McQuilkin, Harry Pell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony McMillan. Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

22:51

James McQuilkin produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

22:23

The ball is swung over by Shaun Whalley, Chris Todd manages to make a clearance.

20:38

The ball is delivered by Shaun Whalley, Will Evans manages to make a clearance.

18:06

James McQuilkin takes the inswinging corner, save made by Tony McMillan.

17:48

Samuel Clucas takes a shot. Godfrey Poku makes a clearance.

17:15

The ball is delivered by Joe Heath, Shaun Whalley gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by James McQuilkin from the left by-line to the near post, save by Tony McMillan.

15:41

Steven Tames gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stefan Stam. Direct free kick taken by James Bittner.

15:05

Inswinging corner taken by Shaun Whalley, clearance made by Chris Todd.

14:22

Shaun Whalley takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Joe Heath.

13:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Bowman - Southport 0 - 2 Hereford Penalty taken right-footed by Ryan Bowman and scored. Southport 0-2 Hereford.

12:28

Simon Grand concedes a Penalty for a foul on James McQuilkin.

11:46

A cross is delivered by Shaun Whalley, Stefan Stam manages to make a clearance.

10:12

The ball is delivered by Shaun Whalley. Steven Tames is flagged offside by the assistant referee. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

9:23

Unfair challenge on Godfrey Poku by James McQuilkin results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Shaun Whalley, clearance made by Will Evans.

8:00

The ball is sent over by Samuel Clucas, blocked by Chris Lynch. Inswinging corner taken by James McQuilkin from the left by-line played to the near post.

6:52

Unfair challenge on Harry Pell by Godfrey Poku results in a free kick. Andy Gallinagh takes the free kick.

5:39

The assist for the goal came from James McQuilkin.

5:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Samuel Clucas - Southport 0 - 1 Hereford Samuel Clucas finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Southport 0-1 Hereford.

0:29

The ball is crossed by Samuel Clucas, clearance made by Chris Lever. Samuel Clucas takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Karl Ledsham.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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