Wrexham moved back to second in the Blue Square Bet Premier with victory over Southport at Haig Avenue.

Steven Tames steered in Shaun Whalley's cross to give Southport the lead before Godfrey Poku was shown two yellows.

Wrexham made their extra-man count and Jay Harris's 25-yard shot drew them level before they went ahead through Chris Lynch's own goal.

Robert Ogleby's header and Chris Westwood's smart finish sealed the victory for Andy Morrell's side.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"The conditions played havoc but the pitch was really good but the wind was stronger than people thought and it was tough out there.

"At half-time, it was backs to the wall and in the second half we were really. really good and a completely different team.

"Even when they had 11 men, I thought we passed the ball more like us and when we do that we are not an easy team to play against.

"I thought we were well worthy winners by the end. We are only 16 games in and have a third of the season to go and still have the tricky part of the season to go."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Southport

  • 01 McMillan
  • 02 Smith (Lynch - 74' )
  • 06 Grand
  • 23 Willis
  • 05 Parry
  • 07 Whalley
  • 08 Ledsham
  • 16 Moogan
  • 22 Poku Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 18 Tames (Benjamin - 57' )
  • 21 Stephenson (Joyce - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Hibbert
  • 17 Lynch
  • 12 Benjamin
  • 15 Chalmers
  • 20 Joyce

Wrexham

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 02 Wright
  • 03 Ashton
  • 23 Westwood
  • 24 Devine
  • 08 Harris Booked (Colbeck - 89' )
  • 12 Keates
  • 14 Clarke
  • 09 Wright
  • 11 Morrell (Ogleby - 66' )
  • 19 Rushton (Cieslewicz - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Riley
  • 07 Cieslewicz
  • 16 Hunt
  • 21 Colbeck
  • 15 Ogleby
Ref: Seb Stockbridge
Att: 1,324

Match Stats

Shots

10 10

On target

7 8

Corners

4 5

Fouls

9 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:03 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:07

Shaun Whalley takes a shot. Daniel Devine gets a block in.

90:00 +1:38

The ball is crossed by Robert Ogleby, save by Tony McMillan.

88:04 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Joyce comes on in place of Darren Stephenson.

88:04 Substitution

Substitution (Wrexham) makes a substitution, with James Colbeck coming on for Jay Harris.

87:16

Robert Ogleby takes a shot. Tony McMillan makes a save.

85:28

Assist by Adrian Cieslewicz.

85:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Westwood - Southport 1 - 4 Wrexham Chris Westwood finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Southport 1-4 Wrexham.

84:58

Outswinging corner taken by Adrian Cieslewicz,

84:01

Danny Wright takes a short corner.

80:26

The assist for the goal came from Neil Ashton.

80:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Robert Ogleby - Southport 1 - 3 Wrexham Robert Ogleby scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Southport 1-3 Wrexham.

77:58

The assist for the goal came from Dean Keates.

77:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Lynch - Southport 1 - 2 Wrexham Headed own goal by Chris Lynch. Southport 1-2 Wrexham.

77:26

The ball is crossed by Dean Keates.

77:09

Dean Keates decides to take a short corner.

76:27

A cross is delivered by Adrian Cieslewicz, Andy Parry manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Adrian Cieslewicz from the left by-line to the near post, Karl Ledsham manages to make a clearance.

75:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Lynch on Neil Ashton. Free kick taken by Adrian Cieslewicz, The ball is sent over by Danny Wright, save by Tony McMillan.

73:43

Andy Coughlin restarts play with the free kick.

73:43 Substitution

Substitution Adrian Cieslewicz on for Nick Rushton.

73:43 Substitution

Substitution Chris Lynch comes on in place of James Smith.

73:43

The referee blows for offside.

70:37

The assistant referee signals for offside against Shaun Whalley. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Coughlin.

70:10

The assistant referee flags for offside against Robert Ogleby. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

67:16

Corner taken by Dean Keates from the right by-line to the near post.

65:15 Substitution

Substitution Robert Ogleby comes on in place of Andrew Morrell.

62:47

Dean Keates challenges Karl Ledsham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Moogan restarts play with the free kick. Shaun Whalley takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Westwood. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Karl Ledsham.

61:37

The offside flag is raised against Andrew Morrell. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

56:29 Substitution

Substitution Russell Benjamin comes on in place of Steven Tames.

55:11

Joe Clarke provided the assist for the goal.

55:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Jay Harris - Southport 1 - 1 Wrexham Jay Harris fires in a goal from outside the area low into the middle of the goal. Southport 1-1 Wrexham.

54:05

Joe Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

54:05 Dismissal

Dismissal Godfrey Poku sent off.

53:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Godfrey Poku on Neil Ashton.

50:12

Andy Parry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Wright. Dean Keates restarts play with the free kick.

48:29

Nick Rushton delivers the ball, save by Tony McMillan.

48:07

Darren Stephenson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Westwood. Neil Ashton restarts play with the free kick.

46:52

Darren Stephenson is caught offside. Andy Coughlin takes the free kick.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:20 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:55

Stephen Wright takes a shot. Save made by Tony McMillan.

45:00 +1:38

Nick Rushton takes a shot. Save by Tony McMillan.

45:00 +0:55

Andy Parry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Morrell. Direct free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

44:52

Andrew Morrell is ruled offside. Tony McMillan takes the indirect free kick.

43:49

A cross is delivered by Steven Tames.

40:57

Andrew Morrell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tony McMillan takes the indirect free kick.

37:27

Inswinging corner taken by Karl Ledsham from the right by-line, Steven Tames takes a shot. Save by Andy Coughlin.

37:10

Handball decision goes against Danny Wright. Simon Grand takes the indirect free kick.

36:02

Assist on the goal came from Shaun Whalley.

36:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Steven Tames - Southport 1 - 0 Wrexham Steven Tames grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southport 1-0 Wrexham.

31:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Grand by Danny Wright. Free kick taken by Simon Grand.

31:20

Effort from outside the penalty area by Steven Tames goes wide left of the target.

30:45

Darren Stephenson has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

29:20

Liam Willis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Wright. The ball is crossed by Dean Keates, Nick Rushton takes a shot. Save by Tony McMillan.

28:59

Darren Stephenson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Andy Coughlin.

28:04

Joe Clarke takes a shot. Save made by Tony McMillan.

27:34

Centre by Karl Ledsham, clearance by Chris Westwood.

27:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Whalley by Danny Wright. Direct free kick taken by James Smith.

25:55

Shaun Whalley takes the direct free kick.

25:55 Booking

Booking Booking for Jay Harris for unsporting behaviour.

25:40

The referee gives a free kick against Jay Harris for handball.

24:52

Alan Moogan takes a shot. Blocked by Dean Keates. Corner from the left by-line taken by Shaun Whalley, Daniel Devine manages to make a clearance.

22:53

Unfair challenge on James Smith by Danny Wright results in a free kick. Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

21:52

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

18:35

Shot from just outside the area by Shaun Whalley misses to the right of the target.

17:28

Godfrey Poku gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Keates. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Coughlin.

15:58

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Joe Clarke goes wide of the left-hand post.

14:51

Corner taken by Shaun Whalley from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Andy Coughlin.

13:17

Godfrey Poku concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Clarke. The ball is swung over by Dean Keates, Headed effort on goal by Andrew Morrell from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

12:51

Karl Ledsham takes a shot. Save by Andy Coughlin.

11:41

Free kick taken by Andy Coughlin.

11:41 Booking

Booking Godfrey Poku goes into the referee's book.

11:15

Godfrey Poku gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Harris.

7:55

The ball is swung over by Stephen Wright.

4:46

Foul by Andrew Morrell on Alan Moogan, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

3:15

Foul by Andrew Morrell on Andy Parry, free kick awarded. Tony McMillan takes the indirect free kick.

2:58

Karl Ledsham sends in a cross, Chris Westwood makes a clearance.

1:55

Steven Tames takes a shot. Save by Andy Coughlin.

1:20

Foul by Daniel Devine on Steven Tames, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Simon Grand.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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