Karl Ledsham struck an injury-time equaliser to boost struggling Southport and deny promotion-chasing Dartford.

Elliot Bradbrook put the hosts ahead with a fine strike from the edge of the area, before Steve Akrigg headed in Ledsham's free-kick to bring Southport level soon after.

Bradbrook then restored the advantage from the penalty spot after Ryan Hayes was brought down by Chris Lever.

But Ledsham fired home in stoppage time to give Southport a point.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

Dartford looked jaded, says Burman

"I didn't think we performed as well as we should do but to be fair to Southport they kept going.

"We had too many players below par today and that cost us in the end.

"That's the first time we looked jaded.

"It's a poor goal we conceded from our point of view. We were in the lead and in control but the next goal was always going to be important and we didn't have enough in us to get it."

Match Stats

Shots

2 12

On target

2 5

Corners

2 5

Fouls

12 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:29 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:13

Danny Harris is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:32 Substitution

Substitution Chris Lynch comes on in place of Steve Akrigg.

90:00 +1:32

The assist for the goal came from Shaun Whalley.

90:00 +1:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Karl Ledsham - Dartford 2 - 2 Southport Karl Ledsham scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dartford 2-2 Southport.

88:59

Shaun Whalley takes a shot. Save by Marcus Bettinelli.

87:27 Substitution

Substitution James Rogers is brought on as a substitute for Jacob Erskine.

87:27 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Collier replaces Lee Noble.

86:27

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Karl Ledsham from the right by-line to the near post, Headed effort from inside the area by Alan Moogan misses to the left of the goal.

83:58 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Hayes goes off and Jon Wallis comes on.

83:02

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Karl Ledsham, Karl Ledsham takes a shot.

82:27

Chris Almond has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

82:03

The referee blows for offside against Jacob Erskine. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

79:57

Danny Harris challenges James Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Karl Ledsham from right wing, save by Marcus Bettinelli.

79:02

Foul by Jacob Erskine on Simon Grand, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

77:36 Substitution

Substitution Darren Stephenson replaces Steven Tames.

77:36 Substitution

Substitution Aaron Chalmers joins the action as a substitute, replacing Godfrey Poku.

77:36

Alan Moogan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Harris. Direct free kick taken by Mark Arber.

77:18

Shaun Whalley sends in a cross, clearance made by Tom Bonner.

76:11

Shaun Whalley sends in a cross.

75:53

Ryan Hayes delivers the ball, clearance made by Steve Akrigg.

73:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Grand by Jacob Erskine. Free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

72:59

Richard Rose produces a cross, Simon Grand makes a clearance.

72:13 Booking

Booking Lee Noble goes into the referee's book.

72:05

Lee Noble challenges Godfrey Poku unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Akrigg takes the direct free kick.

68:46

Alan Moogan challenges Lee Noble unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lee Noble from left channel, save made by Tony McMillan.

67:39

Foul by Ryan Hayes on Shaun Whalley, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Shaun Whalley.

65:49

Shaun Whalley takes a shot. Save by Marcus Bettinelli.

64:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Champion by Steven Tames. Direct free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.

64:10

The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Harris. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

63:19

Centre by Ryan Hayes, save by Tony McMillan.

61:00

Effort on goal by Karl Ledsham from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

60:25

James Smith challenges Danny Harris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marcus Bettinelli takes the free kick.

58:16

Foul by Richard Rose on Chris Lever, free kick awarded. Tony McMillan takes the direct free kick.

56:56

Corner taken right-footed by Shaun Whalley, Richard Rose manages to make a clearance.

56:39

Centre by Chris Almond.

56:06

The ball is sent over by Ryan Hayes, clearance made by Chris Lever.

52:13

Danny Harris fouled by James Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Noble crosses the ball in from the free kick, Steve Akrigg manages to make a clearance.

49:57

Ryan Hayes sends in a cross.

49:08

Steven Tames crosses the ball, save by Marcus Bettinelli.

48:34

Inswinging corner taken by Richard Rose.

46:48

Karl Ledsham takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Tom Champion.

46:33

Shaun Whalley produces a cross, blocked by Richard Rose.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +5:08 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +4:30

Lee Burns fouled by Chris Almond, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Burns.

45:00 +4:00

Richard Rose takes a shot. Blocked by Steve Akrigg.

45:00 +1:44

Chris Almond takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Burns.

44:38

Free kick crossed left-footed by Ryan Hayes, Simon Grand manages to make a clearance.

44:38 Booking

Booking The referee books Simon Grand for unsporting behaviour.

44:22

Simon Grand challenges Ryan Hayes unfairly and gives away a free kick.

42:46

Karl Ledsham is caught offside. Marcus Bettinelli restarts play with the free kick.

40:59

Ryan Hayes concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Whalley. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Alan Moogan from left channel, save made by Marcus Bettinelli.

40:32

Lee Noble takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Chris Lever.

39:53

Foul by Simon Grand on Danny Harris, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Ryan Hayes, Tony McMillan makes a save.

39:03

Shot from close range by Steven Tames clears the bar.

38:14

Unfair challenge on Shaun Whalley by Mark Arber results in a free kick. Alan Moogan takes the free kick.

37:11

Ryan Hayes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

36:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Whalley by Richard Rose. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Karl Ledsham, save by Marcus Bettinelli.

35:16

Ryan Hayes sends in a cross.

32:58

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

32:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Elliot Bradbrook - Dartford 2 - 1 Southport Penalty taken left-footed by Elliot Bradbrook and scored. Dartford 2-1 Southport.

31:06 Booking

Booking The referee books Chris Lever for dissent.

30:17

Ryan Hayes fouled by Chris Lever, the ref awards a Penalty.

29:11

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Shaun Whalley played to the near post, clearance by Jacob Erskine.

27:54

The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Harris. Free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

27:18

Godfrey Poku concedes a free kick for a foul on Elliot Bradbrook. Direct free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.

26:10

Centre by Ryan Hayes, save by Tony McMillan.

20:33

Assist on the goal came from Karl Ledsham.

20:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Steve Akrigg - Dartford 1 - 1 Southport Steve Akrigg scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Dartford 1-1 Southport.

19:41

Mark Arber gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Whalley. Karl Ledsham produces a cross,

18:23

Ryan Hayes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Almond. Free kick crossed right-footed by Shaun Whalley from left channel, save by Marcus Bettinelli.

17:29

The ball is sent over by Ryan Hayes, Tony McMillan makes a save.

16:05

Lee Noble provided the assist for the goal.

16:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Elliot Bradbrook - Dartford 1 - 0 Southport Elliot Bradbrook scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Dartford 1-0 Southport.

15:11

The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Harris. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

13:15

The ball is delivered by James Smith, Karl Ledsham has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

12:30

Danny Harris is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

10:36

Mark Arber fouled by Godfrey Poku, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Bonner.

9:55

Elliot Bradbrook fouled by Shaun Whalley, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Bonner takes the direct free kick.

9:02

Centre by Ryan Hayes.

5:35

Simon Grand gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Bettinelli. Free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.

5:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Champion on Steve Akrigg. Direct free kick taken by Alan Moogan.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

Live data and text provided by our data suppliers