Southport claimed their fifth away league win of the season, courtesy of a first-half own goal by Nuneaton defender Stephen O'Halloran.

The game's only goal came on 15 minutes as O'Halloran turned the ball past his own keeper from the edge of the area.

The hosts had a good chance to take the lead on 55 minutes when James Armson's shot from the left edge of the area was well saved by Tony McMillan.

Relegation-threatened Boro finished strongly but Southport held on.

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Southport manager Liam Watson told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"In the first half, we were the better side. We had the break with the goal and that was probably the only bit of quality when we got in behind them.

"We were very strong defensively and we should have had two or thre later on. We had some great chances.

"It's our first clean sheet for a long time so we'd have taken that."

Match Stats

Shots

8 6

On target

1 1

Corners

10 5

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:52 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +5:12

James Armson produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand post.

90:00 +4:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wesley York by Godfrey Poku. Adam Walker delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right side of penalty area.

90:00 +3:15

Short corner taken by Karl Ledsham.

90:00 +1:56 Substitution

Substitution (Southport) makes a substitution, with Steven Tames coming on for Shaun Whalley.

90:00 +1:33

Effort on goal by Connor Taylor from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

90:00 +1:05

Corner taken by Adam Walker from the right by-line, Karl Ledsham makes a clearance.

88:47

Effort from outside the box by Shaun Whalley goes wide right of the target.

88:15

Connor Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Neill Byrne.

87:47

Corner taken by Adam Walker.

86:29

Shaun Whalley takes a shot. Ben McNamara makes a save.

84:42 Substitution

Substitution Connor Taylor on for Stephen O'Halloran.

82:58

Corner taken short by James Armson.

81:58

Inswinging corner taken by Karl Ledsham, clearance by Delroy Gordon.

80:29

James Armson restarts play with the free kick.

80:29 Booking

Booking Godfrey Poku receives a yellow card.

80:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Armson by Godfrey Poku.

79:00

Shot by Louis Moult from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

78:28

Corner taken by James Armson from the left by-line.

77:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Ledsham on Aaron Phillips. Aaron Phillips takes the free kick.

76:06

Karl Ledsham is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ben McNamara takes the free kick.

74:16

Inswinging corner taken by Adam Walker from the right by-line, save by Tony McMillan.

73:44

James Armson takes the free kick.

73:44 Booking

Booking Aaron Chalmers goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

73:34

Aaron Chalmers concedes a free kick for a foul on James Armson.

73:16

Andy Brown takes a shot. Save by Tony McMillan.

72:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Owens on Wesley York. Aaron Phillips takes the direct free kick.

72:01

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Karl Ledsham, save by Ben McNamara.

71:47

Centre by Aaron Chalmers, Gareth Dean manages to make a clearance.

70:50

The official flags Louis Moult offside. Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

69:32

Simon Forsdick concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Owens. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

67:56

Inswinging corner taken by Shaun Whalley from the left by-line played to the near post, Aaron Phillips manages to make a clearance.

67:28

Neill Byrne has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

66:21

Karl Ledsham takes a shot. Ben McNamara makes a save.

62:47

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Almond. Ben McNamara takes the free kick.

61:10

Free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

61:10 Substitution

Substitution Chris Almond replaces Russell Benjamin.

61:10 Substitution

Substitution James Dance leaves the field to be replaced by Wesley York.

61:10

James Dance concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Owens.

59:43

Corner from left by-line taken by James Armson.

57:23

Corner taken right-footed by Adam Walker to the near post, Russell Benjamin makes a clearance.

56:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Brown on Aaron Chalmers. Aaron Chalmers restarts play with the free kick.

55:38

James Armson takes a shot. Save by Tony McMillan.

55:03

Russell Benjamin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen O'Halloran. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Adam Walker, clearance by Simon Grand.

51:33

Effort on goal by Karl Ledsham from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

49:28

James Armson challenges Scott Kay unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

46:51

Corner taken by Adam Walker.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:02 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:42

Karl Ledsham concedes a free kick for a foul on Delroy Gordon. James Armson takes the direct free kick.

44:11

The offside flag is raised against Andy Brown. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

39:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Louis Moult by Godfrey Poku. Direct free kick taken by James Armson.

39:18

Louis Moult is ruled offside. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

35:13

Short corner worked by Adam Walker.

31:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Brown by Simon Grand. Aaron Phillips takes the direct free kick.

30:56

The assistant referee flags for offside against Louis Moult. Tony McMillan takes the direct free kick.

30:23

Andy Owens takes a shot.

29:49

Foul by Louis Moult on Simon Grand, free kick awarded. Shaun Whalley takes the direct free kick.

28:03

Shaun Whalley is caught offside. Free kick taken by Delroy Gordon.

25:52

Adam Walker produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

25:08

Inswinging corner taken by Shaun Whalley from the left by-line, Gareth Dean manages to make a clearance.

24:09

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adam Walker.

23:49

James Armson takes a shot. Simon Grand gets a block in.

19:59

Louis Moult gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Grand. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

19:00

The referee blows for offside against Shaun Whalley. Ben McNamara takes the free kick.

16:06

Free kick taken by Shaun Whalley.

16:06 Booking

Booking Ben McNamara booked.

15:59

Ben McNamara concedes a free kick for a foul on Karl Ledsham.

14:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Stephen O'Halloran - Nuneaton 0 - 1 Southport Stephen O'Halloran concedes an unfortunate own goal. Nuneaton 0-1 Southport.

12:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Smith on Stephen O'Halloran. Direct free kick taken by Stephen O'Halloran.

9:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Grand by Andy Brown. Simon Grand restarts play with the free kick.

4:26

Unfair challenge on Andy Owens by Andy Brown results in a free kick. Tony McMillan takes the free kick.

1:13

James Armson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karl Ledsham. Free kick taken by Andy Owens.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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