Southport recovered from conceding after only 17 seconds to beat Cambridge in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

Nathan Blissett replaced departed top-scorer Michael Gash and gave the visitors the perfect start with a well-taken finish from the edge of the area.

Southport levelled in the second half when Neill Byrne headed home a Karl Ledsham corner.

Shaun Whalley completed the turnaround soon after, converting from the spot after he was upended by Harris Dunk.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Southport

  • 01 McMillan
  • 02 Smith
  • 09 Owens
  • 14 Byrne
  • 23 Willis (Clancy - 70' )
  • 05 Parry
  • 07 Whalley
  • 08 Ledsham (Benjamin - 84' )
  • 15 Chalmers Booked
  • 21 Kay
  • 22 Poku (Almond - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Hibbert
  • 10 Clancy
  • 12 Benjamin
  • 11 Almond
  • 18 Tames

Cambridge Utd

  • 24 Ross
  • 02 Roberts
  • 12 McAuley Booked
  • 22 Wassmer Booked
  • 34 Haynes-Brown
  • 06 Shaw
  • 11 Dunk
  • 18 Berry (Jarvis - 57' )
  • 08 Reed
  • 17 Hughes
  • 19 Blissett

Substitutes

  • 03 Anderson
  • 26 Brighton
  • 16 Jarvis
  • 32 Taylor
  • 33 Richards
Ref: Seb Stockbridge
Att: 615

Match Stats

Shots

14 6

On target

7 4

Corners

12 2

Fouls

14 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:40 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:18

Inswinging corner taken by Russell Benjamin.

90:00 +2:01

Shaun Whalley takes a shot. Blocked by Rory McAuley.

90:00 +1:13

Scott Kay challenges Charlie Wassmer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Curtis Haynes-Brown.

90:00 +0:16

The ball is crossed by Jamie Reed.

87:35

Andy Owens has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

87:03

Charlie Wassmer challenges Andy Owens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Kay takes the direct free kick.

84:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Kay on Charlie Wassmer. Kevin Roberts takes the direct free kick.

82:25 Substitution

Substitution (Southport) makes a substitution, with Russell Benjamin coming on for Karl Ledsham.

82:25

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Shaun Whalley, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Ross by Neill Byrne. Craig Ross restarts play with the free kick.

79:45

Liam Hughes takes a shot. Comfortable save by Tony McMillan.

79:07

Unfair challenge on Harrison Dunk by Andy Owens results in a free kick. Craig Ross takes the direct free kick.

78:29

The ball is swung over by Shaun Whalley, Headed effort on goal by Andy Owens from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

78:01

Corner taken by Rory McAuley from the right by-line to the near post, save by Tony McMillan.

77:10

Inswinging corner taken by Karl Ledsham from the right by-line, Charlie Wassmer makes a clearance.

76:31

Jamie Reed sends in a cross, Tony McMillan makes a comfortable save.

75:33 Substitution

Substitution Godfrey Poku goes off and Chris Almond comes on.

74:09

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Karl Ledsham, Neill Byrne takes a shot. Save made by Craig Ross.

73:51

Andy Owens takes a shot. Blocked by Rory McAuley.

71:48

Inswinging corner taken by Shaun Whalley from the left by-line played to the near post.

69:45 Substitution

Substitution Sean Clancy on for Liam Willis.

69:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Shaw on Godfrey Poku. Karl Ledsham takes the direct free kick.

68:28

Tom Shaw has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

67:39

Rossi Jarvis fouled by Scott Kay, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Ross.

67:08

Andy Owens takes a shot.

65:55

Scott Kay concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Shaw. Free kick taken by Craig Ross.

65:18

Aaron Chalmers fouled by Nathan Blissett, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMillan.

64:20

Corner from the right by-line taken by Karl Ledsham, Header from just outside the area by Neill Byrne misses to the right of the target.

63:43

A cross is delivered by Aaron Chalmers, clearance made by Jamie Reed.

62:54

Neill Byrne produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

60:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Blissett by Godfrey Poku. Curtis Haynes-Brown restarts play with the free kick.

59:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Whalley - Southport 2 - 1 Cambridge Penalty taken right-footed by Shaun Whalley and scored. Southport 2-1 Cambridge Utd.

58:38

Harrison Dunk gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Shaun Whalley.

56:48

The ball is swung over by Shaun Whalley.

56:10 Substitution

Substitution Luke Berry goes off and Rossi Jarvis comes on.

55:35

Aaron Chalmers has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Harrison Dunk gets a block in.

54:43

Jamie Reed concedes a free kick for a foul on Neill Byrne. Free kick taken by Aaron Chalmers.

53:31

The assist for the goal came from Karl Ledsham.

53:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Neill Byrne - Southport 1 - 1 Cambridge Neill Byrne grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Southport 1-1 Cambridge Utd.

53:04

Corner taken by Karl Ledsham from the right by-line,

52:44

Karl Ledsham takes a shot. Kevin Roberts manages to make a clearance.

52:19 Booking

Booking Rory McAuley is cautioned.

50:48

The referee blows for offside against Jamie Reed. Free kick taken by Neill Byrne.

49:18

Foul by Jamie Reed on Andy Parry, free kick awarded. Neill Byrne takes the direct free kick.

47:48

Corner taken by Shaun Whalley.

47:19

Godfrey Poku takes a shot. Rory McAuley gets a block in.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:15 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

41:09

Centre by Jamie Reed, James Smith manages to make a clearance.

37:09

A cross is delivered by Andy Owens, Craig Ross makes a comfortable save.

35:48

Jamie Reed takes a shot. Tony McMillan makes a comfortable save.

33:48

Liam Willis concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Berry. Free kick taken by Craig Ross.

33:26

Luke Berry challenges Andy Owens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Godfrey Poku takes the free kick.

29:19

Corner taken right-footed by Tom Shaw, Andy Owens makes a clearance.

28:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Kay on Liam Hughes. Direct free kick taken by Tom Shaw.

27:14

A cross is delivered by Liam Willis.

26:09

Strike comes in from Kevin Roberts from the free kick, Scott Kay manages to make a clearance.

26:09 Booking

Booking The referee shows Aaron Chalmers a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

25:46

Unfair challenge on Harrison Dunk by Aaron Chalmers results in a free kick.

24:35

Shot on goal by Jamie Reed from just inside the area goes over the target.

22:51 Booking

Booking The referee shows Charlie Wassmer a yellow card.

22:39

Unfair challenge on Karl Ledsham by Charlie Wassmer results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James Smith.

22:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Hughes by Liam Willis. Charlie Wassmer takes the direct free kick.

19:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Berry on Andy Owens. Direct free kick taken by Shaun Whalley.

16:45

Foul by Andy Owens on Luke Berry, free kick awarded. Craig Ross takes the direct free kick.

15:59

Corner taken left-footed by Karl Ledsham, clearance made by Nathan Blissett.

15:18

Corner taken by Shaun Whalley from the left by-line, clearance by Tom Shaw.

14:10

Effort from just outside the area by Shaun Whalley goes over the bar.

12:48

Karl Ledsham takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Kevin Roberts.

11:20

Scott Kay fouled by Liam Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

7:12

Aaron Chalmers challenges Luke Berry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Ross.

5:47

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Shaun Whalley, Andy Owens concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Ross. Direct free kick taken by Craig Ross.

5:35

Neill Byrne takes a shot. Blocked by Rory McAuley.

2:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Godfrey Poku by Jamie Reed. Shaun Whalley takes the free kick.

2:03

Foul by Jamie Reed on Andy Owens, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Neill Byrne.

0:17

Assist by Kevin Roberts.

0:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Blissett - Southport 0 - 1 Cambridge Nathan Blissett scores a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southport 0-1 Cambridge Utd.

0:00

The game begins.

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