Southport came from behind to beat Alfreton Town and maintain their undefeated home record.

The visitors, who have dropped out of the Conference Premier play-off places, went ahead when John Akinde converted from Paul Clayton's pass.

But Alfreton defender Nick Fenton put David Fitzpatrick's cross into his own net before Osayamen Osawe headed in Aaron Chalmers' late centre.

Southport are now three points behind their sixth-placed opponents.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law:

"By our recent standards, we've not got anywhere near them. But that said, we still took the lead at 1-0.

"We've given away a poor first goal on the second phase of a corner, its back to 1-1. There's a massive, massive decision when the referee doesn't give a penalty for us.

"I have to be careful what I say but I think he was poor at best. But he hasn't cost us the game.

"For the second corner, we're in no danger whatsoever, the ball is going out, I don't know if it's a lack of communication but we've given a needless corner away.

"We all know who's marking who, but one player decides that he's not going to mark and is going to stand spare.

"So I'm disappointed but as I say, we've had a good run and it's about how we bounce back now."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Southport

  • 01 Hurst
  • 02 Smith
  • 12 Challoner Booked
  • 20 Fitzpatrick
  • 06 Brown
  • 07 Chalmers
  • 08 Milligan
  • 10 Ledsham
  • 18 George
  • 11 Almond (Akrigg - 86' )
  • 21 Osawe (Hattersley - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 19 Stevenson
  • 04 Akrigg
  • 14 Rutherford
  • 26 Irie-Bi
  • 15 Hattersley

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Atkins
  • 02 Wood
  • 05 Wylde
  • 10 Bradley (Law - 72' )
  • 16 Fenton Booked (Westwood - 84' )
  • 21 Rowe-Turner Booked
  • 08 Shaw
  • 12 Meadows (Wishart - 87' )
  • 17 McGrath
  • 09 Clayton
  • 18 Akinde Booked

Substitutes

  • 03 Franklin
  • 04 Westwood
  • 07 Law
  • 13 Wishart
  • 22 Akinde
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 726

Match Stats

Shots

13 8

On target

8 6

Corners

10 6

Fouls

10 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:01 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:08

John Akinde challenges Luke George unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

90:00 +1:54

Jamie Milligan takes a shot. Ross Atkins catches the ball.

90:00 +0:59

Scott Brown decides to take a short corner.

90:00 +0:21

John Akinde is caught offside. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:09

The ball is crossed by Matthew Challoner. Ross Atkins gets a fist to the ball to punch .

85:33 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Wishart joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Meadows.

85:33 Substitution

Substitution (Southport) makes a substitution, with Danny Hattersley coming on for Osayamen Osawe.

85:33 Substitution

Substitution Steve Akrigg joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Almond.

85:24

Josh Law takes a shot.

84:54

Corner taken by John McGrath from the left by-line. Danny Hurst punches the ball.

83:37 Substitution

Substitution Nick Fenton leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Westwood.

82:10

The assist for the goal came from Aaron Chalmers.

82:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Osayamen Osawe - Southport 2 - 1 Alfreton Osayamen Osawe grabs a goal with a headed effort. Southport 2-1 Alfreton Town.

81:48

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jamie Milligan.

80:37

The referee blows for offside against John Akinde. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

79:23

The ball is swung over by Matthew Challoner. Clearance made by Michael Wylde.

78:56

Paul Clayton is ruled offside. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

78:17

The ball is sent over by Jamie Milligan.

77:30

Shot by Aaron Chalmers missed to the right of the net.

76:52

Josh Law concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Almond. Jamie Milligan takes the free kick.

75:19

John Akinde is ruled offside. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

74:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Smith on Paul Clayton. John McGrath takes the free kick.

74:20 Booking

Booking

74:20

John Akinde goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

71:56 Substitution

Substitution Josh Law is brought on as a substitute for Dan Bradley.

69:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Clayton by Osayamen Osawe. Lathaniel Rowe-Turner restarts play with the free kick.

67:27

Assist on the goal came from David Fitzpatrick.

67:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Nick Fenton - Southport 1 - 1 Alfreton Nick Fenton concedes an own goal. Southport 1-1 Alfreton Town.

65:44

Corner taken by Jamie Milligan from the right by-line.

65:36

Chris Almond sends in a cross. Clearance by Michael Wylde.

62:23

Corner taken by Jamie Milligan. Header at goal by Aaron Chalmers misses to the right.

60:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Challoner by John Akinde. Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.

59:37

Corner taken by Jamie Milligan. Ross Atkins safely holds on.

59:23

Chris Almond takes a shot. Nick Fenton gets a block in.

59:05

Jamie Milligan takes a shot.

58:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Paul Clayton. Aaron Chalmers takes the free kick.

56:37

Shot by Danny Meadows went wide of the left-hand upright.

52:12

David Fitzpatrick produces a cross. Clearance made by Bradley Wood.

50:27

Dan Bradley challenges Chris Almond unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Milligan restarts play with the free kick.

48:25

Corner from the left by-line taken by John McGrath. Nick Fenton takes a shot. James Smith gets a block in.

48:15

Assist by Nick Fenton.

48:15 Goal scored

Goal! - John Akinde - Southport 0 - 1 Alfreton John Akinde slots the ball right footed into the goal. Southport 0-1 Alfreton Town.

46:04

Bradley Wood challenges Karl Ledsham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Milligan takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +3:08 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +2:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Clayton on Luke George. David Fitzpatrick takes the free kick.

45:00 +1:29

Osayamen Osawe takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Wylde.

45:00 +0:02

Scott Brown takes a shot. Ross Atkins catches the ball.

44:32

Nick Fenton takes a shot. Danny Hurst safely holds on.

44:18

Foul by Osayamen Osawe on Lathaniel Rowe-Turner, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lathaniel Rowe-Turner.

42:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Clayton by David Fitzpatrick. Free kick taken by John McGrath.

42:04

The ball is delivered by Dan Bradley.

40:09

The referee blows for offside against Scott Brown. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.

38:47

Aaron Chalmers challenges Dan Bradley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by John McGrath. Clearance made by Matthew Challoner.

37:22 Booking

Booking

37:12

Nick Fenton challenges Karl Ledsham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nick Fenton is booked. Scott Brown takes the free kick.

36:26

Luke George concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Wylde. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.

35:49 Booking

Booking

35:35

Lathaniel Rowe-Turner concedes a free kick for a foul on Osayamen Osawe. Jamie Milligan takes the free kick. Lathaniel Rowe-Turner receives a yellow card.

34:52

John Akinde is caught offside. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

34:37

Unfair challenge on Paul Clayton by Luke George results in a free kick. Nick Fenton takes the free kick.

31:01

Corner taken by John McGrath. Matthew Challoner makes a clearance.

30:19

Corner taken by John McGrath. Clearance made by Aaron Chalmers.

29:36

Corner from the right by-line taken by John McGrath.

27:19

Jamie Milligan crosses the ball. Ross Atkins safely holds on.

26:40

Corner taken by Jamie Milligan. Clearance by Dan Bradley.

25:43

Corner taken by John McGrath from the left by-line. Danny Meadows takes a shot. James Smith gets a block in.

25:32

Nick Fenton takes a shot. Diving save by Danny Hurst.

24:51 Booking

Booking

24:41

Matthew Challoner concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Meadows. John McGrath restarts play with the free kick. Matthew Challoner is booked.

23:48

David Fitzpatrick crosses the ball. Clearance made by Danny Meadows.

23:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Akinde on Danny Hurst. Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.

19:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Clayton on Scott Brown. Free kick taken by Matthew Challoner.

18:22

Aaron Chalmers takes a shot.

17:56

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamie Milligan.

16:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Challoner on Dan Bradley. John McGrath takes the free kick.

15:25

Nick Fenton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karl Ledsham. Free kick taken by Jamie Milligan.

14:50

Paul Clayton is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.

13:40

The assistant referee signals for offside against Karl Ledsham. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.

12:31

Paul Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke George. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

8:32

Corner taken by Jamie Milligan from the left by-line. James Smith takes a shot.

8:17

Luke George takes a shot. Diving save by Ross Atkins.

7:17

Corner taken by Jamie Milligan from the left by-line. Paul Clayton makes a clearance.

7:10

The ball is swung over by David Fitzpatrick. Bradley Wood manages to make a clearance.

6:20

David Fitzpatrick delivers the ball.

5:38

Osayamen Osawe takes a shot. Nick Fenton gets a block in.

3:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Brown on Paul Clayton. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.

2:33

Corner taken by Jamie Milligan. Clearance by Michael Wylde.

1:33

John Akinde takes a shot. Luke George gets a block in.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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