Adam Birchall scored the only goal as Dartford secured their fourth victory of the season at Southport's expense.

The visitors struck the woodwork early on through Jamie Milligan's free-kick.

But the decisive strike came for Dartford midway through the first half as Birchall converted from Lee Noble's in-swinging corner.

Max Cornhill missed the chance for a second and Chris Almond was off target at the other end for Southport, who suffered their sixth league defeat.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Dartford

  • 01 Julian
  • 05 Clarke Booked
  • 19 Fry
  • 08 Noble
  • 10 Bradbrook Booked
  • 15 Collier
  • 20 Burns
  • 30 Woodyard Booked
  • 07 Hayes (Cornhill - 66' )
  • 11 Harris (Ibemere - 87' )
  • 16 Birchall (Prior - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Josh Hill
  • 14 Mitchell-King
  • 06 Cornhill
  • 18 Ibemere
  • 09 Prior

Southport

  • 01 Hurst
  • 02 Smith
  • 04 Akrigg Booked (Almond - 46' )
  • 12 Challoner
  • 20 Fitzpatrick
  • 06 Brown Booked
  • 07 Chalmers (Irie-Bi - 59' Booked )
  • 08 Milligan (Hattersley - 73' )
  • 10 Ledsham Booked
  • 18 George
  • 21 Osawe

Substitutes

  • 19 Stevenson
  • 14 Rutherford
  • 26 Irie-Bi
  • 11 Almond
  • 15 Hattersley
Ref: Craig Hicks
Att: 1,025

Match Stats

Shots

10 11

On target

6 5

Corners

7 5

Fouls

21 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:36 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +4:28

Corner taken short by Lee Noble.

90:00 +2:56 Booking

Booking

90:00 +2:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Woodyard on James Smith. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst. Alex Woodyard goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +1:19

Uche Ibemere takes a shot. Danny Hurst parries the effort to safety. Lee Noble takes a shot. Danny Hurst safely holds on. Short corner worked by Lee Noble.

89:29

Danny Hattersley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Noble. Alan Julian restarts play with the free kick.

88:44

Corner taken by Brice Irie-Bi from the left by-line. Lee Noble manages to make a clearance.

87:56

Unfair challenge on Danny Hattersley by Kenny Clark results in a free kick. David Fitzpatrick takes the free kick.

86:10 Booking

Booking

86:01 Substitution

Substitution Uche Ibemere comes on in place of Danny Harris.

86:01

Unfair challenge on Alan Julian by Karl Ledsham results in a free kick. Karl Ledsham is shown a yellow card for dissent. Alan Julian takes the free kick.

85:32

The ball is swung over by Chris Almond. Clearance by Nathan Collier.

84:58

Chris Almond takes a shot. Alan Julian safely holds on.

83:57

The referee blows for offside against Danny Harris. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

82:51

Max Cornhill fouled by Luke George, the ref awards a free kick. Elliot Bradbrook produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Chris Almond gets a block in.

79:44

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jason Prior. Free kick taken by David Fitzpatrick.

77:50

Brice Irie-Bi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Noble. Free kick taken by Lee Noble.

76:41 Substitution

Substitution (Dartford) makes a substitution, with Jason Prior coming on for Adam Birchall.

75:26

Corner taken by Lee Noble. Nathan Collier gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke George. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

75:09

Adam Birchall takes a shot. Danny Hurst safely holds on.

73:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Elliot Bradbrook by Karl Ledsham. Lee Burns restarts play with the free kick.

72:18 Substitution

Substitution Danny Hattersley is brought on as a substitute for Jamie Milligan.

71:18

Foul by Alex Woodyard on Brice Irie-Bi, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jamie Milligan.

69:12

Corner taken by Kenny Clark. Matthew Challoner manages to make a clearance.

68:12

Max Cornhill takes a shot.

67:27 Booking

Booking

67:15

Unfair challenge on Lee Noble by Brice Irie-Bi results in a free kick. Lee Noble restarts play with the free kick. Booking for Brice Irie-Bi.

66:44

Elliot Bradbrook takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

65:56 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Hayes leaves the field to be replaced by Max Cornhill.

65:23

Chris Almond takes a shot.

64:12

Adam Birchall is adjudged to have handled the ball. Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.

62:01 Booking

Booking

61:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brice Irie-Bi by Elliot Bradbrook. Elliot Bradbrook goes into the referee's book. Jamie Milligan produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Alan Julian gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamie Milligan. Clearance made by Lee Noble.

59:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karl Ledsham by Elliot Bradbrook. Free kick taken by Matthew Challoner.

58:43

Corner from the left by-line taken by Brice Irie-Bi. Kenny Clark makes a clearance.

57:50 Substitution

Substitution Brice Irie-Bi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Aaron Chalmers.

57:23

Karl Ledsham takes a shot. Danny Hurst catches the ball.

56:48

A cross is delivered by Lee Burns that goes out of play.

55:05

The referee blows for offside. Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.

54:16

Unfair challenge on Karl Ledsham by Elliot Bradbrook results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Milligan.

48:18

Shot by Aaron Chalmers went wide right of the post.

47:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Noble on Matthew Challoner. Scott Brown takes the free kick.

45:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Ledsham on Kenny Clark. Kenny Clark restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Chris Almond replaces Steve Akrigg.

45:00 +3:11 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +2:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Birchall on Scott Brown. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

45:00 +2:07

The ball is sent over by Ryan Hayes.

45:00 +1:08

Foul by Jamie Milligan on Matt Fry, free kick awarded. Kenny Clark restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:23

The official flags Danny Harris offside. James Smith takes the free kick.

43:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Harris by Matthew Challoner. Ryan Hayes takes the free kick.

43:14 Booking

Booking

43:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Osayamen Osawe by Kenny Clark. Jamie Milligan restarts play with the free kick. Booking for Kenny Clark.

41:23

Alex Woodyard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Chalmers. David Fitzpatrick restarts play with the free kick.

40:45

Steve Akrigg takes a shot. Alan Julian safely holds on.

40:08

Elliot Bradbrook challenges Aaron Chalmers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Chalmers restarts play with the free kick.

39:11

Foul by Danny Harris on Aaron Chalmers, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Aaron Chalmers.

38:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Fry on Matthew Challoner. Free kick taken by Steve Akrigg.

36:41

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamie Milligan. Header by James Smith goes over the bar.

34:12

Nathan Collier fouled by Karl Ledsham, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Julian restarts play with the free kick.

31:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Birchall - Dartford 1 - 0 Southport Adam Birchall scores a right footed goal. Dartford 1-0 Southport.

31:08

Matt Fry delivers the ball. Adam Birchall takes a shot. James Smith manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Lee Noble from the left by-line.

29:30 Booking

Booking

29:24

Unfair challenge on Matt Fry by Scott Brown results in a free kick. Scott Brown is booked. Matt Fry takes the free kick.

26:54

Aaron Chalmers takes a shot. Alan Julian catches the ball. Corner taken by Jamie Milligan. Alan Julian catches the ball.

25:30

The ball is sent over by Matt Fry. James Smith takes a shot. Luke George makes a clearance. Corner taken by Ryan Hayes. Header by Kenny Clark misses left.

24:06

Foul by Adam Birchall on Luke George, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Aaron Chalmers.

23:07

Unfair challenge on Matthew Challoner by Danny Harris results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Akrigg.

19:37

Danny Harris takes a shot. Danny Hurst catches the ball.

18:10

Matthew Challoner sends in a cross that goes out.

16:55

Foul by Adam Birchall on Steve Akrigg, free kick awarded. James Smith restarts play with the free kick.

15:37

Matthew Challoner fouled by Matt Fry, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Akrigg.

15:00

Shot by Scott Brown went wide left of the target.

13:15 Booking

Booking

13:12

Steve Akrigg receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

12:25

Danny Harris challenges Steve Akrigg unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

10:38

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

9:09

The referee blows for offside against Karl Ledsham. Alan Julian restarts play with the free kick.

7:48

Corner taken by Lee Noble. Danny Hurst gets a fist to the ball to punch .

5:41

Foul by Matt Fry on Osayamen Osawe, free kick awarded. James Smith restarts play with the free kick.

4:10

Lee Noble challenges David Fitzpatrick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Jamie Milligan and hits the post.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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