Southport and Chester cancelled each other out to share the spoils in a game of few chances at Haig Avenue.

The Sandgrounders were off target with first-half efforts from Danny Hattersley and Scott Brown as their winless run stretched to eight games.

But Southport keeper Danny Hurst had to make a double save on the half-hour from George Horan's six-yard header and Jamie Reed's follow-up.

Hurst then tipped over a 67th-minute right-foot 30-yarder from John Rooney.

Chester slip back into the bottom four, having now gone six games without a win themselves.

It was the first game Southport had played since deciding to release former Premier League striker Nathan Ellington.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (2)

Southport

  • 01 Hurst
  • 03 Willis
  • 02 Smith
  • 04 Akrigg
  • 28 Logan (Fitzpatrick - 65' )
  • 06 Brown
  • 08 Milligan
  • 18 George
  • 25 Brodie
  • 11 Almond (Abadaki - 71' )
  • 15 Hattersley

Substitutes

  • 27 Abadaki
  • 14 Rutherford
  • 07 Hand
  • 20 Fitzpatrick
  • 12 Challoner

Chester

  • 01 Danby
  • 02 Kay
  • 04 Horan Booked
  • 11 Lindfield
  • 24 Rooney
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 34 Menagh
  • 25 Miller
  • 16 Williams
  • 23 Peers
  • 07 Reed

Substitutes

  • 21 Mahon
  • 18 Miller
  • 22 Titchiner
  • 13 Fearon
  • 03 Heath
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 1,872

Match Stats

Shots

7 22

On target

2 7

Corners

0 0

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

+4:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Southport 0, Chester FC 0.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Southport 0, Chester FC 0.

90:00 +2:27

Attempt missed. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

90:00 +1:14

Offside, Chester FC. Tom Peers tries a through ball, but Tom Peers is caught offside.

90:00 +0:51

Corner, Chester FC.

90:00 +0:27

Attempt blocked. Tom Peers (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

89:55

Attempt missed. Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

89:28

Foul by Liam Willis (Southport).

89:28

Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

88:24

Foul by Tom Peers (Chester FC).

88:24

Steve Akrigg (Southport) wins a free kick.

87:16

Foul by Luke George (Southport).

87:16

Jamie Reed (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

86:29

Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

85:40

Foul by Steve Akrigg (Southport).

85:40

Jamie Reed (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

84:48

Corner, Chester FC.

84:34

Attempt blocked. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

84:18

Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

80:23

Attempt missed. Danny Hattersley (Southport) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie Milligan with a cross.

79:17

Foul by Michael Kay (Chester FC).

79:17

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

77:05

Offside, Southport. Richard Brodie tries a through ball, but Richard Brodie is caught offside.

75:54

Foul by George Miller (Chester FC).

75:54

David Fitzpatrick (Southport) wins a free kick.

72:23

Attempt missed. Tom Peers (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

71:27

Foul by Luke George (Southport).

71:27

Jamie Reed (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

70:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Godwin Abadaki replaces Chris Almond.

70:17

Attempt missed. George Horan (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin McIntyre with a cross.

69:55

Corner, Chester FC.

68:27

Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

67:47

Attempt missed. Michael Kay (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by John Rooney.

67:41

Corner, Chester FC.

67:11

Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

65:28 Booking

Booking George Horan (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

65:06

Foul by George Horan (Chester FC).

65:06

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

64:50

Corner, Chester FC.

64:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. David Fitzpatrick replaces Joel Logan.

63:55

Attempt blocked. John Rooney (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

60:16

Attempt missed. Michael Kay (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by John Rooney with a cross.

58:34

Foul by Luke George (Southport).

58:34

Jamie Reed (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

58:03

Attempt missed. Luke George (Southport) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie Milligan.

57:27

Corner, Southport.

55:17

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).

55:17

Michael Kay (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

54:26

Offside, Chester FC. Tom Peers tries a through ball, but Tom Peers is caught offside.

53:31

Attempt missed. Tom Peers (Chester FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

53:02

Corner, Chester FC.

52:50

Attempt blocked. Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

50:54

Corner, Chester FC.

50:29

Attempt blocked. Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by John Rooney.

50:06

Corner, Chester FC.

49:26

Hand ball by Jamie Reed (Chester FC).

45:00

Second Half begins Southport 0, Chester FC 0.

45:00 +2:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Southport 0, Chester FC 0.

45:00 +1:28

Hand ball by Richard Brodie (Southport).

44:54

Foul by Joel Logan (Southport).

44:54

Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

44:07

Attempt saved. Steve Akrigg (Southport) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jamie Milligan with a cross.

43:45

Foul by Ashley Williams (Chester FC).

43:45

Chris Almond (Southport) wins a free kick.

40:06

Foul by Michael Kay (Chester FC).

40:06

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

39:08

Attempt missed. George Horan (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by John Rooney.

38:31

Corner, Chester FC.

37:47

Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

37:47

Kevin McIntyre (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

36:16

Attempt saved. George Miller (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

34:38

Attempt saved. Chris Almond (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

32:25

Attempt missed. Liam Willis (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

30:31

Attempt saved. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

29:54

Attempt missed. George Horan (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by John Rooney.

29:47

Corner, Chester FC.

29:08

Corner, Chester FC.

26:53

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

26:53

Joel Logan (Southport) wins a free kick.

25:57

Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

25:14

Offside, Chester FC. Tom Peers tries a through ball, but Tom Peers is caught offside.

23:31

Offside, Chester FC. Jamie Reed tries a through ball, but Jamie Reed is caught offside.

22:25

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).

22:25

Michael Kay (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

21:41

Attempt saved. Tom Peers (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by John Rooney.

21:23

Corner, Chester FC.

19:09

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).

19:09

George Horan (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

18:37

Offside, Chester FC. Tom Peers tries a through ball, but Tom Peers is caught offside.

17:22

Attempt missed. Danny Hattersley (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

14:18

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

14:18

Joel Logan (Southport) wins a free kick.

9:58

Offside, Chester FC. Tom Peers tries a through ball, but Tom Peers is caught offside.

8:28

Foul by George Horan (Chester FC).

8:28

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

2:51

Corner, Chester FC.

2:13

Corner, Chester FC.

0:47

Attempt saved. Tom Peers (Chester FC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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