Southport eased their relegation worries with a surprise win against play-off hopefuls Salisbury City.

Karl Ledsham steered home Luke George's pass to put the Sandgrounders in front before Danny Hattersley headed in John O'Sullivan's cross to double the lead.

Dan Fitchett then pulled a goal back after being played in by Ryan Brett.

But Scott Brown sealed the hosts' first win in six games when he lashed home a free-kick, after defender Brian Dutton saw red for fouling Charlie Joyce.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Southport

  • 01 Hurst
  • 20 Fitzpatrick
  • 07 Nsiala
  • 28 Daly Booked
  • 18 George
  • 10 Ledsham
  • 27 O'Sullivan
  • 06 Brown
  • 30 O'Neil (Joyce - 77' )
  • 15 Hattersley (Mukendi - 74' )
  • 21 Osawe (Brodie - 92' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Challoner
  • 16 Joyce
  • 19 Wimmer
  • 25 Brodie
  • 08 Mukendi

Salisbury City

  • 01 Puddy Booked
  • 12 Kamdjo
  • 16 Dutton Dismissed
  • 23 MacDonald
  • 04 Brett
  • 06 Wilson Booked
  • 11 Frear (McPhee - 74' )
  • 20 Fitchett
  • 09 White
  • 13 Sinclair (Wellard - 84' )
  • 10 Lewis (Sinclair - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Wellard
  • 14 Sinclair
  • 07 McPhee
  • 25 Bittner
Ref: Anthony Backhouse
Att: 719

Match Stats

Shots

10 6

On target

5 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

9 10

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Southport 3, Salisbury City 1.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Southport 3, Salisbury City 1.

90:00 +3:38

Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

90:00 +3:38

Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

90:00 +1:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Richard Brodie replaces Osayamen Osawe.

87:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southport 3, Salisbury City 1. Scott Brown (Southport) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

85:52 Dismissal

Dismissal Brian Dutton (Salisbury City) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

85:44

Foul by Brian Dutton (Salisbury City).

85:44

Charlie Joyce (Southport) wins a free kick.

84:23

Corner, Salisbury City.

83:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Ricky Wellard replaces Rob Sinclair.

81:50

Attempt saved. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

81:20

Hand ball by Karl Ledsham (Southport).

78:04

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City).

78:04

Scott Brown (Southport) wins a free kick.

76:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Charlie Joyce replaces Gary O'Neil.

76:35

Corner, Southport.

74:26

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City).

74:26

Aristote Nsiala (Southport) wins a free kick.

73:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Chris McPhee replaces Elliott Frear.

73:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Vinny Mukendi replaces Danny Hattersley.

72:13

Corner, Southport.

69:35

Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

66:12

Attempt saved. Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

62:45

Foul by Ryan Brett (Salisbury City).

62:45

Osayamen Osawe (Southport) wins a free kick.

60:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Stuart Sinclair replaces Theo Lewis.

59:34 Booking

Booking Will Puddy (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

57:02

Corner, Southport.

55:44 Booking

Booking Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

55:18

Foul by Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City).

55:18

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

54:16

Corner, Southport.

52:14

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).

52:14

Jamie White (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

50:11

Corner, Salisbury City.

49:08

Attempt saved. Karl Ledsham (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

47:47

Corner, Southport.

47:29

Attempt blocked. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Southport 2, Salisbury City 1.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Southport 2, Salisbury City 1.

44:50

Foul by Brian Dutton (Salisbury City).

44:50

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

44:18

Offside, Southport. Danny Hattersley tries a through ball, but Danny Hattersley is caught offside.

43:39

Offside, Salisbury City. Jamie White tries a through ball, but Jamie White is caught offside.

42:09

Foul by Rob Sinclair (Salisbury City).

42:09

David Fitzpatrick (Southport) wins a free kick.

40:29

Foul by Osayamen Osawe (Southport).

40:29

Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

40:07

Attempt missed. Ryan Brett (Salisbury City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

39:32

Offside, Southport. Osayamen Osawe tries a through ball, but Osayamen Osawe is caught offside.

36:30

Corner, Southport.

35:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southport 2, Salisbury City 1. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Brett.

34:49

Corner, Salisbury City.

34:28

Corner, Salisbury City.

34:07

Attempt saved. Jamie White (Salisbury City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

33:43

Offside, Southport. Osayamen Osawe tries a through ball, but Osayamen Osawe is caught offside.

33:09

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).

33:09

Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

31:59

Corner, Salisbury City.

31:34

Offside, Southport. Danny Hattersley tries a through ball, but Danny Hattersley is caught offside.

28:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southport 2, Salisbury City 0. Danny Hattersley (Southport) header from a difficult angle on the right to the top right corner. Assisted by John O'Sullivan with a cross.

28:18

Foul by Brian Dutton (Salisbury City).

28:18

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

26:49

Corner, Southport.

24:43

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City).

24:43

Gary O'Neil (Southport) wins a free kick.

21:44

Scott Brown (Southport) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by John O'Sullivan.

21:24

Corner, Southport.

18:45

Attempt missed. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

15:49

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

14:34

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City).

14:34

Karl Ledsham (Southport) wins a free kick.

13:08

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

12:08

Hand ball by Osayamen Osawe (Southport).

11:32

Offside, Salisbury City. Jamie White tries a through ball, but Jamie White is caught offside.

11:07

Corner, Southport.

10:08

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).

10:08

Will Puddy (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

9:07

Attempt saved. Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

8:27

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).

8:27

Rob Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

7:13 Booking

Booking Kellen Daly (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

6:58

Foul by Kellen Daly (Southport).

6:58

Jamie White (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

2:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southport 1, Salisbury City 0. Karl Ledsham (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke George.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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