Southport eased their relegation fears with a fine win over Macclesfield.

Toto Nsiala headed in Kellen Daly's cross to put the hosts ahead before Danny Andrew equalised from 25 yards.

Jason Walker put the Sandgrounders back in front as he coolly placed Osayamen Osawe's cross into the bottom corner.

Osawe grabbed a goal for himself in the second half, slotting home after finding himself in space, and Danny Hattersley added a fourth with a neat chip over the goalkeeper.

Southport manager John Coleman told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"They scored a really good goal to equalise and then they put us under some pressure.

"Give our players their due - they rolled their sleeves up and I thought we played some terrific football in the second half. We were well worthy of our win."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Southport

  • 01 Hurst
  • 20 Fitzpatrick
  • 28 Daly
  • 07 Nsiala
  • 18 George
  • 27 O'Sullivan (Joyce - 84' )
  • 10 Ledsham (Challoner - 87' )
  • 06 Brown
  • 21 Osawe (Rutherford - 72' )
  • 15 Hattersley
  • 09 Walker

Substitutes

  • 14 Rutherford
  • 08 Mukendi
  • 25 Brodie
  • 16 Joyce
  • 12 Challoner

Macclesfield Town

  • 01 Taylor
  • 03 Andrew
  • 26 Halls
  • 27 Pilkington
  • 25 Kay (Rowe - 73' )
  • 06 Turnbull
  • 23 Whitaker Booked
  • 02 Connor
  • 11 Winn (Mackreth - 46' )
  • 09 Holroyd (Sodje - 55' )
  • 19 Boden

Substitutes

  • 07 Mackreth
  • 12 Williams
  • 18 Sodje
  • 24 Rowe
  • 04 Martin
Ref: Richard Wigglesworth

Match Stats

Shots

16 9

On target

6 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

10 14

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Southport 4, Macclesfield Town 1.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Southport 4, Macclesfield Town 1.

90:00 +2:50

Attempt missed. Akpo Sodje (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

90:00 +0:29

Foul by Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town).

90:00 +0:29

Matthew Challoner (Southport) wins a free kick.

87:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Matthew Challoner replaces Karl Ledsham.

86:41 Booking

Booking Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85:38

Foul by Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

85:38

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

84:57

Attempt missed. Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Whitaker.

84:32

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

84:00

Attempt missed. Jason Walker (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

83:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Charlie Joyce replaces John O'Sullivan because of an injury.

82:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southport 4, Macclesfield Town 1. Danny Hattersley (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Hurst.

81:30

Foul by Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).

81:30

Aristote Nsiala (Southport) wins a free kick.

78:42

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

78:15

Corner, Southport.

77:43

Foul by Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town).

77:43

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

76:42

Attempt saved. Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

72:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny M. Rowe replaces Scott Kay.

72:19

Attempt saved. John O'Sullivan (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

71:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Paul Rutherford replaces Osayamen Osawe because of an injury.

67:33

Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

65:26

Attempt missed. Akpo Sodje (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

64:40

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

63:53

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).

63:53

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

62:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southport 3, Macclesfield Town 1. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John O'Sullivan with a cross.

62:09

Foul by Jason Walker (Southport).

62:09

Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

58:49

Jason Walker (Southport) hits the woodwork with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by John O'Sullivan.

58:25

Corner, Southport.

57:49

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

57:49

Osayamen Osawe (Southport) wins a free kick.

56:05

Foul by Scott Kay (Macclesfield Town).

56:05

Scott Brown (Southport) wins a free kick.

54:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Akpo Sodje replaces Chris Holroyd.

53:59

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box.

51:31

Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

51:31

Jason Walker (Southport) wins a free kick.

49:49

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

49:36

Attempt saved. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

47:48

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).

47:48

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

46:05

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

45:43

Foul by John O'Sullivan (Southport).

45:43

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Southport 2, Macclesfield Town 1.

45:00 +2:14 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Southport 2, Macclesfield Town 1.

45:00 +0:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Peter Winn because of an injury.

44:30

Attempt saved. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

43:25

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

42:50

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

42:05

Attempt missed. Danny Hattersley (Southport) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by David Fitzpatrick with a cross.

41:43

Foul by Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town).

41:43

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

40:34

Foul by George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town).

40:34

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

38:41

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

37:57

Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).

37:57

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

36:31

Attempt missed. Aristote Nsiala (Southport) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by John O'Sullivan.

35:59

Corner, Southport.

33:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southport 2, Macclesfield Town 1. Jason Walker (Southport) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Osayamen Osawe.

31:21

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd tries a through ball, but Chris Holroyd is caught offside.

30:44

Foul by John O'Sullivan (Southport).

30:44

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

28:11

Foul by Scott Kay (Macclesfield Town).

28:11

Scott Brown (Southport) wins a free kick.

27:49

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

26:05

Foul by Osayamen Osawe (Southport).

26:05

George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

24:15

Attempt missed. Danny Hattersley (Southport) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by John O'Sullivan with a cross.

22:31

Attempt missed. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

22:01

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

22:01

David Fitzpatrick (Southport) wins a free kick.

17:34

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).

17:34

George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

17:06

Corner, Southport.

16:29

Foul by Scott Kay (Macclesfield Town).

16:29

Scott Brown (Southport) wins a free kick.

15:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southport 1, Macclesfield Town 1. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Holroyd.

14:29

Offside, Southport. Jason Walker tries a through ball, but Jason Walker is caught offside.

12:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southport 1, Macclesfield Town 0. Aristote Nsiala (Southport) header from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kellen Daly.

12:34

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

12:34

Karl Ledsham (Southport) wins a free kick.

11:55

Attempt missed. Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

11:15

Hand ball by Jason Walker (Southport).

7:00

Attempt missed. Jason Walker (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

4:46

Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by John O'Sullivan with a cross.

4:08

Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

4:08

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

0:32

Foul by Luke George (Southport).

0:32

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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