Jason Walker's brace gave Southport a crucial win against already-relegated Tamworth.

Kevin Thornton and Richie Baker nearly put the visitors into an early lead but both were denied by Danny Hurst.

Walker put the hosts ahead from close range after the break before doubling their lead with a cool finish.

The Lambs' relegation from the Conference Premier was confirmed by losing to Luton while Southport are now four points clear of the bottom four.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Southport

  • 01 Hurst
  • 07 Nsiala Booked
  • 20 Fitzpatrick
  • 12 Challoner
  • 06 Brown
  • 27 O'Sullivan
  • 18 George
  • 10 Ledsham (Monthe - 23' )
  • 24 Boothman (Osawe - 46' )
  • 08 Mukendi (Hattersley - 61' )
  • 09 Walker

Substitutes

  • 29 Dillon
  • 28 Daly
  • 15 Hattersley
  • 23 Monthe
  • 21 Osawe

Tamworth

  • 01 Belford
  • 02 Evans
  • 06 Richards-Everton
  • 34 Keane
  • 12 Caprice (Vanderhyde - 59' )
  • 32 Mahon
  • 11 Thornton (Peniket - 73' )
  • 08 Baker
  • 33 Morgan Booked
  • 28 Chadwick
  • 05 Reindorf (Woolery - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Batis-Cande
  • 17 Peniket
  • 18 Woolery
  • 21 Vanderhyde
  • 07 Kerry
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 1,006

Match Stats

Shots

15 5

On target

6 3

Corners

0 0

Fouls

12 15

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Southport 2, Tamworth 0.

90:00 +4:08 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Southport 2, Tamworth 0.

90:00 +3:52

Corner, Southport.

90:00 +2:17

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

90:00 +1:22

Corner, Southport.

90:00 +1:04

Foul by De'Reece Vanderhyde (Tamworth).

90:00 +1:04

Luke George (Southport) wins a free kick.

88:39

Hand ball by Richard Peniket (Tamworth).

87:26

Foul by David Morgan (Tamworth).

87:26

Luke George (Southport) wins a free kick.

83:38

Corner, Southport.

83:06

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

80:48

Foul by Matthew Challoner (Southport).

80:48

David Morgan (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

78:27

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

78:27

Jason Walker (Southport) wins a free kick.

75:27

Foul by Matthew Challoner (Southport).

75:27

Kaiyne Woolery (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

75:10

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

74:19

Attempt missed. Richard Baker (Tamworth) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

73:28

Hand ball by Osayamen Osawe (Southport).

72:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. Richard Peniket replaces Kevin Thornton.

72:24

Foul by John O'Sullivan (Southport).

72:24

Jack Evans (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

71:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southport 2, Tamworth 0. Jason Walker (Southport) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Fitzpatrick with a cross.

70:40 Booking

Booking David Morgan (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69:29

Corner, Tamworth.

69:16

Attempt saved. Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Kevin Thornton.

68:50

Corner, Tamworth.

66:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Jessy Reindorf.

65:10

Corner, Southport.

64:30

Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

62:54

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

61:25

Corner, Southport.

60:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Danny Hattersley replaces Vinny Mukendi.

59:36

Attempt saved. David Fitzpatrick (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

58:53

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

58:53

Jason Walker (Southport) wins a free kick.

58:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. De'Reece Vanderhyde replaces Jake Caprice because of an injury.

54:47

Foul by Vinny Mukendi (Southport).

54:47

Jordan Keane (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

49:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southport 1, Tamworth 0. Jason Walker (Southport) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by David Fitzpatrick with a cross.

49:19

Corner, Southport.

49:08

Attempt blocked. Vinny Mukendi (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

47:33

Foul by Jordan Keane (Tamworth).

47:33

Jason Walker (Southport) wins a free kick.

46:43

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

46:17

Attempt saved. John O'Sullivan (Southport) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by David Fitzpatrick.

45:42

Foul by Jordan Keane (Tamworth).

45:42

Jason Walker (Southport) wins a free kick.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Osayamen Osawe replaces Steven Boothman.

45:00

Second Half begins Southport 0, Tamworth 0.

45:00 +4:09 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Southport 0, Tamworth 0.

45:00 +3:26

Corner, Southport.

45:00 +3:14

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

45:00 +1:56

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

45:00 +1:29

Foul by Richard Baker (Tamworth).

45:00 +1:29

Steven Boothman (Southport) wins a free kick.

44:59

Foul by Luke George (Southport).

44:59

Jack Evans (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

44:14 Booking

Booking Aristote Nsiala (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

43:53

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).

43:53

Nick Chadwick (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

42:34

Foul by Jordan Keane (Tamworth).

42:34

Vinny Mukendi (Southport) wins a free kick.

41:41

Offside, Tamworth. Nick Chadwick tries a through ball, but Nick Chadwick is caught offside.

41:15

Attempt blocked. Steven Boothman (Southport) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

40:30

Foul by Luke George (Southport).

40:30

Nick Chadwick (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

38:45

Foul by Jessy Reindorf (Tamworth).

38:45

Aristote Nsiala (Southport) wins a free kick.

33:22

Offside, Tamworth. Nick Chadwick tries a through ball, but Nick Chadwick is caught offside.

29:47

Hand ball by Jessy Reindorf (Tamworth).

26:12

Foul by John O'Sullivan (Southport).

26:12

Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

25:47

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).

25:47

Jessy Reindorf (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

24:30

Attempt missed. Jason Walker (Southport) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Steven Boothman with a cross.

22:58

Corner, Southport.

22:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Emmanuel Monthe replaces Karl Ledsham because of an injury.

22:14

Attempt missed. David Morgan (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

16:32

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

14:07

Foul by Jordan Keane (Tamworth).

14:07

Jason Walker (Southport) wins a free kick.

10:58

Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).

10:58

Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

9:27

Foul by Gavin Mahon (Tamworth).

9:27

John O'Sullivan (Southport) wins a free kick.

8:23

Foul by Vinny Mukendi (Southport).

8:23

Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

8:00

Hand ball by Jessy Reindorf (Tamworth).

6:42

Foul by Richard Baker (Tamworth).

6:42

Aristote Nsiala (Southport) wins a free kick.

3:04

Corner, Southport.

2:23

Corner, Southport.

1:36

Attempt saved. Richard Baker (Tamworth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

0:33

Attempt saved. Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) 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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