National League
Wrexham1Southport0

Wrexham 1-0 Southport

Joe Anyinsah scored his second goal in as many games as Wrexham ended a four-match winless run against Southport.

The Sandgrounders were marking their 1,500th non-league game, but had nothing to celebrate in a seventh away defeat of the season.

Osayamen Osawe and Paul Rutherford combined to waste a wonderful 72nd-minute chance.

And two minutes later Anyinsah struck to seal victory as Dean Keates returned following

The Dragons climbed a place to 19th in the Conference Premier, while Southport went from 14th to 15th.

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Wrexham boss Andy Morrell told BBC Wales:

"It's a massive relief, especially after the first half with the chances we created.

"I'm just thinking 'not one of them, especially tonight', but the lads dug deep. They stuck at it and it just proves in a minute, the football there, the fine lines between winning and losing a football match.

"They're two on one with the keeper to beat and Coughs [Andy Coughlin] makes two unbelievable saves and the lads get back and get him out of the mire.

"And then we play a ball forward. If Bish [Andy Bishop] touches it, it's offside. He misses it and it goes through to Joe [Anyinsah] and he rounds the keeper and scores.

"Crazy, crazy, but thankfully a bit of fortune has gone our way this time."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 13Coughlin
  • 17ClowesSubstituted forHuntat 55'minutes
  • 3Ashton
  • 28Artell
  • 6Clarke
  • 26Anyinsah
  • 12Keates
  • 8Harris
  • 29Carrington
  • 10OrmerodSubstituted forBailey-Jonesat 77'minutes
  • 9BishopSubstituted forOglebyat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 25Bailey-Jones
  • 15Ogleby
  • 16Hunt
  • 7Cieslewicz
  • 1Mayebi

Southport

  • 1Hurst
  • 2Smith
  • 12Challoner
  • 20Fitzpatrick
  • 6BrownBooked at 45mins
  • 7ChalmersSubstituted forRutherfordat 46'minutes
  • 18George
  • 26Irie-BiSubstituted forOsaweat 46'minutes
  • 10Ledsham
  • 8Milligan
  • 9TamesSubstituted forHattersleyat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 19Stevenson
  • 21Osawe
  • 3Willis
  • 15Hattersley
  • 14Rutherford
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
2,734

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 1, Southport 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 1, Southport 0.
Attempt missed. Jamie Milligan (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.
Foul by David Artell (Wrexham).
Karl Ledsham (Southport) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Osayamen Osawe (Southport).
David Artell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Foul by Matthew Challoner (Southport).
Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Corner, Wrexham.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Robert Ogleby replaces Andy Bishop.
Attempt saved. Theo Bailey-Jones (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Corner, Wrexham.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Theo Bailey-Jones replaces Brett Ormerod.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 1, Southport 0. Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham).
Corner, Wrexham.
Corner, Wrexham.
Offside, Wrexham. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Danny Hattersley replaces Steven Tames.
Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Wrexham.
Attempt missed. Dean Keates (Wrexham) header misses to the left.
Corner, Wrexham.
Foul by Osayamen Osawe (Southport).
Mark Carrington (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. David Fitzpatrick (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Southport.
Foul by Brett Ormerod (Wrexham).
Danny Hurst (Southport) wins a free kick.
Corner, Wrexham.
Corner, Wrexham.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Johnny Hunt replaces Leon Clowes.
Offside, Southport. Karl Ledsham tries a through ball, but Karl Ledsham is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Karl Ledsham (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Joe Clarke (Wrexham).
Karl Ledsham (Southport) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Jamie Milligan (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Paul Rutherford replaces Aaron Chalmers.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Osayamen Osawe replaces Brice Irie-Bi.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wrexham 0, Southport 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wrexham 0, Southport 0.
Corner, Southport.
Brice Irie-Bi (Southport) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box.
Foul by Brett Ormerod (Wrexham).
Matthew Challoner (Southport) wins a free kick.
Foul by Dean Keates (Wrexham).
Brice Irie-Bi (Southport) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Karl Ledsham (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).
Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Offside, Wrexham. Joe Clarke tries a through ball, but Joe Clarke is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Aaron Chalmers (Southport).
Jay Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) header is too high.
Attempt missed. Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) header misses to the right.
Offside, Southport. Steven Tames tries a through ball, but Steven Tames is caught offside.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Cambridge1410401734
2Kidderminster14824726
3Nuneaton14743325
4Luton146621024
5Braintree14734624
6Grimsby14734624
7Salisbury14734424
8Welling14644522
9Lincoln City14644522
10Alfreton14716122
11Barnet14563621
12Halifax14635021
13Gateshead14617-219
14Forest Green14536318
15Southport14527-517
16Hereford14446-216
17Tamworth14446-616
18Macclesfield14437-315
19Wrexham14437-415
20Dartford14428-1014
21Woking14347-713
22Chester14338-1012
23Aldershot1454529
24Hyde United140212-262
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