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Southport 4-1 Macclesfield Town

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."

Line-ups

Southport

  • 1Hurst
  • 20Fitzpatrick
  • 28Daly
  • 7Nsiala
  • 18George
  • 27O'SullivanSubstituted forJoyceat 84'minutes
  • 10LedshamSubstituted forChallonerat 87'minutes
  • 6Brown
  • 21OsaweSubstituted forRutherfordat 72'minutes
  • 15Hattersley
  • 9Walker

Substitutes

  • 14Rutherford
  • 8Mukendi
  • 25Brodie
  • 16Joyce
  • 12Challoner

Macclesfield

  • 1R Taylor
  • 3Andrew
  • 26Halls
  • 27Pilkington
  • 25KaySubstituted forRoweat 73'minutes
  • 6Turnbull
  • 23WhitakerBooked at 87mins
  • 2Connor
  • 11WinnSubstituted forMackrethat 45+1'minutes
  • 9HolroydSubstituted forSodjeat 55'minutes
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 7Mackreth
  • 12Williams
  • 18Sodje
  • 24Rowe
  • 4Martin
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 4, Macclesfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 4, Macclesfield Town 1.

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

Foul by Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town).

Matthew Challoner (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Matthew Challoner replaces Karl Ledsham.

Booking

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

Foul by Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

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

Substitution

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

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.

Foul by Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).

Aristote Nsiala (Southport) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Southport.

Foul by Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town).

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

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

Substitution

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

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

Substitution

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

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

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

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

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.

Foul by Jason Walker (Southport).

Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Southport.

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

Osayamen Osawe (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Scott Kay (Macclesfield Town).

Scott Brown (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Akpo Sodje replaces Chris Holroyd.

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

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