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Southport 0-0 Chester

Southport and Chester cancelled each other out to share the spoils in a game of few chances at Haig Avenue.

The Sandgrounders were off target with first-half efforts from Danny Hattersley and Scott Brown as their winless run stretched to eight games.

But Southport keeper Danny Hurst had to make a double save on the half-hour from George Horan's six-yard header and Jamie Reed's follow-up.

Hurst then tipped over a 67th-minute right-foot 30-yarder from John Rooney.

Chester slip back into the bottom four, having now gone six games without a win themselves.

It was the first game Southport had played since deciding to release former Premier League striker Nathan Ellington.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 1Hurst
  • 3Willis
  • 2Smith
  • 4Akrigg
  • 28LoganSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 65'minutes
  • 6Brown
  • 8Milligan
  • 18George
  • 25Brodie
  • 11AlmondSubstituted forAbadakiat 71'minutes
  • 15Hattersley

Substitutes

  • 27Abadaki
  • 14Rutherford
  • 7Hand
  • 20Fitzpatrick
  • 12Challoner

Chester

  • 1Danby
  • 2Kay
  • 4HoranBooked at 66mins
  • 11Lindfield
  • 24Rooney
  • 14McIntyre
  • 34Menagh
  • 25Miller
  • 16Williams
  • 23Peers
  • 7Reed

Substitutes

  • 21Mahon
  • 18Miller
  • 22Titchiner
  • 13Fearon
  • 3Heath
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
1,872

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamChester
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away22
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 0, Chester FC 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 0, Chester FC 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Chester FC. Tom Peers tries a through ball, but Tom Peers is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Peers (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Liam Willis (Southport).

  9. Post update

    Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tom Peers (Chester FC).

  11. Post update

    Steve Akrigg (Southport) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Luke George (Southport).

  13. Post update

    Jamie Reed (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Steve Akrigg (Southport).

  16. Post update

    Jamie Reed (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  20. Post update

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

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