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Southport 2-0 Dagenham & Redbridge

Conference side Southport eased into the second round of the FA Cup with victory over 10-man League Two strugglers Dagenham & Redbridge.

A tight first-round replay turned in Port's favour before the break when the Daggers had Luke Howell dismissed for raising his arms to Luke George.

John Marsden opened the scoring within five minutes of the restart, collecting a Paul Rutherford pass and shooting in.

Danny Hattersley's penalty made it 2-0 after he was fouled by Matt Partridge.

And Port, who will be at home to Conference side Eastleigh in the second round on Sunday, 7 December, had little trouble in seeing out a first win against Football League opposition since 2002.

The hosts are only one place above the Conference relegation zone, but have found some good league form in recent weeks, as well as holding the Daggers to a goalless draw in the original tie at Victoria Road.

However, the visitors edged the first period until Howell's 44th-minute red card, with striker Rhys Murphy hitting the side netting with an early diving header and goalkeeper David Raya Martin having to pull off a fine save to keep out Jamie Cureton's shot.

But Howell's push in the face on George after being riled by a challenge by the home player cost the Londoners, who are 22nd in League Two, dear.

Marsden's deflected shot put Port in command and Hattersley wrapped up a memorable victory when he sent away goalkeeper Mark Cousins the wrong way from the spot.

Line-ups

Southport

Formation 4-4-2

  • 19Raya
  • 22MitchellBooked at 76mins
  • 23McDonaldBooked at 83mins
  • 15Connor
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 16Rutherford
  • 8GeorgeBooked at 37mins
  • 14Joyce
  • 25AustinSubstituted forChallonerat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Hattersley
  • 18MarsdenSubstituted forEvansat 90+5'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lloyd-Weston
  • 2Challoner
  • 6Foster
  • 7Evans
  • 12Lynch
  • 20Smith

Dag & Red

Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Cousins
  • 2Batt
  • 5Saah
  • 21PartridgeBooked at 57mins
  • 23HemmingsSubstituted forPorterat 62'minutes
  • 10Chambers
  • 15Labadie
  • 17HowellBooked at 44mins
  • 6Bingham
  • 7CuretonSubstituted forDoidgeat 82'minutes
  • 9MurphySubstituted forGoldbergat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1O'Brien
  • 4Doe
  • 12Doidge
  • 14Porter
  • 16Green
  • 19Goldberg
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
1,472

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Micah Evans replaces John Marsden.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Matthew Challoner replaces Mitchell Austin.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy Bingham (Dagenham and Redbridge) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Rutherford (Southport) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    David Fitzpatrick (Southport) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Joyce (Southport).

  10. Post update

    Ashley Chambers (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Joe Connor (Southport).

  12. Post update

    (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Southport. Conceded by Mark Cousins.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Rutherford (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  15. Booking

    Clayton McDonald (Southport) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Clayton McDonald (Southport).

  17. Post update

    Christian Doidge (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Christian Doidge replaces Jamie Cureton.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Marsden (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  20. Post update

    Foul by John Marsden (Southport).