The FA Cup - Second Round
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Southport 2-1 Eastleigh

Micah Evans' second-half strike secured Southport's place in the FA Cup third round for the first time in 16 years with victory over 10-man Eastleigh.

The visitors went in front when Craig McAllister beat Port keeper David Raya Martin to the ball and squared for James Constable to tap home.

The hosts levelled before the break through Richard Brodie's diving header.

The Spitfires had Dean Beckwith sent off for fouling Mitchell Austin before Evans fired the winner from 15 yards.

Evans should have doubled his tally from close range but blazed over and Ben Strevens almost made him pay as the Eastleigh striker's header hit a post late on.

Eastleigh manager Richard Hill told BBC Radio Solent: "I thought we played well when we were allowed to play.

"Sometimes the opposition stop you from playing and sometimes the officials stop you from playing - and most definitely today I felt that the officials have stopped us from playing.

"In the magnitude of this game for these two clubs in the second round of the FA Cup with what could be, that performance from that referee was just not good enough."

Line-ups

Southport

  • 19Raya
  • 5Collins
  • 6Foster
  • 15Connor
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 4Kay
  • 8George
  • 16Rutherford
  • 25Austin
  • 7EvansSubstituted forJoyceat 86'minutes
  • 10BrodieBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Challoner
  • 12Lynch
  • 14Joyce
  • 18Marsden
  • 20Smith
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 26Roberts

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 16Evans
  • 5BeckwithBooked at 47mins
  • 17Reid
  • 3Green
  • 10Reason
  • 14Strevens
  • 8StanleySubstituted forOdubadeat 82'minutes
  • 4CollinsSubstituted forSpenceat 70'minutes
  • 9Constable
  • 11McAllisterSubstituted forFleetwoodat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Spence
  • 6Todd
  • 7Odubade
  • 12Midson
  • 13Fleetwood
  • 24Helm
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
2,169

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 2, Eastleigh 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 2, Eastleigh 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

  5. Post update

    Michael Green (Eastleigh) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Booking

    Richard Brodie (Southport) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stuart Fleetwood (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Joyce (Southport).

  9. Post update

    Jai Reason (Eastleigh) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Charlie Joyce replaces Micah Evans because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jai Reason (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Reid (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  13. Post update

    Richard Brodie (Southport) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Will Evans (Eastleigh).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Yemi Odubade replaces Craig Stanley.

  16. Post update

    Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Dom Collins (Southport).

  18. Post update

    Stuart Fleetwood (Eastleigh) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Constable (Eastleigh) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh. Conceded by Joe Connor.