Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 5, Southport 3.
Forest Green Rovers made it 10 Conference games unbeaten after coming from behind to beat Southport.
Southport, who missed a penalty, went ahead from David Fitzpatrick's corner but Jon Parkin levelled from the spot.
Aaran Racine and Kurtis Guthrie headed home Marcus Kelly deliveries to put Rovers 3-1 up at half-time.
Kelly's free-kick and Clovis Kamadjo's overhead kick made it 5-1 before Luke Foster and Connor McCarthy netted from close in to restore Southport pride.
Results elsewhere mean the Sandgrounders drop into the bottom four while Rovers stay fifth.
Forest Green manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"What a fantastic game, five fantastic goals and Clovis's goal was something special - a contender for goal of the season.
"I'll pick the bones out of it on Monday, but the players should be very pleased we've got another three points at home.
"That's seven wins and three draws (in the last 10 games). It's phenomenal and all the players should be given a big pat on the back tonight."
- 4CloughBooked at 74mins
- 10KellyBooked at 29mins
- 17GuthrieSubstituted forMooreat 89'minutes
- 19SinclairBooked at 36mins
- 18FrearSubstituted forBenderat 83'minutes
- 5CollinsBooked at 54mins
- 9ThompsonSubstituted forAlmondat 57'minutes
- 14JoyceSubstituted forKayat 57'minutes
- 10BrodieSubstituted forMcCarthyat 57'minutes
- Craig Hicks
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 5, Southport 3.
Foul by Louis Almond (Southport).
Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Foul by George Donnelly (Southport).
Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Foul by Corby Moore (Forest Green Rovers).
Scott Kay (Southport) wins a free kick.
Foul by Luke George (Southport).
Tom Bender (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).
George Donnelly (Southport) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Corby Moore replaces Kurtis Guthrie.
Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.
Foul by Scott Kay (Southport).
Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Tom Bender replaces Elliott Frear.
Goal! Forest Green Rovers 5, Southport 3. Connor McCarthy (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.
Attempt saved. Luke George (Southport) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved.
Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers).