National League
Southport0Torquay1

Southport 0-1 Torquay United

Alex Fisher grabbed the only goal as Torquay United secured their first National League win under new manager Kevin Nicholson at Southport.

Fisher netted after just two minutes when he latched on to Dan Butler's left-wing cross.

Louis Almond and Cole Stockton went close for the hosts and Fabian Spiess saved well from Andy Bishop late on.

But the early goal proved decisive in a poor game as the Gulls leapfrogged their fellow strugglers into 22nd.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 1Coughlin
  • 18Jones
  • 20Davies
  • 4Nolan
  • 6FosterBooked at 57mins
  • 8Wright
  • 3BeesleySubstituted forBishopat 61'minutes
  • 22PhenixSubstituted forCameronat 61'minutes
  • 14Joyce
  • 17Almond
  • 9Stockton

Substitutes

  • 2Challoner
  • 7Allen
  • 10Bishop
  • 19Viscosi
  • 23Cameron

Torquay

  • 1Spiess
  • 29Berry
  • 24Nicholson
  • 2HurstSubstituted forMurombedziat 69'minutes
  • 18Smith
  • 5MacDonaldBooked at 49mins
  • 3ButlerBooked at 83mins
  • 16RichardsBooked at 81mins
  • 26HeslopBooked at 72mins
  • 17Fisher
  • 7BriscoeSubstituted forMarshat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Fenwick
  • 10Marsh
  • 11Murombedzi
  • 21Lavercombe
  • 28Hickford
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
1,104

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 0, Torquay United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 0, Torquay United 1.

Corner, Torquay United.

Foul by Andy Bishop (Southport).

Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Cole Stockton (Southport).

Tyrone Marsh (Torquay United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

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

Booking

Dan Butler (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dan Butler (Torquay United).

Andrai Jones (Southport) wins a free kick.

Offside, Southport. Cole Stockton tries a through ball, but Cole Stockton is caught offside.

Booking

Courtney Richards (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

Attempt saved. Cole Stockton (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

Cole Stockton (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andy Bishop (Southport).

Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United).

Ben Davies (Southport) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Luke Foster (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Simon Heslop (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Simon Heslop (Torquay United).

Liam Nolan (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Liam Nolan (Southport).

Durrell Berry (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Shepherd Murombedzi replaces James Hurst.

Foul by Durrell Berry (Torquay United).

Louis Almond (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Courtney Cameron replaces Michael Phenix.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Andy Bishop replaces Will Beesley.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Tyrone Marsh replaces Louis Briscoe.

Attempt missed. Louis Almond (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Louis Briscoe (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Luke Foster (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Foster (Southport).

Alex Fisher (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Luke Foster (Southport).

Alex Fisher (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

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