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Southport 0-4 Cheltenham Town

Cheltenham's Billy Waters
Billy Waters scored two goals before half-time in Cheltenham's convincing win

National League leaders Cheltenham brushed Southport aside with a convincing victory at Haig Avenue.

Gary Johnson's side were three goals to the good by half-time thanks to Harry Pell and a brace from Billy Waters.

Pell's free-kick went in from 25 yards before Waters beat a number of players to double the lead soon after.

His second goal came from a corner before Daniel Parslow rounded off the scoring after the break when he got on the end of Jack Munn's dangerous cross.

Despite the win, Cheltenham remain only one point clear at the top of the table, with Gloucestershire rivals Forest Green victorious at home against Dover.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Johnson on Southport v Cheltenham

"You've got to be happy with 4-0 away from home and we've done our job.

"What we didn't want to do was give them a goal through our poor play.

"It sets up next weekend (against Forest Green) lovely. It'll take a lot of concentration, good play and energy.

"We can't let the other teams catch us through us not performing."

Line-ups

Southport

  • 25Crocombe
  • 8WrightBooked at 27mins
  • 12Blakeman
  • 14JoyceBooked at 81mins
  • 6Foster
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 71mins
  • 4Nolan
  • 9StocktonBooked at 39minsSubstituted forBishopat 75'minutes
  • 17AlmondSubstituted forRyanat 75'minutes
  • 11JonesSubstituted forRutherfordat 60'minutes
  • 22Phenix

Substitutes

  • 10Bishop
  • 16Rutherford
  • 18Jones
  • 19Viscosi
  • 24Ryan

Cheltenham

  • 1PhillipsBooked at 26mins
  • 24DickieBooked at 19mins
  • 3McLennan
  • 11MunnsSubstituted forJenningsat 61'minutes
  • 6Parslow
  • 5DownesSubstituted forDaytonat 58'minutesSubstituted forRoweat 74'minutes
  • 2Barthram
  • 4Storer
  • 7Pell
  • 8Waters
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe
  • 25Lovett
  • 27Dayton
  • 29Jennings
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
947

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home13
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 0, Cheltenham Town 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 0, Cheltenham Town 4.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Daniel Wright tries a through ball, but Daniel Wright is caught offside.

Foul by Luke Foster (Southport).

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Corner, Southport.

Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by James Rowe.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

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

Booking

Charlie Joyce (Southport) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Foul by Josh Thompson (Southport).

Ryan Jennings (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

Max Crocombe (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Foul by Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town).

Michael Phenix (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Jack Ryan replaces Louis Almond.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Andy Bishop replaces Cole Stockton.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. James Rowe tries a through ball, but James Rowe is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Rowe replaces James Dayton because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Michael Phenix (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Blakeman with a cross.

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

Booking

Josh Thompson (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Thompson (Southport).

Ryan Jennings (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

Charlie Joyce (Southport) wins a free kick.

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

Offside, Cheltenham Town. James Dayton tries a through ball, but James Dayton is caught offside.

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

Foul by Danny Parslow (Cheltenham Town).

Charlie Joyce (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Ryan Jennings replaces Jack Munns.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Paul Rutherford replaces Gary Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Dayton replaces Aaron Downes.

Offside, Southport. Michael Phenix tries a through ball, but Michael Phenix is caught offside.

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