National League
Wrexham0Southport1

Wrexham 0-1 Southport

Southport continued their improved recent form to earn a narrow win at Wrexham in the National League.

Adam Blakeman scored the game's only goal in the first half, cutting inside from the left flank to hit a powerful shot into the bottom corner.

After the break, Josh Thompson almost doubled Southport's lead but Rhys Taylor saved his header from a corner.

Wrexham were left frustrated as the visitors stretched their unbeaten run in all competitions to six games.

Wrexham manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio Wales: "That's the poorest we've been all season.

"From start to finish I thought we were very poor. What we produced wasn't good enough - everybody can see that, there's no point hiding.

"That's how you don't win football matches and we've got what we deserved and they got what they deserved."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 30Taylor
  • 18White
  • 4Smith
  • 3NewtonBooked at 74mins
  • 6Fyfield
  • 5HudsonSubstituted forEvansat 46'minutes
  • 12Carrington
  • 10Jennings
  • 16York
  • 28CofieSubstituted forCatonat 62'minutes
  • 8VoseSubstituted forGrayat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Gray
  • 15Evans
  • 23Nolan
  • 27Caton
  • 32O'Brien

Southport

  • 25CrocombeBooked at 70mins
  • 2Challoner
  • 5Thompson
  • 11Jones
  • 12BlakemanBooked at 78mins
  • 6Foster
  • 16Rutherford
  • 17Almond
  • 22PhenixSubstituted forJonesat 75'minutes
  • 7AllenSubstituted forBishopat 82'minutes
  • 8WrightSubstituted forNolanat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Nolan
  • 10Bishop
  • 18Jones
  • 19Viscosi
  • 26Grimshaw
Referee:
Derek Eaton
Attendance:
5,508

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home6
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 0, Southport 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 0, Southport 1.

Corner, Wrexham.

Corner, Wrexham.

Foul by Rob Evans (Wrexham).

Liam Nolan (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andrai Jones (Southport).

Rob Evans (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. James Caton (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Andy Bishop (Southport).

Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Andy Bishop replaces Jamie Allen.

Attempt saved. Sean Newton (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Adam Blakeman (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam Blakeman (Southport).

Connor Jennings (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. James Gray replaces Dominic Vose.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Andrai Jones replaces Michael Phenix.

Booking

Sean Newton (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean Newton (Wrexham).

Michael Phenix (Southport) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Max Crocombe (Southport) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Liam Nolan replaces Andrew Wright because of an injury.

Offside, Wrexham. Connor Jennings tries a through ball, but Connor Jennings is caught offside.

Corner, Southport.

Foul by Manny Smith (Wrexham).

Louis Almond (Southport) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Wrexham) header from the left side of the box is too high.

Foul by Paul Rutherford (Southport).

Wes York (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. James Caton replaces John Cofie.

Foul by Sean Newton (Wrexham).

Michael Phenix (Southport) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Gary Jones (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Mark Carrington (Wrexham).

Louis Almond (Southport) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Josh Thompson (Southport) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Paul Rutherford.

Corner, Southport.

Foul by Manny Smith (Wrexham).

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