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Boreham Wood 0-2 Southport

Paul Rutherford's brace saw Southport all but secure their National League status with victory over relegation-threatened Boreham Wood.

Rutherford opened the scoring when he headed in Gary Jones' free-kick at the far post for his first of the season.

Craig Westcarr's fine cross was met by Rutherford with a bullet header into the top corner to double the lead.

Wood managed just one effort on target during the game, and never looked like mounting a comeback.

Southport are now 10 points clear of the relegation zone, whilst Boreham are two points from safety with three games left to play.

Line-ups

Boreham Wood

  • 1Russell
  • 2Nunn
  • 5Doe
  • 9Howell
  • 3Woodards
  • 6Reynolds
  • 8ShakesSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 67'minutes
  • 16Clifford
  • 24Kamdjo
  • 12LucasSubstituted forMoriasat 51'minutes
  • 22White

Substitutes

  • 11Sam-Yorke
  • 17Morias
  • 20Clifford
  • 30Stephens
  • 33Devera

Southport

  • 25Crocombe
  • 2Challoner
  • 4Nolan
  • 8Wright
  • 3WhittleSubstituted forBlakemanat 65'minutes
  • 5Thompson
  • 16RutherfordSubstituted forHewittat 69'minutes
  • 17Almond
  • 11Jones
  • 9Westcarr
  • 10BishopSubstituted forAllenat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Allen
  • 12Blakeman
  • 19Viscosi
  • 23Hewitt
  • 24Ryan
Referee:
Constantine Hatzidakis
Attendance:
434

Match Stats

Home TeamBoreham WoodAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home74%
Away26%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Boreham Wood 0, Southport 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Boreham Wood 0, Southport 2.

Attempt saved. Gary Jones (Southport) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

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

Offside, Southport. Louis Almond tries a through ball, but Louis Almond is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Gary Jones (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Corner, Boreham Wood.

Foul by Louis Almond (Southport).

Callum Reynolds (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Offside, Boreham Wood. Harry White tries a through ball, but Harry White is caught offside.

Offside, Boreham Wood. Junior Morias tries a through ball, but Junior Morias is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Harry White (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Scott Doe (Boreham Wood).

Craig Westcarr (Southport) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Conor Clifford (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Offside, Southport. Louis Almond tries a through ball, but Louis Almond is caught offside.

Offside, Southport. Louis Almond tries a through ball, but Louis Almond is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Dan Woodards (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Boreham Wood.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Steven Hewitt replaces Paul Rutherford.

Foul by Josh Thompson (Southport).

Luke Howell (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Boreham Wood. Delano Sam-Yorke replaces Ricky Shakes.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Adam Blakeman replaces Alex Whittle because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Ben Nunn (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Clovis Kamdjo (Boreham Wood) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Junior Morias (Boreham Wood).

Josh Thompson (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Jamie Allen replaces Andy Bishop.

Offside, Boreham Wood. Junior Morias tries a through ball, but Junior Morias is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Luke Howell (Boreham Wood) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Boreham Wood.

Attempt saved. Ricky Shakes (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Josh Thompson (Southport).

Harry White (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Nunn (Boreham Wood).

Andy Bishop (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Boreham Wood. Junior Morias replaces Jamie Lucas.

Foul by Louis Almond (Southport).

Conor Clifford (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham432711581295292
2Forest Green432511767392886
3Dover422381173502377
4Grimsby412113777393876
5Tranmere4320121158421672
6Braintree4219121146341269
7Eastleigh411911115849968
8Wrexham421991466471966
9Gateshead431810155262-1064
10Macclesfield421871758461261
11Lincoln City431612156460460
12Bromley43179176564160
13Barrow421612145966-760
14Aldershot43158204967-1853
15Woking421410186361252
16Southport431312184558-1351
17Chester431112205768-1145
18Torquay421111204570-2544
19Guiseley42916174064-2443
20Halifax411110205378-2543
21Boreham Wood43914203848-1041
22Altrincham42914194366-2341
23Welling43811243561-2635
24Kidderminster42711244367-2432
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