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Chester2Southport2

Chester 2-2 Southport

Chester's winless run extended to seven games as Southport came back from two goals down to draw at the Deva Stadium.

The 12th minute looked like it might prove pivotal as Chester goalkeeper Alex Lynch saved a one-on-one with Jamie Allen before Kane Richards went straight down the other end and headed in from Elliott Durrell's cross.

The Blues built on their good fortune and James Alabi nodded home at the back post from a Ryan Lloyd corner to make it 2-0 on the half-hour.

However, the Sandgrounders dominated the second half to salvage a draw.

Andrai Jones eventually ended Lynch's stubborn resistance, crashing in a shot from 25 yards to reduce the deficit to 2-1.

And then, with time ebbing away, Ben McKenna worked the ball to Jamie Allen, who volleyed past Lynch from outside the box.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Lynch
  • 5Hudson
  • 6Astles
  • 8Shaw
  • 12Hughes
  • 16Hunt
  • 10DurrellSubstituted forJoyceat 72'minutes
  • 21Lloyd
  • 7MahonSubstituted forChapellat 72'minutes
  • 9Alabi
  • 15Richards

Substitutes

  • 11Chapell
  • 14Joyce
  • 18Evans
  • 19Waters
  • 22Marsh

Southport

  • 27Norman
  • 26Higgins
  • 4Nolan
  • 19Weeks
  • 5Thompson
  • 20Higgins
  • 3Ashton
  • 14McKenna
  • 8GrimesSubstituted forCatonat 82'minutes
  • 12JonesSubstituted forJeromeat 79'minutes
  • 7Allen

Substitutes

  • 6Jerome
  • 9Gray
  • 10Hynes
  • 16Caton
  • 28Ferguson
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
1,752

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 2, Southport 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 2, Southport 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. James Caton replaces Ashley Grimes.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Ruben Jerome replaces Andrai Jones.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 2, Southport 2. Jamie Allen (Southport).

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Jordan Chapell replaces Craig Mahon.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Wade Joyce replaces Elliott Durrell.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 2, Southport 1. Andrai Jones (Southport).

Second Half

Second Half begins Chester FC 2, Southport 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chester FC 2, Southport 0.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 2, Southport 0. James Alabi (Chester FC).

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Southport 0. Kane Richards (Chester FC).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

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1Forest Green22145341182347
2Lincoln City21134446222443
3Dag & Red21133531181342
4Barrow21118235181741
5Tranmere21125430151541
6Dover2113174234840
7Boreham Wood21106525151036
8Eastleigh2198433221135
9Gateshead2197538221634
10Macclesfield2110472821734
11Aldershot229672622433
12Chester217863126529
13Sutton United217592527-226
14Bromley217592531-626
15Wrexham216871826-826
16Torquay2164111927-822
17Solihull Moors2164112637-1122
18Maidstone United2164112539-1422
19Southport2155112143-2220
20Woking2145123042-1217
21Braintree2145121936-1717
22York2137112138-1716
23North Ferriby United214314930-2115
24Guiseley2134142237-1513
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