Match ends, Southport 1, Lincoln City 1.
Southport 1-1 Lincoln City
National League champions Lincoln City missed out on 100 points after relegated Southport scored a late equaliser to secure a draw.
Matt Rhead cleared the bar from 25 yards before the Imps broke through in the 32nd minute when Jack Muldoon shook off the attentions of Neil Ashton and squared the ball for Lee Angol to sweep home.
Muldoon was at the heart of the action again towards the end of the first half as first he delivered a cross which was headed against the crossbar by Rhead and a minute later his drive was pushed behind for a corner.
Lincoln made a triple substitution with 20 minutes to go and had to play the last five minutes with 10 men after match-winner Angol limped off with an injury.
And the champions paid the price, and were left on 99 points, as Ashton equalised with a free-kick from out wide which curled over Ross Etheridge into the top corner two minutes from time.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 26HigginsBooked at 37mins
- 19WeeksSubstituted forGrimshawat 90'minutes
- 29MyersBooked at 51minsSubstituted forBrodieat 87'minutes
- 7AllenSubstituted forAlmondat 63'minutes
- 5WaterfallBooked at 87mins
- 34KnottSubstituted forWoodyardat 69'minutes
- 8PowerSubstituted forWhitehouseat 69'minutes
- 6HoweBooked at 68mins
- 36GinnellySubstituted forArnoldat 69'minutes
- Sam Allison
Second Half ends, Southport 1, Lincoln City 1.
Substitution, Southport. Tom Grimshaw replaces Declan Weeks.
Goal! Southport 1, Lincoln City 1. Neil Ashton (Southport).
Substitution, Southport. Richard Brodie replaces Spencer Myers.
Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Elliot Whitehouse replaces Alan Power.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Alex Woodyard replaces Billy Knott.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Nathan Arnold replaces Josh Ginnelly.
Callum Howe (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Southport. Louis Almond replaces Jamie Allen.
Spencer Myers (Southport) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins Southport 0, Lincoln City 1.
First Half ends, Southport 0, Lincoln City 1.
Ryan Higgins (Southport) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Southport 0, Lincoln City 1. Lee Angol (Lincoln City).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.