The FA Cup - Second Round
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Tranmere Rovers 1-1 Southport: Bradley Bauress stunner earns replay for visitors

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FA Cup: Tranmere 1-1 Southport highlights

A stunning long-range strike from Bradley Bauress earned National League North side Southport a replay against Merseyside neighbours side Tranmere Rovers.

The semi-professional side, whose starting 11 featured an HGV driver, a teacher and a professional dog walker, fell behind after 18 minutes when Jonny Smith's curling finish from outside the area put League Two Tranmere ahead.

But Bauress' effort, struck 30 yards from goal, drew the teams level with 20 minutes remaining at Prenton Park.

Southport, 59 league places below Micky Mellon's side, came close to earning a fifth win in the competition this season late on when Jack Sampson's header was cleared off the line.

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Liam Watson's side, who sit 19th in the sixth tier of English football and have yet to win at home in the league this season, may be disappointed they could not find a winner after piling pressure on in-form Tranmere away from home.

But they had to settle for a home replay - and will be in the draw for the third round on Monday.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 14Caprice
  • 5McNultyBooked at 45mins
  • 6Monthe
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 11JenningsBooked at 45mins
  • 8Harris
  • 22GilmourSubstituted forBuxtonat 59'minutes
  • 17Mottley-HenrySubstituted forSmithat 9'minutes
  • 9MullinSubstituted forTollittat 45'minutes
  • 10Norwood

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 4Sutton
  • 7Tollitt
  • 18Smith
  • 20Stockton
  • 23George
  • 24Bakayogo

Southport

  • 1Hanford
  • 2RichardsBooked at 45mins
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forParryat 90+5'minutes
  • 5AstlesSubstituted forGreenat 71'minutes
  • 6WinnardBooked at 45mins
  • 3Ogle
  • 7Morgan
  • 8Wood
  • 11Bauress
  • 9Charles
  • 10Sampson

Substitutes

  • 12Gilchrist
  • 13Mueller
  • 14Parry
  • 15Archer
  • 16Tibbetts
  • 17Green
  • 18Homson-Smith
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
4,701

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Southport 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Southport 1.

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Andrew Parry replaces Liam Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Dan Hanford.

Attempt saved. Johnny Smith (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dean Winnard (Southport).

Attempt missed. Devarn Green (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Southport. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

Attempt blocked. David Morgan (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Richards (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers).

David Morgan (Southport) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Johnny Smith (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bradley Bauress (Southport).

Corner, Southport. Conceded by Jake Caprice.

Attempt saved. Jack Sampson (Southport) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Southport. Conceded by Jay Harris.

Attempt blocked. Dion Charles (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ben Tollitt (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marcus Wood (Southport).

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Devarn Green replaces Ryan Astles.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Southport 1. Bradley Bauress (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Marcus Wood.

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Southport).

Hand ball by Bradley Bauress (Southport).

Foul by James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

Ryan Astles (Southport) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Buxton replaces Harvey Gilmour.

Foul by Johnny Smith (Tranmere Rovers).

Marcus Wood (Southport) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

Dion Charles (Southport) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Southport. Conceded by Connor Jennings.

Corner, Southport. Conceded by Jay Harris.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Wood (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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