Southport FC supporters at The Big Help Stadium. Photo by Julia Urwin

Southport FC 2 Buxton 2

Non League day saw the points shared between Southport FC and Buxton after a lively encounter at The Big Help Stadium on Saturday afternoon in front of 1,246 spectators.

It was a strange game, as a spectacle it wasn’t the best with the wind playing a massive part in a lack of good football but four goals and a lively end to the game made up for the lack of quality.

Buxton took the lead in the 20th minute after a fumble by Tony McMillan was pounced on by the on loam striker Andreucci.

Southport then took control and Lloyd, Burgess, Bennett and Hockenhull all went close before we were awarded a penalty after a handball in the box which Danny Lloyd duly despatched 1-1 at half time.

Buxton retook the lead in the opening minute of the second half when Andreucci got his second of the game.

The game seemed to be petering out with neither side able to master the conditions but just as it looked like the visitors were going to hang on Richie Bennett was on hand to fire home from close range and make it 2-2 in the 90th minute.

The drama didn’t stop there as both Carver and Burgess were shown straight red cards in added time and we finished the game with 9 men on the field.

The afternoon had started with Chris Renshaw having to pull out with an injury and losing his ever present tag which meant Tony McMillan started between the sticks for his 297th start plus 2 subs.

The Southport Brewery Man Of The Match chosen by our Sponsors Barron Financial and Anthony James Estate Agents was Danny Lloyd.

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