AFC Telford 0 Southport FC 3
Southport FC bounced back from Saturday’s disappointment with a comfortable 3-0 win against Telford last night.
Two Doug Tharme goals and a Jordan Archer header gave Southport the points.
Just one change to the starting line up from Saturday with Dylan Vassallo replacing Liam Edwards.
The first goal came in the 32nd minute after a scramble in the six yard box. Everyone was uncertain who scored with the PA giving it to Vassallo but as he had taken the corner we knew it wasn’t him. It was later confirmed that Doug Tharme got the final touch.
Southport created several good chances in the first half and could have gone in further ahead.
If the first goal was scrappy the second certainly wasn’t, Tharme getting on the end of a delightful Anson cross to plant a lovely header wide of the keeper in the 48th minute.
Telford enjoyed a brief spell of pressure but Southport were breaking at speed and Walton, Vassallo, Woods and Archer all went close before Archer sealed the win with a header from a corner in the 84th minute. This was Jordan’s 19th league goal for the club.
What a difference a few days make. We were perplexed as to what had happened on Saturday but it was a great reaction tonight and one enjoyed by the noisy travelling support who got behind the team in the right way tonight. Thank you to everyone who travelled.
The Media Man Of The Match was a hard choice tonight but we awarded it to Dylan Vassallo. In honesty it could have gone to anyone of the 11 just because they showed the character to come out, put Saturday behind them and put on a fine performance.
Line Up : Mason, Oliver, Doyle J, Anson, Tharme, Woods, Munro, Archer, Walton, Vassallo & Bainbridge
Subs Benjamin for Woods 87, Buckley-Ricketts for Walton 90+1 & Corrigan for Vassallo 90+2
Unused Edwards & McMillan