Southport FC 2 Chorley 1
By Matty Hurst
A strong second half performance saw Southport FC come from behind to beat Chorley in a very tense game giving the 1,390 fans in attendance an eventful Saturday afternoon.
The game started with a bang as Carver thought he’d taken the lead but his attempted bicycle kick was cleared off the line after an instinctive piece of defending by a Chorley defender. The game had few chances following that until the 28th minute where Ustabasi fired a long range effort which flew past McMillan giving Chorley the lead.
Not much happened in the latter stages of the first half other than a couple of good saves by McMillan to keep ‘Port in the game, the first half finished 1-0 to Chorley in what can only be described as an underwhelming half of football.
Southport FC shone in the second half and after a few good chances they finally equalised in the 73rd minute when Hmami crossed in a strong corner which Archer flicked on past Urwin.
This momentum carried on and Archer doubled his tally following a well-worked move found Watson in behind the defence with Archer to find and once again he fired his header firmly past the unsighted Urwin.
The game finished 2-1 giving Southport a boost after moving up to 7th with a tough game on Tuesday as leaders Brackley Town visit Haig Ave
Line up McMillan, Quansah, Evans, C.Doyle (J. Doyle 70’), Carberry, Munro (Archer 61’), Bainbridge, Walton (Anson 46’), Hmami, Watson, Carver
Attendance: 1,390 (269 Away)
Southport Brewery Sponsored Man Of The Match receiving the Adam Le Roi Trophy and chosen by Match Sponsor Keith Mitchell was Josh Hmami.