Southport FC

Southport FC 1 AFC Telford United

An 11th home draw of the season this afternoon brought the 2021/22 home campaign for Southport FC to an end.

It was a keenly fought game with the visitors in desperate need of the points to avoid relegation from the National League North and it was a need that became greater when the news came through that bottom club Guiseley were beating Spennymoor.

The first chance of the game fell to Jack Bainbridge in the 7th minute when he headed against the post and the ensuing scramble was cleared away by a frantic Telford defence.

Telford went close to opening the scoring through former ‘Port player Devarn Green who fired just wide after a great break down the wing.

Southport took the lead in the 33rd minute when a trademark long throw from Doug Tharme was headed in to his own goal by Reiss McNally.

It didn’t take long for the visitors to equalise when an uncharacteristic mistake by Supporters Player Of The Year Cam Mason allowed Robbie Evans to fire home.

The second half was a tale of missed opportunities particularly by the visitors who had four clear cut chances to take all three points back to Shropshire. Those misses nearly proved costly and as they pushed players forward desperately needing the three points both Niall Watson and Bainbridge could easily have given the home support the win they were hoping for in the final home game.

It wasSouthport FC manager Liam’s 600th game in charge at the club and he spoke to Rob Urwin after the game HERE

Attendance 1236

Southport Brewery Man Of The Match chosen by Match Sponsors The Warrington Friends of Paul Carden : Michael Carberry

Subs Vassallo for Walton 66, Watson for Hmami 72 and Chris Doyle for Woods 84.

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