SouthportSpennymoor Town FC
1 - 2Full Time
KO KO 40 67 87 90+4 FT
Glen Taylor scored with the last kick of the game as Spennymoor defeated Southport in a dramatic encounter.
In a thrilling game, the home side, managed temporarily by Stephen Schumacher, were the better team in the opening exchanges, going close through Jack Sampson and Christopher Sang.
A blistering strike from David Foley – another to add to his collection this season – gave Moors a first half lead five minutes before the break, shortly after he had been denied by Mark Halstead.
Sang struck the crossbar for Southport moments before the interval, but they found themselves second best in the second half as Spennymoor took control of the game.
Taylor had a chance to double Moors’ lead but his shot was well saved by Halstead, before the impressive Southport keeper saved again from Dixon.
After Jordan Porter saved twice after a scramble in the penalty area, Southport levelled proceedings five minutes from time when Jack Sampson bundled home after good work from Christopher Merrie.
With the game heading to a draw, Moors pressed forward in the final minutes and went close through Ramshaw when his one on one effort was stopped again by Halstead.
As the final whistle approached, a long ball up field wasn’t dealt with by Ross Sykes, allowing Taylor to round Halstead and tap into an empty net.
Southport (4-4-2): Halstead, Roberts, White (Croft 54), Sykes, Smith, Jennings, Jackson, Morgan, Sang (Anderson 65), Sampson, Merrie. Subs not used: Nathan Lowe, Jacques Kpohomouh, Iain Turner.
Spennymoor Town (4-2-3-1): Porter, Griffiths, Mason, Tait, Chantler, Dixon, Henry, Ramshaw, Anderson (Johnson 80), Foley (Fewster 74). Subs not used: James Curtis, Daniel Lowson, Graeme Armstrong.
|7th October 2017||3:00 pm||National League North||2017/18|
|Merseyrail Community Stadium|
|49 Haig Ave, Southport PR8 6JY, UK|