Recap: Southport 1-2 Harriers

A look back at the weekend win over Southport…

Southport 1-2 Harriers [07-10-19] Pic: Julia Urwin

HARRIERS picked up three more points in their quest to finish the season strongly, securing a 2-1 win at Southport.

The win saw the Reds come from behind at the Pure Stadium, goals from Keith Lowe and Ashley Chambers either side of the break completing the turnaround.

On a breezy afternoon and on a tricky playing surface, both sides had to quickly master the conditions – though Harriers may well have stolen ahead with barely a minute played when Hemmings touched a cross from Chambers over the bar at the far post.

The home side took the lead on 20 minutes; skipper David Morgan volleying an effort in off the post after a clearance was unwittingly nodded down to him.

It was a lead that was short-lived, though, as Harriers got back level within a few minutes, Rhys Williams’ long throw met by the head of Lowe who nodded the ball into the far corner.

Southport 1-2 Harriers 07-03-20: Extended match highlights

The teams went into the break level, but not before Mannion saved well to keep out a Morgan header that looked be creeping inside the near post.

Ed Williams forced the Southport goalkeeper into a smart save just before Ogle twice tested Mannion with some quick feet, Astles then drifting a header only narrowly wide of the target for the Port.

Harriers wrapped up the game on 68 minutes, Ed Williams intercepting the ball and feeding it into the path of Hemmings who, from 20 yards, fired it into the bottom corner with the goalkeeper beaten.

The Reds stood up to the task of defending the lead – and the victory – manfully and limited Southport to precious few chances, with Mannion largely untested as the three points hopped back on the bus and back to Worcestershire.

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