Match Report – Non-League Paper – 24/09/2023

Sandgrounders stand strong in stalemate

The Non-League Football Paper

By Rob Urwin

LEADERS Tamworth were held in this stalemate. It was the home side who had the better of the chances with Walton, Carver and Watson going close in the first half. The best chance of all fell to Quansah in first half stoppage time who headed narrowly wide from a Morgan corner. In a game littered with nine yellow cards, a red for Southport manager Jim Bentley together with a 48th minute red for Tamworth defender Willetts, the visitors will have been happy to take the point home. Both sides came into the game on good runs, Tamworth having won their previous four games and Southport after a poor start to the season had won their previous three games. It took the visitors until the 52nd minutes to register their first shot on target but as so often happens when a team is reduced to ten men they played their best football of the game after the sending of. It took an excellent save from Chris Renshaw in the Southport goal in the sixth minute of added time to keep the scores level after a fine shot from Kyle Finn. The point keeps Andy Peaks’ Lambs at the top of the division on goal difference. STAR MAN: Harry Flowers (Southport) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★