Today we look back to 2014 and a victory over Eastleigh in the second round of the FA Cup. The result set up an away trip to Derby County, the first time that Southport had reached the 3rd round in 16 years.
SOUTHPORT 2 – 1 EASTLEIGH
Stadium: Haig Avenue
Competition: FA Cup / 2
Southport Line-Up: David Raya Martin, David Fitzpatrick, Luke Foster, Dominic Collins, Joe Connor, Paul Rutherford, Mitchell Austin, Luke George, Scott Kay, Richard Brodie, Micah Evans,
Subs: Liam Roberts (GK), Matty Challoner, Johnny Lynch, Paul Smith, John Marsden, Amadou Bakayoko, Charlie Joyce (Micah Evans),
Goals: Richard Brodie, Micah Evans,
Match Report from BBC Sport:
“Micah Evans’ second-half strike secured Southport’s place in the FA Cup third round for the first time in 16 years with victory over 10-man Eastleigh.
The visitors went in front when Craig McAllister beat Port keeper David Raya Martin to the ball and squared for James Constable to tap home.
The hosts levelled before the break through Richard Brodie’s diving header.
The Spitfires had Dean Beckwith sent off for fouling Mitchell Austin before Evans fired the winner from 15 yards.”
the highlights are still available to view on the BBC website here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/30369948