2014/15 English FA Cup, Round 2
  • Richard Brodie (45'+1')
  • Micah Evans (71')
  • James Constable (41')
  • Dean Beckwith (47')

Port storm into third round

Micah Evans' second-half strike secured Southport's place in the FA Cup third round for the first time in 16 years after a 2-1 victory over 10-man Eastleigh.
Southport, quarter-finalists in 1931, initially fell behind but Dean Beckwith's red card just after half-time, with the scores at 1-1, proved costly for Eastleigh as Evans fired home the winner with 19 minutes remaining.
After penalty appeals for both sides early on, Eastleigh made the breakthrough five minutes before the break.
Southport keeper David Raya Martin raced out of his penalty area only to be outpaced by Craig McAllister, whose square ball was tapped home by James Constable.
But the lead lasted only five minutes as in first-half injury time Richard Brodie drew the home side level with a diving header from close range.
The Spitfires then had Beckwith sent off for bringing down Mitchell Austin in what the referee adjudged to be a goal-scoring position.
And the Sandgrounders made the breakthrough on 71 minutes with Evans smashing home from 15 yards after the post had saved the visitors.
Evans should have doubled his tally a minute later but he blazed over from close range and Ben Strevens almost made him pay but the Eastleigh striker's header hit the post late on.

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