MATCH REPORT | North Ferriby United 0 – 1 Southport
Southport came away from North Ferriby with all three points for a first away win of the season after an assured performance.
It took a Liam Nolan goal in first half added time to break the deadlock in a half dominated by The Sandgrounders. The impressive Jordan Lussey crossed for Nolan to slide in at the back post to put the travelling Southport fans in a good mood at half time.
It was the first goal from open play in the first half of a game this season and just reward for a very impressive first half display.
Southport could have easily gone in 3 goals up with James Gray and Andrai Jones also having good chances although North Ferriby did hit the bar in the 34th minute which served as a warning to The Yellows.
The second half was more even with chances at both ends but the goal attempts tally of 12 to Southport to 6 to North Ferriby told its own story. Jamie Allen had a great chance to seal it late on after great interplay with debutant Frankie Mulhern but spurned the chance.
Jamie was Southport’s man of the match and gave the North Ferriby back line a torrid afternoon.
It was a nervy final five minutes but looking back it was a fairly comfortable win and three vital points.