FA Cup joy for Southport FC
Report and photographs by Sally Devine
Match held on 22 October 2005
hosted Kidderminster FC in the 4th qualifying round of the FA Cup
last Saturday, both sides being Conference rivals. The first half
produced very little in the way of clear cut chances for either
side, Southport being lack lustre in the final third of the pitch
and Kidderminster seemingly happy to soak up all the attacks.
Top scorer for Kidderminster Lyesten Christie was well marshalled by
Southport's Kevin Lynch and Earl Davis acquitted himself well in the
The game looked
increasingly likely to remain 0-0 until Southport's manager made a
timely substitution, Matty McGinn replacing Neil Robinson in the
front line. Steve Daly almost scored but Lewis in the Kidderminster
goal made a fine save at point blank range.
Chris Lane, Southport's right back, broke the deadlock in the 69th
minute, volleying home from 10 yards out after latching onto a good
cross by MGinn. He celebrated wildly in front of the main stand
engulfed by his team mates.
Kidderminster stunned by the goal had little to offer in the
remaining 20 minutes as the home side held on to go into the hat for
the draw for the first round proper where they were paired with
fellow Conference side Woking. This match will be played at Haig
Avenue on Bonfire night 5 November.
Final Score:- 1-0
Southport FC:- Dickinson; Lane; Powell; Davis; Fitzhenry;
Baker; Lynch; Morley; Leadbetter; Daly; Robinson
Kidderminster FC:- Lewis; Evans; Jackson; Hatswell; Burgess;
O Connor; Fleming; Christie; Sheldon; Russell; Heslop
Goal scored by:- Chris Lane 69 mins