VIDEO: Southport 2-2 Grimsby April 18th, 2015 jmr jmr Latest News Latest Sports Shares Comments Result: Southport 2-2 Grimsby Southport’s Conference survival fight will go to the final day as promotion-chasing Grimsby secured a late draw. The hosts were heading for safety after second-half goals from Louis Almond and Luke Foster followed Jordan Chapell’s opener for Grimsby. But Shaun Pearson headed a late equaliser for the visitors, who will be in the play-offs. Southport are three points ahead of the drop zone with one game left and a vastly superior goal difference. A point at Welling next Saturday would ensure survival – and even if Paul Carden’s side lost, Alfreton would still need an eight-goal swing to stand any chance of catching them. Chapell broke the deadlock for Grimsby with a low finish from 12 yards after a bright start from the visitors. Midfielder Scott Brown played the ball across the penalty area from the left and Chapell steered in a low finish from 12 yards. But striker Almond levelled out of nothing with an angled 25-yard shot into the bottom corner and defender Foster crashed home a right-footed volley from inside the penalty area. But Pearson headed home a cross in the 84th minute, meaning Southport are not quite safe. Report by: bbc Southport 01 Thompson 02 Challoner Booked 06 Foster 16 Rutherford Booked 24 Beesley 15 Connor 14 Joyce 26 Hewitt 17 Almond (Evans – 86′ ) 18 Marsden 27 McCarthy Substitutes 07 Evans 23 Donnelly 25 Usai Grimsby Town 01 McKeown 05 Pearson Booked 06 Magnay 26 McLaughlin (Mackreth – 72′ ) 36 Gowling 19 Parslow Booked (Bignot – 86′ ) 04 Brown 16 Clay 37 Chapell 18 Pittman 33 Palmer (Hannah – 72′ ) Substitutes 02 Bignot 07 Mackreth 10 Hannah 14 John-Lewis 20 Arnold Ref: Richard Wigglesworth Att: 1,968 Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 or 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_new Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Instagram www.instagram.com/otsnews Related Comments comments!