Photo: Eastleigh’s Mikael Mandron celebrates his goal

Result: Eastleigh 1-1 Southport

Lowly Southport marked their first game under new boss Steve Burr by battling back from a goal down to claim a draw at Eastleigh.

Charlie Clapham sacked Andy Bishop after a miserable run of four defeats in their last five games although there appeared to be more defensive resilience under Burr as they repelled their opponents in a dour first half.

Eastleigh continued to put the pressure on after the interval and their persistence paid off when a low cross was half cleared, and Mikael Mandron curled into the top corner in the 51st minute.

The hosts continued to dominate but their failure to score a second came back to haunt them as James Gray equalised almost immediately after coming off the bench by converting James Caton’s cross in the 71st minute.

Report supplied by the Press Association.


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