Louis Almond scored the only goal as Southport beat Gateshead and climbed out of the National League relegation zone.

Almond was left unmarked and swept home a short corner from Paul Rutherford 11 minutes into the second half.

He had earlier crashed an effort against the crossbar.

Gateshead’s Ben Clark had a first-half header cleared off the line, while Paddy McLaughlin and Adam Wrightson had late chances, but Southport held on.

LINEUP, BOOKINGS (1) & SUBSTITUTIONS (4)

Gateshead

  • 01 Russell 
  • 02 Baxter 
  • 05 Curtis 
  • 22 Ramsden (Johnson – 59′ )
  • 16 Cranston 
  • 06 Clark 
  • 12 Mafuta 
  • 26 McLaughlin 
  • 21 Honeyman 
  • 19 Bowman 
  • 28 Hamilton (Wrightson – 46′ )

Substitutes

  • 13 MacDonald 
  • 14 Buddle 
  • 20 Johnson 
  • 24 Wrightson 
  • 25 Smith 

Southport

  • 25 Crocombe 
  • 02 Challoner 
  • 12 Blakeman 
  • 06 Foster 
  • 05 Thompson 
  • 16 Rutherford 
  • 24 Ryan (Joyce – 67′ )
  • 08 Wright 
  • 17 Almond 
  • 22 Phenix Booked (Nolan – 85′ )
  • 11 Jones 

Substitutes

  • 04 Nolan 
  • 07 Allen 
  • 14 Joyce 
  • 18 Jones 
  • 19 Viscosi 
Ref: Richard Wigglesworth
Att: 582

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