Sean Francis helped Dover secure a draw against Southport and deny the hosts a third successive Conference win.

Stefan Payne’s header put Dover in front inside the first minute of the game but John Marsden’s angled strike drew the scores level.

Joe Connor headed David Fitzpatrick’s shot home to give Southport the lead before the break.

Substitute Francis headed Nicky Deverdics’ cross into the top left corner to secure a point for Dover.

Possession 

Southport 50% -50% Dover Athletic

Teams 

Southport 

  • 19 Raya, 22 Mitchel, 03 Fitzpatrick, 06 Foster, 15 Connor, 16 Rutherford Booked, 25 Austin (Bakayoko – 71′ ), 04 Kay (Smith – 94′), 14 Joyce, 09 Hattersley, 18 Marsden

Substitutes 

01 Lloyd-Weston, 02 Challoner, 12 Lynch, 20 Smith, 21 Bakayoko

Dover Athletic

30 Rafferty, 02 Stone (Francis – 32′ ),16 Sterling, 26 Bonner, 06 Orlu Booked, 17 Deverdics, 29 Essam, 28 Taiwo, 04 Kinnear Booked, 10 Murphy, 14 Payne (Reid – 93′ )

Substitutes

11 Cogan, 15 Francis, 19 Reid, 20 Nanetti, 21 Rutherford

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