FA Trophy Final
Today is the day that Southport and Joshua Bean has been waiting for. The FA Trophy is Southport's last chance to win any form of silverware, the league is finished for Southport as they have no chance of winning the league or getting to the play-offs. The final is the last chance saloon for Southport to win any form of silverware in Joshua Bean's first ever season in football. Many fans have stated this week that if Bean manages to bring home the trophy then it will still be a year to remember for all connected to the club.
Southport have lined up with three in central midfield to stem the flow of the never ending attack from a very attacking Eastleigh side. Southport are set up very much to hit Eastleigh on the break as they pore their wingers and wing-backs forward. Southport have got the pacey Gomez up front who will help with the counter attacks more than most strikers.
00:00 And we are off!
7:34 Gomez through ball to Whalley. One on one with the keeper he hits the bar!! Southport have the first chance of the game but it goes begging.
34:00 Winnall has the ball for Eastleigh he turns and shoots JUST WIDE!
45:00 Half time here today a very average first half but Southport have most likely been the best side.
67:23 Eastleigh have a free-kick just outside the Southport box. To be taken by Hughes. He runs up and hits the post! Eastleigh are getting closer!
92:00 Eastleigh corner here last kick off the game before possible extra-time. Winnall curves it in HUGHES!!!!!!!!!!!! GOAL!!! 1-0 EASTLEIGH WITH JUST SECONDS LEFT WAIT IT IS CANCELLED! IT HAS BEEN RULED AN INFRINGEMENT OF THE KEEPER!
93:35 Will go to extra-time
90:00 And we are off!
101:00 Gomez a great one-two with Poku he shoots and it is cleared of the line by Todd!!
123:34 Hughes screams for the ball as Eastleigh counter attack. He receives the ball inside the area. He strikes at goal it's wide!
130:00 WE GO TO PENALTIES!!!!!
Eastleigh penalty 1: Peacock runs up to take he scores in the bottom left corner! He sends the keeper the wrong way! 1-0 Eastleigh
Southport penalty 1: Lever to take here for Southport. Long run up and he blasts it into the top right corner!
Eastleigh penalty two: Ginty to take. GOAL 2-1 EASTLEIGH! Top right corner.
Southport penalty 2: Grand to take here. GOAL!! 2-2 Bottom right corer great penalty keeper was no where near it.
Eastleigh penalty three: Williams to take for Eastleigh. IT'S SAVED!! SOUTHPORT HAVE THE UPPER HAND!
Southport penalty three: Poku to take a very important penalty here. BAR AND IN SOUTHPORT LEAD 3-2!!
Eastleigh penalty four: Todd needs to score for Eastleigh. HE DOES!! Bottom right corner game still on.
Southport penalty four: Willis to take. He coolly slots it home very cool there! 4-3 Southport.
Eastleigh penalty five: Leadbitter need to score here or else Southport win the FA Trophy. HE SCORES!!!! THE GAME IS STILL ON!!
Southport penalty five: Gomez with a chance to win the trophy for Southport. HE HITS THE POST!! GAME STILL ON!
Eastleigh penalty six: Little to take here. IT'S SAVED!! STRAIGHT AT THE KEEPER! WHAT A HOWLER!
Southport penalty six: Jones with a chance to win the trophy for Southport..... HE DOES IT IS IN!!! SOUTHPORT HAVE WON THE FA TROPHY SENSATIOANL!!!!!
The players and fans stream onto the pitch as Bean sprints on in pure ecstasy this is what football is all about!