SOLIHULL more than matched their high flying hosts in the first-half and were unlucky not to turn round in front.
Junior English turned and shot, but slipped as he did so, making the shot weak and easy to save. James McPike, playing up-front on his own, also had a glorious chance to score but hesitated too long and was tackled.
Southport were a different proposition after the restart and after much pressure they were awarded a free kick just outside the area. Solihull’s wall had lots of gaps and Chris Simm exploited this with a fierce shot that went through the wall and deflected into the net.
Southport had their tails up after the free kick and quickly scored two more goals, through a Matty McGinn wonder goal and Chris Lever.
Late on in the game there was a melee of 16 or more players, which ended in total confusion. All three officials held a conference and finally sent off Solihull’s Junior English and Bradley Barnes of Southport.
The Moors ran out of steam after this, although they kept trying. But it was not enough against a Southport side with the wind in their sails.