Southport edged out Chorley in our third pre-season friendly.
IN a low key first half the visitors opened the scoring when Jamie Allen fired in from close range following a lay-off from James Gray.
Defender Adam Blakemen had to be withdrawn midway through the first half.
After the interval, changes to the Magpie line-up started to give the home side the impetus to press forward and the hosts deservedly equalised when Marcus Carver converted a spot kick on 54 minutes following a foul n Paul Jarvis.
Despite the game opening up, it took until 5t minutes from time when John Cofie lobbed Sam Ashton to secure the win for the Sandgrounders.
Starting XI: Sam Ashton, Matt Challonor, Will Beesley, Andy Teague, Keiran Charnock, Adam Blakeman, Adam Roscoe, Jack Lynch, Jordan Connerton, Adam Edgar, Paul Jarvis
Subs: Scott Leather, Stephen Jordan, Josh O’Keefe, Dale Whitham, Jake Cottrell, Marcus Carver, Sefton Gonzales, Liam Wood, Jack Cookson
Goals: Jamie Allen (30), MARCUS CARVER (54, p), John Cofie (85)