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Southport lose place in National League Premier after defeat to Dover

In-form Dover Athletic dumped Southport FC out of the Vanarama National League with a three-goal salvo on Good Friday

Relegation was officially confirmed on the final whistle as Southport’s loyal supporters embarked on long trip back to Merseyside.

A statement on the club’s website said: “This afternoon’s results have confirmed Southport FC’s relegation to the Vanarama National League North.

“This is hugely disap­po­inting to the board, team management and of course, our supporters.

“We would like to thank the club’s supporters for their backing during a very difficult season.

“The club will work tirelessly to ensure a strategic framework is in place to allow the first-team to have a much more successful 2017-18 campaign

"We will endeavour to update supporters on our plans as soon as possible.”

Meanwhile the result gives Dover a realistic chance of making the play-offs.


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