Southport came from behind to end South Shields’ involvement in this season’s Buildbase FA Trophy at the first round stage.
The Mariners led after Jason Gilchrist’s early strike against his former club but the National League North side hit back through Bradley Bauress on 17 minutes.
There were chances aplenty at both ends but no further goals until the Sandgrounders struck twice in the final 17 minutes to book a second round trip to competition holders AFC Fylde.
SOUTH SHIELDS: Boney, Hunter, Charlton (Jenkins 72), Shaw (c), Morse, Turnbull, Thompson, Baxter, Gilchrist, Briggs, Mason (Hodgson 72). Subs not used: Coombe, Wokoma, Alli.
Goal: Gilchrist (3).
WORDS: Daniel Prince. IMAGE: Kev Wilson.