On a day when seven out of 11 Conference Premier games were postponed due to waterlogging, Southport gained a creditable 0-0 draw against promotion challengers Grimsby Town at Blundell Park.
The hard-earned point is further evidence that new boss John Coleman is starting to turn things around for Port.
Although Danny Hurst kept the Sandgrounders in the game with a couple of brilliant saves in the second half, David Fitzpatrick went close at the other end with a 25-yard drive.
And the game could have gone either way right up to the final whistle.
Although they are still in the relegation zone, it is not too late for Port to start a climb up the table.
And, with newcomers Toto Nsaila and Vinny Mukendi showing promise, things are looking more hopeful for Coleman.
In the Doodson Sport Cup quarter-final, AFC Fylde ran out easy 4-1 winners at home to Chasetown.
Goals from Daniel Lloyd-McGoldrick (13), Joseph Booth (20 pen) and Richie Allen (36 and 50) put the Coasters in command.
Simon Brown (69 pen) got Chasetown’s consolation goal.
In the NPL First Division North, Bamber Bridge suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Farsley, Robert O’Brien on target.
And Burscough were also beaten at home, 3-2 by Cammell Laird. James Short and Jordan Williams got the Linnets’ goals. Craig Cairns scored twice for the visitors, with Richard Foulkes on target.
Lancaster City were another local side to lose on home turf, going down 3-1 to Ramsbottom United.
Jordan Connerton got the Dolly Blues’ consolation as Lee Gaskell (40) and Philip Dean (72 and 90) scored for United.
And a miserable day was completed when Warrington saw off Kendal Town 2-1.
Aaron Bowen (12) and Ciaran Kilheeney (50) scored for Warrington, with Kendal’s reply coming from Maison McGeechan.