Nathan Jarman's last-minute winner boosted Alfreton Town's Blue Square Bet Premier survival hopes as they beat fellow strugglers Newport County.

Elliott Buchanan gave County an early lead after Alfreton failed to clear Robbie Matthews's shot.

Anthony Church levelled as he headed in Josh Law's cross before Jake Moult's close-range volley put Alfreton ahead.

Gary Warren gave Newport hope but Jarman's late clincher earned Alfreton just their second win in 14 games.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

"Even though the winning goal was somewhat scrappy, there was plenty of quality about our first two.

"The quality of the ball in from Josh [Law] and the determination of Anthony Church's run brought about a good first goal.

"The second one was great execution from Jake Moult. They were both very good goals. The third one should have been caught by their keeper but once again Nathan Jarman was in the right place at the right time.

"It is coming to the point now where he [Jarman] is making us seriously think about starting him."

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

Interview: Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh

"I am disappointed. Again we haven't seen out a game and individual errors have cost us.

"Their winner was just poor play.

"We have lost a possession in their half when we should have just put the ball back and put them under pressure.

"Then the goalkeeper has made a mistake as he punched it when he should have caught it but that sums up the three goals.

"Paul Rodgers got beat from the corner [for the first] and David Pipe was caught ball-watching for their second one."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (2)

Alfreton Town

  • 21 Day
  • 02 Law (Wilson - 86' )
  • 03 Franklin
  • 04 Streete
  • 05 Young
  • 25 Quinn
  • 07 Brown
  • 08 Moult
  • 22 Church
  • 09 Clayton (Jarman - 70' )
  • 11 Arnold

Substitutes

  • 06 Wilson
  • 12 Franks
  • 23 Eagle
  • 15 Wilson
  • 16 Jarman

Newport County

  • 01 Potter
  • 05 Warren
  • 06 Yakubu
  • 17 Hatswell
  • 25 Rodgers
  • 04 Miller
  • 07 Rose
  • 19 Pipe
  • 10 Foley
  • 21 Matthews Booked
  • 26 Buchanan

Substitutes

  • 18 Thompson
  • 33 Prosser
  • 14 Doherty
  • 27 Jardim
  • 11 Knights
Ref: Bond
Att: 579

Match Stats

Shots

9 13

On target

8 7

Corners

10 5

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:33 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Warren on Anthony Wilson. Free kick taken by Jake Moult.

90:00 +3:33

Tom Miller fouled by Anton Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Foley takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +0:48

Effort on goal by Sam Foley from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

90:00 +0:42

Wayne Hatswell produces a cross, Theo Streete manages to make a clearance.

88:58

Anthony Wilson provided the assist for the goal.

88:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Jarman - Alfreton 3 - 2 Newport Co Goal scored by Nathan Jarman from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 3-2 Newport County.

88:11

Centre by Theo Streete, Anthony Wilson takes a shot. Save made by Danny Potter.

88:04

Theo Streete produces a cross.

85:03

Nathan Jarman is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Potter.

85:03 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Wilson replaces Josh Law.

84:05

Elliott Buchanan takes a shot. Save by Joe Day.

82:52

Nathan Jarman takes a shot. Gary Warren gets a block in.

82:19

The ball is crossed by Wayne Hatswell, Greg Young manages to make a clearance.

82:14

Sam Foley crosses the ball, clearance by Greg Young.

80:18

Handball decision goes against Robbie Matthews. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Day.

79:45

The ball is swung over by Ismail Yakubu, Theo Streete manages to make a clearance.

78:39

Danny Rose takes a shot. Joe Day makes a save.

76:55

Anton Brown is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Potter.

76:19

The ball is swung over by Elliott Buchanan.

75:39

The ball is crossed by Adam Quinn, Ismail Yakubu makes a clearance.

75:06

A cross is delivered by Jake Moult, clearance made by Gary Warren.

74:47

Corner taken by Josh Law from the right by-line.

74:38

A cross is delivered by Nathan Arnold, Wayne Hatswell gets a block in.

74:00

Jake Moult produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

73:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Church on Sam Foley. Paul Rodgers takes the indirect free kick.

72:39

The ball is sent over by Nathan Jarman, clearance by Paul Rodgers.

71:34

Foul by Robbie Matthews on Theo Streete, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Joe Day.

71:00

A cross is delivered by Jake Moult, Danny Rose makes a clearance.

69:55 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Jarman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Clayton.

69:28

Wayne Hatswell sends in a cross, Connor Franklin makes a clearance.

68:55

The assistant referee flags for offside against Paul Clayton. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Potter.

68:48

Centre by Nathan Arnold.

68:34

Centre by Connor Franklin, clearance made by Wayne Hatswell.

67:37

Shot from deep inside the area by Sam Foley clears the crossbar.

66:41

Connor Franklin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Danny Potter restarts play with the free kick.

66:21

A cross is delivered by Jake Moult, clearance made by Ismail Yakubu.

64:58

The ball is sent over by Josh Law, save by Danny Potter.

64:27

Centre by Gary Warren, save made by Joe Day.

64:15

The ball is sent over by Sam Foley, clearance by Connor Franklin.

63:15

Connor Franklin sends in a cross, Danny Potter makes a save.

61:09

The ball is swung over by Tom Miller.

60:38

Direct free kick taken by Joe Day.

60:38 Booking

Booking Robbie Matthews is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

60:10

Sam Foley challenges Jake Moult unfairly and gives away a free kick.

59:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary Warren - Alfreton 2 - 2 Newport Co Gary Warren grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 2-2 Newport County.

58:39

The ball is crossed by Danny Rose, Sam Foley takes a shot. Save by Joe Day.

58:12

Danny Rose takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Anton Brown.

57:59

Adam Quinn crosses the ball, save by Danny Potter.

57:34

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Law from the right by-line, clearance by Wayne Hatswell.

56:38

Greg Young concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Matthews. David Pipe takes the direct free kick.

55:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Matthews on Connor Franklin. Joe Day takes the indirect free kick.

54:23

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Sam Foley goes wide of the right-hand upright.

52:38

The ball is crossed by Paul Rodgers, clearance made by Adam Quinn.

50:47

Centre by David Pipe, clearance made by Anthony Church.

49:32

Anton Brown delivers the ball.

49:17

Danny Rose takes a short corner.

49:01

Elliott Buchanan takes a shot. Anthony Church gets a block in.

47:37

Danny Rose takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Anton Brown.

47:24

Elliott Buchanan takes a shot. Adam Quinn gets a block in.

46:06

Outswinging corner taken by Josh Law.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:12 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +1:13

The ball is delivered by Josh Law, clearance by Elliott Buchanan.

45:00 +1:05

Short corner taken by Josh Law.

45:00 +0:51

Anthony Church takes a shot. Danny Potter makes a save.

44:50

Foul by Greg Young on Robbie Matthews, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Paul Rodgers.

42:45

Outswinging corner taken by Josh Law, free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Church on Wayne Hatswell. Danny Potter restarts play with the free kick.

42:34

Theo Streete delivers the ball, Robbie Matthews gets a block in.

40:10

Jake Moult challenges Danny Rose unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Potter takes the indirect free kick.

37:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Moult - Alfreton 2 - 1 Newport Co Jake Moult scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 2-1 Newport County.

37:26

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Law played to the near post, clearance by Robbie Matthews.

37:12

The ball is delivered by Connor Franklin, Ismail Yakubu makes a clearance.

36:24

Foul by Jake Moult on David Pipe, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Danny Potter.

34:34

Ismail Yakubu concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Clayton. Shot comes in from Josh Law from the free kick, save by Danny Potter.

33:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Clayton on Paul Rodgers. Danny Potter takes the indirect free kick.

32:54

Paul Clayton fouled by Wayne Hatswell, the ref awards a free kick. Josh Law takes the direct free kick.

32:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Matthews on Greg Young. Joe Day takes the free kick.

30:06

Sam Foley sends in a cross, Greg Young makes a clearance.

28:56

Paul Clayton delivers the ball.

28:00

Assist by Josh Law.

28:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Anthony Church - Alfreton 1 - 1 Newport Co Anthony Church finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Alfreton Town 1-1 Newport County.

27:42

Corner taken by Josh Law played to the near post,

27:29

Connor Franklin produces a cross, blocked by Tom Miller.

25:57

The ball is delivered by Greg Young, clearance made by Gary Warren.

25:28

A cross is delivered by Wayne Hatswell, Greg Young manages to make a clearance.

24:25

Foul by Paul Rodgers on Greg Young, free kick awarded. Greg Young takes the free kick.

23:56

The official flags Danny Rose offside. Joe Day takes the indirect free kick.

21:51

Robbie Matthews is caught offside. Adam Quinn takes the free kick.

19:32

Corner taken right-footed by Josh Law from the left by-line to the near post, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Potter by Paul Clayton. Danny Potter restarts play with the free kick.

19:08

Foul by David Pipe on Anton Brown, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Anthony Church from the free kick, blocked by David Pipe.

17:32

Foul by Sam Foley on Theo Streete, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Joe Day.

14:28

Effort from outside the area by Elliott Buchanan goes wide right of the goal.

14:03

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Rose to the near post, clearance by Greg Young.

13:21

Danny Rose takes the inswinging corner, Greg Young makes a clearance.

10:55

The ball is crossed by Elliott Buchanan, Adam Quinn makes a clearance.

10:20

Danny Rose fouled by Anthony Church, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Potter restarts play with the free kick.

7:41

Outswinging corner taken by Josh Law from the right by-line, David Pipe manages to make a clearance.

7:22

Jake Moult crosses the ball, David Pipe makes a clearance.

6:26

Shot from just outside the area by Elliott Buchanan goes over the bar.

4:49

Anton Brown challenges Paul Rodgers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ismail Yakubu takes the free kick.

3:47

Assist on the goal came from Robbie Matthews.

3:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Elliott Buchanan - Alfreton 0 - 1 Newport Co Elliott Buchanan finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 0-1 Newport County.

3:07

Wayne Hatswell sends in a cross, Robbie Matthews takes a shot. Save by Danny Potter.

1:41

Greg Young fouled by Robbie Matthews, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Day.

0:00

The match begins.

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