Alfreton moved seven points clear of the relegation zone with victory over mid-table Cambridge.

The hosts took the lead inside the first minute as Jonathon Thorpe headed into his own net from a long throw.

Andy Pugh put a golden opportunity to level wide of the post, before scoring from the penalty spot after Nathan Jarman fouled Mustafa Tiryaki.

Anthony Wilson ensured Alfreton a fourth win in five with a deflected shot from the edge of the box.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cambridge United manager Jez George told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"We've got a break this week, which is good for us, then our season's down to the last four weeks really and in that four weeks - whatever's left, six or seven games - we've got to make sure we're true to our beliefs.

"When you are in a position like we were this time last year, we had to make some decisions for the very, very short term because we were scrapping for our lives and we had to get enough points on the board to stay in this division.

"We're not in that position now, so if we're not going to win games, we'll do it in the right way and make sure we get 11 people on the pitch who'll work their sock off for 90 minutes and substitutes who are going to come on and work their socks off.

"We'll make sure that at least we've got a culture that starts to be created at this club which will be a platform for moving us forward."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Alfreton Town

  • 27 Stewart
  • 03 Franklin Booked
  • 04 Streete
  • 26 Kempson (Deverdics - 46' )
  • 29 Connelly
  • 07 Brown
  • 08 Moult
  • 11 Arnold
  • 16 Jarman Booked
  • 15 Wilson
  • 28 Cunnington (Clayton - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Law
  • 12 Franks
  • 17 Deverdics
  • 22 Meadows
  • 09 Clayton

Cambridge United

  • 01 Naisbitt
  • 02 Roberts
  • 03 Jennings
  • 12 McAuley
  • 25 Hudson Booked (Berry - 80' Booked )
  • 16 Jarvis
  • 22 Dawkin
  • 23 Pell
  • 27 Thorpe (Jackson - 65' )
  • 14 Tyriaki (Gash - 64' )
  • 15 Pugh

Substitutes

  • 30 Ambrusics
  • 21 Jackson
  • 18 Berry
  • 26 Eades
  • 09 Gash
Ref: Wigglesworth
Att: 965

Match Stats

Shots

14 11

On target

7 5

Corners

4 3

Fouls

17 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:38 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Wilson on James Jennings. Danny Naisbitt restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:30

Luke Berry challenges Anthony Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Deverdics takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +2:30 Booking

Booking The referee shows Luke Berry a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +0:30

Foul by Josh Dawkin on Theo Streete, free kick awarded. Jon Stewart takes the direct free kick.

89:35

Anthony Wilson is ruled offside. Danny Naisbitt takes the indirect free kick.

87:44

Foul by Luke Berry on Nathan Arnold, free kick awarded. Jon Stewart takes the direct free kick.

86:29

Josh Dawkin has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

86:02

Anthony Wilson takes a shot. Danny Naisbitt makes a save.

84:33

Nathan Jarman delivers the ball, save by Danny Naisbitt.

83:36

Foul by Rossi Jarvis on Anthony Wilson, free kick awarded. Nicky Deverdics takes the free kick.

81:53

Effort from inside the area by Andy Pugh misses to the right of the target.

78:44

Free kick taken by Nicky Deverdics.

78:44 Substitution

Substitution Blaine Hudson goes off and Luke Berry comes on.

78:44 Booking

Booking Blaine Hudson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

78:36

Unfair challenge on Anthony Wilson by Blaine Hudson results in a free kick.

76:14

Nicky Deverdics takes the direct free kick.

76:14 Substitution

Substitution Adam Cunnington goes off and Paul Clayton comes on.

76:14

Nicky Deverdics fouled by Harry Pell, the ref awards a free kick.

74:31

Corner taken by Rossi Jarvis from the left by-line, Ryan Jackson takes a shot. Blocked by Seamus Conneely. Andy Pugh takes a shot. Save made by Jon Stewart.

74:22

The ball is swung over by Kevin Roberts, Anton Brown makes a clearance.

73:19

Corner taken left-footed by Nicky Deverdics, clearance by Danny Naisbitt.

72:44

Blaine Hudson challenges Anthony Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Deverdics restarts play with the free kick.

72:33

Rossi Jarvis produces a cross, clearance by Connor Franklin.

71:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Gash on Anton Brown. Jon Stewart restarts play with the free kick.

70:36

The ball is crossed by Nathan Arnold, Jake Moult produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

69:08

Connor Franklin is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. James Jennings delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Rossi Jarvis concedes a free kick for a foul on Connor Franklin. Direct free kick taken by Jon Stewart.

66:17

Nathan Jarman delivers the ball, Rory McAuley manages to make a clearance.

63:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Jarman on Jonathon Thorpe. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

63:43 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Jackson is brought on as a substitute for Jonathon Thorpe.

63:43 Substitution

Substitution Michael Gash is brought on as a substitute for Mustafa Tiryaki.

63:43 Booking

Booking Nathan Jarman is booked.

62:54

Corner taken short by Jake Moult,

61:51

Rossi Jarvis concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Arnold. Free kick taken by Theo Streete.

59:03

Corner taken by Rossi Jarvis from the left by-line.

58:21

The assistant referee flags for offside against Anthony Wilson. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

58:00

Jake Moult takes a shot. Blocked by Blaine Hudson.

57:19

Foul by Anthony Wilson on Rossi Jarvis, free kick awarded. James Jennings takes the free kick.

54:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Deverdics on Andy Pugh. Mustafa Tiryaki takes the free kick, Andy Pugh takes a shot. Save made by Jon Stewart. The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Pugh. Jon Stewart takes the indirect free kick.

53:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Anthony Wilson - Alfreton 2 - 1 Cambridge Anthony Wilson grabs a goal from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 2-1 Cambridge Utd.

51:20

Anthony Wilson takes a shot. Blocked by Blaine Hudson. Anthony Wilson takes a shot.

50:35

Adam Cunnington has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

50:18

Nathan Jarman takes a shot.

49:58

Centre by Theo Streete.

48:58

Harry Pell concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Wilson. Jake Moult takes the direct free kick.

48:09

Corner taken by Nicky Deverdics played to the near post, James Jennings manages to make a clearance.

46:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Wilson on Jonathon Thorpe. Rossi Jarvis restarts play with the free kick.

46:17

Rossi Jarvis fouled by Nathan Jarman, the ref awards a free kick. James Jennings takes the direct free kick.

45:24

Nathan Jarman sends in a cross, save by Danny Naisbitt.

45:14

Nicky Deverdics crosses the ball, clearance made by Blaine Hudson.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Nicky Deverdics is brought on as a substitute for Darran Kempson.

45:00 +0:20 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

44:30

Darran Kempson concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Pugh. James Jennings takes the direct free kick.

43:36

Anthony Wilson sends in a cross, Adam Cunnington has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

42:42

Anthony Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Blaine Hudson. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

41:54

The ball is delivered by Josh Dawkin, save made by Jon Stewart.

41:39

Blaine Hudson fouled by Adam Cunnington, the ref awards a free kick. Harry Pell takes the free kick.

40:51

Free kick taken by James Jennings.

40:51 Booking

Booking Connor Franklin goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

40:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Connor Franklin on Andy Pugh.

39:58

Adam Cunnington takes a shot. Save by Danny Naisbitt.

39:05

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Pugh. Jon Stewart restarts play with the free kick.

38:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Moult on Andy Pugh. Kevin Roberts takes the direct free kick.

37:11

The ball is crossed by Anton Brown.

35:59

Harry Pell takes a shot. Blocked by Darran Kempson.

33:35

Unfair challenge on Seamus Conneely by Mustafa Tiryaki results in a free kick. Jon Stewart takes the direct free kick.

29:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Pugh - Alfreton 1 - 1 Cambridge Andy Pugh scores a power penalty. Alfreton Town 1-1 Cambridge Utd.

29:01

Foul by Nathan Jarman on Mustafa Tiryaki, Penalty awarded.

28:22

Foul by Adam Cunnington on James Jennings, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

28:00

Anton Brown takes a shot. Save made by Danny Naisbitt.

26:37

Nathan Jarman concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Roberts. Danny Naisbitt restarts play with the free kick.

26:26

The ball is swung over by Theo Streete, clearance made by Danny Naisbitt.

22:47

Shot from deep inside the area by Andy Pugh clears the bar.

21:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Cunnington by Kevin Roberts. Free kick crossed by Jake Moult, save by Danny Naisbitt.

20:42

Mustafa Tiryaki concedes a free kick for a foul on Darran Kempson. Free kick taken by Jon Stewart.

20:22

Nathan Arnold sends in a cross, clearance made by Blaine Hudson.

18:55

Adam Cunnington takes a shot. Save made by Danny Naisbitt.

18:08

Centre by Nathan Jarman, Header from deep inside the area by Anthony Wilson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

16:12

The ball is swung over by James Jennings, Shot by Mustafa Tiryaki from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

15:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Wilson by Harry Pell. Direct free kick taken by Jake Moult.

14:15

Josh Dawkin takes a shot. Jon Stewart makes a save. Rossi Jarvis produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

11:20

Jonathon Thorpe fouled by Connor Franklin, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by James Jennings.

10:49

Anthony Wilson challenges Blaine Hudson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Naisbitt takes the free kick.

10:27

Short corner taken by Jake Moult.

10:19

Nathan Jarman crosses the ball, clearance made by James Jennings.

9:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Seamus Conneely on Mustafa Tiryaki. James Jennings delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Jon Stewart makes a save.

6:21

Inswinging corner taken by James Jennings, Blaine Hudson takes a shot. Save made by Jon Stewart.

5:52

Nathan Jarman produces a cross, save by Danny Naisbitt.

4:59

Connor Franklin fouled by Jonathon Thorpe, the ref awards a free kick. Connor Franklin takes the free kick.

4:33

Nathan Arnold is caught offside. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

3:44

Connor Franklin produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

0:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Jonathon Thorpe - Alfreton 1 - 0 Cambridge Own goal by Jonathon Thorpe. Alfreton Town 1-0 Cambridge Utd.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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