Midfielder Adam Walker grabbed a second-half hat-trick as promoted Nuneaton earned their first victory of the Blue Square Bet Premier season.

Alfreton went closest in the opening period when Paul Clayton's shot hit the crossbar five minutes before the break.

They fell behind when Walker tucked away Kyle Patterson's pass and he then rifled home from 20 yards.

The points were already safe when Walker completed his treble from Robert Thompson-Brown's cross in injury time.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (4)

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Barnes
  • 02 Law
  • 03 Franklin
  • 06 Kempson
  • 10 Bradley
  • 17 Streete (Meadows - 89' )
  • 04 Taylor (Arnold - 54' )
  • 07 Brown
  • 19 Russell (Wilson - 64' )
  • 09 Clayton
  • 21 Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 12 Franks
  • 14 Meadows
  • 11 Arnold
  • 15 Wilson
  • 20 Worsfold

Nuneaton Town

  • 01 Collett
  • 04 Cowan
  • 05 Dean
  • 15 Gordon
  • 21 O'Halloran
  • 06 Walker
  • 12 Armson
  • 13 Sleath
  • 07 York (Thompson-Brown - 81' )
  • 10 Brown
  • 22 Patterson

Substitutes

  • 18 James
  • 11 Adams
  • 23 Parry
  • 09 Perry
  • 20 Thompson-Brown
Ref: Kavanagh
Att: 680

Match Stats

Shots

10 7

On target

6 6

Corners

5 6

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:45 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:22

Robert Thompson-Brown provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +2:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Walker - Alfreton 0 - 3 Nuneaton Adam Walker gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 0-3 Nuneaton.

90:00 +2:22

A cross is delivered by Robert Thompson-Brown,

90:00 +0:56

Unfair challenge on Delroy Gordon by Paul Clayton results in a free kick. Neil Collett restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:12

The ball is swung over by Danny Meadows, Anthony Wilson takes a shot. Save made by Neil Collett.

88:41

Anton Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Sleath. Direct free kick taken by James Armson.

88:11 Substitution

Substitution Danny Meadows replaces Theo Streete.

86:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Dean by Darran Kempson. Neil Collett takes the free kick.

86:33

Robert Thompson-Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Arnold. Free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

85:14

Short corner worked by Kyle Patterson.

84:12

Corner taken by Kyle Patterson from the right by-line.

82:37

Theo Streete gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Thompson-Brown. Adam Walker takes the free kick.

81:48

Inswinging corner taken by Adam Walker, Anthony Wilson manages to make a clearance.

80:37 Substitution

Substitution Robert Thompson-Brown replaces Wesley York.

78:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Walker - Alfreton 0 - 2 Nuneaton Adam Walker finds the net with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 0-2 Nuneaton.

77:49

A cross is delivered by Kyle Patterson.

76:53

Connor Franklin delivers the ball, clearance made by Gareth Dean. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Law, save made by Neil Collett.

73:28

The ball is sent over by Josh Law. The official flags Paul Clayton offside. Free kick taken by Neil Collett.

72:41

Adam Walker is caught offside. Phil Barnes takes the free kick.

72:05

Corner taken by Adam Walker played to the near post, Anthony Wilson makes a clearance.

69:07

Inswinging corner taken by Josh Law from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by James Armson.

68:20

Unfair challenge on Paul Clayton by Gavin Cowan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Josh Law.

67:55

The ball is swung over by Delroy Gordon, Unfair challenge on Phil Barnes by Andy Brown results in a free kick. Phil Barnes takes the free kick.

65:35

Unfair challenge on Connor Franklin by Kyle Patterson results in a free kick. Phil Barnes restarts play with the free kick.

63:13 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Wilson comes on in place of Simon Russell.

61:18

Anton Brown has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

60:37

Effort from inside the area by Kyle Patterson misses to the right of the target.

58:07

Centre by Nathan Arnold, clearance by Delroy Gordon. Simon Russell takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Nathan Arnold takes a shot. Save made by Neil Collett. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Simon Russell. A cross is delivered by Nathan Arnold, Darran Kempson produces a right-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

57:51

Paul Clayton sends in a cross, Nathan Arnold takes a shot. Gareth Dean gets a block in.

56:42

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

55:55

Foul by Wesley York on Theo Streete, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

55:10

Anton Brown challenges Danny Sleath unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gavin Cowan takes the free kick.

54:54

Adam Walker takes a shot. Phil Barnes makes a save.

53:43 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Arnold replaces Alastair Taylor.

52:37

Assist by Kyle Patterson.

52:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Walker - Alfreton 0 - 1 Nuneaton Adam Walker gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 0-1 Nuneaton.

52:20

Connor Franklin delivers the ball, Stephen O'Halloran makes a clearance.

51:28

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adam Walker, save by Phil Barnes.

49:07

Delroy Gordon challenges Paul Clayton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Russell takes the direct free kick.

48:44

Stephen O'Halloran crosses the ball, save by Phil Barnes.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +0:22

Effort on goal by Alastair Taylor from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

44:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Cowan by Paul Clayton. Free kick taken by Neil Collett.

41:44

Gavin Cowan delivers the ball, Simon Russell takes a shot. Blocked by Gavin Cowan.

40:30

Paul Clayton takes a shot.

38:52

The ball is swung over by Connor Franklin.

37:14

Wesley York concedes a free kick for a foul on Theo Streete. Direct free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

30:12

Alastair Taylor produces a cross, Ben Tomlinson takes a shot. Save by Neil Collett. Ben Tomlinson challenges Gareth Dean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Collett.

29:51

Gavin Cowan crosses the ball, Josh Law makes a clearance.

28:15

A cross is delivered by Gareth Dean, Kyle Patterson takes a shot. Clearance made by Darran Kempson.

27:36

Foul by Darran Kempson on Kyle Patterson, free kick awarded. James Armson takes the free kick.

24:18

Unfair challenge on Paul Clayton by Delroy Gordon results in a free kick. Simon Russell takes the direct free kick.

21:16

James Armson challenges Simon Russell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Darran Kempson.

20:37

The ball is crossed by Andy Brown, clearance by Theo Streete.

19:02

Wesley York is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

18:02

The ball is delivered by Dan Bradley, save by Neil Collett.

14:54

The ball is delivered by Wesley York, clearance by Anton Brown. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Stephen O'Halloran, save made by Phil Barnes.

12:35

Paul Clayton delivers the ball, save made by Neil Collett.

10:14

Andy Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Theo Streete. Phil Barnes takes the direct free kick.

9:47

Centre by Delroy Gordon, clearance made by Darran Kempson.

8:17

Dan Bradley sends in a cross. The referee blows for offside. Neil Collett restarts play with the free kick.

6:14

Ben Tomlinson takes a shot. Clearance made by Delroy Gordon. The referee blows for offside against Paul Clayton. Free kick taken by Neil Collett.

5:21

Josh Law produces a cross, Gavin Cowan makes a clearance. Paul Clayton is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Neil Collett.

4:34

The ball is sent over by Paul Clayton, clearance by Delroy Gordon. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Russell, Gavin Cowan manages to make a clearance.

3:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Armson by Josh Law. Neil Collett takes the free kick.

2:33

Adam Walker takes a shot. Save made by Phil Barnes. Kyle Patterson is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Phil Barnes. A cross is delivered by Josh Law, clearance by Gareth Dean.

1:37

Gavin Cowan fouled by Ben Tomlinson, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Collett takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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