Chris Sharp's fine strike earned AFC Telford a point against Alfreton in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

The Bucks had keeper Ryan Young to thank after he did well to twice deny Reds striker Ben Tomlinson early on.

But Tomlinson finally got the better of Young just before the break when he was sent clear and coolly slotted home.

Telford pressed for a leveller and got it when Sharp turned on the edge of the box, and unleashed an unstoppable drive to earn his side a point.

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AFC Telford United manager Andy Sinton told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"I am disappointed to not get all three points. It's a tough place to come and they were on a good run.

"We never got going with the ball, and were too deep.

"But our two substitutes came on and we got the reaction I wanted."

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Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (3)

Alfreton Town

  • 22 Stewart
  • 02 Law
  • 03 Franklin
  • 06 Kempson
  • 10 Bradley
  • 17 Streete
  • 23 Killock
  • 14 Meadows
  • 09 Clayton (Brown - 71' )
  • 11 Arnold
  • 21 Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 12 Franks
  • 04 Taylor
  • 07 Brown
  • 19 Russell
  • 20 Worsfold

AFC Telford United

  • 01 Young
  • 03 Valentine
  • 11 Hubbins (Sharp - 53' Booked )
  • 22 Rose Booked
  • 27 Chilvers
  • 08 Trainer
  • 18 Leslie
  • 19 Taylor
  • 10 Jones
  • 17 Spray (St Aimie - 53' )
  • 21 Brown

Substitutes

  • 25 Collister
  • 05 Preston
  • 24 Roberts
  • 16 St Aimie
  • 09 Sharp
Ref: Ford
Att: 572

Match Stats

Shots

14 10

On target

8 4

Corners

6 7

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:06 Full time

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

90:00 +2:25

Ryan Valentine takes a shot. Save made by Jon Stewart.

89:10

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Law from the right by-line, Anton Brown takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken by Josh Law.

88:35

Outswinging corner taken by Josh Law from the right by-line, Ross Killock takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

88:10

Nathan Arnold takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

85:13

Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan Brown from the left by-line, clearance by Ross Killock.

84:06

Effort on goal by Steven Leslie from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

83:31

Anton Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Brown. Steven Leslie takes the direct free kick.

82:42

Anton Brown produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

82:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Trainer on Dan Bradley. Dan Bradley takes the free kick.

81:13

Danny Meadows has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

78:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Sharp by Dan Bradley. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jonathan Brown.

77:30

Unfair challenge on Steven Leslie by Danny Meadows results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kris Taylor.

74:11

Jon Stewart restarts play with the free kick.

74:11 Booking

Booking Chris Sharp goes into the referee's book for persistent infringement.

74:04

The referee penalises Chris Sharp for handball.

72:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kris Taylor on Nathan Arnold. Free kick crossed right-footed by Josh Law from right wing.

71:11

Steven Leslie takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

70:45

Corner from the left by-line taken by Steven Leslie, Ross Killock makes a clearance.

68:23 Substitution

Substitution Paul Clayton goes off and Anton Brown comes on.

68:23

Steven Leslie is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Josh Law. Effort from the edge of the area by Steve Jones goes wide of the right-hand upright.

68:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Sharp - Alfreton 1 - 1 AFC Telf'd Chris Sharp gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 1-1 AFC Telford.

66:01

Dan Bradley takes a shot. Jordan Rose gets a block in.

65:21

The official flags Chris Sharp offside. Jon Stewart takes the indirect free kick.

64:26

Steven Leslie produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

63:42

Steve Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Dan Bradley. Darran Kempson restarts play with the free kick.

62:32

Steve Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Ross Killock.

60:09

Josh Law delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing. Paul Clayton takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

60:09 Booking

Booking Jordan Rose goes into the referee's book.

59:59

Paul Clayton fouled by Jordan Rose, the ref awards a free kick.

58:36

Chris Sharp produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

56:44

Foul by Chris Sharp on Theo Streete, free kick awarded. Jon Stewart takes the direct free kick.

55:27

Darran Kempson challenges Chris Sharp unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kris Taylor takes the free kick.

54:46

Foul by Kris Taylor on Nathan Arnold, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Josh Law.

54:18

Effort by Jonathan Brown from a long way out goes over the target.

52:19 Substitution

Substitution Chris Sharp joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Hubbins.

52:19 Substitution

Substitution Kieron St Aimie joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Spray.

51:52

The referee blows for offside. Ryan Young takes the indirect free kick.

48:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Clayton on Liam Chilvers. Ryan Valentine takes the free kick.

48:12

Steven Leslie crosses the ball.

46:45

James Spray has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

45:53

Unfair challenge on Steve Jones by Ross Killock results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jonathan Brown.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

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

45:00 +0:10

Steven Leslie takes the inswinging corner, James Spray challenges Jon Stewart unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon Stewart takes the direct free kick.

44:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Tomlinson - Alfreton 1 - 0 AFC Telf'd Ben Tomlinson grabs a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 1-0 AFC Telford.

42:19

Paul Clayton is caught offside. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

38:37

Ben Tomlinson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

36:26

Dan Bradley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Leslie. Steven Leslie delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

35:56

Corner taken by Steven Leslie from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Connor Franklin.

35:02

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Law from the right by-line, Liam Chilvers fouled by Paul Clayton, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

34:48

Ben Tomlinson takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

34:01

Phil Trainer takes a shot. Jon Stewart makes a save.

32:30

Steve Jones delivers the ball, Josh Law makes a clearance.

30:46

Corner taken short by Jonathan Brown. The ball is crossed by Jonathan Brown.

27:31

Unfair challenge on Steve Jones by Ross Killock results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Steven Leslie, Connor Franklin makes a clearance.

26:24

Paul Clayton challenges Phil Trainer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Young.

22:57

The assistant referee signals for offside against Paul Clayton. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

20:55

Ben Tomlinson takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young. Josh Law takes the inswinging corner, save by Ryan Young.

19:34

The ball is swung over by Danny Meadows. Shot by Connor Franklin from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

19:12

Foul by Phil Trainer on Dan Bradley, free kick awarded. Ben Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

17:10

The assistant referee flags for offside against James Spray. Ross Killock takes the free kick.

16:38

The official flags Nathan Arnold offside. Ryan Young takes the indirect free kick.

16:02

Josh Law crosses the ball, blocked by Jordan Rose. Josh Law takes a outswinging corner.

13:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Rose on Paul Clayton. Josh Law delivers the ball, Close range header by Ross Killock misses to the right of the goal.

13:01

Josh Law fouled by Jordan Rose, the ref awards a free kick. Josh Law takes the direct free kick.

12:37

Dan Bradley takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Chilvers.

9:34

The ball is swung over by Luke Hubbins, Ross Killock makes a clearance.

7:47

Jonathan Brown takes the inswinging corner, Darran Kempson makes a clearance.

3:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Spray on Darran Kempson. Jon Stewart takes the free kick.

3:07

Unfair challenge on Jordan Rose by Paul Clayton results in a free kick. Ryan Young takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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