Danny Meadows's 89th-minute winner earned Alfreton all three points in a thrilling encounter against Dartford.

The Darts scored when Ryan Hayes netted from 15 yards, before Meadows headed in Nathan Arnold's cross to equalise just before the break.

However, the visitors were back in front through Nathan Collier's header.

But the Reds again came back when Anton Brown poked in from close range, before Meadows struck from inside the area late on for a memorable win.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

"To come away from home, score two goals and then lose is a bitter pill to swallow.

"I'm not saying we tore them apart, but we had three great chances, and one dubious offside goal. I'm really disappointed.

"We have got to add to our squad and get some fresh legs in. That's what I will keep trying to do."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Barnes
  • 02 Law
  • 03 Franklin (Harriott - 34' )
  • 10 Bradley (Worsfold - 65' )
  • 12 Franks
  • 17 Streete Booked
  • 23 Killock
  • 07 Brown
  • 14 Meadows
  • 11 Arnold
  • 21 Tomlinson Booked (Clayton - 53' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Quinn
  • 16 Harriott
  • 19 Russell
  • 09 Clayton
  • 20 Worsfold

Dartford

  • 12 Bettinelli Booked
  • 02 Rose Booked
  • 04 Champion
  • 13 Rogers (Eisa - 90' )
  • 16 Arber Booked
  • 08 Wallis
  • 10 Bradbrook (Monger - 90' )
  • 20 Burns
  • 07 Hayes
  • 09 Erskine (Collier - 16' )
  • 21 Crawford

Substitutes

  • 24 Sutton
  • 30 Eisa
  • 15 Collier
  • 18 Martin
  • 26 Monger
Ref: Anthony Backhouse
Att: 522

Match Stats

Shots

15 7

On target

10 4

Corners

6 0

Fouls

6 10

Live Text Commentary

94:32 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:18 Substitution

Substitution George Monger on for Elliot Bradbrook.

90:00 +2:40

The referee gives a free kick against Matty Harriott for handball. Mark Arber restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:55 Substitution

Substitution (Dartford) makes a substitution, with Mohamed Eisa coming on for James Rogers.

89:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Worsfold by Elliot Bradbrook. Free kick taken by Nathan Arnold.

88:01

The assist for the goal came from Nathan Arnold.

88:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Meadows - Alfreton 3 - 2 Dartford Danny Meadows fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 3-2 Dartford.

86:52

Josh Law fouled by Jon Wallis, the ref awards a free kick. Leigh Franks takes the free kick.

84:28

Ryan Hayes restarts play with the free kick.

84:28 Booking

Booking The referee shows Theo Streete a yellow card.

84:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Theo Streete on Harry Crawford.

83:45

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.

80:52

Harry Crawford fouled by Leigh Franks, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jon Wallis.

79:15

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Law, save by Marcus Bettinelli.

78:40

Outswinging corner taken by Josh Law, Elliot Bradbrook makes a clearance.

77:57

Josh Law takes the inswinging corner, Leigh Franks takes a shot. Mark Arber manages to make a clearance.

75:56

Anton Brown produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

74:14

The assist for the goal came from Nathan Arnold.

74:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Anton Brown - Alfreton 2 - 2 Dartford Goal scored by Anton Brown from close in low into the middle of the goal. Alfreton Town 2-2 Dartford.

71:57

Ashley Worsfold takes a shot. Marcus Bettinelli makes a brilliant save.

70:18

Josh Law restarts play with the free kick.

70:18 Booking

Booking Mark Arber receives a caution.

69:55

Mark Arber concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Clayton.

68:03

The official flags Harry Crawford offside. Phil Barnes restarts play with the free kick.

66:13

Foul by Elliot Bradbrook on Matty Harriott, free kick awarded. Josh Law shoots direct from the free kick.

64:52 Substitution

Substitution Dan Bradley leaves the field to be replaced by Ashley Worsfold.

64:06

Header from close in by Anton Brown misses to the left of the goal.

60:44

Ross Killock delivers the ball, Mark Arber manages to make a clearance.

58:36

Assist by Ryan Hayes.

58:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Collier - Alfreton 1 - 2 Dartford Nathan Collier scores a headed goal from close range. Alfreton Town 1-2 Dartford.

57:19

Nathan Collier produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.

55:51

The ball is swung over by Josh Law, comfortable save by Marcus Bettinelli.

54:10

The assistant referee flags for offside against Paul Clayton. Marcus Bettinelli restarts play with the free kick.

52:38 Substitution

Substitution Paul Clayton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ben Tomlinson.

50:24

Outswinging corner taken by Josh Law from the right by-line, save by Marcus Bettinelli.

49:47

Josh Law takes the indirect free kick.

49:47 Booking

Booking Richard Rose receives a caution.

48:18

Richard Rose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Meadows.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +3:04 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:00

The assist for the goal came from Nathan Arnold.

45:00 +1:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Meadows - Alfreton 1 - 1 Dartford Danny Meadows grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Alfreton Town 1-1 Dartford.

44:52

The official flags Harry Crawford offside. Phil Barnes restarts play with the free kick.

44:24

Elliot Bradbrook takes a shot. Theo Streete gets a block in.

43:38

Jon Wallis fouled by Matty Harriott, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Arber takes the direct free kick.

40:24 Booking

Booking Marcus Bettinelli goes into the referee's book.

40:05 Booking

Booking Ben Tomlinson receives a yellow card.

39:11

Shot by Danny Meadows. Marcus Bettinelli makes a save.

36:45

The official flags Harry Crawford offside. Free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

36:07

Shot by Dan Bradley from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

33:42 Substitution

Substitution (Alfreton Town) makes a substitution, with Matty Harriott coming on for Connor Franklin.

31:47

The assistant referee flags for offside against Nathan Collier. Phil Barnes takes the indirect free kick.

30:24

Anton Brown takes a shot. Save by Marcus Bettinelli.

29:51

Theo Streete challenges Ryan Hayes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Arber takes the direct free kick.

29:03

Header from close range by Harry Crawford misses to the right of the target.

28:22

Elliot Bradbrook gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dan Bradley. Ross Killock takes the indirect free kick.

27:54

Corner taken by Josh Law, Nathan Collier manages to make a clearance.

27:41

The ball is delivered by Connor Franklin, clearance made by Lee Burns.

24:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Elliot Bradbrook on Anton Brown. Josh Law restarts play with the free kick.

22:38

Nathan Collier gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anton Brown. Free kick taken by Josh Law.

21:55

Anton Brown takes a shot. Clearance by Lee Burns.

20:48

Richard Rose concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Meadows. Josh Law takes the indirect free kick.

19:37

Corner from the left by-line taken by Josh Law, Danny Meadows takes a shot. Save by Marcus Bettinelli.

19:21

The ball is delivered by Nathan Arnold, blocked by Mark Arber.

16:43

Nathan Arnold produces a cross.

15:56 Substitution

Substitution Jacob Erskine leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Collier.

13:48

The ball is sent over by Lee Burns, Harry Crawford takes a shot. Save by Phil Barnes.

11:56

Unfair challenge on Ryan Hayes by Connor Franklin results in a free kick. Ryan Hayes restarts play with the free kick.

11:29

Ben Tomlinson takes a shot. Save by Marcus Bettinelli.

10:11

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nathan Arnold. Marcus Bettinelli takes the indirect free kick.

8:27

Centre by Dan Bradley, Mark Arber manages to make a clearance.

7:14

Unfair challenge on Josh Law by Mark Arber results in a free kick. Josh Law takes the indirect free kick.

6:32

Effort from the edge of the box by Harry Crawford goes wide of the left-hand upright.

4:59

Headed effort on goal by Anton Brown from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

4:36

Danny Meadows delivers the ball, Mark Arber makes a clearance.

2:17

The assist for the goal came from Jacob Erskine.

2:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Hayes - Alfreton 0 - 1 Dartford Goal scored by Ryan Hayes from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 0-1 Dartford.

1:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anton Brown on Tom Champion. Marcus Bettinelli restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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