Alfreton twice came from behind to secure a draw at fellow mid-table side Hereford United.

Ryan Bowman finished tidily for his 13th of the season and Hereford's opener, before Paul Clayton hit the top corner to level.

The hosts went two clear when Stefan Stam headed in a free-kick and Bowman nodded home from close-range.

But Alfreton rallied through Nathan Arnold's poached finish and Connor Franklin's header.

View from the dressing room

Hereford manager Martin Foyle told BBC Hereford and Worcester:

"Their second goal was criminal - it wasn't even a long throw, was it?

"The lad Arnold was facing away, nobody has been to close him down and he's turned and had a shot.

"That was so poor - and then on the third one again it was closing down crosses and Corbs [Andy Corbett] has got done too easily at the back stick.

"James Bittner should have just palmed it away but tried to catch it so, again, it was a very soft goal."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (3)

Hereford United

  • 01 Bittner
  • 06 Graham
  • 14 Stam
  • 27 Musa (Smikle - 83' )
  • 28 Corbett
  • 04 Pell
  • 07 Watkins
  • 17 Evans (Heath - 61' )
  • 21 O'Keefe
  • 10 Sharp
  • 19 Bowman

Substitutes

  • 03 Heath
  • 11 Clist
  • 16 McQuilkin
  • 22 Smikle
  • 26 Perry

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Barnes
  • 02 Law
  • 03 Franklin
  • 06 Kempson Booked
  • 12 Franks
  • 17 Streete
  • 14 Meadows
  • 16 Harriott
  • 09 Clayton
  • 11 Arnold
  • 21 Tomlinson Booked (Worsfold - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Quinn
  • 04 Taylor
  • 18 Wilson
  • 20 Worsfold
Ref: Amey
Att: 1,565

Match Stats

Shots

12 6

On target

5 3

Corners

3 6

Fouls

9 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:30 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:23

Andrew Corbett challenges Nathan Arnold unfairly and gives away a free kick. Phil Barnes takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:22

Corner taken by Josh Law, save by James Bittner.

90:00 +0:51

Chris Sharp sends in a cross, Matty Harriott manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:15

The ball is crossed by Josh Law.

89:56

Marley Watkins takes a shot. Save made by Phil Barnes.

88:30

Ashley Worsfold delivers the ball, clearance by Joe Heath.

86:34

The official flags Ashley Worsfold offside. Luke Graham takes the free kick.

85:59

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by James Bittner.

84:11

A cross is delivered by Matty Harriott, save by James Bittner.

82:53 Substitution

Substitution Brian Smikle replaces James Musa.

82:33

Harry Pell sends in a cross, Danny Meadows manages to make a clearance.

82:00

Foul by Ashley Worsfold on Andrew Corbett, free kick awarded. Andrew Corbett restarts play with the free kick.

80:29 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Worsfold joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ben Tomlinson.

79:46

Andrew Corbett takes the direct free kick.

79:46 Booking

Booking Booking for Ben Tomlinson for unsporting behaviour.

79:34

Ben Tomlinson challenges Andrew Corbett unfairly and gives away a free kick.

78:55

Foul by Connor Franklin on Marley Watkins, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Corbett.

78:00

Theo Streete delivers the ball, Luke Graham manages to make a clearance.

75:26

Luke Graham produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

74:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marley Watkins by Nathan Arnold. Harry Pell takes the free kick.

73:28

The ball is crossed by Matty Harriott, save by James Bittner.

73:02

Marley Watkins sends in a cross, save by Phil Barnes.

72:16

Foul by Connor Franklin on Marley Watkins, free kick awarded. Andrew Corbett restarts play with the free kick.

71:32

Ben Tomlinson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

71:03

Corner taken short by Marley Watkins.

70:47

Ryan Bowman takes a shot. Phil Barnes makes a save.

69:49

Stefan Stam has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

69:17

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Marley Watkins from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Paul Clayton.

69:06

The ball is swung over by Ryan Bowman, Leigh Franks gets a block in.

68:39

Ryan Bowman crosses the ball, clearance by Leigh Franks.

65:59

Corner taken right-footed by Josh Law from the right by-line to the near post, James Musa manages to make a clearance.

65:38

Effort from the edge of the area by Matty Harriott goes wide of the right-hand upright.

64:04

Josh Law delivers the ball.

62:53

Assist by Matty Harriott.

62:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Connor Franklin - Hereford 3 - 3 Alfreton Connor Franklin grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Hereford 3-3 Alfreton Town.

61:10

Chris Sharp gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leigh Franks. Free kick taken by Leigh Franks.

60:38 Substitution

Substitution Joe Heath joins the action as a substitute, replacing Will Evans.

60:07

The ball is sent over by Danny Meadows, James Bittner makes a save.

58:33

Stefan Stam restarts play with the free kick.

58:33 Booking

Booking Darran Kempson shown a yellow card.

58:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bowman by Darran Kempson.

56:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Arnold - Hereford 3 - 2 Alfreton Goal scored by Nathan Arnold from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hereford 3-2 Alfreton Town.

55:11

Corner taken right-footed by Josh Law from the right by-line, save by James Bittner.

54:38

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Law from the left by-line, clearance by Joshua O'Keefe.

53:30

Unfair challenge on Nathan Arnold by Ryan Bowman results in a free kick. Matty Harriott takes the free kick.

52:32

Theo Streete challenges James Musa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Will Evans.

51:45

The ball is delivered by Danny Meadows, Joshua O'Keefe gets a block in.

47:21

Luke Graham provided the assist for the goal.

47:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Bowman - Hereford 3 - 1 Alfreton Ryan Bowman finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Hereford 3-1 Alfreton Town.

46:44

Corner taken right-footed by Will Evans from the right by-line,

46:30

Ryan Bowman takes a shot. Phil Barnes gets a block in.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +3:48 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:06

Assist by Will Evans.

45:00 +1:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Stefan Stam - Hereford 2 - 1 Alfreton Stefan Stam finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Hereford 2-1 Alfreton Town.

44:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darran Kempson on Ryan Bowman. Will Evans takes the free kick,

43:12

The ball is swung over by Josh Law, clearance made by Harry Pell.

42:55

James Musa produces a cross, Darran Kempson makes a clearance.

41:56

Ben Tomlinson is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by James Bittner.

40:50

The offside flag is raised against Ryan Bowman. Phil Barnes takes the direct free kick.

40:00

Nathan Arnold gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Musa. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

39:08

Andrew Corbett concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Clayton. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Josh Law from left channel, Joshua O'Keefe makes a clearance.

38:34

Chris Sharp is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Phil Barnes restarts play with the free kick.

38:02

Harry Pell produces a cross, Danny Meadows makes a clearance.

37:14

Ryan Bowman takes a shot. Blocked by Leigh Franks.

36:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Clayton - Hereford 1 - 1 Alfreton Paul Clayton grabs a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Hereford 1-1 Alfreton Town.

35:16

Nathan Arnold delivers the ball, save by James Bittner.

34:04

Effort from the edge of the area by Chris Sharp goes wide of the right-hand post.

33:11

Close range effort by Paul Clayton clears the crossbar.

32:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Meadows on Joshua O'Keefe. James Bittner takes the free kick.

31:14

Unfair challenge on Ryan Bowman by Josh Law results in a free kick. Stefan Stam takes the free kick.

27:22

Will Evans crosses the ball, Ryan Bowman produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

25:10

Unfair challenge on Matty Harriott by Will Evans results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Leigh Franks.

24:21

Danny Meadows crosses the ball, save by James Bittner.

23:32

Ryan Bowman challenges Darran Kempson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leigh Franks takes the free kick.

22:51

Connor Franklin fouled by Marley Watkins, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

21:06

Josh Law produces a cross, Andrew Corbett manages to make a clearance.

19:26

Assist by Chris Sharp.

19:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Bowman - Hereford 1 - 0 Alfreton Ryan Bowman gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hereford 1-0 Alfreton Town.

19:04

Inswinging corner taken by Josh Law, Stefan Stam makes a clearance.

18:45

The ball is crossed by Josh Law, Stefan Stam makes a clearance.

17:34

Short corner worked by Nathan Arnold, Andrew Corbett manages to make a clearance.

17:06

A cross is delivered by Connor Franklin, Marley Watkins gets a block in.

14:46

Foul by Leigh Franks on Chris Sharp, free kick awarded. Will Evans takes the direct free kick.

10:59

Unfair challenge on Harry Pell by Danny Meadows results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stefan Stam.

10:45

The ball is sent over by Paul Clayton, Luke Graham manages to make a clearance.

8:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Arnold by Will Evans. Direct free kick taken by Josh Law.

7:28

Andrew Corbett delivers the ball, Effort on goal by Harry Pell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

6:21

Unfair challenge on Paul Clayton by Will Evans results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Meadows.

3:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Evans by Paul Clayton. Stefan Stam takes the direct free kick.

1:50

Effort by Will Evans from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

1:12

Unfair challenge on Ryan Bowman by Darran Kempson results in a free kick. James Musa crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Phil Barnes.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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