Telford missed a chance to move out of the Blue Square Bet Premier relegation zone as their game with mid-table Alfreton ended in stalemate.

Josh Law and Danny Meadows had chances for the visitors inside the first three minutes, but were denied by Ryan Young.

Telford's best effort came from Steve Jones after the break when his left-foot shot hit the crossbar.

Theo Streete and Nathan Arnold wasted good openings for Alfreton but neither side could not find a way through.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

AFC Telford United manager Andy Sinton told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"I think we did enough to win the game, we had chance after chance. We are creating chances, but we need to be more ruthless in front of goal.

"We've drawn 14 games now and that just shows how competitive we are. We just haven't had enough to turn games in our favour but I am heartened by the performance today.

"We've had two clean sheets now and that elusive win keeps evading us. We need an extra bit of quality in the club and we'll get there."

"I heard of 60 people came down to get this game on - and I got out my sick bed to join them."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (4)

AFC Telford

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Salmon
  • 05 Preston
  • 22 Rose
  • 07 Rooney Booked
  • 08 Trainer
  • 09 Kinsella (Hubbins - 62' )
  • 18 Leslie
  • 19 Taylor Booked
  • 10 Jones (Spray - 78' )
  • 15 Reid

Substitutes

  • 25 Collister
  • 11 Hubbins
  • 24 Lamplough
  • 16 St Aimie
  • 17 Spray

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Barnes
  • 02 Law
  • 03 Franklin
  • 06 Kempson Booked
  • 12 Franks Booked
  • 17 Streete Booked
  • 14 Meadows (Bradley - 70' )
  • 16 Harriott Booked
  • 09 Clayton
  • 11 Arnold
  • 21 Tomlinson (Soares - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Quinn
  • 10 Bradley
  • 07 Brown
  • 08 Soares
  • 20 Worsfold
Ref: Whitton
Att: 1,291

Match Stats

Shots

14 8

On target

6 5

Corners

7 3

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:14 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +1:34 Booking

Booking Nathan Rooney is shown a yellow card.

90:00 +1:08

James Spray takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

89:44

Unfair challenge on Darran Kempson by Jake Reid results in a free kick. Phil Barnes takes the direct free kick.

87:38

Inswinging corner taken by Nathan Rooney from the right by-line.

87:19

Inswinging corner taken by James Spray from the right by-line.

86:58

Jake Reid takes a shot. Save by Phil Barnes.

86:12

Corner taken right-footed by Nathan Rooney from the left by-line, Leigh Franks manages to make a clearance.

84:31

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Law, save by Ryan Young.

82:16

Unfair challenge on Theo Streete by James Spray results in a free kick. Phil Barnes takes the direct free kick.

77:17 Substitution

Substitution James Spray joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steve Jones.

75:55

Corner taken by Josh Law.

75:28

Nathan Arnold takes a shot. Ryan Young makes a save.

72:17

The offside flag is raised against Steve Jones. Josh Law takes the free kick.

69:50 Substitution

Substitution Danny Meadows goes off and Dan Bradley comes on.

69:32

Effort on goal by Theo Streete from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

68:43

The referee blows for offside against Steve Jones. Free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

68:01

Nathan Arnold takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

67:24

Effort from inside the area by Luke Hubbins misses to the left of the goal.

66:33

Matty Harriott challenges Daniel Preston unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

65:21

Corner taken left-footed by Steven Leslie to the near post, clearance by Connor Franklin.

65:02

Steve Jones takes a shot. Phil Barnes makes a save.

64:42

Jake Reid fouled by Darran Kempson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kris Taylor.

64:12 Substitution

Substitution Ben Tomlinson leaves the field to be replaced by Louie Soares.

63:37

Josh Law sends in a cross.

61:42 Substitution

Substitution Luke Hubbins replaces Gerard Kinsella.

61:00

Jake Reid produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

58:34

Steve Jones is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

57:47

Direct free kick taken by Kris Taylor.

57:47 Booking

Booking Matty Harriott goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

57:30

Foul by Matty Harriott on Kris Taylor, free kick awarded.

56:55

Shot from long distance by Steven Leslie misses to the right of the target.

55:54

The offside flag is raised against Jake Reid. Indirect free kick taken by Darran Kempson.

54:38

Corner taken by Josh Law.

54:18

Connor Franklin takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

53:49

Nathan Rooney challenges Danny Meadows unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Theo Streete.

52:52

Steve Jones takes a shot. Effort on goal by Jake Reid from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

52:18

Jake Reid takes a shot. Save made by Phil Barnes. Steve Jones takes a shot. Save made by Phil Barnes.

50:11

Steve Jones is caught offside. Phil Barnes takes the indirect free kick.

49:46

Jake Reid sends in a cross, Danny Meadows manages to make a clearance.

47:42 Booking

Booking Theo Streete goes into the referee's book for dissent.

46:42

Effort on goal by Josh Law from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:47 Half time

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

45:00 +1:14

Paul Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Preston. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Young.

45:00 +0:28

Will Salmon handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Will Salmon takes the indirect free kick.

43:48

Daniel Preston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Clayton. Free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

43:16

Corner taken by Nathan Rooney, Daniel Preston has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

40:13

Unfair challenge on Nathan Rooney by Paul Clayton results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kris Taylor.

39:16

Corner taken left-footed by Steven Leslie from the right by-line, save by Phil Barnes.

38:24

Kris Taylor decides to take a short corner.

35:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Law by Jake Reid. Darran Kempson takes the free kick.

33:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Trainer by Paul Clayton. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

32:43

Phil Trainer challenges Ben Tomlinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Phil Barnes takes the direct free kick.

31:35

Will Salmon restarts play with the free kick.

31:35 Booking

Booking Leigh Franks booked for unsporting behaviour.

31:21

Leigh Franks challenges Gerard Kinsella unfairly and gives away a free kick.

30:40

Steve Jones is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

29:27

Paul Clayton is caught offside. Will Salmon takes the indirect free kick.

25:00

Jordan Rose challenges Paul Clayton unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Josh Law.

23:48

Josh Law gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Taylor. Will Salmon takes the direct free kick.

17:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darran Kempson on Jake Reid. Free kick crossed by Kris Taylor.

16:11 Booking

Booking Darran Kempson receives a yellow card.

14:05

Effort on goal by Josh Law from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

12:33

Darran Kempson restarts play with the free kick.

12:33 Booking

Booking Kris Taylor is cautioned.

12:05

Unfair challenge on Theo Streete by Kris Taylor results in a free kick.

9:10

Effort on goal by Steven Leslie from just inside the area clears the bar.

8:51

Gerard Kinsella takes a shot. Save by Phil Barnes.

8:35

Nathan Rooney takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Meadows.

7:43

Matty Harriott concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Trainer. Kris Taylor takes the free kick.

6:21

Nathan Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matty Harriott. Theo Streete restarts play with the free kick.

3:19

Gerard Kinsella challenges Nathan Arnold unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Leigh Franks.

2:37

Josh Law takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

2:02

Danny Meadows takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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