Alfreton Town pulled five points clear of the Blue Square Bet Premier relegation zone thanks to a comfortable win over fellow strugglers Southport.

The visitors led within two minutes through Anton Brown's 20-yard curler.

And they were 2-0 up by the break when Danny Meadows headed into an empty net after a defensive mix-up.

Southport, who are now just one point and one place outside of the bottom four, went close to pulling a goal back when Andy Parry's strike hit the post.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (2)

Southport

  • 01 Hedge
  • 02 Smith
  • 03 Lever
  • 06 Grand
  • 09 Owens
  • 14 Byrne Booked
  • 05 Parry
  • 07 Whalley
  • 08 Ledsham (Benjamin - 77' )
  • 21 Kay (Clancy - 57' )
  • 11 Almond

Substitutes

  • 13 Hibbert
  • 23 Willis
  • 10 Clancy
  • 12 Benjamin
  • 18 Tames

Alfreton Town

  • 22 Pickford
  • 05 Quinn
  • 06 Kempson
  • 10 Bradley
  • 16 Rose
  • 17 Streete Booked
  • 07 Brown
  • 08 Soares
  • 14 Meadows
  • 11 Arnold
  • 15 Boden Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 Franks
  • 04 Taylor
  • 18 Hewitt
  • 09 Clayton
  • 21 Tomlinson
Ref: Toner
Att: 830

Match Stats

Shots

5 12

On target

3 7

Corners

8 12

Fouls

5 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:30 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:12

Shaun Whalley takes a shot. Jordan Pickford makes a save.

90:00 +2:45

The referee gives a free kick against Scott Boden for handball. Jonathan Hedge takes the direct free kick.

89:54

Corner taken by Sean Clancy from the right by-line, clearance made by Dan Bradley.

87:10

Nathan Arnold produces a cross, Foul by Theo Streete on Chris Lever, free kick awarded. Sean Clancy takes the free kick.

84:44

Neill Byrne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Louie Soares. Jordan Rose restarts play with the free kick.

77:00 Substitution

Substitution Russell Benjamin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Karl Ledsham.

76:16

Neill Byrne takes a shot. Save by Jonathan Hedge.

75:55

Jordan Rose takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Parry.

70:01 Booking

Booking Scott Boden shown a yellow card.

69:43

Scott Boden is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

68:17

The referee blows for offside. Jonathan Hedge takes the indirect free kick.

68:03

Chris Lever is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Meadows.

63:35

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Louie Soares, save by Jonathan Hedge.

63:00

Dan Bradley takes the direct free kick.

63:00 Booking

Booking The referee shows Neill Byrne a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

62:48

Handball by Neill Byrne.

62:09

The assistant referee flags for offside against Nathan Arnold. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

61:31

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Karl Ledsham.

59:23 Booking

Booking Caution for Theo Streete.

57:04

Anton Brown takes a shot. Corner taken by Louie Soares from the left by-line, Neill Byrne manages to make a clearance.

55:15 Substitution

Substitution Sean Clancy replaces Scott Kay.

54:42

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

54:03

Corner taken right-footed by Louie Soares. Corner taken by Louie Soares from the left by-line, clearance made by Karl Ledsham.

53:34

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Louie Soares from the left by-line, clearance made by Andy Parry.

50:02

Anton Brown takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Corner taken by Karl Ledsham from the right by-line to the near post, Adam Quinn makes a clearance. Chris Almond takes a shot. Blocked by Darran Kempson. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Karl Ledsham, save made by Jordan Pickford. Corner from the left by-line taken by Shaun Whalley, save by Jordan Pickford.

49:33

Inswinging corner taken by Karl Ledsham from the right by-line, clearance made by Darran Kempson.

48:16

Nathan Arnold takes a shot. Darran Kempson gets a block in. Corner taken by Louie Soares, clearance made by Chris Lever.

46:41

Inswinging corner taken by Karl Ledsham from the right by-line.

46:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neill Byrne by Scott Boden. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

45:49

Shot from deep inside the area by Chris Almond clears the bar.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

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

45:00 +0:24

Danny Meadows takes a shot. Save by Jonathan Hedge.

44:25

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Louie Soares, save made by Jonathan Hedge.

43:53

Corner from left by-line taken by Louie Soares.

40:31

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Andy Parry hits the post.

39:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dan Bradley on Chris Lever. James Smith takes the indirect free kick.

37:37

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Shaun Whalley from the left by-line, clearance by Anton Brown.

36:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Meadows - Southport 0 - 2 Alfreton Danny Meadows scores a headed goal from inside the area. Southport 0-2 Alfreton Town.

35:42

Danny Meadows fouled by Karl Ledsham, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jordan Pickford.

34:59

Nathan Arnold challenges Chris Lever unfairly and gives away a free kick. Karl Ledsham restarts play with the free kick.

34:17

Scott Boden takes a shot. Save by Jonathan Hedge.

32:16

Scott Boden takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

28:49

Scott Boden is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

27:47

Jordan Rose takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken by Louie Soares.

26:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Boden on Scott Kay. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

22:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Rose on Karl Ledsham. Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

21:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dan Bradley by Scott Kay. Jordan Rose takes the free kick.

15:05

Dan Bradley has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target. Corner taken by Louie Soares from the left by-line, Dan Bradley takes a shot. James Smith gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Louie Soares.

14:31

Andy Parry challenges Anton Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jordan Pickford.

12:59

A cross is delivered by Theo Streete, Andy Parry manages to make a clearance.

9:21

Karl Ledsham fouled by Darran Kempson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by James Smith.

7:05

The offside flag is raised against Shaun Whalley. Jordan Pickford takes the direct free kick.

2:28

The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott Boden. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

1:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Anton Brown - Southport 0 - 1 Alfreton Anton Brown scores. Southport 0-1 Alfreton Town.

0:34

Nathan Arnold fouled by Andy Parry, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jordan Pickford.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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