Barrow's survival hopes were dealt a bitter blow as they fell to a defeat at Alfreton, meaning they are four points adrift of safety with two games left.

Paul Clayton broke the deadlock with a simple finish inside the six-yard box.

Clayton's 18-yard volley doubled his side's lead, before Nathan Arnold bagged a brace of his own.

His drilled effort from the edge of the penalty area was followed by a late strike from close range to put the result even further beyond doubt.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Alfreton Town

  • 22 Pickford
  • 02 Law
  • 06 Kempson Booked
  • 10 Bradley
  • 16 Rose
  • 17 Streete
  • 14 Meadows
  • 18 Hewitt
  • 09 Clayton (Worsfold - 83' )
  • 11 Arnold
  • 21 Tomlinson (Soares - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Barnes
  • 12 Franks
  • 04 Taylor
  • 08 Soares
  • 20 Worsfold

Barrow

  • 01 Hurst
  • 03 Skelton
  • 04 Hessey (McConville - 60' )
  • 05 Pearson
  • 18 O'Donnell
  • 07 Rutherford
  • 08 Baker
  • 14 Harvey
  • 15 Hunter (Flynn - 72' )
  • 09 Boyes
  • 10 Rowe (Dawson - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Tongue
  • 02 Flynn
  • 06 Owen
  • 12 Dawson
  • 22 McConville
Ref: Martin
Att: 525

Match Stats

Shots

15 9

On target

10 4

Corners

6 2

Fouls

15 12

Live Text Commentary

93:40 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +0:54

Josh Law sends in a cross, clearance by Danny O'Donnell.

88:47

Jordan Rose concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean McConville. Matt Flynn restarts play with the free kick.

88:30

Louie Soares has an effort at goal. Save by Danny Hurst.

84:33

Foul by Ashley Worsfold on Richie Baker, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mike Pearson.

82:36 Substitution

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

82:36 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Worsfold joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Clayton.

81:56

Sean McConville takes a shot. Save by Jordan Pickford.

80:26

Ben Tomlinson provided the assist for the goal.

80:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Arnold - Alfreton 4 - 0 Barrow Goal scored by Nathan Arnold from close in low into the middle of the goal. Alfreton Town 4-0 Barrow.

77:37

Alex-Ray Harvey challenges Dan Bradley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darran Kempson.

75:54

Headed effort from inside the area by Danny O'Donnell misses to the left of the goal.

75:23

Unfair challenge on Adam Boyes by Theo Streete results in a free kick. Sean McConville takes the direct free kick.

74:53

Mike Pearson fouled by Ben Tomlinson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

74:16

Nathan Arnold takes a shot. Danny Hurst makes a save.

73:25

Gavin Skelton fouled by Paul Clayton, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Skelton.

72:42

Adam Boyes takes a shot. Darran Kempson gets a block in.

71:17

Matt Flynn restarts play with the free kick.

71:17 Substitution

Substitution Matt Flynn on for Garry Hunter.

71:17 Substitution

Substitution (Barrow) makes a substitution, with Adam Dawson coming on for Danny L Rowe.

71:17

Steven Hewitt is adjudged to have handled the ball.

69:55

Paul Rutherford crosses the ball, save by Jordan Pickford.

68:36

The assist for the goal came from Dan Bradley.

68:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Arnold - Alfreton 3 - 0 Barrow Nathan Arnold fires in a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 3-0 Barrow.

66:46

Unfair challenge on Steven Hewitt by Richie Baker results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jordan Rose.

65:35

Steven Hewitt produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

65:22

Ben Tomlinson takes a shot. Blocked by Danny O'Donnell.

63:35

Unfair challenge on Paul Rutherford by Nathan Arnold results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Skelton.

62:28

Sean McConville gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Clayton. Ben Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

61:42

Adam Boyes challenges Theo Streete unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jordan Pickford takes the free kick.

58:45 Substitution

Substitution (Barrow) makes a substitution, with Sean McConville coming on for Sean Hessey.

58:45

Nathan Arnold produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

57:17

Josh Law takes the outswinging corner, Ben Tomlinson takes a shot. Clearance by Garry Hunter. Josh Law takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

55:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Clayton on Danny O'Donnell. Free kick taken by Garry Hunter.

53:24

The assist for the goal came from Steven Hewitt.

53:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Clayton - Alfreton 2 - 0 Barrow Paul Clayton scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 2-0 Barrow.

52:43

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

51:59

Danny L Rowe fouled by Theo Streete, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean Hessey.

51:25

Danny L Rowe takes a shot. Save by Jordan Pickford.

49:56

Paul Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Baker. Richie Baker takes the direct free kick.

49:27

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Richie Baker played to the near post, Josh Law makes a clearance.

47:31

Unfair challenge on Ben Tomlinson by Garry Hunter results in a free kick. Josh Law delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

46:20

Josh Law provided the assist for the goal.

46:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Clayton - Alfreton 1 - 0 Barrow Paul Clayton scores a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Alfreton Town 1-0 Barrow.

45:20

Danny L Rowe concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Meadows. Josh Law shoots direct from the free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:01 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

44:37

The assistant referee flags for offside against Adam Boyes. Jordan Pickford restarts play with the free kick.

41:19

Strike on goal comes in from Sean Hessey from the free kick.

41:19 Booking

Booking The referee books Darran Kempson for unsporting behaviour.

40:59

Unfair challenge on Alex-Ray Harvey by Darran Kempson results in a free kick.

40:37

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Law, Alex-Ray Harvey manages to make a clearance.

38:34

Dan Bradley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Baker. Free kick taken by Danny O'Donnell.

36:45

Gavin Skelton produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

35:01

Danny Meadows sends in a cross, clearance made by Mike Pearson.

33:33

Danny O'Donnell takes a shot. Save made by Jordan Pickford.

31:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Rose on Paul Rutherford. Direct free kick taken by Garry Hunter.

28:57

Corner taken by Josh Law from the left by-line to the near post.

28:47

Danny Meadows takes a shot. Danny Hurst makes a save.

27:50

Shot from inside the area by Steven Hewitt clears the bar.

27:04

Foul by Paul Clayton on Danny O'Donnell, free kick awarded. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

25:30

The ball is swung over by Sean Hessey, clearance made by Theo Streete.

25:10

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Richie Baker.

24:57

Richie Baker takes a shot. Dan Bradley gets a block in.

22:51

Unfair challenge on Garry Hunter by Paul Clayton results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Garry Hunter.

20:54

Darran Kempson fouled by Adam Boyes, the ref awards a free kick. Darran Kempson takes the free kick.

20:03

Paul Clayton fouled by Gavin Skelton, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is delivered by Josh Law, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Ben Tomlinson misses to the left of the goal.

17:23

Foul by Danny O'Donnell on Ben Tomlinson, free kick awarded. Steven Hewitt takes the free kick.

15:46

Handball decision goes against Ben Tomlinson. Garry Hunter takes the indirect free kick.

12:26

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Law from the right by-line.

11:52

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Law from the right by-line, Danny O'Donnell makes a clearance.

11:39

Ben Tomlinson takes a shot. Save by Danny Hurst.

10:11

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jordan Pickford.

9:42

The ball is sent over by Dan Bradley, clearance made by Richie Baker.

8:47

Theo Streete gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Boyes. Sean Hessey takes the direct free kick.

7:53

Unfair challenge on Josh Law by Gavin Skelton results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Josh Law.

7:18

Effort from outside the penalty box by Danny L Rowe goes wide right of the goal.

5:21

Paul Clayton is caught offside. Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.

2:42

Unfair challenge on Ben Tomlinson by Garry Hunter results in a free kick. Josh Law crosses the ball in from the free kick, Richie Baker makes a clearance.

1:59

Danny L Rowe challenges Jordan Rose unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jordan Rose.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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