Alfreton secured their third win in four after condemning Forest Green to their fifth consecutive defeat.

Josh Law's drilled effort gave the hosts the lead following good work from Alastair Taylor on nine minutes.

Taylor then forced away keeper Sam Russell into a fine save, before Nathan Arnold doubled the Reds' advantage with a fine strike before the break.

Jamie Turley nodded in James Norwood's cross to reduce the deficit, but they could not level.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Forest Green Rovers Manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"The first half performance was awful, the second half we were very good and should have won the game twice over.

"It's not about anything other than looking at ourselves to get stronger mentally. They've got to ask themselves why they were so poor in the first half, and then utterly dominated the second half.

"In many respects we've got to be glad that the season is over because we have limped over the finish line. There's a lot of hard work and thinking to do.

"Up until the last four games, we were in with a chance of the play-offs, but we haven't proved to be mentally strong enough."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Alfreton Town

  • 22 Pickford Booked
  • 02 Law
  • 03 Franklin
  • 06 Kempson
  • 10 Bradley
  • 16 Rose
  • 17 Streete
  • 04 Taylor Booked (Tomlinson - 61' )
  • 14 Meadows (Hewitt - 83' )
  • 09 Clayton (Soares - 75' )
  • 11 Arnold

Substitutes

  • 01 Barnes
  • 08 Soares
  • 18 Hewitt
  • 20 Worsfold
  • 21 Tomlinson

Forest Green Rovers

  • 23 Russell
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 03 Stokes
  • 05 Turley Booked
  • 06 Bennett
  • 08 Klukowski (Williams - 79' )
  • 11 Forbes
  • 10 Vieira (Taylor - 31' )
  • 20 Norwood
  • 27 Odubade (Rowe - 38' )
  • 30 Connolly

Substitutes

  • 01 Bulman
  • 16 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 19 Rowe
  • 14 Taylor
  • 25 Williams
Ref: Anthony Backhouse
Att: 759

Match Stats

Shots

9 7

On target

6 3

Corners

3 3

Fouls

10 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:24 Full time

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

90:00 +1:50

James Norwood takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

90:00 +1:38

James Norwood produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Blocked by Theo Streete.

90:00 +1:10

Indirect free kick taken by Jordan Pickford.

90:00 +1:10 Booking

Booking Jordan Pickford booked for time wasting.

90:00 +0:31

Matt Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Connor Franklin.

88:51

Josh Law challenges Saul Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Chris Stokes.

85:35

Ben Tomlinson takes a shot. Save by Sam Russell. Effort from the edge of the area by Steven Hewitt goes wide of the right-hand post.

84:52

Unfair challenge on Kieron Forbes by Darran Kempson results in a free kick. James Norwood takes the free kick.

82:16 Substitution

Substitution Steven Hewitt replaces Danny Meadows.

81:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Law by Jared Hodgkiss. Josh Law takes the free kick.

78:30 Substitution

Substitution Saul Williams joins the action as a substitute, replacing Yan Klukowski.

78:03

The referee gives a free kick against Dan Bradley for handball. Jamie Turley takes the free kick.

77:39

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Law from the left by-line, clearance by James Norwood.

76:50

Foul by Nathan Arnold on James Rowe, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Russell.

74:54 Substitution

Substitution Paul Clayton leaves the field to be replaced by Louie Soares.

73:42

James Norwood has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

68:08

James Rowe has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

62:29

Kieron Forbes is adjudged to have handled the ball. Indirect free kick taken by Jordan Rose.

60:44

Indirect free kick taken by Sam Russell.

60:44 Substitution

Substitution Alastair Taylor leaves the field to be replaced by Ben Tomlinson.

60:44

Danny Meadows concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Turley.

57:57

Matt Taylor fouled by Theo Streete, the ref awards a free kick. James Norwood takes the indirect free kick.

55:00

The assist for the goal came from James Norwood.

55:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Turley - Alfreton 2 - 1 Forest Grn Jamie Turley grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Alfreton Town 2-1 Forest Green.

54:18

Matt Taylor takes a shot. Darran Kempson gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by James Norwood,

50:51 Booking

Booking Alastair Taylor receives a yellow card.

49:30

James Norwood has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:14 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

41:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Rose on Chris Stokes. Free kick crossed right-footed by James Norwood from left wing.

39:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Taylor on Darran Kempson. Indirect free kick taken by Jordan Pickford.

37:56 Substitution

Substitution Yemi Odubade leaves the field to be replaced by James Rowe.

36:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Arnold - Alfreton 2 - 0 Forest Grn A goal is scored by Nathan Arnold from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 2-0 Forest Green.

35:34

The offside flag is raised against Paul Clayton. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

33:19

Shot from 18 yards from Alastair Taylor. Sam Russell makes a fantastic save.

32:04

Matt Taylor fouled by Dan Bradley, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.

30:50 Substitution

Substitution Magno Vieira goes off and Matt Taylor comes on.

29:52

Foul by James Norwood on Connor Franklin, free kick awarded. Jordan Pickford takes the free kick.

29:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Rose on Magno Vieira. Jared Hodgkiss takes the indirect free kick.

26:24

Magno Vieira concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Clayton. The ball is crossed by Josh Law, Paul Clayton takes a shot. Save by Sam Russell.

22:53

Nathan Arnold produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

20:40

Strike comes in from Josh Law from the free kick.

20:40 Booking

Booking Jamie Turley shown a yellow card.

20:31

Foul by Jamie Turley on Paul Clayton, free kick awarded.

18:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darran Kempson on Reece Connolly. James Norwood crosses the ball in from the free kick, Jordan Pickford makes a save.

18:19

Paul Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Stokes. Sam Russell takes the indirect free kick.

13:45

Reece Connolly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Meadows. Free kick taken by Jordan Pickford.

11:04

Reece Connolly is ruled offside. Jordan Pickford restarts play with the free kick.

8:14

Assist on the goal came from Alastair Taylor.

8:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Josh Law - Alfreton 1 - 0 Forest Grn A goal is scored by Josh Law from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 1-0 Forest Green.

5:54

James Norwood takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Paul Clayton.

5:27

Paul Clayton is caught offside. Sam Russell takes the indirect free kick.

3:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Stokes on Paul Clayton. Jordan Rose restarts play with the free kick.

2:26

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Law from the right by-line, Darran Kempson takes a shot. Sam Russell makes a comfortable save.

0:59

Corner taken right-footed by Josh Law, Chris Stokes makes a clearance.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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