John Akinde scored a hat-trick as Alfreton came from behind to defeat Salisbury and secure a second consecutive home win.

It was the visitors who went in front when Theo Lewis converted Dan Fitchett's cross from close range.

Akinde was on hand to equalise for Alfreton after a Josh Law free-kick and he doubled his tally with a header.

He then slotted home to complete his hat-trick before Ben Wright's free-kick gave Salisbury a consolation.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

Post-match: Alfreton manager Law

"We weren't at our best.

"I don't think we reached the heights of Tuesday but, trying to get positives out of everything, I don't think we would have won that game last season.

"We didn't play great, but we dug in and the players worked hard and we ground a result out and that's all you can do."

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

Post match: Salisbury manager Harris

"I'm absolutely devastated. We've given them three goals - I'm raging inside.

"We have the better of the game then we shoot ourselves in the foot.

"We've got to learn. It's down to individuals taking responsibility for their jobs.

"We'll get back to the training ground and they'll be working very, very hard I can assure you of that. "

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Atkins
  • 02 Wood
  • 03 Franklin
  • 04 Westwood
  • 07 Law
  • 10 Bradley
  • 16 Fenton
  • 08 Shaw (Meadows - 87' )
  • 17 McGrath
  • 09 Clayton (Wishart - 87' )
  • 18 Akinde

Substitutes

  • 06 Kempson
  • 12 Meadows
  • 13 Wishart
  • 14 Taylor
  • 11 Ramsey-Dickson

Salisbury

  • 01 Puddy
  • 02 Ruddick
  • 03 Hart (Wright - 80' )
  • 05 Clarke
  • 06 Wilson
  • 12 Kamdjo
  • 07 McPhee
  • 08 Wellard (Brett - 60' )
  • 10 Lewis
  • 17 Feeney (Frear - 68' )
  • 20 Fitchett

Substitutes

  • 19 George
  • 04 Brett
  • 11 Frear
  • 15 Wright
Ref: Kavanagh
Att: 463

Match Stats

Shots

9 15

On target

4 8

Corners

3 7

Fouls

14 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +0:36

Corner taken by Ben Wright from the left by-line. Ben Wright takes a shot. Ross Atkins catches the ball. Corner taken by Ben Wright. Ross Atkins punches the ball.

90:00 +0:14

The assistant referee flags for offside against Dan Bradley. Will Puddy restarts play with the free kick.

88:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Wright - Alfreton 3 - 2 Salisbury Ben Wright hits the back of the net with a direct shot from the free kick. Alfreton Town 3-2 Salisbury.

88:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Clarke by Dan Bradley.

86:44 Substitution

Substitution Danny Meadows is brought on as a substitute for Tom Shaw.

86:44 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Wishart on for Paul Clayton.

86:11

Ben Wright takes a shot. Ross Atkins catches the ball.

84:49

Clovis Kamdjo takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

83:34

Dan Fitchett takes a shot. Ross Atkins catches the ball.

82:25

John Akinde gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Ruddick. Glenn Wilson takes the free kick.

81:37

Chris McPhee takes a shot.

79:43 Substitution

Substitution Ben Wright is brought on as a substitute for Callum Hart.

77:13

Paul Clayton provided the assist for the goal.

77:13 Goal scored

Goal! - John Akinde - Alfreton 3 - 1 Salisbury John Akinde scores a right footed goal. Alfreton Town 3-1 Salisbury.

76:29

Corner taken by Elliott Frear. Connor Franklin makes a clearance.

76:03

John Akinde concedes a free kick for a foul on James Clarke. Will Puddy takes the free kick.

74:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Clarke on Nick Fenton. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.

74:19

Corner taken by Elliott Frear. Josh Law makes a clearance.

72:25

The ball is crossed by Luke Ruddick. Ross Atkins catches the ball.

71:05

Corner taken by Elliott Frear from the right by-line.

70:25

Elliott Frear delivers the ball. Chris Westwood manages to make a clearance.

69:01

Corner from the left by-line taken by Elliott Frear. Clearance made by Nick Fenton.

67:30 Substitution

Substitution Elliott Frear replaces Warren Feeney.

67:07

Chris McPhee takes a shot. Blocked by Josh Law.

66:21

Chris Westwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris McPhee. James Clarke takes the free kick.

65:09

Dan Fitchett concedes a free kick for a foul on Bradley Wood. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.

62:09

Assist by Bradley Wood.

62:09 Goal scored

Goal! - John Akinde - Alfreton 2 - 1 Salisbury John Akinde heads the ball into the goal. Alfreton Town 2-1 Salisbury.

59:35 Substitution

Substitution (Salisbury) makes a substitution, with Ryan Brett coming on for Ricky Wellard.

59:35

Dan Fitchett challenges Bradley Wood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.

57:00

Tom Shaw takes a shot.

56:17

The referee blows for offside. Will Puddy restarts play with the free kick.

55:40

John Akinde takes a shot and cleared the bar.

52:42

Corner from the right by-line taken by Josh Law. Clearance by Chris McPhee.

51:18

Luke Ruddick takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

49:50

Shot by Dan Fitchett went wide right of the target.

46:44

Chris McPhee takes a shot. Ross Atkins catches the ball.

45:40

Tom Shaw delivers the ball. Clearance made by Luke Ruddick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:20

The ball is swung over by Bradley Wood. Clearance by Glenn Wilson.

44:23

The assistant referee flags for offside against Josh Law. Will Puddy takes the free kick.

43:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Clayton on Chris McPhee. Free kick taken by Will Puddy.

41:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dan Fitchett by Nick Fenton. James Clarke takes the free kick.

38:29 Goal scored

Goal! - John Akinde - Alfreton 1 - 1 Salisbury John Akinde scores a left footed goal. Alfreton Town 1-1 Salisbury.

37:27

Clovis Kamdjo challenges Paul Clayton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Josh Law.

35:50

Paul Clayton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Clarke. Free kick taken by Will Puddy.

35:08

Warren Feeney takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

34:23

Header at goal by John Akinde misses left of the target.

32:36

Assist by Dan Fitchett.

32:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Theo Lewis - Alfreton 0 - 1 Salisbury Theo Lewis scores with a right foot finish. Alfreton Town 0-1 Salisbury.

31:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by John McGrath on Dan Fitchett. Will Puddy takes the free kick.

31:18

The ball is sent over by Chris McPhee.

30:47

Dan Bradley has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

30:24

Josh Law crosses the ball. Clearance made by Warren Feeney.

30:13

A cross is delivered by Bradley Wood. Luke Ruddick makes a clearance.

28:31

Foul by Nick Fenton on Warren Feeney, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Luke Ruddick. Theo Lewis takes a shot. John McGrath gets a block in. Glenn Wilson takes a shot.

27:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Ruddick on Paul Clayton. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.

27:46

Centre by Callum Hart. John McGrath manages to make a clearance.

26:55

Foul by Dan Bradley on Theo Lewis, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Theo Lewis.

26:18

Unfair challenge on Bradley Wood by Theo Lewis results in a free kick. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.

25:43

Corner taken by Ricky Wellard. Bradley Wood manages to make a clearance.

25:21

Luke Ruddick produces a cross. Clearance by Nick Fenton.

24:10

The ball is sent over by Dan Bradley. James Clarke makes a clearance. Nick Fenton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dan Fitchett. James Clarke takes the free kick.

23:53

Dan Bradley sends in a cross. Callum Hart manages to make a clearance.

22:29

Paul Clayton challenges Clovis Kamdjo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Will Puddy takes the free kick.

20:32

Dan Bradley takes a shot. Chris McPhee gets a block in.

18:52

The ball is delivered by Connor Franklin.

17:57

The ball is delivered by Bradley Wood. Will Puddy catches the ball.

15:21

Theo Lewis challenges Bradley Wood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Westwood takes the free kick.

14:52

Shot by Chris McPhee cleared the net.

14:34

Luke Ruddick delivers the ball. Clearance made by Connor Franklin.

14:21

A cross is delivered by Luke Ruddick. Clearance by Chris Westwood.

13:51

Luke Ruddick produces a cross. Clearance by Connor Franklin.

12:22

Corner taken by Josh Law. Clovis Kamdjo manages to make a clearance.

11:39

Corner from the left by-line taken by Josh Law. James Clarke manages to make a clearance.

10:36

The ball is crossed by John McGrath. Clearance by James Clarke.

9:34

The ball is delivered by Connor Franklin. Clearance made by Callum Hart.

7:37

Paul Clayton fouled by Luke Ruddick, the ref awards a free kick. John McGrath crosses the ball in from the free kick. Clearance made by Luke Ruddick.

4:49

Chris McPhee fouled by Bradley Wood, the ref awards a free kick. Callum Hart takes the free kick.

4:04

The referee gives a free kick against John McGrath for handball. Free kick taken by James Clarke.

3:50

A cross is delivered by Bradley Wood. Clearance made by Luke Ruddick.

2:58

John McGrath takes a shot.

1:43

Unfair challenge on Chris McPhee by Connor Franklin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Will Puddy.

0:45

Chris McPhee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Connor Franklin. John McGrath restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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