Jake Speight scored twice in the first half as Alfreton claimed a comfortable victory over Halifax.

The on-loan Mansfield striker opened his account when he lashed home from 12 yards out.

He headed his second in from close range after John Akinde nodded back a Josh Law corner.

Akinde then got on the scoresheet after the break, capitalising from close range after Halifax failed to clear their lines.

Lee Gregory hit a post late on for the visitors, whose three-game unbeaten league run came to an end.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law told to BBC Radio Derby:

Post-match: Alfreton manager Law

"I thought it was a great all round performance against a side which has obviously scored a lot of goals this year.

"You can see why. They've got centre halves playing in centre midfield and they're a big strong powerful side, but we matched them.

"Without being too disrespectful, I think it could have been six or seven nil. I'm not saying it should have been, but it could have been.

"We had that many chances and I think we limited them to very few and I think it was a great all round performance to be fair."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (3)

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Atkins
  • 07 Law
  • 10 Bradley
  • 16 Fenton
  • 04 Westwood
  • 21 Rowe-Turner
  • 02 Wood
  • 17 McGrath
  • 08 Shaw
  • 11 Speight Booked
  • 18 Akinde

Substitutes

  • 05 Wylde
  • 22 Akinde
  • 03 Franklin
  • 20 McFadzean
  • 12 Meadows

FC Halifax Town

  • 01 Glennon
  • 06 Lowe Booked
  • 05 Pearson
  • 22 Ainge
  • 03 McManus (Holsgrove - 57' )
  • 02 Toulson
  • 15 Roberts
  • 20 Maynard
  • 07 Smith (Worthington - 50' )
  • 10 Gardner Booked (Wilson - 78' )
  • 11 Gregory Booked

Substitutes

  • 16 Worthington
  • 19 Holsgrove
  • 14 Wilson
  • 12 Senior
  • 17 McReady
Ref: Peter Banks
Att: 900

Match Stats

Shots

17 13

On target

6 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

8 14

Live Text Commentary

+4:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Alfreton Town 3, FC Halifax Town 0.

90:00 +2:57 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 3, FC Halifax Town 0.

90:00 +2:27

Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

90:00 +1:53

Offside, Alfreton Town. Jake Speight tries a through ball, but Jake Speight is caught offside.

90:00 +1:07

Attempt missed. Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

90:00 +0:52

Foul by Danny Lowe (FC Halifax Town).

90:00 +0:52

Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

89:46

Corner, Alfreton Town.

89:37

Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

88:48

Foul by Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town).

88:48

Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

87:10

Foul by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).

87:10

Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

86:42

Attempt missed. John McGrath (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Shaw with a cross.

81:57

Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

81:57

Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

80:52

Attempt missed. Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

80:17

Foul by John McGrath (Alfreton Town).

80:17

Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

80:09

Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

79:51

Attempt saved. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

77:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh Wilson replaces Dan Gardner.

75:35

Attempt blocked. Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

73:19

Foul by John McGrath (Alfreton Town).

73:19

Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

70:22

Corner, Alfreton Town.

68:59

Attempt missed. Josh Law (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

68:51

Attempt saved. Josh Law (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

68:00

Corner, Alfreton Town.

63:24

Corner, Alfreton Town.

63:15

Attempt saved. Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

62:04 Booking

Booking Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

61:43

Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

61:43

John McGrath (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

60:18 Booking

Booking Danny Lowe (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

60:12

Foul by Danny Lowe (FC Halifax Town).

60:12

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

58:59

Attempt missed. Dan Gardner (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin Holsgrove with a cross.

58:23

Offside, Alfreton Town. Jake Speight tries a through ball, but Jake Speight is caught offside.

56:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Kevin Holsgrove replaces Scott McManus.

55:55

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

55:14

Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

55:14

Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

49:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jonathan Worthington replaces Adam Smith.

49:23

Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

49:23

John McGrath (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

48:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 3, FC Halifax Town 0. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Shaw.

47:42

Attempt saved. Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Bradley Wood with a cross.

46:44 Booking

Booking Dan Gardner (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

46:35

Foul by Dan Gardner (FC Halifax Town).

46:35

John McGrath (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

46:05

Attempt blocked. Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Gardner.

45:46

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

45:38

Attempt saved. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

45:00

Second Half begins Alfreton Town 2, FC Halifax Town 0.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Alfreton Town 2, FC Halifax Town 0.

45:00 +0:36

Foul by Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town).

45:00 +0:36

Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

41:54

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

40:04

Attempt missed. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

39:08

Foul by Dan Gardner (FC Halifax Town).

39:08

John McGrath (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

38:19

Foul by Ryan Toulson (FC Halifax Town).

38:19

John Akinde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

37:33

Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).

37:33

Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

32:24

Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

31:49

Foul by Jake Speight (Alfreton Town).

31:49

Danny Lowe (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

30:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 2, FC Halifax Town 0. Jake Speight (Alfreton Town).

30:17

Corner, Alfreton Town.

29:49

Foul by Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town).

29:49

Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

29:23

Attempt saved. Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

28:56

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

28:09

Attempt blocked. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Smith.

27:49

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

26:52

Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).

26:52

Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

26:04

Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

26:04

John McGrath (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

24:38

Attempt missed. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

23:58 Booking

Booking Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

23:56

Foul by Jake Speight (Alfreton Town).

23:56

Ryan Toulson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

20:41

Foul by Dan Gardner (FC Halifax Town).

20:41

Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

20:31

Attempt blocked. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

19:05

Corner, Alfreton Town.

15:49

Attempt missed. Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

13:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 1, FC Halifax Town 0. Jake Speight (Alfreton Town).

11:41

Attempt saved. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

8:19

Attempt blocked. Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

5:18

Attempt blocked. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

1:44

Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

1:01

Foul by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).

1:01

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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