Dartford suffered a ninth defeat in a row as Paul Clayton scored twice to help Alfreton climb to fourth in the Conference Premier.

Elliot Bradbrook converted an early penalty to put the Darts in front after Darran Kempson had fouled Danny Harris.

But Dartford were reduced to 10 men after Lee Noble was shown a straight red card for a foul on Connor Franklin.

And the hosts fought back to win it as Clayton struck twice in the second half after passes from Dan Bradley.

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Post-match: Alfreton manager Law

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

"In the first half, we didn't have any zip about us. We didn't have enough energy and I think too many times the ball was going backwards or sideways and we were getting caught in possession.

"I think we just had to give it a bit of zest when we came out in the second half.

"We were really strong for the first twenty to twenty-five minutes and I think we deserved the win. I really can't complain."

Post match: Dartford manager Tony Burman

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

"That game started ok and we felt we could get something from the game. With ten men the guys worked hard, we conceded two goals from a free-kick of ours and a corner of ours on the break.

"We had ten men for the majority of the game, and if you've got chances you've got to put them in.

"There's no luck coming our way, there's none. It's a bitter pill to swallow."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Alfreton Town

  • 15 Worsnop
  • 02 Wood
  • 16 Fenton Booked
  • 05 Wylde
  • 03 Franklin (Wishart - 37' )
  • 21 Rowe-Turner Booked
  • 10 Bradley
  • 06 Kempson
  • 12 Meadows
  • 08 Shaw (McGrath - 46' )
  • 09 Clayton

Substitutes

  • 22 Akinde
  • 14 Taylor
  • 20 McFadzean
  • 17 McGrath
  • 13 Wishart

Dartford

  • 01 Julian
  • 04 Sterling
  • 14 Mitchell-King (Collier - 89' )
  • 05 Clark
  • 08 Noble Dismissed
  • 10 Bradbrook
  • 17 Martin Booked (Kamara - 81' )
  • 31 Stevenson
  • 20 Burns
  • 16 Birchall
  • 11 Harris (Cornhill - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Woodyard
  • 06 Cornhill
  • 15 Collier
  • 24 Wellham
  • 36 Kamara
Ref: Darren Handley
Att: 575

Match Stats

Shots

12 6

On target

5 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

10 13

Live Text Commentary

+3:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Alfreton Town 2, Dartford 1.

90:00 +2:32 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 2, Dartford 1.

90:00 +0:38

Attempt missed. Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

89:51

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).

89:51

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

88:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Nathan Collier replaces Mathew Mitchell-King.

86:00

Corner, Dartford.

85:21

Foul by Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town).

85:21

Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) wins a free kick.

82:39

Offside, Dartford. Adam Birchall tries a through ball, but Adam Birchall is caught offside.

80:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Ishmail Kamara replaces Dave Martin.

80:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Max Cornhill replaces Danny Harris.

77:26

Corner, Alfreton Town.

77:02

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

76:29

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

75:54

Foul by Dave Martin (Dartford).

75:54

Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

74:56

Attempt saved. Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

72:58

Corner, Dartford.

72:45

Attempt blocked. Adam Birchall (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

71:55

Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).

71:55

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

68:36

Foul by Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford).

68:36

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

65:35

Attempt missed. Dave Martin (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

64:55

Corner, Dartford.

64:16 Booking

Booking Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64:01

Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).

64:01

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

60:48 Booking

Booking Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

60:33

Foul by Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town).

60:33

Adam Birchall (Dartford) wins a free kick.

59:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 2, Dartford 1. Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Bradley with a cross.

58:51

Corner, Dartford.

58:26

Attempt missed. Adam Birchall (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box.

55:51

Attempt missed. Adam Birchall (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

54:33

Corner, Alfreton Town.

53:57

Attempt saved. Dave Martin (Dartford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

51:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Dartford 1. Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Daniel Bradley with a cross.

51:23

Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).

51:23

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

49:08

Foul by Dave Martin (Dartford).

49:08

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

47:16

Foul by Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford).

47:16

Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

45:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. John McGrath replaces Tom Shaw.

45:00

Second Half begins Alfreton Town 0, Dartford 1.

45:00 +3:25 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Alfreton Town 0, Dartford 1.

45:00 +1:35

Attempt saved. Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

45:00 +1:03

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).

45:00 +1:03

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

44:47

Corner, Alfreton Town.

39:42

Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

39:42

Jim Stevenson (Dartford) wins a free kick.

39:16

Attempt missed. Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lathanial Rowe-Turner with a cross.

36:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Daniel Wishart replaces Connor Franklin because of an injury.

36:20

Attempt missed. Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box.

34:13 Dismissal

Dismissal Lee Noble (Dartford) is shown the red card for fighting.

31:54

Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).

31:54

Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

29:14

Offside, Dartford. Adam Birchall tries a through ball, but Adam Birchall is caught offside.

28:29

Corner, Alfreton Town.

28:17

Attempt missed. Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box.

27:00

Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

27:00

Lee Burns (Dartford) wins a free kick.

26:25 Booking

Booking Dave Martin (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

26:07

Foul by Dave Martin (Dartford).

26:07

Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

24:17

Foul by Danny Harris (Dartford).

24:17

Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

21:04

Foul by Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford).

21:04

Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

20:37

Attempt missed. Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

19:45

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

18:09

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).

18:09

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

16:30

Foul by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).

16:30

Lee Burns (Dartford) wins a free kick.

15:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 0, Dartford 1. Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

15:04

Penalty conceded by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

15:04

Penalty Dartford. Danny Harris draws a foul in the penalty area.

11:22

Foul by Danny Harris (Dartford).

11:22

Jon Worsnop (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

8:05

Foul by Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town).

8:05

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

5:42

Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).

5:42

Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

2:21

Corner, Dartford.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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