Salisbury City responded to their drubbing at Halifax by shoring things up in a dull draw against Alfreton.

City were thumped 5-1 last week, but turned in a much-improved defensive display against an out-of-sorts Reds.

After a first half devoid of action, the Whites had the best of the game's few chances in a dominant second.

Town were blunted pre-game when Shaun Harrad's partner went into labour and had only one shot - John Akinde's one-on-one chance blocked by Will Puddy.

Jamie White had the best effort of the match for Salisbury, but saw his chance shinned off the line by Chris Westwood with the keeper beaten.

The draw left the home side three points off the play-offs, with Alfreton remaining in third place.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

Post-match: Salisbury boss Harris

"Very positive that we got a clean sheet on the back of conceding five on Tuesday.

"It was important that we responded and put in a shift defensively.

"We created enough chances to win the game twice over. Their keeper has made a few good saves.

"We've got four key players out and I'll take a lot of positives from that."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Salisbury City

  • 01 Puddy
  • 12 Kamdjo Booked
  • 04 Brett Booked
  • 16 Dutton Booked
  • 23 MacDonald
  • 06 Wilson
  • 11 Frear
  • 07 McPhee (Fitchett - 80' )
  • 17 Feeney
  • 13 Sinclair (Wellard - 71' )
  • 09 White

Substitutes

  • 20 Fitchett
  • 18 Flint
  • 25 Bittner
  • 08 Wellard

Alfreton Town

  • 15 Worsnop
  • 07 Law
  • 16 Fenton
  • 02 Wood (Meadows - 61' )
  • 10 Bradley
  • 04 Westwood
  • 03 Franklin
  • 05 Wylde
  • 08 Shaw
  • 23 Poku
  • 18 Akinde Booked (Clayton - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Kempson
  • 20 McFadzean
  • 09 Clayton
  • 12 Meadows
Ref: Justin Amey
Att: 623

Match Stats

Shots

5 1

On target

2 1

Corners

0 0

Fouls

7 5

Live Text Commentary

+4:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Salisbury City 0, Alfreton Town 0.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Salisbury City 0, Alfreton Town 0.

89:36 Booking

Booking Brian Dutton (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89:21

Foul by Brian Dutton (Salisbury City).

89:21

Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

87:56

Corner, Alfreton Town.

85:46

Attempt missed. Jamie White (Salisbury City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

82:37

Foul by Jamie White (Salisbury City).

82:37

Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

79:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Dan Fitchett replaces Chris McPhee.

78:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Paul Clayton replaces John Akinde.

71:11

Offside, Alfreton Town. Michael Wylde tries a through ball, but Michael Wylde is caught offside.

70:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Ricky Wellard replaces Rob Sinclair.

70:04 Booking

Booking Ryan Brett (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69:43

Foul by Ryan Brett (Salisbury City).

69:43

Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

68:33

Corner, Salisbury City.

68:04

Corner, Salisbury City.

61:33

Foul by Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town).

61:33

Jamie White (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

60:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Danny Meadows replaces Bradley Wood.

57:47

Corner, Salisbury City.

57:25

Attempt saved. Elliott Frear (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

55:40

Corner, Alfreton Town.

52:44

Corner, Alfreton Town.

52:06

Corner, Salisbury City.

51:50

Attempt saved. Jamie White (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

49:54

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City).

49:54

Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

46:36

Attempt missed. Jamie White (Salisbury City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

45:55

Corner, Alfreton Town.

45:00

Second Half begins Salisbury City 0, Alfreton Town 0.

45:00 +2:20 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Salisbury City 0, Alfreton Town 0.

45:00 +1:53 Booking

Booking Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:00 +1:40

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City).

45:00 +1:40

Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

41:48 Booking

Booking John Akinde (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

39:40

Foul by Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town).

39:40

Warren Feeney (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

36:44

Foul by Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town).

36:44

Warren Feeney (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

35:00

Attempt missed. Ryan Brett (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

32:39

Corner, Alfreton Town.

30:43

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Salisbury City).

30:43

Josh Law (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

29:26

Hand ball by Rob Sinclair (Salisbury City).

28:18

Offside, Alfreton Town. John Akinde tries a through ball, but John Akinde is caught offside.

26:44

Corner, Salisbury City.

19:26

Offside, Alfreton Town. John Akinde tries a through ball, but John Akinde is caught offside.

16:45

Corner, Alfreton Town.

16:26

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

6:41

Foul by Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town).

6:41

Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

6:08

Corner, Alfreton Town.

4:35

Foul by Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town).

4:35

Rob Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Live data and text provided by our data suppliers