James Armson kept Nuneaton Town's play-off hopes alive after his late strike clinched a draw at Alfreton.

The home side had taken the lead in the first half after John Akinde converted Bradley Wood's cross to claim his 13th goal of the season.

Nuneaton striker Andy Brown then twice went close before Alfreton's Jon Worsnop saved well from Danny Sleath.

Worsnop failed to stop Armson though, who slotted home a right-footed shot with six minutes left to claim a point.

The result leaves Alfreton in fourth spot, two clear of sixth-placed Grimsby and three clear of Nuneaton who lie seventh.

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

Post-match: Alfreton manager Law

"We came in at half-time having created enough chances to be out of sight and we haven't done that. We haven't been ruthless enough.

"They've gambled and changed their shape. Rather than us being able to get the ball down and get it out wide and exploit that, we haven't done it and then I end up having to change our shape to accommodate them.

"I've just said to the players in there that if they've got any aspirations of getting in the play-offs, then they've got to be better than that."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Alfreton Town

  • 15 Worsnop
  • 07 Law
  • 21 Rowe-Turner
  • 16 Fenton (Kempson - 62' )
  • 26 Hoganson
  • 02 Wood
  • 08 Shaw (Meadows - 87' )
  • 25 Jones
  • 27 Whitehouse
  • 18 Akinde
  • 24 Harrad (Bradley - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Meadows
  • 03 Franklin
  • 10 Bradley
  • 01 Wildsmith
  • 06 Kempson

Nuneaton Town

  • 19 Belshaw
  • 05 Dean
  • 04 Cowan
  • 21 Cranston Booked
  • 11 Streete
  • 13 Sleath
  • 20 Trainer (Adams - 72' )
  • 07 Armson Booked
  • 16 York (Moult - 55' )
  • 10 Brown
  • 26 Hibbert

Substitutes

  • 09 Moult
  • 06 Walker
  • 08 Adams
  • 15 Gordon
  • 17 Taylor
Ref: Richard Wigglesworth
Att: 789

Match Stats

Shots

9 12

On target

5 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

9 8

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Alfreton Town 1, Nuneaton Town 1.

90:00 +5:17

Foul by Andrai Jones (Alfreton Town).

90:00 +5:17

James Armson (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

90:00 +5:03

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 1, Nuneaton Town 1.

90:00 +4:51

Attempt blocked. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dave Hibbert.

90:00 +4:35

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

90:00 +3:49

Attempt missed. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

89:01

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

86:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Danny Meadows replaces Tom Shaw.

84:45

Corner, Alfreton Town.

83:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Nuneaton Town 1. James Armson (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

82:30

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

82:15

Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box.

80:19

Attempt missed. Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

75:00

Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

75:00

Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

73:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Daniel Bradley replaces Shaun Harrad.

73:13

Attempt missed. James Armson (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

71:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Jon Adams replaces Phil Trainer.

68:40

Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

68:40

Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

68:29

Attempt saved. Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

65:42 Booking

Booking Jordan Cranston (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64:31

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Nuneaton Town).

64:31

Elliot Whitehouse (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

63:03

Corner, Alfreton Town.

62:53

Attempt saved. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Michael Hoganson.

62:25

Corner, Alfreton Town.

61:58

Foul by Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town).

61:58

John Akinde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

61:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Darran Kempson replaces Nick Fenton because of an injury.

57:49

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

56:39

Foul by Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town).

56:39

Jon Worsnop (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

56:19

Attempt saved. Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jordan Cranston with a cross.

54:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Louis Moult replaces Wes York.

54:15

Foul by Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town).

54:15

Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

51:47

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

51:47

James Belshaw (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

51:09 Booking

Booking James Armson (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

50:54

Foul by James Armson (Nuneaton Town).

50:54

Elliot Whitehouse (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

49:19

Attempt missed. Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

46:40

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

45:12

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

45:00

Second Half begins Alfreton Town 1, Nuneaton Town 0.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

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

45:00 +0:13

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

45:00 +0:13

Wes York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

42:43

Foul by Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town).

42:43

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

41:12

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

41:12

Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

39:35

Attempt saved. Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

37:34

Attempt missed. Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

36:46

Attempt missed. Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Theo Streete with a cross.

32:07

Foul by Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town).

32:07

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

31:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Nuneaton Town 0. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bradley Wood.

30:17

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

26:13

Attempt saved. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Theo Streete with a cross.

21:24

Attempt missed. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

19:17

Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

19:17

Wes York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

17:55

Attempt missed. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

13:44

Foul by Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town).

13:44

John Akinde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

9:32

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

7:25

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

4:19

Foul by Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town).

4:19

Michael Hoganson (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

3:42

Attempt missed. Elliot Whitehouse (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

3:18

Corner, Alfreton Town.

3:08

Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Andrai Jones with a cross.

2:31

Corner, Alfreton Town.

2:19

Attempt saved. Michael Hoganson (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

0:39

Foul by Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town).

0:39

Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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