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Alfreton Town 2-1 Dartford

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."

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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."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 15Worsnop
  • 2Wood
  • 16FentonBooked at 61mins
  • 5Wylde
  • 3FranklinSubstituted forWishartat 37'minutes
  • 21Rowe-TurnerBooked at 65mins
  • 10Bradley
  • 6Kempson
  • 12Meadows
  • 8ShawSubstituted forMcGrathat 46'minutes
  • 9Clayton

Substitutes

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

Dartford

  • 1Julian
  • 4Sterling
  • 14Mitchell-KingSubstituted forCollierat 89'minutes
  • 5Clark
  • 8NobleBooked at 35mins
  • 10Bradbrook
  • 17MartinBooked at 27minsSubstituted forKamaraat 81'minutes
  • 31Stevenson
  • 20Burns
  • 16Birchall
  • 11HarrisSubstituted forCornhillat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 30Woodyard
  • 6Cornhill
  • 15Collier
  • 24Wellham
  • 36Kamara
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
575

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamDartford
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Alfreton Town 2, Dartford 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 2, Dartford 1.
Attempt missed. Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).
Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Nathan Collier replaces Mathew Mitchell-King.
Corner, Dartford.
Foul by Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town).
Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) wins a free kick.
Offside, Dartford. Adam Birchall tries a through ball, but Adam Birchall is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Ishmail Kamara replaces Dave Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Max Cornhill replaces Danny Harris.
Corner, Alfreton Town.
Attempt blocked. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Bradley.
Attempt blocked. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Dave Martin (Dartford).
Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Corner, Dartford.
Attempt blocked. Adam Birchall (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).
Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.
Foul by Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford).
Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Dave Martin (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Dartford.

Booking

Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).
Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Booking

Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town).
Adam Birchall (Dartford) wins a free kick.

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.
Corner, Dartford.
Attempt missed. Adam Birchall (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box.
Attempt missed. Adam Birchall (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Alfreton Town.
Attempt saved. Dave Martin (Dartford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

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.
Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).
Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.
Foul by Dave Martin (Dartford).
Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford).
Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. John McGrath replaces Tom Shaw.

Second Half

Second Half begins Alfreton Town 0, Dartford 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Alfreton Town 0, Dartford 1.
Attempt saved. Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).
Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Alfreton Town.
Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).
Jim Stevenson (Dartford) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lathanial Rowe-Turner with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Daniel Wishart replaces Connor Franklin because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box.

Dismissal

Lee Noble (Dartford) is shown the red card for fighting.
Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).
Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Dartford. Adam Birchall tries a through ball, but Adam Birchall is caught offside.
goal

As It Stood

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1Cambridge2214622648
2Luton2313822647
3Grimsby2112451340
4Alfreton2413110-140
5Barnet2310941139
6Kidderminster231238939
7Nuneaton231166339
8Halifax241149737
9Braintree221057835
10Gateshead221129435
11Salisbury221048234
12Welling22877331
13Forest Green229310530
14Wrexham22859229
15Macclesfield22859-229
16Woking238510-429
17Hereford23779-228
18Lincoln City22769-327
19Aldershot22958522
20Southport226412-1622
21Chester234811-1520
22Tamworth215511-1820
23Dartford255317-2518
24Hyde United220319-383
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