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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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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."

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alfreton Town 2, Dartford 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 2, Dartford 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).

  5. Post update

    Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Substitution

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Dartford.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town).

  9. Post update

    Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Ishmail Kamara replaces Dave Martin.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Max Cornhill replaces Danny Harris.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Dave Martin (Dartford).

  17. Post update

    Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Dartford.

  20. Post update

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

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