The FA Cup - First Round
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Alfreton Town 1-4 Fleetwood Town

Paddy Madden scored twice as Fleetwood Town reached the FA Cup second round with victory at non-league Alfreton.

A hooked volley from Madden put the visitors ahead, before Ashley Hunter broke free down the left-hand side to slot Fleetwood's second past Sam Ramsbottom.

Madden scored his second from the spot before Alfreton's Jordan Sinnott, who had a shot cleared off the line in the first half, netted a consolation free-kick.

Gerard Garner's glancing header made the game safe for the League One visitors.

It was a special moment for the youngster who came on as a second-half substitute to score in only his second game, after making his debut in last month's EFL Trophy defeat by Rochdale.

Alfreton, who are 16th in National League North, piled on the pressure in the closing stages as Nathan Hotte saw his shot blocked, while Callum Chettle fired wide and forced a point-blank save from Alex Cairns.

Line-ups

Alfreton

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Ramsbottom
  • 2ClackstoneBooked at 50mins
  • 5Riley
  • 6Shiels
  • 3Wilde
  • 7BatesonSubstituted forBaconat 88'minutes
  • 10Sinnott
  • 8Hotte
  • 11ClarkeSubstituted forChettleat 62'minutes
  • 4JohnsonBooked at 70mins
  • 9Peniket

Substitutes

  • 12Platt
  • 13Nicholson
  • 14Bacon
  • 15Gowling
  • 16Chettle

Fleetwood

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cairns
  • 2CoyleBooked at 33minsSubstituted forWallaceat 60'minutes
  • 5EasthamBooked at 78mins
  • 12Bolger
  • 26Husband
  • 22HunterSubstituted forDempseyat 81'minutes
  • 29Sheron
  • 4Holt
  • 23WallaceBooked at 83mins
  • 7BurnsSubstituted forGarnerat 66'minutes
  • 17Madden

Substitutes

  • 8Dempsey
  • 14Long
  • 16Jones
  • 18Taylor
  • 27Biggins
  • 34Garner
  • 38Wallace
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
827

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alfreton Town 1, Fleetwood Town 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 1, Fleetwood Town 4.

  3. Post update

    Nathan Hotte (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by James Wallace (Fleetwood Town).

  5. Post update

    Callum Chettle (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by James Husband (Fleetwood Town).

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Fleetwood Town 4. Gerard Garner (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Sam Ramsbottom.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ross Wallace (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Hotte (Alfreton Town).

  12. Post update

    Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Declan Bacon replaces Curtis Bateson.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Josh Clackstone.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Callum Chettle.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Sinnott (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  17. Booking

    Ross Wallace (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Jordan Sinnott (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ross Wallace (Fleetwood Town).

  20. Post update

    Callum Chettle (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.