Dan Bradley was on target twice as Alfreton overcame last season's play-off semi-finalists Kidderminster.

Bradley redirected Josh Law's low free-kick for the opener before Kyle Storer struck the home side's bar with a 30-yard strike.

Paul Clayton teed up Tom Shaw for Alfreton's second and Bradley secured his brace with a finish from distance.

Storer netted Kidderminster's only goal late on with an effort from the edge of the area.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Alfreton manager Nicky Law:

"The lads were excellent. We knew we had to be at our best. Big John Akinde has come in and made a world of difference for us.

"We have gone in front and Kidderminster have done what they do and that's pass the ball, get it wide, get in the box, put some great delivery in the box and if I am honest, Kidderminster are a lot better than last year.

"If we had come up against a Kidderminster side as good as that last year we would have come in 4-0 down at half-time and we would have lost that game five or six nil, and that is testament to us.

"It's a good all-round performance. They are a good side and especially at 3-0 down they are having a go and I thought the back four was magnificent - the whole team was. They have left nothing on the pitch.

"They may believe in themselves a bit more now. I certainly believe in them and they have set themselves a marker now."

Kidderminster manager Steve Burr told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

Post-match: Kidderminster boss Burr

"The only disappointment for me is we didn't win because I'm very happy with the way we're playing. Anybody here tonight could see in the first half, if you don't put your chances away like we didn't, you'll struggle to win games.

"Everything they seemed to hit tonight went in. We were a little bit disappointed with a couple of goals they scored.

"But I don't want to take anything away from Alfreton, it's normally been a happy hunting ground for me, but I thought our play was very good, but the only thing we were missing goals."

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Alfreton Town 3-1 Kidderminster FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Bradley 11
  • Shaw 51
  • Bradley 70
  • Storer 79

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Atkins
  • 02 Wood yellow card
  • 03 Franklin
  • 04 Westwood
  • 07 Law
  • 10 Bradley
  • 16 Fenton
  • 08 Shaw
  • 17 McGrath
  • 09 Clayton
  • 18 Akinde

Substitutes

  • 06 Kempson,
  • 12 Meadows,
  • 14 Taylor,
  • 11 Ramsey-Dickson,
  • 13 Wishart

Kidderminster

  • 01 Lewis
  • 02 L Vaughan
  • 03 Demetriou
  • 06 Dunkly
  • 30 Gowling
  • 04 Storer
  • 08 Fowler
  • 18 Gittings yellow card (Dance 46)
  • 09 Gash
  • 10 Malbon (Angus 62)
  • 11 Johnson

Substitutes

  • 23 N Vaughan,
  • 05 Tolley,
  • 07 Byrne,
  • 14 Angus,
  • 17 Dance
Ref: Ross JoyceAtt: 722
ALFRETON TOWN
KIDDERMINSTER

Possession

  • Alfreton Town 49%
  • Kidderminster 51%

Attempts on target

  • Alfreton Town 6
  • Kidderminster 6

Attempts off target

  • Alfreton Town 5
  • Kidderminster 9

Corners

  • Alfreton Town 4
  • Kidderminster 10

Fouls

  • Alfreton Town 10
  • Kidderminster 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:36 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 90:00+3:10 Kyle Storer takes a shot. Ross Atkins safely holds on.
  • 90:00+1:47 The offside flag is raised against Dan Bradley. Daniel Lewis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:25 The ball is crossed by Josh Gowling. Ross Atkins safely holds on.
  • 89:23 Michael Gash challenges Job-Ayo Akinde unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.
  • 88:24 Job-Ayo Akinde is caught offside. Lee Fowler takes the free kick.
  • 87:03 James Dance challenges Tom Shaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bradley Wood takes the free kick.
  • 85:54 Michael Gash takes a shot. Corner from the left by-line taken by Dior Angus. Blocked by Chris Westwood. Chris Westwood manages to make a clearance.
  • 85:33 John McGrath takes a shot.
  • 85:19 Job-Ayo Akinde takes a shot. Cheyenne Dunkley gets a block in.
  • 84:17 Unfair challenge on Chris Westwood by Michael Gash results in a free kick. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.
  • 83:03 Corner taken by Josh Law from the right by-line. Daniel Lewis gets a fist to the ball to punch .
  • 81:49 Corner taken by Marvin Johnson from the right by-line. Josh Law manages to make a clearance.
  • 80:58 Marvin Johnson takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
  • 80:20 Lee Vaughan takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
  • 80:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Storer by Tom Shaw. Lee Fowler takes the free kick.
  • 78:03 Michael Gash provided the assist for the goal.
  • 78:03 GOAL - Kyle StorerAlfreton Town 3 - 1 Kidderminster Kyle Storer scores with a right foot finish. Alfreton Town 3-1 Kidderminster.
  • 74:43 Unfair challenge on Michael Gash by Nick Fenton results in a free kick. Mickey Demetriou takes the free kick. Corner taken by Kyle Storer. Clearance made by Chris Westwood.
  • 74:11 Paul Clayton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Daniel Lewis takes the free kick.
  • 73:01 Unfair challenge on Bradley Wood by Michael Gash results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Bradley Wood.
  • 72:14 Header at goal by Paul Clayton goes over the frame of the goal.
  • 69:24 GOAL - Dan BradleyAlfreton Town 3 - 0 Kidderminster Dan Bradley grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Alfreton Town 3-0 Kidderminster.
  • 64:42 Josh Gowling gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Clayton. John McGrath restarts play with the free kick.
  • 63:05 Header at goal by Kyle Storer misses left of the target.
  • 62:30 Job-Ayo Akinde concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Gowling. Free kick taken by Lee Fowler.
  • 61:26 Substitution Dior Angus replaces Anthony Malbon.
  • 60:28 Corner from the right by-line taken by Josh Law. Clearance made by Michael Gash.
  • 57:22 Josh Law takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
  • 56:42 Michael Gash is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ross Atkins.
  • 55:06 Lee Vaughan takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
  • 52:59 Foul by Kyle Storer on Paul Clayton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by John McGrath.
  • 52:43 The ball is sent over by Mickey Demetriou. Ross Atkins safely holds on.
  • 50:24 Paul Clayton provided the assist for the goal.
  • 50:24 GOAL - Tom ShawAlfreton Town 2 - 0 Kidderminster Tom Shaw grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Alfreton Town 2-0 Kidderminster.
  • 49:15 Shot by Dan Bradley missed to the right of the target.
  • 46:54 A cross is delivered by Lee Vaughan. Header at goal by Michael Gash to the left of the net.
  • 46:00 Shot by Job-Ayo Akinde went wide of the left-hand post.
  • 45:22 Paul Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on Mickey Demetriou. Free kick taken by Lee Fowler.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • 45:01 Substitution Callum Gittings leaves the field to be replaced by James Dance.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:15 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 45:00+1:20 Unfair challenge on John McGrath by Callum Gittings results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ross Atkins.
  • 44:00 Josh Gowling fouled by Paul Clayton, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Vaughan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 40:53 Booking
  • 40:30 Bradley Wood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Johnson. Lee Fowler restarts play with the free kick. The referee shows Bradley Wood a yellow card. Corner taken by Kyle Storer from the left by-line. Bradley Wood manages to make a clearance.
  • 38:09 Shot by Marvin Johnson missed to the right of the target.
  • 37:11 Marvin Johnson takes a shot. Ross Atkins catches the ball.
  • 36:21 Corner taken by Kyle Storer from the right by-line. Chris Westwood manages to make a clearance.
  • 35:50 Lee Vaughan fouled by Paul Clayton, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Fowler takes the free kick.
  • 35:21 Booking
  • 34:53 Callum Gittings concedes a free kick for a foul on John McGrath. Nick Fenton restarts play with the free kick. Booking for Callum Gittings for unsporting behaviour.
  • 34:18 Foul by Marvin Johnson on Tom Shaw, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nick Fenton.
  • 30:50 The ball is delivered by Anthony Malbon. Clearance made by Nick Fenton. Corner taken by Kyle Storer.
  • 29:00 The ball is swung over by Marvin Johnson. Anthony Malbon takes a shot.
  • 26:21 Corner from the right by-line taken by Kyle Storer. Josh Law manages to make a clearance.
  • 25:53 Kyle Storer takes a shot.
  • 22:42 Job-Ayo Akinde concedes a free kick for a foul on Mickey Demetriou. Daniel Lewis takes the free kick.
  • 21:16 Tom Shaw takes a shot. Daniel Lewis gets a fist to the ball to punch .
  • 19:39 Marvin Johnson delivers the ball. Chris Westwood makes a clearance. Corner taken by Kyle Storer from the left by-line. Clearance made by Josh Law.
  • 18:26 Unfair challenge on Josh Law by Marvin Johnson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ross Atkins.
  • 17:29 The ball is delivered by Anthony Malbon. Michael Gash takes a shot. Diving save by Ross Atkins.Kyle Storer decides to take the corner short.
  • 15:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Fowler on Connor Franklin. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.
  • 14:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Callum Gittings by John McGrath. Callum Gittings takes the free kick.
  • 12:57 Corner from the left by-line taken by Kyle Storer. Free kick awarded for a foul by Cheyenne Dunkley on Ross Atkins. Free kick taken by Ross Atkins.
  • 12:42 John McGrath takes a shot. Daniel Lewis catches the ball.
  • 12:05 Corner from the left by-line taken by Josh Law. Clearance by Josh Gowling.
  • 10:16 Josh Law provided the assist for the goal.
  • 10:16 GOAL - Dan BradleyAlfreton Town 1 - 0 Kidderminster Dan Bradley grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Alfreton Town 1-0 Kidderminster.
  • 9:40 Unfair challenge on Connor Franklin by Anthony Malbon results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Josh Law.
  • 8:48 Corner from the left by-line taken by Josh Law. Clearance made by Michael Gash.
  • 6:08 Anthony Malbon takes a shot. Ross Atkins catches the ball.
  • 4:30 The referee blows for offside against Paul Clayton. Free kick taken by Daniel Lewis.
  • 2:02 The ball is sent over by Connor Franklin.
  • 0:45 Dan Bradley challenges Kyle Storer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Josh Gowling.
  • 0:15 Shot by Kyle Storer missed to the left of the net.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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