Paul Clayton's brace helped Alfreton move up to third in the Conference Premier with victory over Barnet.

The Reds were ahead at half-time thanks to John McGrath's fine free-kick - his first goal for the club.

Keanu Marsh-Brown drew the visitors level when he slotted home following Curtis Weston's set-up.

But Clayton restored the hosts' lead when he finished John Akinde's cross before adding his second by despatching Danny Meadows' through ball.

The result means Alfreton remain unbeaten at home in the league this season, while Barnet drop to eighth.

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Alfreton manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

Post-match: Alfreton manager Law

"I think they knocked the ball around well and they've got some very good football players.

"We knew that if we tried to get involved in a passing game against them, we might be in trouble.

"So we came out and set about them early doors and we had to be disciplined, keep our shape and be organised and I thought we were.

"I think we took a deserved lead and if we could've come in two or even 3-0 up at half time, but we missed a couple of good chances. On the positive side, at least we were there to miss them, but it could have been slightly easier for them."

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Saturday, 21 September 2013

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Alfreton Town 3-1 Barnet FT
(HT 1-0)
  • McGrath 13
  • Clayton 54
  • Clayton 61
  • Marsh-Brown 49

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Atkins
  • 02 Wood
  • 05 Wylde
  • 10 Bradley
  • 16 Fenton yellow card
  • 21 Rowe-Turner
  • 08 Shaw
  • 12 Meadows (Law 72)
  • 17 McGrath yellow card
  • 09 Clayton
  • 18 Akinde

Substitutes

  • 03 Franklin,
  • 04 Westwood,
  • 07 Law,
  • 14 Taylor,
  • 13 Wishart

Barnet

  • 29 Stack
  • 03 Johnson
  • 05 Acheampong (Mengerink 66)
  • 30 Stephens
  • 02 Yiadom
  • 04 Weston yellow card
  • 07 Marsh-Brown (Vilhete 50)
  • 08 Byrne
  • 11 Gambin (Luisma 65)
  • 14 Abdulla
  • 10 Crawford

Substitutes

  • 13 Jupp,
  • 17 Casabella,
  • 19 Luisma,
  • 20 Vilhete,
  • 16 Mengerink
Ref: HuxtableAtt: 783
ALFRETON TOWN
BARNET

Possession

  • Alfreton Town 48%
  • Barnet 52%

Attempts on target

  • Alfreton Town 7
  • Barnet 6

Attempts off target

  • Alfreton Town 7
  • Barnet 6

Corners

  • Alfreton Town 6
  • Barnet 4

Fouls

  • Alfreton Town 8
  • Barnet 9
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:29 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+2:54 The ball is delivered by Mauro Vilhete.
  • 90:00+2:34 Centre by Andy Yiadom. Clearance made by Bradley Wood.
  • 89:42 Andy Yiadom takes a shot. Ross Atkins safely holds on.
  • 89:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Stephens by John McGrath. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.
  • 87:44 The ball is sent over by Luisma Villa.
  • 86:02 Corner taken by Luisma Villa from the right by-line. Header at goal by Andy Yiadom goes over the bar.
  • 84:39 Unfair challenge on John Akinde by David Stephens results in a free kick. John McGrath restarts play with the free kick.
  • 83:46 Josh Law takes a shot. Graham Stack safely holds on.
  • 83:02 The ball is crossed by Elliot Johnson.
  • 82:19 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Akinde by David Stephens. Free kick taken by John McGrath.
  • 81:46 Mauro Vilhete takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
  • 81:09 Corner taken by Luisma Villa from the right by-line. Clearance made by Dan Bradley.
  • 79:29 Foul by Curtis Weston on Josh Law, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by John McGrath. Clearance by Curtis Weston. Corner taken by John McGrath from the right by-line. Andy Yiadom manages to make a clearance.
  • 77:44 Curtis Weston takes a shot.
  • 72:41 Tom Shaw takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
  • 71:06 Substitution Josh Law joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Meadows.
  • 69:07 Booking
  • 69:03 Unfair challenge on Ahmed Abdulla by John McGrath results in a free kick. John McGrath receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Srike on goal from Luisma Villa hits the wall from the free kick.
  • 68:34 Ahmed Abdulla fouled by Paul Clayton, the ref awards a free kick. David Stephens restarts play with the free kick.
  • 67:33 Mauro Vilhete takes a shot. Nick Fenton gets a block in.
  • 65:34 Substitution Anthony Acheampong leaves the field to be replaced by Marciano Mengerink.
  • 64:55 Substitution Luisma Villa on for Luke Gambin.
  • 61:42 John Akinde takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
  • 60:06 Assist by Danny Meadows.
  • 60:06 GOAL - Paul ClaytonAlfreton Town 3 - 1 Barnet Paul Clayton grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Alfreton Town 3-1 Barnet.
  • 59:16 Dan Bradley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Byrne. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.
  • 53:22 Assist by John Akinde.
  • 53:22 GOAL - Paul ClaytonAlfreton Town 2 - 1 Barnet Paul Clayton grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Alfreton Town 2-1 Barnet.
  • 52:04 Ahmed Abdulla takes a shot. Mauro Vilhete gets a block in.
  • 49:35 Substitution Mauro Vilhete replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.
  • 48:29 Assist on the goal came from Curtis Weston.
  • 48:29 GOAL - Keanu Marsh-BrownAlfreton Town 1 - 1 Barnet Keanu Marsh-Brown grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Alfreton Town 1-1 Barnet.
  • 48:13 Danny Meadows sends in a cross. Clearance made by David Stephens.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:22 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+1:26 Nick Fenton receives a caution.
  • 45:00+1:26 Booking
  • 45:00+1:25 Booking
  • 45:00+0:19 Unfair challenge on Tom Shaw by Curtis Weston results in a free kick. Curtis Weston receives a yellow card. John McGrath takes the free kick.
  • 44:46 The ball is sent over by Keanu Marsh-Brown.
  • 43:29 Shot by Danny Meadows missed to the left of the target.
  • 42:00 Keanu Marsh-Brown takes a shot. Danny Meadows gets a block in.
  • 38:02 Shot by Tom Shaw cleared the net.
  • 37:23 Corner taken by John McGrath. David Stephens manages to make a clearance.
  • 34:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Clayton by Ahmed Abdulla. Nick Fenton restarts play with the free kick. John Akinde takes a shot. Graham Stack safely holds on.
  • 33:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Harry Crawford on Lathaniel Rowe-Turner. Nick Fenton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 32:15 The ball is sent over by Luke Gambin. Nick Fenton makes a clearance.
  • 29:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Wood on Elliot Johnson. Curtis Weston takes the free kick.
  • 25:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Harry Crawford on Michael Wylde. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:38 Header at goal by Paul Clayton goes over the bar.
  • 23:31 Curtis Weston takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
  • 22:33 Corner taken by Mark Byrne from the right by-line. Clearance made by Dan Bradley.
  • 21:28 Corner taken by John McGrath from the left by-line. Michael Wylde takes a shot. Graham Stack safely holds on.
  • 20:51 Corner taken by John McGrath. Clearance by Ahmed Abdulla.
  • 19:19 Curtis Weston takes a shot.
  • 18:53 Nick Fenton concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Byrne. David Stephens restarts play with the free kick.
  • 18:13 Shot by John Akinde went wide of the right-hand post.
  • 16:51 The ball is sent over by Nick Fenton.
  • 16:39 Centre by Tom Shaw. Andy Yiadom manages to make a clearance.
  • 15:55 Corner from the left by-line taken by John McGrath.
  • 15:41 Tom Shaw takes a shot. Graham Stack turns it away with a diving stop.
  • 14:26 The ball is crossed by Curtis Weston. Michael Wylde gets a block in.
  • 12:44 GOAL - John McGrathAlfreton Town 1 - 0 Barnet Free kick scored by John McGrath. Alfreton Town 1-0 Barnet.
  • 11:39 Mark Byrne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Shaw.
  • 11:01 Foul by Lathaniel Rowe-Turner on Keanu Marsh-Brown, free kick awarded. Keanu Marsh-Brown takes the free kick.
  • 10:01 The ball is crossed by Curtis Weston.
  • 9:02 Curtis Weston takes a shot.
  • 8:55 Keanu Marsh-Brown crosses the ball. Nick Fenton manages to make a clearance.
  • 7:11 Mark Byrne concedes a free kick for a foul on John McGrath. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.
  • 6:33 The ball is delivered by Keanu Marsh-Brown. Blocked by Lathaniel Rowe-Turner. Corner taken by Luke Gambin.
  • 5:23 John Akinde challenges Graham Stack unfairly and gives away a free kick. Graham Stack takes the free kick.
  • 1:40 Corner taken by John McGrath. Header by Paul Clayton misses left.
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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