Chris Westwood scored an injury-time winner for Alfreton against former club Wrexham to cement their place in the Conference Premier play-off places.

Mark Carrington had put the Dragons ahead shortly after skipper Neil Ashton missed a penalty.

Alfreton's Michael Wylde headed an equaliser before Job Ayo Akinde's powerful shot squirmed in late on.

Wrexham's Leon Clowes looked to have rescued a point only for Westwood to strike with seconds remaining.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"Huge body blow. Thought we played quite well first-half, fairly even but had the better chances and we just had to do the same second-half.

"But when you concede goals from set pieces you're going to struggle and we've struggled for the last three games from set pieces.

"It's not good enough, you've got to go and want to win it and head it in your own box. It's costing us."

Alfreton boss Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

Post-match: Alfreton manager Law

"We came in at half-time and said we felt we could have been a bit sharper and a bit tidier with our decision making.

"We went 2-1 up and Akinde could have had another but he made the wrong decision and then we got hit with a sucker punch and lost our man for the second goal.

"Credit to us, we kept going and I don't think they'll have any complaints that we've won the game."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Wrexham

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 28 Artell
  • 14 Tomassen
  • 17 Clowes
  • 03 Ashton
  • 16 Hunt
  • 26 Anyinsah
  • 21 Evans (Colbeck - 78' )
  • 29 Carrington
  • 15 Ogleby (Bailey-Jones - 93' )
  • 10 Ormerod (Morrell - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Bailey-Jones
  • 24 Parle
  • 11 Morrell
  • 18 Colbeck
  • 01 Mayebi

Alfreton Town

  • 15 Worsnop
  • 02 Wood
  • 10 Bradley
  • 06 Kempson
  • 04 Westwood
  • 21 Rowe-Turner
  • 05 Wylde Booked
  • 12 Meadows
  • 17 McGrath (Shaw - 46' )
  • 09 Clayton (Wishart - 72' )
  • 18 Akinde

Substitutes

  • 01 Atkins
  • 20 McFadzean
  • 08 Shaw
  • 14 Taylor
  • 13 Wishart
Ref: Ben Toner
Att: 3,371

Match Stats

Shots

13 11

On target

7 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

9 13

Live Text Commentary

+7:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wrexham 2, Alfreton Town 3.

90:00 +6:05 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wrexham 2, Alfreton Town 3.

90:00 +4:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wrexham 2, Alfreton Town 3. Chris Westwood (Alfreton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Shaw with a cross.

90:00 +4:30

Corner, Alfreton Town.

90:00 +3:26

Foul by David Artell (Wrexham).

90:00 +3:26

Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

90:00 +3:03 Booking

Booking Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +2:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Theo Bailey-Jones replaces Robert Ogleby.

90:00 +0:36

Foul by Daniel Wishart (Alfreton Town).

90:00 +0:36

Neil Ashton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

87:42

Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).

87:42

Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

86:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wrexham 2, Alfreton Town 2. Leon Clowes (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Johnny Hunt with a cross.

85:54

Corner, Wrexham.

85:24

Attempt saved. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

84:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wrexham 1, Alfreton Town 2. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

83:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Andy Morrell replaces Brett Ormerod.

82:10

Attempt saved. Jay Colbeck (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

80:29

Hand ball by Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town).

79:17

Attempt missed. Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

77:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Jay Colbeck replaces Rob Evans because of an injury.

76:30

Foul by Mark Carrington (Wrexham).

76:30

Daniel Wishart (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

74:36

Foul by Rob Evans (Wrexham).

74:36

John Akinde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

72:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wrexham 1, Alfreton Town 1. Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Shaw with a cross.

72:01

Corner, Alfreton Town.

71:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Daniel Wishart replaces Paul Clayton.

70:40

Attempt missed. Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

63:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wrexham 1, Alfreton Town 0. Mark Carrington (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

63:35

Penalty saved! Neil Ashton (Wrexham) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

63:05

Penalty conceded by John Akinde (Alfreton Town) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

62:22

Corner, Wrexham.

61:23

Offside, Alfreton Town. Michael Wylde tries a through ball, but Michael Wylde is caught offside.

60:40

Foul by Rob Evans (Wrexham).

60:40

Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

58:16

Foul by Steve Tomassen (Wrexham).

58:16

Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

55:44

Corner, Wrexham.

55:29

Attempt saved. Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

52:24

Foul by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).

52:24

Rob Evans (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

51:06

Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

51:06

Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

49:18

Corner, Alfreton Town.

46:53

Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).

46:53

Jon Worsnop (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

45:57

Foul by Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town).

45:57

Rob Evans (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Tom Shaw replaces John McGrath because of an injury.

45:00

Second Half begins Wrexham 0, Alfreton Town 0.

45:00 +0:57 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wrexham 0, Alfreton Town 0.

43:02

Attempt missed. Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

41:52

Corner, Alfreton Town.

39:24

Attempt missed. Leon Clowes (Wrexham) header from the left side of the box is too high.

38:25

Foul by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).

38:25

Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

37:19

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

37:19

David Artell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

36:37

Attempt missed. John McGrath (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

34:35

Foul by Brett Ormerod (Wrexham).

34:35

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

33:47

Offside, Alfreton Town. John Akinde tries a through ball, but John Akinde is caught offside.

31:54

Attempt missed. Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

30:17

Hand ball by Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town).

28:07

Attempt missed. Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

25:12

Foul by Chris Westwood (Alfreton Town).

25:12

Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

23:16

Corner, Wrexham.

22:36

Attempt missed. Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

21:55

Offside, Alfreton Town. Paul Clayton tries a through ball, but Paul Clayton is caught offside.

20:48

Attempt missed. Mark Carrington (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

19:28

Offside, Alfreton Town. John Akinde tries a through ball, but John Akinde is caught offside.

18:56

Foul by Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham).

18:56

Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

16:46

Attempt saved. Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) header from the right side of the box is saved.

14:21

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

14:06

Hand ball by Neil Ashton (Wrexham).

12:32

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

10:16

Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

10:16

Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

8:12

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

6:56

Attempt missed. Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

6:09

Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).

6:09

Mark Carrington (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

4:23

Corner, Wrexham.

3:55

Corner, Wrexham.

3:10

Attempt saved. Rob Evans (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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