Goals from Michael Wylde and Danny Meadows helped Alfreton beat Southport for their fourth successive win.

Wylde put the home side ahead midway through the first half when he steered in Paul Clayton's low cross.

Danny Meadows then converted a right-wing cross from Dan Bradley to double their advantage on the half-hour mark.

Richard Brodie pulled a goal back 14 minutes from time and Alfreton keeper Jon Worsnop secured the points with a late save to deny Scott Brown.

Southport have not won any of their last seven league games and are now only one point above the Conference Premier relegation zone.

Alfreton remain third in the table, seven points behind leaders Luton Town.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Alfreton manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

Post-match: Alfreton manager Nicky Law

"I think it could have been a lot more convincing in the first half, so we spoke at-half time about needing to step the tempo up.

"But credit to the players, we've had four tough games with heavy pitches and with the injuries and suspensions we've got, it's the same group that are having to do it all the time.

"We're disappointed in the goal that we gave away, even though they were chucking everything at us. I can't fault the lads at all though, because what they're doing is fantastic and hopefully we can keep doing that."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Alfreton Town

  • 15 Worsnop
  • 05 Wylde
  • 02 Wood
  • 21 Rowe-Turner
  • 06 Kempson
  • 10 Bradley Booked (Franklin - 75' )
  • 04 Westwood
  • 12 Meadows
  • 08 Shaw
  • 18 Akinde
  • 09 Clayton (Wishart - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Fenton
  • 03 Franklin
  • 13 Wishart
  • 20 McFadzean
  • 14 Taylor

Southport

  • 01 Hurst
  • 02 Smith
  • 12 Challoner (Irie-Bi - 74' )
  • 03 Willis Booked (Fitzpatrick - 24' )
  • 04 Akrigg
  • 05 Flynn
  • 06 Brown
  • 08 Milligan
  • 18 George
  • 11 Almond (Hattersley - 88' )
  • 25 Brodie

Substitutes

  • 20 Fitzpatrick
  • 28 Logan
  • 26 Irie-Bi
  • 14 Rutherford
  • 15 Hattersley
Ref: Declan Ford
Att: 976

Match Stats

Shots

8 9

On target

3 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

9 13

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Alfreton Town 2, Southport 1.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 2, Southport 1.

90:00 +3:50

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).

90:00 +3:50

Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

90:00 +2:50

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

90:00 +2:50

Danny Hurst (Southport) wins a free kick.

90:00 +0:30

Attempt blocked. Luke George (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

88:55

Corner, Southport.

88:23

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

87:48

Foul by Matthew Flynn (Southport).

87:48

Jon Worsnop (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

87:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Danny Hattersley replaces Chris Almond.

87:01

Corner, Southport.

86:50

Attempt saved. Scott Brown (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

85:37

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

85:37

James Smith (Southport) wins a free kick.

83:40

Attempt missed. Richard Brodie (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

82:37

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

82:37

James Smith (Southport) wins a free kick.

79:56

Offside, Alfreton Town. Darran Kempson tries a through ball, but Darran Kempson is caught offside.

79:06

Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).

79:06

Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

75:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 2, Southport 1. Richard Brodie (Southport) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

74:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Connor Franklin replaces Daniel Bradley.

73:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Brice Irie-Bi replaces Matthew Challoner.

73:30

Attempt missed. Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Shaw.

73:10

Corner, Alfreton Town.

71:35

Attempt missed. Luke George (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

70:43

Attempt missed. Luke George (Southport) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew Challoner with a cross.

69:38 Booking

Booking Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69:22

Foul by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).

69:22

Chris Almond (Southport) wins a free kick.

68:10

Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).

68:10

Matthew Challoner (Southport) wins a free kick.

66:05

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

66:05

Steve Akrigg (Southport) wins a free kick.

65:30

Foul by Daniel Wishart (Alfreton Town).

65:30

Danny Hurst (Southport) wins a free kick.

64:53

Attempt saved. Chris Almond (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

62:58

Corner, Alfreton Town.

62:11 Substitution

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

61:19

Attempt saved. Richard Brodie (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

56:53

Corner, Southport.

54:45

Offside, Southport. Richard Brodie tries a through ball, but Richard Brodie is caught offside.

49:33

Foul by Matthew Challoner (Southport).

49:33

Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

48:08

Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).

48:08

Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Alfreton Town 2, Southport 0.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Alfreton Town 2, Southport 0.

45:00 +0:25

Corner, Alfreton Town.

44:32

Foul by Matthew Challoner (Southport).

44:32

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

43:25

Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

42:37

Foul by Matthew Challoner (Southport).

42:37

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

41:12

Foul by Steve Akrigg (Southport).

41:12

John Akinde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

40:10

Foul by Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town).

40:10

Scott Brown (Southport) wins a free kick.

37:58

Corner, Alfreton Town.

36:28

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

35:23

Corner, Southport.

34:20

Attempt blocked. Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Bradley with a cross.

33:10

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

29:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 2, Southport 0. Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Daniel Bradley with a cross.

28:15

Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

28:15

Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

27:52

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

26:53

Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

26:53

Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

23:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. David Fitzpatrick replaces Liam Willis.

21:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Southport 0. Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Meadows with a cross.

20:30

Foul by Chris Almond (Southport).

20:30

Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

16:49

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

15:54 Booking

Booking Liam Willis (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

15:42

Foul by Liam Willis (Southport).

15:42

Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

11:27

Corner, Alfreton Town.

11:08

Attempt blocked. Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

10:06

Corner, Alfreton Town.

8:51

Attempt missed. Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Shaw.

8:16

Corner, Alfreton Town.

6:03

Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).

6:03

Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

4:48

Corner, Southport.

4:19

Foul by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).

4:19

Richard Brodie (Southport) wins a free kick.

3:15

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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