National League
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Alfreton Town 3-0 FC Halifax Town

Jake Speight scored twice in the first half as Alfreton claimed a comfortable victory over Halifax.

The on-loan Mansfield striker opened his account when he lashed home from 12 yards out.

He headed his second in from close range after John Akinde nodded back a Josh Law corner.

Akinde then got on the scoresheet after the break, capitalising from close range after Halifax failed to clear their lines.

Lee Gregory hit a post late on for the visitors, whose three-game unbeaten league run came to an end.

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Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law told to BBC Radio Derby:

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Post-match: Alfreton manager Law

"I thought it was a great all round performance against a side which has obviously scored a lot of goals this year.

"You can see why. They've got centre halves playing in centre midfield and they're a big strong powerful side, but we matched them.

"Without being too disrespectful, I think it could have been six or seven nil. I'm not saying it should have been, but it could have been.

"We had that many chances and I think we limited them to very few and I think it was a great all round performance to be fair."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 1Atkins
  • 7Law
  • 10Bradley
  • 16Fenton
  • 4Westwood
  • 21Rowe-Turner
  • 2Wood
  • 17McGrath
  • 8Shaw
  • 11SpeightBooked at 24mins
  • 18Akinde

Substitutes

  • 5Wylde
  • 22Akinde
  • 3Franklin
  • 20McFadzean
  • 12Meadows

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 6LoweBooked at 61mins
  • 5Pearson
  • 22Ainge
  • 3McManusSubstituted forHolsgroveat 57'minutes
  • 2Toulson
  • 15Roberts
  • 20Maynard
  • 7SmithSubstituted forWorthingtonat 50'minutes
  • 10GardnerBooked at 47minsSubstituted forWilsonat 78'minutes
  • 11GregoryBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 16Worthington
  • 19Holsgrove
  • 14Wilson
  • 12Senior
  • 17McReady
Referee:
Peter Banks
Attendance:
900

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Alfreton Town 3, FC Halifax Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 3, FC Halifax Town 0.
Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.
Offside, Alfreton Town. Jake Speight tries a through ball, but Jake Speight is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Danny Lowe (FC Halifax Town).
Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Alfreton Town.
Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.
Foul by Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town).
Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).
Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. John McGrath (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Shaw with a cross.
Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).
Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by John McGrath (Alfreton Town).
Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
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