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Wrexham 2-3 Alfreton Town

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:

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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."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 13Coughlin
  • 28Artell
  • 14Tomassen
  • 17Clowes
  • 3Ashton
  • 16Hunt
  • 26Anyinsah
  • 21EvansSubstituted forColbeckat 78'minutes
  • 29Carrington
  • 15OglebySubstituted forBailey-Jonesat 90+3'minutes
  • 10OrmerodSubstituted forMorrellat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 25Bailey-Jones
  • 24Parle
  • 11Morrell
  • 18Colbeck
  • 1Mayebi

Alfreton

  • 15Worsnop
  • 2Wood
  • 10Bradley
  • 6Kempson
  • 4Westwood
  • 21Rowe-Turner
  • 5WyldeBooked at 90mins
  • 12Meadows
  • 17McGrathSubstituted forShawat 46'minutes
  • 9ClaytonSubstituted forWishartat 72'minutes
  • 18Akinde

Substitutes

  • 1Atkins
  • 20McFadzean
  • 8Shaw
  • 14Taylor
  • 13Wishart
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,371

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamAlfreton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 2, Alfreton Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 2, Alfreton Town 3.

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.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Foul by David Artell (Wrexham).

Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

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

Substitution

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

Foul by Daniel Wishart (Alfreton Town).

Neil Ashton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).

Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

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.

Corner, Wrexham.

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

Goal!

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Andy Morrell replaces Brett Ormerod.

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

Hand ball by Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town).

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

Substitution

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

Foul by Mark Carrington (Wrexham).

Daniel Wishart (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Rob Evans (Wrexham).

John Akinde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

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.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Daniel Wishart replaces Paul Clayton.

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

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.

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

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

Corner, Wrexham.

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

Foul by Rob Evans (Wrexham).

Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Steve Tomassen (Wrexham).

Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Wrexham.

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

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