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Alfreton Town 2-1 Southport

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.

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Alfreton manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

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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."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 15Worsnop
  • 5Wylde
  • 2Wood
  • 21Rowe-Turner
  • 6Kempson
  • 10BradleyBooked at 70minsSubstituted forFranklinat 75'minutes
  • 4Westwood
  • 12Meadows
  • 8Shaw
  • 18Akinde
  • 9ClaytonSubstituted forWishartat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Fenton
  • 3Franklin
  • 13Wishart
  • 20McFadzean
  • 14Taylor

Southport

  • 1Hurst
  • 2Smith
  • 12ChallonerSubstituted forIrie-Biat 74'minutes
  • 3WillisBooked at 16minsSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 24'minutes
  • 4Akrigg
  • 5Flynn
  • 6Brown
  • 8Milligan
  • 18George
  • 11AlmondSubstituted forHattersleyat 88'minutes
  • 25Brodie

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Alfreton Town 2, Southport 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 2, Southport 1.

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).

Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

Danny Hurst (Southport) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Southport.

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

Foul by Matthew Flynn (Southport).

Jon Worsnop (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Danny Hattersley replaces Chris Almond.

Corner, Southport.

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

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

James Smith (Southport) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

James Smith (Southport) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).

Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

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

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Connor Franklin replaces Daniel Bradley.

Substitution

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

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

Corner, Alfreton Town.

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

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

Booking

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

Foul by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).

Chris Almond (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).

Matthew Challoner (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

Steve Akrigg (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Daniel Wishart (Alfreton Town).

Danny Hurst (Southport) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Alfreton Town.

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