National League
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Alfreton Town 1-0 Wrexham

John Akinde

Alfreton Town beat Wrexham for the second time in six days in the Conference Premier to boost their play-off hopes.

Town took the lead right on the stroke of half-time when John Akinde latched onto Daniel Meadows' long ball to score from a tight angle.

Wrexham skipper Robbie Evans hit the crossbar with just the keeper to beat on 75 minutes.

Alfreton are third following their fifth win in a row. Wrexham are 15th.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Alfreton manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

Nicky Law

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Post-match: Alfreton manager Law

"I'm delighted with that. I think that was our fifth game in 17 days which is a big, big ask and on top of that, the conditions were were extremely heavy.

"I thought John Worsnop and the back four were excellent in the second half.

"They stayed as a good unit and kept a good shape and defended everything that Wrexham chucked at them."

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"We shouldn't have got beat in either game.

"But for one minute in the first half, where we conceded a sloppy goal, I thought we defended fine.

"We are not clinical enough at the moment in the final third."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 15Worsnop
  • 2WoodBooked at 89mins
  • 10BradleySubstituted forShawat 78'minutes
  • 4Westwood
  • 3Franklin
  • 6Kempson
  • 21Rowe-TurnerBooked at 14mins
  • 5Wylde
  • 12MeadowsBooked at 90mins
  • 9ClaytonSubstituted forWishartat 65'minutes
  • 18Akinde

Substitutes

  • 16Fenton
  • 8Shaw
  • 20McFadzean
  • 13Wishart
  • 1Atkins

Wrexham

  • 13Coughlin
  • 28Artell
  • 17Clowes
  • 6Clarke
  • 16Hunt
  • 8Harris
  • 29CarringtonSubstituted forTomassenat 83'minutes
  • 21EvansBooked at 38mins
  • 7Cieslewicz
  • 10Ormerod
  • 9BishopSubstituted forAnyinsahat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 18Colbeck
  • 1Mayebi
  • 25Bailey-Jones
  • 14Tomassen
  • 26Anyinsah
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
765

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Alfreton Town 1, Wrexham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 1, Wrexham 0.

Booking

Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Jay Harris (Wrexham).
John Akinde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).
Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Corner, Alfreton Town.
Attempt missed. David Artell (Wrexham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).
Leon Clowes (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Foul by Brett Ormerod (Wrexham).
Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Adrian Cieslewicz (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Steve Tomassen replaces Mark Carrington.
Attempt saved. Rob Evans (Wrexham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Tom Shaw replaces Daniel Bradley.
Rob Evans (Wrexham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.
Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Johnny Hunt (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).
Rob Evans (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Mark Carrington with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Joe Anyinsah replaces Andy Bishop.
Foul by Rob Evans (Wrexham).
Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).
Adrian Cieslewicz (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Daniel Wishart replaces Paul Clayton.
Offside, Wrexham. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Johnny Hunt (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Mark Carrington (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Wrexham.
Attempt saved. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.
Corner, Wrexham.
Attempt saved. Rob Evans (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.
Attempt blocked. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Foul by Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town).
David Artell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Corner, Wrexham.
Attempt blocked. Andy Bishop (Wrexham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Alfreton Town.
Attempt saved. Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Second Half

Second Half begins Alfreton Town 1, Wrexham 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Alfreton Town 1, Wrexham 0.
Attempt missed. Adrian Cieslewicz (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Wrexham 0. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Bradley.
Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).
Jon Worsnop (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Wrexham.
Foul by Joe Clarke (Wrexham).
Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Alfreton Town.
Attempt missed. Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Bradley with a cross.

Booking

Rob Evans (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Rob Evans (Wrexham).
John Akinde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box.
Corner, Wrexham.
Attempt saved. Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
goal

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