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Barnet 1-0 Alfreton Town

Dani Lopez fired his first goal of the season as Conference Premier play-off chasers Barnet halted a run of three straight defeats by beating Alfreton.

Luisma Villa went close to giving Barnet a third-minute lead when his free-kick flashed inches wide.

Lopez then fired an unstoppable 25-yard shot beyond Alfreton goalkeeper Jon Worsnop via the woodwork for 1-0.

John Akinde and Dan Bradley forced Barnet's Nick Jupp into decent saves while Jake Hyde was off target late on.

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Alfreton boss Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

Nicky Law

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Post-match: Alfreton manager Law

"I think it was a pretty even game really. We're disappointed in the nature of the goal we've given away, but to fair, that's a goal worthy of winning any game.

"But we're disappointed about how we get to the point where the lad's getting the shot off. And we're disappointed that we didn't close him down.

"When we got to the business end of the pitch in the top third, we've probably not been bright enough if I'm honest. But on balance, I think maybe a draw would have been a fairer result.

"At the end of the day, I've got no complaints. That runs gone, it's finished and we have to go again."

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 13Jupp
  • 30Stephens
  • 6Saville
  • 3Johnson
  • 4Weston
  • 8Byrne
  • 19Villa LópezSubstituted forVilheteat 90+5'minutes
  • 15CadoganSubstituted forAbdullahat 90+5'minutes
  • 2Yiadom
  • 9Hyde
  • 38Dani LópezSubstituted forCrawfordat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Barnes
  • 5Acheampong
  • 14Abdullah
  • 10Crawford
  • 20Vilhete

Alfreton

  • 15Worsnop
  • 3Franklin
  • 21Rowe-Turner
  • 2Wood
  • 10BradleySubstituted forLawat 65'minutes
  • 4Westwood
  • 5WyldeSubstituted forWishartat 56'minutes
  • 6Kempson
  • 12MeadowsSubstituted forShawat 59'minutes
  • 23Poku
  • 18Akinde

Substitutes

  • 20McFadzean
  • 16Fenton
  • 8Shaw
  • 13Wishart
  • 7Law
Referee:
Dean Treleaven

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamAlfreton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 1, Alfreton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Alfreton Town 0.

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

David Stephens (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Mauro Vilhete replaces Luisma.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Ahmed Abdullah replaces Kieron Cadogan.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Barnet).

Josh Law (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Attempt saved. Kieron Cadogan (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Luisma (Barnet).

Chris Westwood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Harry Crawford replaces Dani López.

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

David Stephens (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kieron Cadogan (Barnet).

Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Barnet.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Offside, Alfreton Town. Daniel Wishart tries a through ball, but Daniel Wishart is caught offside.

Offside, Barnet. Luisma tries a through ball, but Luisma is caught offside.

Corner, Barnet.

Corner, Barnet.

Corner, Barnet.

Foul by Josh Law (Alfreton Town).

Dani López (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Josh Law replaces Daniel Bradley.

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

Jack Saville (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

Jack Saville (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Tom Shaw replaces Danny Meadows.

Attempt missed. Luisma (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jake Hyde (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Luisma (Barnet).

Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

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