FC Halifax Town 2-0 Alfreton Town

Lee Gregory's superb double earned FC Halifax a deserved win over Alfreton Town and lifted them into the Conference Premier play-off places.

The hosts were on top for long spells and led when Gregory showed quick feet and curled the ball home from 18 yards.

Gregory slotted a second from close range after the interval following a fine cross from Paul Marshall.

The striker had a chance to secure his hat-trick but blazed well over while the visitors rarely threatened.

The Shaymen have now won four consecutive games and are fifth in the table, level on points with Grimsby in sixth but having played three games more.

Town stay third, four points ahead of Halifax on 64 points.

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

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Post-match: Alfreton manager Law

"They came out and played at a really high tempo that would normally have to do against us and then unfortunately we couldn't match it. We were way off it in too many areas.

"We've come here and tried to play an offensive way by putting three up front, but if I'm honest it had very little impact all game and then you're on the back foot unfortunately.

"You've seen the difference when you look at [Lee] Gregory - he's played up front pretty much on his own and he's occupied them all and he's done well. When the ball comes in, he gets hold of it and that's the big difference.

"The two goals were very poor goals to give away. He's come to the edge of the box and we've not come tight with him and on the second one, he just checked his run and he's got in far too easily, so I'm very disappointed with the two goals we gave away."

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