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Alfreton Town 1-1 Nuneaton Town

James Armson kept Nuneaton Town's play-off hopes alive after his late strike clinched a draw at Alfreton.

The home side had taken the lead in the first half after John Akinde converted Bradley Wood's cross to claim his 13th goal of the season.

Nuneaton striker Andy Brown then twice went close before Alfreton's Jon Worsnop saved well from Danny Sleath.

Worsnop failed to stop Armson though, who slotted home a right-footed shot with six minutes left to claim a point.

The result leaves Alfreton in fourth spot, two clear of sixth-placed Grimsby and three clear of Nuneaton who lie seventh.

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

Nicky Law

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Post-match: Alfreton manager Law

"We came in at half-time having created enough chances to be out of sight and we haven't done that. We haven't been ruthless enough.

"They've gambled and changed their shape. Rather than us being able to get the ball down and get it out wide and exploit that, we haven't done it and then I end up having to change our shape to accommodate them.

"I've just said to the players in there that if they've got any aspirations of getting in the play-offs, then they've got to be better than that."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 15Worsnop
  • 7Law
  • 21Rowe-Turner
  • 16FentonSubstituted forKempsonat 62'minutes
  • 26Hoganson
  • 2Wood
  • 8ShawSubstituted forMeadowsat 87'minutes
  • 25Jones
  • 27Whitehouse
  • 18Akinde
  • 24HarradSubstituted forBradleyat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Meadows
  • 3Franklin
  • 10Bradley
  • 1Wildsmith
  • 6Kempson

Nuneaton

  • 19Belshaw
  • 5Dean
  • 4Cowan
  • 21CranstonBooked at 66mins
  • 11Streete
  • 13Sleath
  • 20TrainerSubstituted forAdamsat 72'minutes
  • 7ArmsonBooked at 52mins
  • 16YorkSubstituted forMoultat 55'minutes
  • 10Brown
  • 26Hibbert

Substitutes

  • 9Moult
  • 6Walker
  • 8Adams
  • 15Gordon
  • 17Taylor
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
789

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamNuneaton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Alfreton Town 1, Nuneaton Town 1.

Foul by Andrai Jones (Alfreton Town).

James Armson (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 1, Nuneaton Town 1.

Attempt blocked. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dave Hibbert.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Attempt missed. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Danny Meadows replaces Tom Shaw.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Goal!

Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Nuneaton Town 1. James Armson (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt missed. Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Daniel Bradley replaces Shaun Harrad.

Attempt missed. James Armson (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Jon Adams replaces Phil Trainer.

Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Jordan Cranston (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Nuneaton Town).

Elliot Whitehouse (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Attempt saved. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Michael Hoganson.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Foul by Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town).

John Akinde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Darran Kempson replaces Nick Fenton because of an injury.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Foul by Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town).

Jon Worsnop (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jordan Cranston with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Louis Moult replaces Wes York.

Foul by Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town).

Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

goal

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