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AFC Telford United 2-1 Altrincham

Bottom club Telford cut the gap at the foot of the Conference table to two points with victory over Altrincham.

The home side belied their lowly league position with a strong start, going ahead when Sam Smith bundled in.

Having wasted their best first-half chance through Telford old boy Kyle Perry, Alty dominated after the break.

Against the run of play Adam Farrell made it 2-0 late on after a howler from keeper Stuart Coburn, before Perry hit a consolation deep into injury time.

His left-footed effort against his old club in the 97th minute leaves Telford still waiting for their first clean sheet of the league season after 19 games.

Bucks on a roll
AFC Telford United have now lost just once in six league and cup matches.
Kyle Perry scored 32 goals in 68 league games for the Bucks (2004-2006).

The Bucks were indebted to Freddy Hall's fine save from Gillespie's header, and the Bermudan keeper was also relieved to see a Sean Williams drive end up just outside the post.

Telford are now six points adrift of safety, but a run of two wins from their last three league games has at least given players and fans reason to believe after a dismal start to the season.

The Bucks' victory came at a cost, however, as they lost skipper Sean Clancy with a suspected broken collarbone when he fell awkwardly in injury time after going up for a header.

Line-ups

Telford

  • 25Hall
  • 23Higgins
  • 4Byrne
  • 24ParryBooked at 43mins
  • 16McDonald
  • 11ClancyBooked at 71mins
  • 6GroganSubstituted forGrayat 46'minutes
  • 14HancockSubstituted forCookeat 56'minutes
  • 20Poku
  • 18SmithSubstituted forToddat 89'minutes
  • 9Farrell

Substitutes

  • 1Hedge
  • 8Barnett
  • 10Gray
  • 12Cooke
  • 21Todd

Altrincham

  • 1Coburn
  • 2Densmore
  • 5Havern
  • 6Leather
  • 3Griffin
  • 8RichmanSubstituted forCrowtherat 88'minutes
  • 25CavanaghBooked at 32mins
  • 18Williams
  • 7LawrieSubstituted forReevesat 70'minutes
  • 9GillespieSubstituted forWilkinsonat 82'minutes
  • 14Perry

Substitutes

  • 10Reeves
  • 15Wilkinson
  • 16Marshall
  • 19Crowther
  • 24Samberg
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
1,417

Match Stats

Home TeamTelfordAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home4
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home18
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Telford United 2, Altrincham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Telford United 2, Altrincham 1.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Telford United 2, Altrincham 1. Kyle Perry (Altrincham) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Sean Williams (Altrincham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Telford United 2, Altrincham 0. Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sean Cooke with a cross.

Foul by Scott Leather (Altrincham).

Sean Cooke (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Andy Todd replaces Sam Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Ryan Crowther replaces Simon Richman.

Foul by Simon Richman (Altrincham).

Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Sean Williams (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Altrincham.

Attempt saved. Damian Reeves (Altrincham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Foul by Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United).

Simon Richman (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Greg Wilkinson replaces Steven Gillespie.

Attempt missed. Steven Gillespie (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Andrew Parry (AFC Telford United).

Steven Gillespie (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Rod McDonald (AFC Telford United).

Steven Gillespie (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Offside, Altrincham. Kyle Perry tries a through ball, but Kyle Perry is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Damian Reeves (Altrincham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Altrincham.

Attempt saved. Steven Gillespie (Altrincham) header from the left side of the box is saved.

Offside, AFC Telford United. Sam Smith tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

Offside, AFC Telford United. Sean Cooke tries a through ball, but Sean Cooke is caught offside.

Booking

Sean Clancy (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean Clancy (AFC Telford United).

Shaun Densmore (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Tony Gray (AFC Telford United).

Scott Leather (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Damian Reeves replaces James Lawrie.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Attempt saved. Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Foul by Sean Cooke (AFC Telford United).

Scott Leather (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

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