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Alfreton Town 4-2 Southport

Alfreton improved their hopes of avoiding the drop with a 4-2 win over fellow Conference strugglers Southport.

Southport led at the break thanks to a howler from home keeper Jason Mooney, who fumbled the returning Richard Brodie's 20-yard shot into his own net.

But Bradley Wood levelled from the spot before turning provider for Karl Hawley to score from close range.

Callum Howe headed a third and, despite Paul Rutherford quickly pulling one back, Joe Connor's own goal sealed it.

Alfreton's penalty equaliser two minutes into the second half came when Luke Foster brought down Tom Shaw, allowing Wood to tuck away his fifth spot-kick this season.

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 20Mooney
  • 2WoodSubstituted forThanojat 90+1'minutes
  • 5Graham
  • 28Howe
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 27Johnston
  • 26HeatonBooked at 83mins
  • 12Shaw
  • 8StevensonSubstituted forHowellat 88'minutes
  • 10BradleyBooked at 30mins
  • 23Hawley

Substitutes

  • 11Howell
  • 14Sheridan
  • 15Keane
  • 21Thanoj
  • 24Leesley

Southport

  • 25Burton
  • 15Connor
  • 5Collins
  • 6FosterBooked at 48mins
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 20SmithBooked at 61mins
  • 14JoyceBooked at 79mins
  • 11ParrySubstituted forRutherfordat 55'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 26CatonSubstituted forEvansat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Brodie
  • 23Donnelly

Substitutes

  • 1Lloyd-Weston
  • 4Kay
  • 7Evans
  • 16Rutherford
  • 18Marsden
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Alfreton Town 4, Southport 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 4, Southport 2.

Booking

Micah Evans (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Micah Evans (Southport).

John Johnston (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Paul Rutherford (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Rutherford (Southport).

John Johnston (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Alfreton Town. Karl Hawley tries a through ball, but Karl Hawley is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Andi Thanoj replaces Bradley Wood.

Attempt blocked. Karl Hawley (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Offside, Southport. Micah Evans tries a through ball, but Micah Evans is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Anthony Howell replaces Lee Stevenson.

Goal!

Own Goal by Joe Connor, Southport. Alfreton Town 4, Southport 2.

Booking

Niall Heaton (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Foul by Lee Stevenson (Alfreton Town).

Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Micah Evans replaces James Caton.

Booking

Charlie Joyce (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Charlie Joyce (Southport).

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Charlie Joyce (Southport).

Karl Hawley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Attempt missed. Paul Smith (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Corner, Southport.

Goal!

Goal! Alfreton Town 3, Southport 2. Paul Rutherford (Southport) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Alfreton Town 3, Southport 1. Callum Howe (Alfreton Town) header from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Danny Bradley with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Callum Howe (Alfreton Town) header from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Bradley.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Booking

Paul Smith (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Smith (Southport).

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Paul Smith (Southport).

Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Offside, Southport. Richard Brodie tries a through ball, but Richard Brodie is caught offside.

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