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Alfreton Town 0-0 Lincoln City

Alfreton extended their advantage over 21st-placed Welling to four points after a goalless draw with Lincoln.

The visitors, who drop to 13th, had the better of a poor first half but Jordan Burrow was not able to head Jordan Cranston's excellent cross on target.

Ben Tomlinson curled an effort wide before Alfreton's Jason Mooney saved well from John Marsden after the break.

Burrow, Marsden and Tomlinson all went close again for Lincoln, but the hosts held on to earn a valuable point.

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law:

"I am disappointed not to have won it. It was a tough competitive game as you would expect, but I think we had the better chances.

"They have had a couple of long-range efforts but nothing to really worry about. We have had three good chances which fell to the person you would want them to fall to (Tom Shaw), but on this occasion he hasn't been able to take advantage.

"Overall, the team has worked hard defensively and 400 minutes without conceding at any level is good but we have got to continue to do that."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 20Mooney
  • 5Graham
  • 28Howe
  • 21Thanoj
  • 2Wood
  • 25LenighanBooked at 45mins
  • 12Shaw
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 18IronsideSubstituted forLeesleyat 66'minutes
  • 27JohnstonSubstituted forHeatonat 80'minutes
  • 23Hawley

Substitutes

  • 4Courtney
  • 8Stevenson
  • 11Howell
  • 24Leesley
  • 26Heaton

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 17Caprice
  • 2Miller
  • 12MendyBooked at 49minsSubstituted forEveringtonat 84'minutes
  • 7Cranston
  • 23Brown
  • 5Bencherif
  • 10MarsdenSubstituted forSimmonsat 87'minutes
  • 8Power
  • 11TomlinsonBooked at 54mins
  • 9Burrow

Substitutes

  • 4Jordan
  • 18Everington
  • 19Simmons
  • 22Marshall
  • 30Grant
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
744

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Alfreton Town 0, Lincoln City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 0, Lincoln City 0.

Hand ball by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

Foul by Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City).

Simon Lenighan (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Alex Simmons replaces John Marsden.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Kegan Everington replaces Arnaud Mendy because of an injury.

Offside, Lincoln City. John Marsden tries a through ball, but John Marsden is caught offside.

Foul by Karl Hawley (Alfreton Town).

Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Joe Leesley (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Niall Heaton replaces John Johnston.

Foul by Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town).

John Marsden (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Attempt missed. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Attempt missed. Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Simon Lenighan (Alfreton Town).

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Tom Miller (Lincoln City).

Karl Hawley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. John Marsden (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Karl Hawley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Joe Leesley replaces Joe Ironside.

Attempt missed. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Attempt saved. Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City) header from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt saved. John Marsden (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Offside, Lincoln City. Ben Tomlinson tries a through ball, but Ben Tomlinson is caught offside.

Booking

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City).

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