Alfreton Town 3-2 Salisbury

John Akinde

John Akinde scored a hat-trick as Alfreton came from behind to defeat Salisbury and secure a second consecutive home win.

It was the visitors who went in front when Theo Lewis converted Dan Fitchett's cross from close range.

Akinde was on hand to equalise for Alfreton after a Josh Law free-kick and he doubled his tally with a header.

He then slotted home to complete his hat-trick before Ben Wright's free-kick gave Salisbury a consolation.


Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

"We weren't at our best.

"I don't think we reached the heights of Tuesday but, trying to get positives out of everything, I don't think we would have won that game last season.

"We didn't play great, but we dug in and the players worked hard and we ground a result out and that's all you can do."

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

"I'm absolutely devastated. We've given them three goals - I'm raging inside.

"We have the better of the game then we shoot ourselves in the foot.

"We've got to learn. It's down to individuals taking responsibility for their jobs.

"We'll get back to the training ground and they'll be working very, very hard I can assure you of that. "