National League
AlfretonAlfreton Town3HalifaxFC Halifax Town0

Alfreton Town 3-0 FC Halifax Town

Jake Speight scored twice in the first half as Alfreton claimed a comfortable victory over Halifax.

The on-loan Mansfield striker opened his account when he lashed home from 12 yards out.

He headed his second in from close range after John Akinde nodded back a Josh Law corner.

Akinde then got on the scoresheet after the break, capitalising from close range after Halifax failed to clear their lines.

Lee Gregory hit a post late on for the visitors, whose three-game unbeaten league run came to an end.

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Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law told to BBC Radio Derby:

"I thought it was a great all round performance against a side which has obviously scored a lot of goals this year.

"You can see why. They've got centre halves playing in centre midfield and they're a big strong powerful side, but we matched them.

"Without being too disrespectful, I think it could have been six or seven nil. I'm not saying it should have been, but it could have been.

"We had that many chances and I think we limited them to very few and I think it was a great all round performance to be fair."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 1Atkins
  • 7Law
  • 10Bradley
  • 16Fenton
  • 4Westwood
  • 21Rowe-Turner
  • 2Wood
  • 17McGrath
  • 8Shaw
  • 11SpeightBooked at 24mins
  • 18Akinde

Substitutes

  • 5Wylde
  • 22Akinde
  • 3Franklin
  • 20McFadzean
  • 12Meadows

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 6LoweBooked at 61mins
  • 5Pearson
  • 22Ainge
  • 3McManusSubstituted forHolsgroveat 57'minutes
  • 2Toulson
  • 15Roberts
  • 20Maynard
  • 7SmithSubstituted forWorthingtonat 50'minutes
  • 10GardnerBooked at 47minsSubstituted forWilsonat 78'minutes
  • 11GregoryBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 16Worthington
  • 19Holsgrove
  • 14Wilson
  • 12Senior
  • 17McReady
Referee:
Peter Banks
Attendance:
900

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alfreton Town 3, FC Halifax Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 3, FC Halifax Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Alfreton Town. Jake Speight tries a through ball, but Jake Speight is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Danny Lowe (FC Halifax Town).

  7. Post update

    Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town).

  11. Post update

    Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).

  13. Post update

    Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. John McGrath (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Shaw with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

  16. Post update

    Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  18. Post update

    Foul by John McGrath (Alfreton Town).

  19. Post update

    Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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