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Salisbury City 0-0 Alfreton Town

Mikey Harris

Salisbury City responded to their drubbing at Halifax by shoring things up in a dull draw against Alfreton.

City were thumped 5-1 last week, but turned in a much-improved defensive display against an out-of-sorts Reds.

After a first half devoid of action, the Whites had the best of the game's few chances in a dominant second.

Town were blunted pre-game when Shaun Harrad's partner went into labour and had only one shot - John Akinde's one-on-one chance blocked by Will Puddy.

Jamie White had the best effort of the match for Salisbury, but saw his chance shinned off the line by Chris Westwood with the keeper beaten.

The draw left the home side three points off the play-offs, with Alfreton remaining in third place.

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Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

"Very positive that we got a clean sheet on the back of conceding five on Tuesday.

"It was important that we responded and put in a shift defensively.

"We created enough chances to win the game twice over. Their keeper has made a few good saves.

"We've got four key players out and I'll take a lot of positives from that."

Line-ups

Salisbury

  • 1Puddy
  • 12KamdjoBooked at 45mins
  • 4BrettBooked at 71mins
  • 16DuttonBooked at 90mins
  • 23MacDonald
  • 6Wilson
  • 11Frear
  • 7McPheeSubstituted forFitchettat 80'minutes
  • 17Feeney
  • 13SinclairSubstituted forWellardat 71'minutes
  • 9White

Substitutes

  • 20Fitchett
  • 18Flint
  • 25Bittner
  • 8Wellard

Alfreton

  • 15Worsnop
  • 7Law
  • 16Fenton
  • 2WoodSubstituted forMeadowsat 61'minutes
  • 10Bradley
  • 4Westwood
  • 3Franklin
  • 5Wylde
  • 8Shaw
  • 23Poku
  • 18AkindeBooked at 42minsSubstituted forClaytonat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Kempson
  • 20McFadzean
  • 9Clayton
  • 12Meadows
Referee:
Justin Amey
Attendance:
623

Match Stats

Home TeamSalisburyAway TeamAlfreton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home5
Away1
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Salisbury City 0, Alfreton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

    Brian Dutton (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Brian Dutton (Salisbury City).

  5. Post update

    Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie White (Salisbury City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jamie White (Salisbury City).

  9. Post update

    Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Salisbury City. Dan Fitchett replaces Chris McPhee.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Paul Clayton replaces John Akinde.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Alfreton Town. Michael Wylde tries a through ball, but Michael Wylde is caught offside.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Salisbury City. Ricky Wellard replaces Rob Sinclair.

  14. Booking

    Ryan Brett (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Brett (Salisbury City).

  16. Post update

    Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Salisbury City.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Salisbury City.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town).

  20. Post update

    Jamie White (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

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