National League
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Alfreton Town 3-0 Hyde

Shaun Harrad

Hyde were relegated from the Conference Premier at promotion-chasing Alfreton Town where they slumped to their 30th league defeat of the season.

Shaun Harrad's brace and John Akinde's second-half strike consigned the Tigers to the drop with nine games remaining.

Greater Manchester side Hyde's only win this term was a 2-0 victory at Welling in January which ended a 29-match winless league run.

Defeat ends Scott McNiven's side's two-season stay in England's fifth tier.

Hyde, who are 23 points adrift of second-from-bottom Tamworth, failed to test Reds goalkeeper Jon Worsnop before the break.

Their hopes of keeping what slim hopes of survival they had alive were barely stirred as Liam Tomsett called Worsnop into action on 68 minutes, with the Tigers already 2-0 down.

Defender Adam Blakeman twice went close to grabbing a consolation in stoppage time but again Alfreton's keeper was equal to his efforts.

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

"We knew it was going to be a difficult game because they've proved they're a decent team and they've got some forward players, so we knew we had to go out and set the right tempo and I thought we did that.

"If I'm honest, I think throughout the game we got a bit sloppy. A lot of players were having too many touches and then you're inviting the tackle and then all of a sudden, you're on the back foot again.

"But we certainly did enough in the game to win it far more comfortably than 3-0. I said at half-time, we can't keep missing the chances we're missing, because we paid the price for that on Saturday.

"Fortunately they didn't have enough to punish us, where better sides would have done. "

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 15Worsnop
  • 3FranklinSubstituted forMeadowsat 65'minutes
  • 5Wylde
  • 10Bradley
  • 16Fenton
  • 7Law
  • 25JonesSubstituted forWoodat 76'minutes
  • 23Poku
  • 8Shaw
  • 18AkindeSubstituted forClaytonat 88'minutes
  • 24Harrad

Substitutes

  • 6Kempson
  • 12Meadows
  • 2Wood
  • 20McFadzean
  • 9Clayton

Hyde United

  • 20Kettings
  • 24McQuade
  • 2Brizell
  • 21Blakeman
  • 4Haining
  • 12ThurstonSubstituted forPollardat 80'minutes
  • 5Ashworth
  • 6Tomsett
  • 11Hughes
  • 18Clark
  • 15Carlton

Substitutes

  • 23Pollard
  • 16Thornton
  • 17Fitzgerald
  • 30Kirby
  • 29Day
Referee:
Richard Martin
Attendance:
506

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamHyde United
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alfreton Town 3, Hyde FC 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Hyde FC.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Blakeman (Hyde FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Blakeman (Hyde FC) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Alfreton Town. Shaun Harrad tries a through ball, but Shaun Harrad is caught offside.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Paul Clayton replaces John Akinde.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Alfreton Town. Shaun Harrad tries a through ball, but Shaun Harrad is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC).

  11. Post update

    Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Brizell (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Alfreton Town 3, Hyde FC 0. Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Bradley.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Hyde FC. Jake Pollard replaces Adam Thurston.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town).

  16. Post update

    Jordan Clark (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Law.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Bradley Wood replaces Andrai Jones.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town).