National League
AlfretonAlfreton Town1NuneatonNuneaton Borough1

Alfreton Town 1-1 Nuneaton Town

James Armson kept Nuneaton Town's play-off hopes alive after his late strike clinched a draw at Alfreton.

The home side had taken the lead in the first half after John Akinde converted Bradley Wood's cross to claim his 13th goal of the season.

Nuneaton striker Andy Brown then twice went close before Alfreton's Jon Worsnop saved well from Danny Sleath.

Worsnop failed to stop Armson though, who slotted home a right-footed shot with six minutes left to claim a point.

The result leaves Alfreton in fourth spot, two clear of sixth-placed Grimsby and three clear of Nuneaton who lie seventh.

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

"We came in at half-time having created enough chances to be out of sight and we haven't done that. We haven't been ruthless enough.

"They've gambled and changed their shape. Rather than us being able to get the ball down and get it out wide and exploit that, we haven't done it and then I end up having to change our shape to accommodate them.

"I've just said to the players in there that if they've got any aspirations of getting in the play-offs, then they've got to be better than that."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 15Worsnop
  • 7Law
  • 21Rowe-Turner
  • 16FentonSubstituted forKempsonat 62'minutes
  • 26Hoganson
  • 2Wood
  • 8ShawSubstituted forMeadowsat 87'minutes
  • 25Jones
  • 27Whitehouse
  • 18Akinde
  • 24HarradSubstituted forBradleyat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Meadows
  • 3Franklin
  • 10Bradley
  • 1Wildsmith
  • 6Kempson

Nuneaton

  • 19Belshaw
  • 5Dean
  • 4Cowan
  • 21CranstonBooked at 66mins
  • 11Streete
  • 13Sleath
  • 20TrainerSubstituted forAdamsat 72'minutes
  • 7ArmsonBooked at 52mins
  • 16YorkSubstituted forMoultat 55'minutes
  • 10Brown
  • 26Hibbert

Substitutes

  • 9Moult
  • 6Walker
  • 8Adams
  • 15Gordon
  • 17Taylor
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
789

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamNuneaton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alfreton Town 1, Nuneaton Town 1.

  2. Post update

    Foul by Andrai Jones (Alfreton Town).

  3. Post update

    James Armson (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Nuneaton Town.

  5. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 1, Nuneaton Town 1.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dave Hibbert.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Nuneaton Town.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Nuneaton Town.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Danny Meadows replaces Tom Shaw.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Nuneaton Town 1. James Armson (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Nuneaton Town.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

  17. Post update

    Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Daniel Bradley replaces Shaun Harrad.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Armson (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Jon Adams replaces Phil Trainer.