Match ends, AFC Telford United 2, Altrincham 1.
Bottom club Telford cut the gap at the foot of the Conference table to two points with victory over Altrincham.
The home side belied their lowly league position with a strong start, going ahead when Sam Smith bundled in.
Having wasted their best first-half chance through Telford old boy Kyle Perry, Alty dominated after the break.
Against the run of play Adam Farrell made it 2-0 late on after a howler from keeper Stuart Coburn, before Perry hit a consolation deep into injury time.
His left-footed effort against his old club in the 97th minute leaves Telford still waiting for their first clean sheet of the league season after 19 games.
|Bucks on a roll|
|AFC Telford United have now lost just once in six league and cup matches.|
|Kyle Perry scored 32 goals in 68 league games for the Bucks (2004-2006).|
The Bucks were indebted to Freddy Hall's fine save from Gillespie's header, and the Bermudan keeper was also relieved to see a Sean Williams drive end up just outside the post.
Telford are now six points adrift of safety, but a run of two wins from their last three league games has at least given players and fans reason to believe after a dismal start to the season.
The Bucks' victory came at a cost, however, as they lost skipper Sean Clancy with a suspected broken collarbone when he fell awkwardly in injury time after going up for a header.
- 24ParryBooked at 43mins
- 11ClancyBooked at 71mins
- 6GroganSubstituted forGrayat 46'minutes
- 14HancockSubstituted forCookeat 56'minutes
- 18SmithSubstituted forToddat 89'minutes
- 8RichmanSubstituted forCrowtherat 88'minutes
- 25CavanaghBooked at 32mins
- 7LawrieSubstituted forReevesat 70'minutes
- 9GillespieSubstituted forWilkinsonat 82'minutes
- Brett Huxtable
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, AFC Telford United 2, Altrincham 1.
Goal! AFC Telford United 2, Altrincham 1. Kyle Perry (Altrincham) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Sean Williams (Altrincham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Goal! AFC Telford United 2, Altrincham 0. Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sean Cooke with a cross.
Foul by Scott Leather (Altrincham).
Sean Cooke (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.
Substitution, AFC Telford United. Andy Todd replaces Sam Smith.
Substitution, Altrincham. Ryan Crowther replaces Simon Richman.
Foul by Simon Richman (Altrincham).
Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Sean Williams (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Damian Reeves (Altrincham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Foul by Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United).
Simon Richman (Altrincham) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Altrincham. Greg Wilkinson replaces Steven Gillespie.
Attempt missed. Steven Gillespie (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Andrew Parry (AFC Telford United).
Steven Gillespie (Altrincham) wins a free kick.