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AFC Telford United 2-1 Altrincham

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.

Line-ups

Telford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Hall
  • 23Higgins
  • 4Byrne
  • 24ParryBooked at 43mins
  • 16McDonald
  • 11ClancyBooked at 71mins
  • 6GroganSubstituted forGrayat 46'minutes
  • 14HancockSubstituted forCookeat 56'minutes
  • 20Poku
  • 18SmithSubstituted forToddat 89'minutes
  • 9Farrell

Substitutes

  • 1Hedge
  • 8Barnett
  • 10Gray
  • 12Cooke
  • 21Todd

Altrincham

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Coburn
  • 2Densmore
  • 5Havern
  • 6Leather
  • 3Griffin
  • 8RichmanSubstituted forCrowtherat 88'minutes
  • 25CavanaghBooked at 32mins
  • 18Williams
  • 7LawrieSubstituted forReevesat 70'minutes
  • 9GillespieSubstituted forWilkinsonat 82'minutes
  • 14Perry

Substitutes

  • 10Reeves
  • 15Wilkinson
  • 16Marshall
  • 19Crowther
  • 24Samberg
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
1,417

Match Stats

Home TeamTelfordAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home4
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home18
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Telford United 2, Altrincham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Telford United 2, Altrincham 1.

  3. Goal!

    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.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sean Williams (Altrincham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  5. Goal!

    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.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Scott Leather (Altrincham).

  7. Post update

    Sean Cooke (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Telford United. Andy Todd replaces Sam Smith.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Altrincham. Ryan Crowther replaces Simon Richman.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Simon Richman (Altrincham).

  11. Post update

    Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Williams (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Damian Reeves (Altrincham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United).

  16. Post update

    Simon Richman (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Altrincham. Greg Wilkinson replaces Steven Gillespie.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steven Gillespie (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Parry (AFC Telford United).

  20. Post update

    Steven Gillespie (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

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