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Just In: FT: Alfreton 3 Grimsby 3
By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 18/04/2014 14:57
The match was delayed until 16:15 due to the team coach not having arrived.
Thanoj came in for the injured Disley and John-Lewis started up front in place of Tounkara.
Grimsby took a 7th minute lead when Hannah raced onto a long ball, beat the offside trap. His shot should easily have been stopped by the Alfreton 'keeper, but he inexplicably failed to intercept it.
Five mins later the 'keeper made a good save to deny a John-Lewis header.
Alfreton equalised on 24 minutes when Town failed to clear a ball in the box and Law smashed it in.
After a good Alfreton spell Town once again took the lead when John-Lewis set up Hannah for his second, although he looked marginally offside.
Town continued to have the better possession and Alfreton had to clear a shot off the line in a goalmouth scramble in first half injury time.
Five minutes after the break Alfreton were back in the game when Sean Pearson gave away a penalty which Alfreton scored.
Grimsby had a strong passage of play and several corners, culminating in Pearson winning a penalty off Kempson. Hannah stepped up to score his hat trick.
A defensive cock-up by Town led to an Alfreton equaliser. Thomas headed the ball back and the defence stood still allowing Alfreton to nip in and score.
Alfreton Town: Worsnop, Jones, Kempson, Rowe-Turner, Wood, Meadows, Law, Bradley, Hoganson, Akinde, Clayton
Subs: Franklin, Westwood, Shaw, Poku, Harrad
Grimsby: McKeown, Hatton, Pearson, Boyce, Thomas, McLaughlin, Kerr, Thanoj, Neilson, John-Lewis, Hannah
Subs: Colbeck, Cook, McDonald, Fyfield, Tounkara
Referee: Peter Bankes (Merseyside) Match Thread