Sunday Feb 10, 2013

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Alfreton Town are now without a win in five league games after succumbing to defeat in a game of two very definite halves.

The Reds dominated the first half but could turn their superiority into goals, a thumping Darren Kempson header against the bar on four minutes the closest they went.

Woking were a different side in the second period and produced three well-taken goals to deservedly take the spoils.

Alfreton began strongly and after Kempson's header had smacked the bar, Nathan Arnold brought a fine save from Woking keeper Aaron Howe with a deflected 25 yarder.
Howe followed up with more good saves before he was taken to hospital with an arm injury after landing awkwardly claiming a deep cross under pressure.
Alfreton keeper Phil Barnes produced a terrific save under the angle to keep out a superb 20 yard free kick from John Nutter but that was a rare foray from the visitors as the Reds dominated.
A fantastic cross-field ball from Leigh Franks gave Scott Boden a good chance but his powerful blast was deflected over. Whatever Garry Hill said at the interval worked as Woking came out a different side.
Kevin Betsy was denied by another fine Barnes save who followed up with an incredible double save to deny Billy Knott and Joe NcNerney.
Woking's attacking flair was not to be denied though and they netted three times in 16 minutes to seal a good win.
Top scorer Bradley Bubb stabbed the ball under Barnes on 67 minutes. Bubb then got to the byline to set up Kevin Betsy for the second five minutes later and the win was wrapped up on 83 minutes when Leigh Franks opted to try and bring the ball out of defence, found himself robbed on the edge of the area by Billy Knott who rifled home a low cross-shot into the far bottom corner.

Alfreton will be looking to bounce back when they travel to take on Cambridge United on Tuesday night. ATFC Supporters' Association transport departs at 4.15pm and seats can be booked via Mark Thorpe on 07857 558401. 

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