ALFRETON TOWN 1, BARNET 1
Saturday Mar 28, 2015
LATE GOAL EXTENDS UNBEATEN RUN AND SAFETY BUFFER
A dramatic Bradley Wood goal from the penalty spot deep into added time ensured Alfreton Town gained a deserved point from a 1-1 draw at home to league leaders Barnet and extended the Reds' unbeaten run to seven games.
DAVE PURSGLOVE'S EXCELLENT MATCH PICTURE ALBUM HERE
Wood smashed home from the spot in the fourth minute of added time after former Red Job Ayo Akinde had brought down Joe Leesley a minute earlier as Nicky Law's side pressed strongly for an equaliser.
Latest signing Jimmy Phillips was handed a debut but striker Karl Hawley was left out of the squad after suffering a minor injury in the goalless home draw with Dartford in midweek.
In front of 989, the visitors had taken an 18th minute lead when Curtis Weston poked the ball over the line from very close range after a Mauro Vilhete header from a Sam Muggleton long throw came back off the near post.
It was a fourth successive draw for the Reds, all at home, but the point gained, allied to results elsewhere - all the bottom four teams lost, means Alfreton are now six points clear of the relegation zone with five games to go.
Callum Howe was the Alfreton Town man of the match.
NEXT IN ACTION
Alfreton are next in action on Easter Saturday when they travel to face Wrexham. ATFC Supporters' Association transport departs at 9.45am and seats can be booked by contacting Mark Thorpe on 07857 55840.