Monday Jul 18, 2011

As with the first pre-season friendly four days previous, Alfreton Town were undone by a brace of late goals in a short space of time as they fell to a 3-1 home defeat against a Burton Albion XI under the stewardship of Gary Rowett.

This was another good run-out for the Reds who made nine changes at half-time and featured three more trialists.

Nathan Jarman fired Alfreton into a 62nd minute lead when he netted a right footed angled volley which beat the diving keeper and went in off the far post.

The advantage lasted just two minutes as Kieman Mason-Hughes swept in the equaliser at the far post as he finished a superb cross from Greg Pearson from the right which bissected the home defence.

Two goals in four minutes took the game away from Alfreton with substitute Jevon Seaton stroking home a left wing cross into the far corner past second half trialist home keeper Zak Jones on 75 minutes.

The Reds twice went close before the Brewers wrapped up victory on 79 minutes when Kieman Mason-Hughes netted his second of the night with a well-taken shot into the top right corner from 14 yards.

This Saturday Alfreton make the short journey to the New Manor Ground to take on the new Ilkeston FC. Kick-off is 3pm.

Next Wednesday, Alfreton are home to a Sheffield United XI, kick-off 7.45pm.

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