Saturday Aug 20, 2011

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TEN man Alfreton Town went down to a 6-1 home defeat against Forest Green Rovers on Saturday at the Impact Arena.

The Reds showed well in the first half and could certainly count themselves unlucky to turn around 3-1 behind but defensive errors contributed to at least half of the goals conceded.

In the second half, substitute Anthony Wilson was unluckily on the pitch for just 13 minutes before he had to be helped off with an ankle injury. He left the ground on crutches.

Theo Streete got the Alfreton reply, heading home a Josh Law cross on 13 minutes.

The visitors had gone in front on four minutes when Jamie Turley stretched out a leg to skew the ball home during a goalmouth melee.

Charlie Griffin headed Rovers' second from a corner on 19 minutes and it was 3-1 on 22 when Reece Styche dispossessed goalkeeper Dan Lowson and netted from 20 yards.

Alfreton were still well in contention until Wilson's injury after which Styche outpaced Greg Young before lobbing an exposed Dan Lowson on 76.

Two more goals deep into injury time rubbed salt into the wounds with Theo Streete unluckily putting through his own goal in trying to clear a cross before a sweeping move from the visitors ended with Yan Klukowski blasting the sixth into the roof of the net.

The Reds are away at Darlington on Tuesday evening. ATFC Supporters' Association transport departs at 4.15pm. Seats can be booked by contacting Mark Thorpe on 01773 836251.

Result for Friday, August 19
Lincoln City 1, Wrexham 2 (att: 2,211)

Results for Saturday, August 20
ALFRETON TOWN 1, Forest Green Rovers 6 (686 - including 60 from FGR))
Bath City 0, Barrow 1
Braintree Town 1, Mansfield Town 1
Cambridge United 1, Kidderminster Harriers 2
Fleetwood Town 1, Hayes & Yeading United 0
Gateshead 1, Kettering Town 1
Luton Town 5, Southport 1
Newport County 0, Grimsby Town 0
Stockport County 1, Ebbsfleet United 1
Tamworth 1, Darlington 0
York City 0, AFC Telford United 1

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