ALFRETON TOWN 1, MACCLESFIELD TOWN 5
Saturday Dec 20, 2014
REDS SUFFER A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
There was no early festive cheer for Alfreton Town as they suffered a nightmare before Christmas in going down 5-1 at home to high-flying Macclesfield Town.
The Reds got off to a good start and took the lead courtesy of an eigth minute Bradley Wood penalty but found themselves 3-1 down at half-time as a brace of goals from Matthew Barnes-Homer on 17 and 27 minutes and a 25 yard strike from Danny Whitaker on 36 put the visitors in charge.
Chris Holroyd added a fourth on 55 minutes before Reds keper George Willis superbly saved a Waide Fairhurst penalty.
Macclesfield substitute Denny Johnstone sealed victory for his side with a fifth goal on 82 minutes.
Dave Pursglove's match picture album here
The Reds are now without a game until Boxing Day when they travel to face Lincoln City at Sincil Bank. Kick-off is 3pm.
ATFC Supporters’ Association transport for the game at Lincoln departs at 10.15am and seats can be booked by contacting Mark Thorpe on 07857 558401.