ALFRETON TOWN 2, WELLING UNITED 2
Saturday Apr 5, 2014
CONTROVERSIAL END AS REDS ARE DENIED VICTORY
Alfreton Town's 2-2 home draw against mid-table Welling United ended in controversial fashion as the Reds were denied an injury time winner.
In the last seconds of five minutes of added time, striker Job Ayo Akinde crossed from the left byline, Dan Bradley's shot struck the underside of the bar, looked to have bounced behind the line in Geoff Hurst-esque style, rebounded back onto the bar before being cleared.
Referee Kavanagh and one of his assistants ruled that the ball had not crossed the line despite players from both sides admitting after the game that it had.
Welling stunned the Reds by taking the lead after just 90 seconds when Quade Taylor powered home a header into the roof of the net from a corner.
Alfreton equalised with a deadball situation of their own, Michael Hoganson's right wing corner to the far post being netted by a diving header from Nick Fenton on 19 minutes.
Welling were gifted the lead on 62 minutes after Lathaniel Rowe-Turner tripped Ross Lafayette just inside the area and the Welling striker comfortably stroked home the resultant penalty.
Alfreton hit back strongly to the end of the game they got the equaliser on 72 minutes when Bradley Wood's 22 yarder was diverted beyond Welling keeper Lee Butcher by Akinde.
The attendance was 599 with Nick Fenton named the Reds man of the match.
Match picture album here , match report and Nicky Law's reaction to follow . . .
Alfreton are back in action again on Tuesday night when relegation-fighting Aldershot Town visit the Impact Arena. Kick-off is 7.45pm.