ALFRETON TOWN 3, DARTFORD 2
Saturday Jan 5, 2013
REDS TWICE COME FROM BEHIND TO WIN
Dave Pursglove's Dartford match picture album here
Alfreton Town twice came from behind to beat Dartford 3-2 in Blue Square Bet Premier Division action at the Impact Arena on Saturday.
The visitors took a third minute lead when the impressive Ryan Hayes curled a superb shot into the far top corner from the edge of the penalty area.
Alfreton drew level on 45+2 when a terrific cross-field pass from Matty Harriott picked out Daniel Meadows beyond the far post and he guided a neat header back across visiting keeper Marcus Bettinelli and inside the far post.
Dartford regained the lead on 59 minute when a Hayes cross to the far post was headed in by substitute Nathan Collier from almost on the line.
Alfreton applied growing pressure and the equaliser came on 75 minutes when Anton Brown picked a great time to net his first goal of the season as he cracked home from close range to finish a driven Nathan Arnold low cross from the right.
The winner came on 89 minutes with Daniel Meadows firing home his second goal of the game. The 20-year-old produced a lovely piece of assuredness to bring the ball down and set himself for a shot from just inside the penalty area which arrowed into the far top corner of the net.
The attendance was 522 and Daniel Meadows (pictured) was named as the Reds man-of-the-match.
The Reds are next in action on Tuesday night when title-chasing Wrexham are the visitors to the Impact Arena. Kick-off is 7.45pm.
There is segregation in place for the Wrexham fixture and visiting fans are requested to enter the stadium via the away turnstiles at the Alma Street end of the Impact Arena only.
Admission is £18 for adults and £12 for concessions (U16s, Over-65s and students upon production of a student card).
However, Early Bird Match Tickets are available priced at £16 and £11 respectively and these can be obtained by calling the ticket office on 01159 392090 extension 107 on Monday and Tuesday from 9.30am to 2.30pm each day.
Further details about Early Bird Match Tickets are available here