ALFRETON TOWN 5, TAMWORTH 2
Monday Dec 26, 2011
CLINICAL REDS END THE YEAR ON A HIGH
Monday, December 26th, 2011
Blue Square Bet Premier Division
Alfreton Town 5, Tamworth 2
ATFC official match report here Dave Pursglove and Bill Wheatcroft's match picture album here
ALFRETON Town gave their fans a Boxing Day treat as they thrashed Tamworth 5-2 at the Impact Arena.
In front of 1,012 (198 from Tamworth), the Reds got off to a fantastic start and were ahead after only 11 seconds when Anton Brown netted from 12 yards. It was 2-0 with less than three minutes gone when man of the match Nathan Arnold hit the target.
The third goal came on 36 minutes with Jake Moult firing home from inside the penalty area after good work by Josh Law.
The lead was extended further on 55 minutes when Anthony Wilson headed home from close in to finish a cross from striker partner Nathan Jarman and the fifth came on 67 minutes when Arnold set up Jarman to rifle home into the top corner.
Tamworth pulled two late goals back with two very good strikes by Liam McDonald who netted a direct free kick from outside the penalty area on 78 minutes and eight minutes later Richard Tait despatched a long range shot into the top left corner.
The victory moved Alfreton up one place, overtaking Stockport County.
The sides meet in the return fixture on New Year's Day, Sunday, January 1st, 2012, at the Lamb, kick-off is 3pm.