Chorley 2 Alfreton Town 1
Sunday Feb 26, 2017
Alfreton sufferred heartbreak yesterday in their game at Victory Park, where two goals in the last three minutes of the game saw the match turn on it's head and the points go to to the promotion chasing home side.
The Reds had led from the 23rd minute, when Liam Hearn slotted past Chorley keeper Ritchie Branagan. After that Alfreton put on a superb backs to the wall display, frustrating the high flying Magpies.
Fabian Spiess pulled off a fine early save from the home side's Matt Challinor, with Tom Allan going close for the visitors with a header.
Chorley were not to be denied and had to thank two pieces of brilliance from full back Paul Jarvis to earn them all three points. On 87 minutes Jarvis whipped in a low drive that Spiess couldn't hold and Jack Sampson pounced and then in the third minute of stoppage time the same player delivered a deep cross for substitute Josh O'Keefe to head in at the far post to break Alfreton's hearts and continue what has been a season of many late goals both scored and conceeded by the Reds.
The Reds remain in 17th place in the Vanarama National League North table, three points above safety. Next Saturday's home game with next to bottom Stalybridge Celtic is now ever more vital.
Meanwhile it was good news for the Alfreton Town Academy Under 23 side who continued their good form with a 6-3 win at the Impact Arena on Saturday morning in the Notts Youth League Cup Quarter Final against Kimberley. Their goals were scored by Morgan Brough 2, Moziah Selassie, Josh Pearson, Callum Angel (pen) and Malik Batten.
The game went into extra time with the score level at 3-3 after 90 mnutes.
The Academy side's next game is tomorrow (Monday the 27th) against Stamford based Football CV in the Central Conference. Kick off is at 4 pm and there will be a small admission charge of £2 and £1.