MACCLESFIELD TOWN 3, ALFRETON TOWN 2
Saturday Oct 24, 2015
CUP EXIT AS REDS FIGHTBACK FALLS JUST SHORT
Alfreton Town's Emirates FA Cup run came to an end with a 3-2 fourth qualifying round defeat at Vanarama National League side Macclesfield Town.
The Reds got off to a poor start, conceding two goals in the first seven minutes and went three goals behind before staging a fight-back that ultimately fell just short but was one which gave the hosts a scare.
Macclesfield took the lead on five minutes whn Kristian Dennis fired home and just two minutes later Paul Turnbull headed the second.
Dennis made it 3-0 on 37 minutes before Alfreton sparked into life and Sam Jones reduced the arrears on 39.
Jordan Robertson took his tally to nine goals from nine games as he reduced the arrears to 3-2 on 51 minutes but despite a much-improved display in the second half, the Reds couldn't find an equaliser and exited the competition.
The attendance was 1,048 which included 108 from Derbyshire. Dan Bradley
NEXT IN ACTION
Alfreton Town return to Vanarama National League North action on Saturday, October 31st when they visit AFC Telford United.
Kick-off is 3pm.
Alfreton Town FC Supporters' Association transport departs at 9.30am and coach seats can be booked by contacting Mark Thorpe on 07857 558401.