Match report – Alfreton Town 0-0 Curzon Ashton

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Mon 8th April 2024

Here is the latest match report by Vaughan Creer from Alfreton Town from the Alfreton Football Club’s website from Saturday’s game against Curzon Ashton.

Reds and Nash share spoils in dour draw

A sunlit and windswept Impact Arena played host to a playoff clash between Alfreton and Curzon Ashton, with the visitors only behind Ofton in the league on goal difference going into the match.
Early signs showed that this encounter would be a competitive one, with the first opportunity of the game falling to Jordan Thewlis, whose initial effort was blocked on the line and his follow-up attempt was sent over the bar.
Curzon responded through captain James Spencer, who found space on the edge of the box to get a shot away, though George Willis was on hand to turn the effort wide of the post.
Just before the interval, the away side threatened once more on the counter, with Adam Barton getting on the end of a well-worked move, but Adam Lund stepped in with a crucial interception to stop the shot.
Ofton started the second half brightly, both Liam Waldock and Jake Day aimed to test Josh Ollerenshaw in the Nash net, the goalkeeper reacted well to deny Day and was not troubled by Waldock’s strike.
With quarter of an hour to go, a cannoned throw in from Lund caused chaos in the Curzon area, with the ball eventually dropping to Billy Fewster in the six-yard box, however he was unable to direct the ball goalwards.
As time ticked on, both teams were searching for that elusive goal to break the deadlock, with the latest attempt coming from a direct free-kick, as Curzon’s Jordan Richards struck the set-piece beyond the wall but harmlessly over the bar.
Ultimately, the sides had to settle for a point each, as the fixture ended goalless and saw Alfreton drop to 6th behind South Shields on goal difference.
The results extended Curzon’s unbeaten away record to ten and Ofton’s home run to eleven matches
The Reds will aim to return to winning ways on Tuesday night against Gloucester City and maintain the momentum for the playoff push.

ALFRETON: George Willis; Josh Clackstone, Adam Lund, Kennedy Digie, Dwayne Wiley, Jordan Thewlis (Gerry McDonagh 74), George Cantrill, Jake Day (Ryan Taylor 84), Liam Waldock, Billy Fewster (Lewis Salmon 89), Nathan Newall.
CURZON: Josh Ollerenshaw; Marcus Poscha, Devon Matthews, Alex Kenyon, (Luke Griffiths 67), Isaac Sinclair, James Spencer, Will Hayhurst, George Waring, Stefan Mols, Jordan Richards, Adam Barton.

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