Reds close in on top spot

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Alfreton returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory at Guiseley on Tuesday night and are now second in the Blue Square Bet North table, just one point adrift of AFC Telford United with three games in hand.

Returning in central defence was Aden Flint on loan from Swindon Town just nine weeks after joining the Wiltshire League Two club for £150,000.

Alfreton took a 21st minute lead when Paul Clayton powered home a near-post header from a Laurie Wilson corner, but just 60 seconds later Guiseley were level when Turner failed to hold a Boshell cross and after the ball had bobbled around the area James Walshaw rifled home from ten yards.

The Reds restored their advantage on 31 minutes though with a peach of a goal following Daryl Clare’s astute pass that sent Arnold through on goal before rounding Drench to score.

Alfreton: Turner; Law, Franklin, Streete, Flint, Howell, L.Wilson, M.Wilson, Clayton, Clare (A.Wilson 83), Arnold (Jarman 83). Unused subs: Moult, Brown, Ross.

Meanwhile, the Reds lost 2-1 at Droylesden on Saturday. Scoring for Droylesden were Kilheeney (3) and McEvilly (45). Alfreton’s effort came from Clare in the 26th minute.