IN­JURED BILLY IS UN­LIKELY SAVIOUR

AL­FRE­TON TOWN 2 AFC RUSHDEN & D 2

The Non-League Football Paper - - FA CUP SECOND ROUND QUALIFYING - By Joshua Smith

A FIRST half to for­get saw Al­fre­ton come alarm­lingly close to be­ing vic­tims of a shock to AFC Rushden & Di­a­monds.

Vis­it­ing AFC should've taken the lead ear­lier than they did, when Na­bil Shar­iff slid his shot wide.

Gyasi did put Rushden ahead how­ever, a de­fen­sive mix up saw him one on one to slot home.

Shortly af­ter, Shar­iff made a mends by dou­bling the lead. Another de­fen­sive er­ror, another goal.

Brody Robert­son of­fered some hope be­fore the break, fin­ish­ing off a Brendon Daniels set-piece.

Billy Preist­ley was forced to play the fi­nal 20 min­utes in­jured, and be­came the un­likely hero, ris­ing high­est from another Daniels free-kick to nod home the equaliser.

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