REDS AND QUAKERS PLAY OUT A DIRE DRAW
AN ABSOLUTE nonevent at the Impact Arena left little to reflect on, as Alfreton continue their unbeaten 2019 with a third successive draw.
In a half of little to no chances, the visiting Quakers had a glimmer of hope when Reds keeper Sam Ramsbottom misjudged the height of a ball and almost lost possession, but didn’t.
At the other end, Tom Platt could have created a chance had he made contact with the ball from a corner, but he couldn’t.
Richard Peniket tried to threaten the defence by chasing long balls and hopeless causes and managed to get on the end of most of them, but he ended up trapped in the corners with little chance to cause problems.
The second half offered little less than the first. Alfreton sub Bobby Johnson returned from injury and looked lively, but despite his efforts it did little to inspire the rest of the Reds players.
Darlington had a spell in the second period where they threaten to break the deadlock, but a number of efforts were snuffed out with relevant ease by Alfreton stopper Ramsbottom.
Dominic Smith made his debut for Billy Heath’s Alfreton side, having joined the club on a one-month loan deal from AFC Telford United.
STAR MAN: Richard Peniket (Alfreton Town) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★