MX23RW : Thursday, September 20 05:37:30
Oct 11, 2014 at 5.30pm UK at ​North Street
AlfretonAlfreton Town
4-2
Torquay UtdTorquay United
Hawley (18', 77'), Shaw (45'), Clayton (70')
Mellor (40')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Briscoe (30', 53')
Ajala (45')

Result: Karl Hawley inspires Alfreton Town to win over promotion-chasing Torquay United

Alfreton Town secure their second successive Conference win thanks to a 4-2 victory over Torquay United, with two goals coming from former Gulls striker Karl Hawley.

Torquay United missed the chance to move into second place in the Conference Premier this evening as two goals from former Gulls forward Karl Hawley helped Alfreton Town to a 4-2 win at North Street.

Both teams raced out of the traps, and Toby Ajala came close for the visitors with the game's first chance.

Hawley spent last season at Torquay and netted against his former club in the 17th minute with a poacher's finish.

Lee Briscoe pulled a goal back for the travelling team, but Tom Shaw restored Alfreton's advantage on the stroke of half time.

Once more, Briscoe restored parity with a simple finish from close range in the 53rd minute as the visitors refused to give in.

However, Hawley was keen to prove his quality to the side who let him leave in the summer, and, in the 70th minute the 32-year-old nodded the ball into the path of Paul Clayton, who sent a delightful chip over Martin Rice to give Alfreton the lead for the third time in the game.

With Torquay in search of an equaliser, Hawley grabbed his second of the game when he pounced on a suicidal Courtney Richards backpass to secure all three points for the Reds 12 minutes from time.

Share this article now:
Scunthorpe's Sean McAllister in action against Northampton during the League Two match on March 8, 2014
Read Next:
Result: Iron squeeze past Gulls
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account