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.

Scunthorpe's Sean McAllister in action against Northampton during the League Two match on March 8, 2014
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