Sinnott scorcher and Bacon sizzlers see Alfreton advance in FA Cup
Alfreton Town made no mistake on Tuesday night when they finally overcame Sutton Coldfield Town 3-0 in a replay of their FA Cup second round qualifying tie.
A trio of outstanding goals saw Jordan Sinnott’s 30-yard strike sandwiched between two Declan Bacon sizzlers as the Royals mustered little response.
The opener on 17 minutes saw Bacon swivel before smashing home a Josh Clackstone cross from the edge of the area.
Eleven minutes later Sinnott registered his first goal for the club in style, the prize money of £9,000 safely pocketed when Bacon hammered home a loose ball 13 minutes into the second half.
A bizarre moment in the 86th-minute saw James Clifton’s shot cannon to safety off both uprights as the Reds cruised to a third round qualifying tie at neighbours Mickleover Sports on Saturday week.
ALFRETON: Ramsbottom; Clackstone, Shiels, Gowling, Wilde [Clifton 81], Hotte [Platt 72], Clarke, Bateson [Chettle 77], Sinnott, Peniket, Bacon.
Referee: Aaron Bannister.