Alfreton Town edged further away from the relegation zone as they claimed a 2-1 win over Cambridge United at the Impact Arena on Saturday.
The Reds are currently slugging it out at the wrong end of the Blue Square Bet Premier table, but the three points gained from the victory over the U's sees them move seven points clear of the relegation zone with seven games to play.
The hosts got off to a fantastic start as they were handed a rather fortuitous opener inside the first minute.
Under no pressure, Cambridge defender Jonathon Thorpe headed Theo Streete's long throw into his own net with just 59 seconds having elapsed.
Andy Pugh and Mustafa Tiryaki had good chances to level for United inside the first 25 minutes but neither could convert.
Pugh did, however, manage to open Cambridge's account from the penalty spot on the half hour mark after Nathan Jarman had brought down Tiriyaki in the box.
Alfreton looked the hungrier of the two teams throughout and they were rewarded for early second half pressure with a second goal in the 54th minute.
It was Anthony Wilson who found the back of the net after his deflected shot beat Danny Naisbitt in the Cambridge goal.
The U's made a number of attacking substitutions as they tried to level matters once more, but in truth they never really looked like adding a second.
The win is Alfreton's fourth in five games as Nicky Law's men find form at a key period of the season.
Alfreton Town bookings: Franklin, Jarman.
Cambridge bookings: Hudson, Berry.
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By bjones63 on Sun, 12th May 13