Blue Square Bet
Published 1st August 2012
.....when young Reds Academy keeper Danny Hatfield, 18, had his first-team debut marred when he suffered a broken nose and experienced breathing difficulties after a collision with a Sutton Town player.
With an ambulance in attendance and Hatfield being treated on the pitch before being taken to hospital where he stayed overnight, Nottingham referee Hristo Karaivanov abandoned the fixture on 67 minutes.
A much-changed Alfreton squad, again containing numerous trialist players, made a strong start and they were only kept at bay in the opening 20 minutes by a string of superb saves by former Reds keeper Gavin Saxby.
Alfreton then opened up a 2-0 lead with two goals in a minute on 36 and 37 minutes, both efforts coming from triallists.
The Central Midlands League Premier Division hosts stuck to their task and had got themselves level with a brace of goals from Nathan Hollingworth on 62 and 65 minutes. The first came from the penalty spot, the second a 35 yard free-kick.
Two minutes later came the injury to Hatfield and an early end to the game.