Adam Bartlett 7 – perhaps too easily beaten for free kick, but penalty save proved vital

Josh Law 7 – sometimes given a lot to contend with due to hosts’ wing-back system and City’s diamond tactics

Dan Parslow 7 – firmly headed away regular forward balls from Alfreton

Hamza Bencherif 8 – made several important blocks as home team cranked up pressure

Alex Whittle 7 – good cross for first goal and showed bravery to pick up late battle scar

Aidan Connolly 8 – expressed himself on ball on top of his goal and assist

Daniel Rowe 7 – a little peripheral, but stayed disciplined positionally

Adriano Moke 8 – charged forward to start several promising moves, including first goal

Sean Newton 7 – went close with a couple of shots and unlucky to concede penalty

Jon Parkin 8 – showed great desire for his first goal and a cool nerve for a second

Gary Martin 7 – struggled in first half, but contributed more after the break

Substitutes: Amari Morgan-Smith 7 – bright (for Rowe, 55), David Ferguson (for Connolly, 70), James Gray (for Martin, 73).

Subs not used: Theo Wharton, Luke Simpson.

Star man: Parkin