Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law praised his walking wounded after they took a massive step towards ensuring a third successive Conference Premier Division season on Tuesday evening.
The victory brought a long overdue first league ‘double’ of the season and was achieved through adversity. The Reds’ boss was already without Connor Franklin – serving the last of a three-game suspension – before his options were hit by injuries to Anton Brown (hamstring) and Adam Quinn (achilles) which will rule them out for the rest of the campaign.
Law’s son Josh, himself coming back off injury last weekend, opted to join the fray, as did co-defender Jordan Rose, who had limped out of last Saturday’s 3-2 home defeat against Stockport County after turning his ankle.
“At the end of the day I am relieved to have got the win,” said the Reds boss. “Credit goes to the players who have put themselves forward in a major time of need. It is a time for every man to be counted and that’s what they have done.”
The Tamworth home game tonight (Thursday) is followed by the last away game of the campaign on Saturday at a Newport County side sat in the play-off places.
The final curtain comes down on a home game against Forest Green Rovers on Saturday, April 20.
Fans should note that it is a game which has a later than usual kick-off of 5.15pm.