Alfreton Town’s fine away form has taken them to within possibly one more win of ensuring their Conference Premier Division status for a third successive season.
Along with Hereford United, Nicky Law’s side have the best away record outside of the top six in the division and a 2-0 success at Southport on Easter Monday took the side on to 51 points and lifted them up to 15th place, five points above the relegation places with five games to go.
It was a very productive day for Alfreton, whose seventh away win was the only three-pointer achieved by any of the bottom ten clubs on the day. In most recent seasons, 50 points has been the target for survival, but with several teams in the relegation zone picking up points over the past few weeks, that total is possibly slightly on the low side.
After playing three in five days over Easter, the Reds can enjoy five days’ rest before embarking on four games in eight days in the penultimate week of the season. This Saturday, a Stockport County side who have slipped into the bottom four are the visitors and the Reds follow up with Barrow visiting on Tuesday and Tamworth on Thursday.
The week is concluded by a trip to promotion-seeking Newport County on the Saturday.
The season ends with a home game against Forest Green Rovers on Saturday, April 20th and fans should note that this game, along with all other Conference Premier Division games on the day, will kick-off at the later time of 5.15pm.
Left back Connor Franklin will miss both the Stockport County and Barrow home games as he completes a three-match suspension for being sent off in a 2-0 home defeat against Lincoln City last Saturday.
Meanwhile, the April ATFC Supporters’ Association meeting this Thursday has been moved and is now being held at the King Alfred public house on High Street. The main members’ meeting starts at 8pm.