Match preview: Alfreton Town v Dover Athletic

Alfreton's Nathan Hicks is foiled by Rovers defender Daniel Leadbitter -Pic by: Richard Parkes
Alfreton's Nathan Hicks is foiled by Rovers defender Daniel Leadbitter -Pic by: Richard Parkes
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Alfreton Town are in Conference Premier action on Saturday when Dover Athletic are the visitors to the Impact Arena.

Reds manager Nicky Law has no new injury worries but will be without striker Karl Hawley again as he serves the last of a three-game suspension.

Law will be looking for his side to build on a four-point haul from the last two league games, both of which have yielded clean sheets and a victory could lift the Reds out of the bottom four and take them to within a point of Dover.

Dover arrive for their first ever visit to Alfreton in good form having only lost once in their last five games in all competitions.

They have also taken four points from their last two league games, a 2-2 draw at Southport on November 1 being followed by a 1-0 home win over Braintree Town on Tuesday evening thanks to a headed goal from former Alfreton player Nicky Deverdics.

Inbetween those was confidence-boosting 1-0 home win over League Two side Morecambe in the FA Cup first round.

The Whites have now won six games in a row at their Crabble home ground, but on their travels in the league this season, Dover have found life somewhat difficult with just one away win so far, a 4-1 success at AFC Telford United.

They have picked up two very good 1-1 draws at Grimsby Town and Bristol Rovers as well though.

Defeats have been tasted at Braintree Town (0-3), Woking (1-6), Dartford (1-2), Torquay United (0-2), Nuneaton Town (2-3) and Macclesfield Town (0-1).

Earlier in the season, Dover claimed all three points from a 1-0 win over Alfreton in Kent, a 38th minute goal from Ricky Miller proving the difference in a poor game on Saturday, September 27.