Reds ready for Lambs TV test

Alfreton Town have the chance to showcase their talents to the nation on Thursday night as their Skrill Premier home game at the Impact Arena against Tamworth is being screened live by BT Sports.

Aided by an outstanding home record of 11 wins, one draw and just two defeats on home turf, Nicky Law’s side have had an outstanding season so far, climbing to third place in a very competitive division and firmly cementing themselves in the play-off places in recent weeks.

And the Reds could even go joint second on points if they can gain a revenge win over Tamworth for a 1-0 defeat in Staffordshire in mid-November when a Nick Chadwick goal proved decisive.

It is the fourth live match Alfreton Town have featured in at the Impact Arena in recent seasons and bizarrely, the fourth different TV company.

In 2011, the Reds had their FA Cup first round home tie against Carlisle United featured on ITV’s highlights programme, the game was also shown live in the USA.

Last season, Alfreton beat then league leaders Newport County 4-3 in a thrilling Conference Premier Division clash captured live by Premier Sports and a few weeks later in the 2012/13 campaign came an FA Cup second round home clash against Leyton Orient, the tie being shown live by EPSN.

Alfreton will have enjoyed a nine-day period of rest prior to the game while Tamworth played last Saturday and on Tuesday evening in the FA Trophy, the latter being a third round replay which went to extra time and penalties before the Lambs edged through to the last eight of the competition.

Tamworth arrive at Alfreton in the relegation places in 21st place, two points away from safety, although they have games in hand over their nearest rivals. They have also lost their last four away games in a row in the league but showed their capabilities by winning at Forest Green Rovers recently.

Their away form in the league has seen them win two and draw two of their 11 games so far and they have also found goals difficult to come by, scoring only nine and conceding 25.

In contrast, Alfreton have scored three goals in half of their league games at home which have seen plenty of entertainment with 47 goals netted at either end so far.

Kick-off for the Tamworth game is at the usual midweek slot of 7.45pm.