Law lost for words after Alfreton’s super show

ALFRETON Town manager Nicky Law was almost lost for words after seeing his side put in a supremely disciplined display to crush a strong sixth-placed Guiseley 6-0 despite having a man sent off after just nine minutes on Tuesday evening.

Along with everyone else on the night, the Reds boss had almost run out of superlatives for what can only be described as an absolutely top drawer performance.

Law said: “They [Guiseley] were tough opposition, we know what they are about. I am so happy. That was our sixth game in 14 days, what can you say?

“The same lads go out there again and they just keep going and going and going.

“To go down to ten men after nine minutes, you are thinking what now? But to score six, well, it was just a fantastic performance from every single one of them with some fantastic finishing.

“That display is up there with the very best of them.”

The victory wrapped up an eighth league double of the season and completed a phenomenal set of results for the Reds over the past two weeks.

During that spell, under pressure of firstly having to catch AFC Telford United in the chase for the title, they have been held to a draw once and won the other five, conceding only one goal and that was in the 2-1 win at Guiseley a fortnight ago.

The last time they conceded was 518 minutes ago since when Law’s side have reeled off five successive clean sheets with a goalless draw against Hyde followed by a 2-0 home win over Solihull Moors, 1-0 at Corby Town last Wednesday, 4-0 at home to Droylsden last Saturday and a massive confidence-boosting 6-0 thrashing of Guiseley with ten men on Tuesday evening.

That run has seen Alfreton climb to the top of the table and go five points clear and they still have two games in hand on Telford.

The Reds now begin a run of four successive away games with a tough-looking double at fifth-placed Solihull Moors on Saturday and to a very much in-form Eastwood Town for a huge local derby next Tuesday as the Badgers now have a chance of claiming a play-off spot themselves.

ATFC Supporters’ Association transport to Solihull will depart at 10.30am and at 6.30pm to Eastwood. Seats can be booked for either game via Mark Thorpe on 01773 836251.

The fare to Eastwood has been reduced to just £5 for adults and £3 for children.

Appointment

Meanwhile, the club have appointed Russell Moore as their new full time commercial and dvelopment manager.

Moore, 49, brings with him a wealth of experience both in the commercial field and just as importantly, on the development side of the game as the Reds continue to put things into place for what will hopefully be life at the highest level of non league football next season in the Blue Square Bet Premier Division.

Russell was firmly in the frame for the Chief Executive officer’s job at Port Vale recently but when the Alfreton job came along he opted for that as he feels far more comfortable working on the commercial side of things.

Moore, a former club secretary, commercial manager and general manager of Tamworth, said: “Since leaving [Tamworth] I have been helping several other non league clubs out with various things of late but I have missed having the affiliation of being with one club.

“After several meetings with Alfreton chairman Wayne Bradley and listening to his vision for the club, I am delighted to be on board.

“I am really champing at the bit to get going and as well as looking at the commercial side, I will also be devoting plenty of time to the development of the club in the future.

“Hopefully my experience can make things a little easier all round.”