Alfreton Town are back in Vanarama National League North action on Saturday when newly-promoted Curzon Ashton are the visitors to the Impact Arena.
Nicky Law’s men host Curzon Ashton in the hope of finding their first league win of the season. at the fifth attempt.
The Reds were held yet again to a draw in midweek, this time away at Gloucester City.
Alfreton took the lead through Tom Allan three minutes before the half time whistle blew.
The hosts were also reduced to ten men in the first half and with a dominant first half display, Alfreton were looking comfortable.
However, the ten-man syndrome reared its head again and Gloucester battled back hard in the second half with the Reds yet again conceding late on, an equaliser just seven minutes from the final whistle giving the hosts a point.
Manager Law is still positive despite not being able to register their first win of the season but he will have to make changes as he is without the services of defenders Sam Berry and Tom Allan, both serving one-match suspensions.
Curzon Ashton are also looking for their first victory of the season, as they have drawn two and lost two so far in this campaign.
In their most recent game, they lost at home to Harrogate Town.
Knowles put the visitors ahead against Curzon in the 30th minute before Lakeland levelled the scores just nine minutes later. However, a second half effort from Shiels was enough to seal all three points for the visitors, leaving Curzon with back-to-back defeats.
Alfreton’s last meeting against Curzon Ashton was in in the first round of the Northern Premier League President’s Cup in the 1996/7 season, the Reds having last played them in League action in our promotion season of 1995/96.
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Admission to the Curzon Ashton game by payment at the turnstile on the day is £14 for adults, £10 for concessions and £2 for under-16s.
There is no segregation in place for this fixture.
Fixtures for Saturday, August 22: AFC Fylde v Lowestoft Town; AFC Telford United v Gainsborough Trinity; ALFRETON TOWN v Curzon Ashton; Boston United v Gloucester City; Corby Town v Bradford Park Avenue; FC United of Manchester v Brackley Town; Harrogate Town v Tamworth; North Ferriby United v Hednesford Town; Nuneaton Town v Stockport County; Stalybridge Celtic v Solihull Moors; Worcester City v Chorley.