Fog puts paid to Alfreton game against Barrow

Alfreton town v Barrow. Game called off due to fog.
Alfreton town v Barrow. Game called off due to fog.

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law had mixed feelings after seeing Tuesday night’s home game against Barrow cancelled just minutes before the kick-off as thick fog swirled around the Impact Arena.

He admitted it was the right decision to call the game off, but was nevertheless disappointed that his side had not had the chance to build on recent fine form.

“We were looking forward to it. We had a good win last Tuesday, got a good point, a deserved point at [league leaders] Wrexham, and we were confident we could get something out of the game.

“But I think the referee has made the right decision. The fog started to clear but it came down again and I said to Barrow manager Dave Bayliss that if either of us had lost the game due to a dubious offside decision you are going to be left cursing.

“You have to respect the referee’s decision. I know it is an inconvenience and far from ideal, but he has a job to do and I think he has made the right decision.”

The game has now been rearranged for Tuesday, April 9.

This Saturday, Alfreton travel to face a Tamworth side just one place and two points better off than the Reds.

ATFC Supporters’ Association transport departs at 9.45am and seats can be booked by contacting Mark Thorpe on

07857 558401.

Next Tuesday Alfreton are at home to relegation-fighting Ebbsfleet United (7.45pm).