Re-charged Alfreton Town set for Stalybridge Celtic test

Nicky Law
Nicky Law

Alfreton Town return from a ten-day period of inactivity when they travel to take on Stalybridge Celtic on Tuesday night.

Hopefully, the lay-off will have recharged the batteries as Alfreton look to extend their unbeaten away run to eleven games in all competitions and ten in the league.

And the Reds will go into the game in good form as they are unbeaten in four league games, two draws being followed by two wins, both 3-2, one at now-relegated Corby Town and a home win against high-flying Harrogate Town in the last outing on Saturday, April 9th.

Stalybridge won their last home game 2-0, a very creditable result against promotion-chasing North Ferriby United and the Celts followed up with a 1-0 win at FC United of Manchester in their most recent outing last Saturday.

Liam Watson’s side are also in good form with just one defeat in their last five, two wins and two draws making the tally up, and it is a run which has taken then away from the relegation places.

Celtic go into the game in thirteenth place in the table, two places and five points behind the Reds who also have a better goal difference.

The first outing of the season between the sides saw Celtic triumph 3-1 at the Impact Arena back on Saturday, October 3rd in front of 499.

Steve Tames put Stalybridge ahead on ten minutes but Jordan Robertson equalised on 27 to send the sides in level at the break.

Tames got his second of the game on 70 and an Alex Johnson goal on 83 swung the points the Cheshire side’s way.

Kick-off at Bower Fold is 7.45pm.

Fixtures for Tuesday, April 19th

Brackley Town v AFC Telford United

Gloucester City v Nuneaton Town

Lowestoft Town v Worcester City

Stalybridge Celtic v ALFRETON TOWN