'We'll take every game as it comes' - O'Neill
Tuesday Mar 21, 2017
Reds boss Russ O'Neill has insisted that his side still have important games to come as Alfreton edge closer to National League North safety.
Saturday's 2-1 win over FC United of Manchester lifted the Reds to 16th in the National League North table, seven points away from the relegation zone with a game in hand; the visit of Boston United tonight.
Russ spoke to Amar Sharma ahead of tonight's visit of Boston:
"It was a great victory for us on Saturday, it was an excellent response from the lads after the defeat to Kidderminster the weekend previous. I felt we settled well, we scored early which calmed things down for us and allowed us to express ourselves with confidence."
"We had plenty of chances in the game and equally so did they, what was a big difference for us was the response to the equaliser. They had been pushing for the majority of the game after we scored and they got the leveller at the start of the second half but credit to us to stem the flow and deal with the momentum well. We then hit them on the break late on and a fantastic finish from Wes Atkinson won us the game."
"We just need to take every game as it comes now, focus on it and put in a performance, we have nearly secured safety but not quite yet and the lads know that. It was a great performance on Saturday, we move on quick now. Boston is next and that's our focus."
Alfreton head into tonight's game with Boston on a impressive unbeaten home run, 11 games in all competitions with the current unbeaten league run at home currently standing at eight and O'Neill has been well aware of the strong run:
"We knew we wanted to make the Impact a fortress and it's what we have done. Eight league games unbeaten here which is fantastic for us. We've made it a difficult place to come and get a result and it's confidence boosting to know that we can match teams here and get results. It's been a great run and a vital thing for us so far."
A win over the Pilgrims tonight would see the Reds rise to 14th in the table and could all but ensure safety:
"It's a big game tonight and they come here off the back of a win of their own so we are expecting a tough game as always. We need to make sure we concentrate early on, get off to a good start and dictate. Obviously like we mentioned, we are on a great run at home and we want to extend that tonight. The lads are ready and we hope we can get another three points."
Alfreton v Boston United kicks off at 7.45pm tonight and you can follow live on Twitter, @alfretontownfc.