Sunday Sep 14, 2014


Alfreton Town are in Vanarama Conference action again on Tuesday night when they entertain AFC Telford United at the Impact Arena. Kick-off is 7.45pm.

Games against Telford have nearly always been close run affairs full of commitment and passion and this one will probably go down the same line, particularly with both teams looking to get away from the bottom two places in the table.

And both sides should go into the game with confidence, particularly Alfreton after recording their first league win in sixteen games, and a clean sheet to boot, with a 2-0 success at Southport last Saturday.

Alfreton's win on Saturday saw them leapfrog Telford to move off of the bottom of the table and another three points could rein in one or two more teams just above them.

On the injury front, obviously Nathan Hicks's shoulder injury is going to keep him out for a while but the big plus is that all of the suspensions are over and there just remain question marks over Dan Bradley and Duane Courtney after Chris Smith returned to the side at the weekend. 

The Bucks also showed their resolve on Saturday when they produced a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw at home with top-of-the-table Barnet. However, they are now the only team in the division without a victory to their name, all of their three points coming from draws.

Aside from the Barnet result, their other two two points were gleaned from a 1-1 draw at Welling United on the opening day of the campaign and a 3-3 draw at the New Bucks Head three weeks ago.

One word of warning though is that Telford have found the Impact Arena a good hunting ground and have returned home with a point after picking up draws in each of their last three visits. Indeed, all of the last three games between the clubs have ended in stalemate with the points shared.

There is no segregation in place for this fixture but AFC Telford United fans are kindly requested to enter the stadium via the Alma Street turnstiles. Catering and toilet facilities as well as match day programmes are available at both ends of the ground.

Ordinary admission at the turnstile on the day of the game is £18 for adults and £12 for concessions (over-65s). Under-16s is just £2 per child so long as they are accompanied by a paying adult.
Alternatively, Early Bird Match Tickets and Group Saver Match Tickets both offer discounted admission if ordered prior to the match. Early Bird Match Tickets for adults and senior concessions priced at £16 and £11 respectively can be purchased between Monday and Friday by contacting the Ticket Office on 01773 830277 between 9am and 3.30pm or via email at
Early Bird Match Tickets can also be purchased by calling into the administration office at the Impact Arena between 9am and 3.30pm each day. Early Bird Match Tickets ordered by visiting fans via the Ticket Office via telephone can be collected from the Alma Street turnstiles on the day of the match. No Early Bird Match Tickets are available on the day of the match.
Group Saver Match Tickets for adults and senior concessions require a total of five or more supporters per ticket in order to be eligible for purchase and to take advantage of these excellent rates, but these can be a mixture of adults at the lower price of £15 each and over-65's at just £10 each.
The Group Saver Ticket is available from the ATFC administration office at the Impact Arena between the hours of 9am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday, and the deadline for purchasing these is 3.30pm on the last working day prior to each home league fixture. No Group Saver Match Tickets are available on the day of the game.
How to purchase discounted tickets
Both Early Bird and Group Saver admission-saving tickets can be purchased via telephone by contacting the ticket office on 01773 830277 between 9am and 3.30pm from Monday to Friday, or via email at 

Fixtures for Tuesday, September 16th
Vanarama Conference (all 7.45pm unless stated)
Aldershot Town v Braintree Town
ALFRETON TOWN v AFC Telford United
Barnet v Wrexham (8pm)
Bristol Rovers v Nuneaton Town
Chester v Southport
Dartford v Dover Athletic
Eastleigh v Forest Green Rovers
FC Halifax Town v Grimsby Town
Kidderminster Harriers v Altrincham
Macclesfield Town v Gateshead
Torquay United v Woking
Welling United v Lincoln City


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