ALFRETON TOWN v ALDERSHOT TOWN PREVIEW
Monday Apr 7, 2014
By Matt Carter
Having slipped out of the play-off spots for the first time since mid-December over the past week, Alfreton will be pushing to reclaim their place in the top five when Aldershot Town visit the Impact Arena on Tuesday night.
The Reds will be looking to channel the disappointment of a controversial stoppage time goal being ruled out that appeared to have crossed the line in the 2-2 home draw against Welling United.
The visitors, docked ten points at the start of the season are locked in a battle at the other end of the table and currently sit a point shy of safety in the relegation places.
Despite that precarious position Shots produced an admirable performance on Saturday only going down to champions in waiting Luton by a single late goal, a display which highlights this will be no straight forward task for Alfreton.
In spite of that showing Aldershot have won only one of seven and that came against already relegated Hyde.
The Reds have already witnessed what a difficult side Aldershot can be to shake off, having seen Tuesday’s visitors twice draw level in the reverse fixture before Alfreton eventually prevailed 3-2.
With just five games left to play Nicky Law’s side are losing momentum at the worst possible time and they will be determined to force a first win in three games on Tuesday night to get back on track.
With three of those five games at home the play-off dream is still very much alive, although a win over Aldershot looks essential.
Both John McGrath and Michael Wylde who remain long term absentees will be missing and another long-term injury victim, Chris Westwood is also still on the recovery road.
After looking lively from the bench against Welling Danny Meadows will be pushing for a starting place in this pivotal Skrill Premier clash.
There is no segregation in place for this fixture but Aldershot Town 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.
This fixture is also a 'Kids for a Quid' admission fee so long as youngsters under-16 are accompanied by an adult. Ordinary admission at the turnstile on the day of the game is £18 for adults and £12 for concessions (over-65s).
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 from Monday to Friday by contacting the Ticket Office on 01773 830277 between 9am and 3.30pm or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Charlotte Webster on 01773 830277 between 9am and 3.30pm from Monday to Friday, or via email at email@example.com
Fixtures for Tuesday, April 8th
ALFRETON TOWN v Aldershot Town
Braintree Town v Macclesfield Town
Forest Green Rovers v Kidderminster Harriers
Grimsby Town v Woking
Hyde v Salisbury
Luton Town v Tamworth
Southport v Barnet
Welling United v Hereford United
Fixtures for Thursday, April 10th
Dartford v Grimsby Town
Woking v Cambridge United