Thursday Aug 28, 2014


Alfreton Town will be looking to record their first points of the season at the sixth attempt when they take on Braintree Town in a Vanarama Conference home game at the Impact Arena on Saturday. Kick-off is 3pm.

Reds assistant manager Russ O'Neill, standing in for suspended Nicky Law for the last one of six games, will have the bonus of having central defender Luke Graham available as he returns from a one-match suspension.

However, Anthony Howell will be missing as he begins the first of a three-match suspension following his sending off in the game at Grimsby Town on August Bank Holiday Monday and O'Neill will also need a fitness check on Duane Courtney.

Braintree Town arrive having won two of their opening five league games and they currently sit in thirteenth place. Both victories have come at their Cressing Road home with a 3-0 win over Dover Athletic being added to by a 2-0 success over Nuneaton Town on August Bank Holiday Monday thanks to late goals from Mitch Brundle and Michael Bakare.
On the road, the Iron have lost 1-0 at Macclesfield Town on the opening day of the season and 3-2 at Lincoln City last Saturday. Their other defeat was a 3-1 reverse at home to Chester.

Honours finished even between the sides last season with both clubs winning their home games 3-1, Braintree triumphing in Essex on September 28th and Alfreton securing three points at the Impact Arena on November 16th by the same scoreline.

There is no segregation in place for this fixture but visiting Braintree Town fans are kindly requested to enter the stadium via the Alma Street turnstiles only. Catering and toilet facilities as well as match day programmes are available at the away end 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 Impact Arena Ticket Office on 01773 830277 between 9am and 3.30pm from Monday to Friday, or via email at 

Fixtures for Saturday, August 30th
Aldershot Town v Grimsby Town
ALFRETON TOWN v Braintree Town
Bristol Rovers v FC Halifax Town
Dartford v AFC Telford United
Dover Athletic v Kidderminster Harriers
Gateshead v  Chester
Lincoln City v Torquay United
Macclesfield Town v Eastleigh
Nuneaton Town v Altrincham
Southport v Barnet
Welling United v Forest Green Rovers
Wrexham v Woking

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