Monday Sep 16, 2013


by Matt Carter

Alfreton Town will go in search of a third successive victory when they take on table-topping Cambridge United on Tuesday evening in Skrill Premier action at the Impact Arena.
The Reds, who are as yet to drop a point on their home patch this season, are likely to face their toughest test so far with Cambridge arriving as one of just two unbeaten sides left in the division.
Further to that the U's are currently on a run of three successive wins and have not conceded a goal in over a month.
The Reds though will enter the clash in confidence mood themselves, having picked up their first away points of the season on Saturday with victory at Macclesfield - a result that lifted them into the dizzy heights of the play-off places.
As well as that Nicky Law's men have already picked up several impressive scalps on their home turf this season, including promotion hopefuls Kidderminster Harriers.
This is quite simply the toughest test of the season so far for Alfreton as league leaders Cambridge United arrive unbeaten in eight games so far.
There is plenty of added spice to the game with ex Reds Nathan Arnold and Adam Cunnington in the United ranks and former U's Tom Shaw and Michael Wylde in the home side.
Reds boss Nicky Law has no injury worries and will have son Josh back in contention for a place, the in-form midfield man missed the win at Macclesfield due to the birth of his son.
Alfreton's home form is excellent with four wins from four so far although Cambridge have been ultra tight defensively, conceding just three goals in total and only two in four games on the road.
Alfreton can also take heart from their performances against Cambridge last time, given that they took four points from them over the course of the season - whilst they also finished a place above  Richard Money's men, although the league leaders are clearly a stronger proposition this term.
An intriguing contest is in prospect.


There is no segregation in place for this fixture but visiting fans are kindly requested to enter the stadium via the Alma Street turnstiles only.
Covered terracing and seating areas are available for visiting fans, as well as match day programmes, catering and toilet facilities.

Admission at the turnstile on the day of the game is £18 for adults and £12 for concessions (under-16s and over-65s).
Alternatively, Early Bird Match Tickets and Group Saver Match Tickets both offer discounted admission if ordered prior to the match. Full details are listed here
Early Bird Match Tickets  priced at £16 and £11 respectively can be purchased on Monday by contacting the Ticket Office on 01773 830277 between 9am and 3.30pm.
Early Bird Match Tickets can also be purchased by calling into the administration office at the Impact Arena on Monday 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 main turnstiles situated at North Street on the day of the match. 
No Early Bird Match Tickets are available on the day of the match.
Group Saver Match Tickets 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, but the deadline for purchasing these is 3.30pm on the last working day prior to each home league fixture.
Alternatively, these brand new admission-saving tickets can be purchased via telephone by contacting Charlotte Webster on 01773 830277 between the hours and days shown above, or via email at

Fixtures for Tuesday, September 17th (7.45pm)
Aldershot Town v Barnet
ALFRETON TOWN v Cambridge United
Chester v Macclesfield Town
FC Halifax Town v Grimsby Town
Gateshead v Wrexham
Hyde v Woking
Lincoln City v Southport
Luton Town v Dartford
Nuneaton Town v Hereford United
Salisbury City v Braintree Town
Tamworth v Kidderminster Harriers
Welling United v Forest Green Rovers

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