ALFRETON TOWN v GATESHEAD
Friday Nov 18, 2011
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th, 2011
ALFRETON Town return to Blue Square Bet Premier Division action on Saturday when sixth-placed Gateshead visit the Impact Arena.
It is a first home league game for a month for the Reds but the second time the sides have met this season with Nicky Law's side going down 2-0 at the International Stadium back on September 3rd when two goals from Kris Gate on 60 and 81 minutes ended Alfreton's resistance.
Reds boss Nicky Law has plenty of competition for places and could recall fit-again Connor Franklin and only son Josh and Matt Wilson are still on the injured list.
Jake Moult is also available again after missing the FA Cup tie with Carlisle United through illness.
The Reds need to end a run of five straight defeats in the league and go into the game seeking a first win in ten Blue Square Bet Premier Division games and a first at home in five outings for points.
If they are to achieve anything positive from the game though, the Reds are going to have to overcome a visiting side in good form and the Heed are unbeaten in their last four games in all competitions with three wins and a draw.
Gateshead are sat in sixth place, one point outside the play-off places and they will be keen to extend their already impressive away form of six wins from nine games on the road so far.
They have yet to draw a game on their travels this season and have lost just three times - 3-1 at Fleetwood Town, 1-0 at Lincoln City and 5-1 at Luton Town.
Ian Bogie's side have notched up wins at Kidderminster Harriers (3-2) on the opening day of the campaign, 3-1 at Southport, 2-1 at Barrow, 3-2 at Hayes & Yeading United, 1-0 at Ebbsfleet United and 2-1 at AFC Telford United.
The top scorer for Gateshead is Jon Shaw who has hit 19 goals in all competitions already.
In their last game, last Saturday at Blyth Spartans in an FA Cup first round tie, Gateshead comfortably won 2-0 with goals from Shaw and Micky Cummins.
The Gateshead team at Blyth was: Alnwick, Baxter (Henderson 80), Carruthers, Clark, Curtis, Brittain (Moore 69), Cummins (Nix 85), Turnbull, Gate, Fisher, Shaw.
Substitutes not used: Deasy (gk), Rents, Mulligan, Gillies.
FORM BOOK (latest game listed last)
Alfreton Town: L D L D L W L L L W D L L D L L L L D W L L
Gateshead: W W D W W W W L D L W W D L W L L W W D W
GATESHEAD FC IN 2011/12 SO FAR
13/8/11 A Kidderminster Harriers BSP 3-2, att: 1,636
16/8/11 H Mansfield Town BSP 3-0, att: 825
20/8/11 H Kettering Town BSP 1-1, att: 661
23/8/11 A Southport BSP 3-1, att: 957
27/8/11 A Barrow BSP 2-1, att: 1,291
29/8/11 H Grimsby Town BSP 1-0, att: 1,132
3/9/11 H Alfreton Town BSP 2-0, att: 991
10/9/11 A Fleetwood Town BSP 1-3, att: 1,388
17/9/11 H Cambridge United BSP 1-1, att: 904
20/9/11 A Lincoln City BSP 0-1, att: 587
24/9/11 A Hayes & Yeading United BSP 3-2, att: 218
27/9/11 H York City BSP 3-2, att: 1,604
1/10/11 H Tamworth BSP 1-1, att: 770
4/10/11 H Wrexham BSP 1-4, att: 1,258
8/10/11 A Ebbsfleet United BSP 1-0, att: 947
15/10/11 A Luton Town BSP 1-5, att: 6,285
18/10/11 H Southport BSP 2-3, att: 737
22/10/11 A AFC Telford United BSP 2-1, att: 2,484
29/10/11 H Hebburn Town FA Cup 4Q 3-0 att: n/k
5/11/11 H Braintree Town BSP 2-2, att: 745
12/11/11 A Blyth Spartans FA Cup 1 2-0, att: 2,763
Fixtures for Saturday, November 19
AFC Telford United v Mansfield Town
ALFRETON TOWN v Gateshead (3pm)
Barrow v York City
Braintree Town v Forest Green Rovers
Cambridge United v Luton Town
Ebbsfleet United v Darlington
Grimsby Town v Newport County
Hayes & Yeading United v Kidderminster Harriers
Southport v Bath City
Wrexham v Lincoln City