Monday Feb 25, 2013

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th, 7.45pm

Alfreton Town return to Blue Square Bet Premier Division action on Tuesday evening with a home game against Hyde FC at the Impact Arena.

The game brings a clash of two out-of-sorts sides who have slid down the table in recent weeks with Hyde having only picked up four points from their last 24 available, and Alfreton are only one point better off with five.

Reds manager Nicky Law will hand a debut to highly-rated goalkeeper Jordan Pickford who has joined the club on loan from Barclays Premiership club Sunderland for a month following an injury to Phil Barnes at Kidderminster Harriers last Saturday.

There are no other injury worries though and there is just one more absentee, Theo Streete being unavailable as he starts a four-match suspension following his second red card offence of the season last weekend.

Hyde arrive looking for a first win in five league outings and both sides go into the game having lost their last three league games in a row.

On the road, Hyde have won five, drawn once and tasted defeat eleven times. The wins have been impressive though, 3-1 at Telford United, 1-0 at Cambridge United, 3-1 at Newport County, 1-0 at Southport and 2-0 at Stockport County.

A depleted Tigers side went down 2-0 at Tamworth in their latest outing last Saturday where they also had Chris Sedgwick sent off for two cautionable offences.

Top scorer for Scott McNiven's side is Phil Jevons with 13, two ahead of Scott Spencer.

The sides fought out a 1-1 draw in the first meeting of the season back on Tuesday, November 20th at Ewen Fields,  Leigh Franks's first ever goal for Alfreton on 39 minutes being cancelled out by a Phil Jevons equaliser three minutes later.

There is no segregation in place for the Hyde FC league fixture but all visiting fans are requested to enter the stadium via the away turnstiles at the Alma Street end of the Impact Arena only.
Admission on the day at the turnstyle is £18 for adults and £12 for concessions (U16s, Over-65s and students upon production of a student card).
Early Bird Match Tickets are no longer on sale for this game. The deadline was 3pm on Monday.
Some covered seating, covered standing area, food outlet and toilets are all available at the away end of the ground.The match day programme is priced at £3 each.

Fixtures for Tuesday, February 26th
ALFRETON TOWN v Hyde (7.45pm)
Barrow v Wrexham
Braintree Town v Luton Town
Gateshead v Newport County
Grimsby Town v Ebbsfleet United
Lincoln City v Mansfield Town
Nuneaton Town v Kidderminster Harriers
Stockport County v Hereford United
Tamworth v Cambridge United
Woking v Forest Green Rovers

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