ALFRETON TOWN v HYDE PREVIEW
Thursday Jan 30, 2014
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1st, 3pm
by Matt Carter
Alfreton Town will be targeting back to back wins as they welcome Hyde to the Impact Arena for this latest Skrill Premier clash.
The visitors are firmly rooted to the bottom of the table and seemingly destined for the drop, with just one win to their name this campaign.
However, that success did at least come fairly recently, with a 2-0 away win against Welling – although it has been followed up with successive defeats, most recently against Tamworth on Tuesday night.
Alfreton will be looking forward to their first home game in a month and enter the clash in buoyant mood following a 2-1 away victory of their own over Welling, in the process ending a spell of two successive defeats.
That impressive away win has provided the Reds with a golden opportunity to string together back to back wins and as a result firmly cement their current position in the play-off spots.
The club's most recent meeting though will act as a warning against complacency on Saturday afternoon, given that Alfreton needed two late goals to come from behind to win the reverse fixture
Hyde’s last visit to The Impact Arena though will bring back plenty of happy memories, with the Reds recording a 5-1 success – their biggest win of the 2012/13 campaign.
Connor Franklin made an impressive return off the subs bench against Welling and could well continue his comeback by playing some part in this fixture.
With the exception of long term absentee John McGrath, Reds manager Nicky Law is afforded the luxury of a fully fit squad.
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.
This fixture is also a 'Kids for a Quid' admission fee so long as youngsters under-16 are accompanied by an adult. Admission for 16-21 year-olds is just £5 each for this game.
Early Bird Match Tickets for adults and senior concessions priced at £16 and £11 respectively can be purchased on Thursday and Friday 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 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, but 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
Alternatively, these 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 email@example.com
Fixtures for Saturday, February 1st
ALFRETON TOWN v Hyde
Chester v Welling United
Dartford v Luton Town
Gateshead v Kidderminster Harriers
Lincoln City v FC Halifax Town
Macclesfield Town v Barnet
Salisbury City v Nuneaton Town
Southport v Braintree Town
Woking v Forest Green Rovers
FA Trophy, fourth round
Havant & Waterlooville v Aldershot Town
Eastleigh v Cambridge United
Grimsby Town v Tamworth