ALFRETON TOWN v LINCOLN CITY PREVIEW
Friday Mar 29, 2013
Alfreton Town face the second of three Blue Square Bet Premier Division games in five days over Easter when Lincoln City visit the Impact Arena on Saturday.
Another tough game is in prospect though as both sides will be keen to pick up three points to move them away from the relegation zone.
Reds manager Nicky Law will be looking for his side to bounce back from having their five-game unbeaten run ended in a 2-1 defeat at Braintree Town on Thursday night.
The Reds boss will need late fitness checks on striker Paul Clayton (back), Josh Law (dead leg), Theo Streete (dead leg) and striker Ben Tomlinson (calf).
Alfreton go into the game looking for a fourth successive home win which would take them over the desired target of 50 points and set them very close to ensuring a third straight season of Conference Premier Division football.
Lincoln arrive in 18th place in the table, two positions and two points below Alfreton with the Imps also having played a game more. However, Gary Simpson's side are in good form having won both of their last two games and three of the last five.
They recorded a fine 3-0 win at Braintree Town on Tuesday night despite being reduced to ten men early doors, and had fought back from 2-1 down at home to AFC Telford United last Saturday to win 3-2.
On the road so far this season the Imps have won four, drawn six and lost nine of their 19 games away from home.
In the first encounter of the season, Alfreton overturned a 1-0 half-time deficit to win 2-1 at Sincil Bank way back on Tuesday, September 4th, thanks to goals from Anthony Wilson and skipper Darran Kempson. Nicky Nicolau had put the Imps ahead in the first half.
Kick-off is 3pm.
Segregation will be in place for the Lincoln City league fixture on Saturday and 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 turnstile is £18 for adults and £12 for concessions (U16s, Over-65s and students upon production of a student card).
The deadline for Early Bird Match Tickets for visiting fans for this game has now passed.
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 Saturday, March 30th
AFC Telford United v Nuneaton Town
ALFRETON TOWN v Lincoln City
Cambridge United v Luton Town
Ebbsfleet United v Forest Green Rovers
Gateshead v Southport
Grimsby Town v Barrow
Hyde v Wrexham
Kidderminster Harriers v Braintree Town
Macclesfield Town v Stockport county
Newport County v Dartford
Tamworth v Mansfield Town
Woking v Hereford United