ALFRETON TOWN v LONG EATON UNITED MATCH PREVIEW
Monday Jan 18, 2016
TUESDAY, JANUARY 19th, 7.45pm
by Kev Miles and Bill Draper
Alfreton Town emerge from a seven-day period of playing inactivity on Tuesday evening when they take on Long Eaton United at the Impact Arena in the quarter finals of the Derbyshire Senior Cup.
The fixture should not be in doubt as the playing surface has had frost covers on since Saturday morning.
Despite the relative close proximity of the clubs, the cup tie is a first competitive meeting between the sides in almost 29 years, the last one being a Northern Counties (East) League fixture on March 14th, 1987 which finished goalless at Long Eaton.
In the Derbyshire Senior Cup, it is even longer since the sides met, the last time being in the 1981/82 season when Alfreton won 1-0 at Grange Park in a first round tie. The Reds went on to win the competition by defeating Matlock Town over two legs in the final.
United became members of the newly-formed Midland Football League in the 2014-15 season and are currently sat seventh in the table.
Our visitors come into tonight's cup tie on the back of two home defeats, 4-2 against Brocton on Boxing Day and 4-1 against Bardon Hill which was their last outing on January 2nd.
In contrast, Reds manager Nicky Law will be looking for his side to extend their current unbeaten run to six games in all competitions and advance to the semi-finals of the competition.
WE'VE MET BEFORE
Alfreton Town scores are given first in all instances
1961/62 H 3-6 [ATFC led 3-0 h/t] A 0-4
62/63 H 3-1 A 1-0
63/64 H 3-3 A 0-0
64/65 H 2-1 A 3-2
65/66 H 4-1 A 3-1
66/67 H 2-2 A 0-1
67/68 H 0-2 A 3-0
68/69 H 0-1 A 1-1
69/70 H 3-1 A 2-1 [original home game 2-3 abandoned - fog]
70/71 H 0-2 A 3-1
71/72 H 3-0 A 1-1
72/73 H 4-2 A 1-0
73/74 H 4-1 A 3-1
74/75 H 2-1 A 1-1
75/76 H 2-1 A 1-3
76/77 H 2-1 A 2-4
77/78 H 0-1 A 1-4
78/79 H 0-0 A 0-2
79/80 H 0-2 A 1-0
80/81 H 4-1 A 1-1
81/82 H 0-1 A 3-0
NORTHERN COUNTIES [EAST] LEAGUE
1985/86 H 1-0 A 0-3
1986/87 H 3-0 A 0-0
CENTRAL ALLIANCE LEAGUE CUP
1960/61 H 2-0
MIDLAND LEAGUE CUP
1973/74 H 2-1 A 3-1 [semi-final 5-2 agg.]
1981/82 H 3-1
NORTHERN COUNTIES [EAST] LEAGUE CUP
1984/85 Final [both games at Eastwood Town FC] 1-1 2-1 [replay]
DERBYSHIRE SENIOR CUP
1960/61 H 2-0
1964/65 Final 0-1 [at Baseball Ground, Derby]
1972/73 H 2-0 [semi-final]
1981/82 A 1-0
Kick-off is 7.45pm and extra time and penalties will be utilised if necessary.
Admission to this cup tie has been reduced to just £6 for adults and £3 for concessions.
NEXT IN ACTION
Alfreton Town are back in Vanarama National League North action on Saturday (January 23rd) when they entertain Chorley at the Impact Arena. Kick-off is 3pm.