ALFRETON TOWN v LUTON TOWN PREVIEW
Thursday Apr 12, 2012
Saturday, April 14th, 2012
Alfreton Town v Luton Town
Blue Square Bet Premier Division
At The Impact Arena
Segregation plans for the game
ALFRETON Town will be looking to bounce back from Easter Monday's 2-0 home defeat against in-form York City when they take on Luton Town at the Impact Arena on Saturday.
Reds manager Nicky Law has just central defender Adam Quinn still on the injured list with a knee problem and there are no suspensions so he has plenty of choice and options in all areas of his team.
For the first time in months, the pressure is off of Alfreton having already secured their place in next season's Blue Square Bet Premier Division with three games left.
Under the new managership of former Torquay United and Bristol Rovers boss Paul Buckle, the visitors will be looking for a first away win in seven outings and only a second win in ten games. Indeed, you have to go back to New year's Day to find the Hatters' last away win in the league, a 5-0 success at Kettering Town.
Luton arrive in seventh place for the game, two places and three points outside of the play-offs but they do have games in hand on all of their rivals currently occupying the play-off places.
On the road this season, Luton have what can only be termed as an average return of points with six wins, nine draws and five defeats from their 20 away games so far, scoring 27 and conceding 30 goals in picking up 27 points of their total of 70 from all league games this campaign.
The first meeting between the sides this season saw Luton grab a narrow 1-0 victory back on January 28th when a disputed 39th minute penalty, converted by George Pilkington, was all that separated the sides.
Luton's last outing was on Easter Monday when they beat relegation-fighting Hayes & Yeading 4-2 at Kenilworth Road in front of 6,003.
The Luton Town side was:
Mark Tyler, Curtis Osano, Jake Howells, Janos Kovacs, George Pilkington, Alex Lawless, Keith Keane, Godfrey Poku, Robbie Willmott (Shane Blackett), Andre Gray (John Paul Kissock), Stuart Fleetwood (Craig Mcallister).
Substitutes not used: Aaron O'Connor and Adam Watkins.
The scorers were: Stuart Fleetwood (13 and 44 minutes), Keith Keane (53 minutes) and Andre Gray (71 minutes).
Top scorers for Luton Town in the league this season are Danny Crow, amari Morgan-Smith and Stuart Fleetwood who have all hit nine goals apiece. Robbie Willmott has seven.
Last eight games, most recent result last
Alfreton Town: W W L W W W W L
Luton Town: W L D L D L L W
Home and away
Alfreton Town last eight home games: L L W D W L W L
Luton Town last eight away games: W W D L L D L L
Fixture for Friday, April 13
Fleetwood Town v Lincoln City
Fixtures for Saturday, April 14
ALFRETON TOWN v Luton Town
Barrow v Cambridge United
Darlington v Bath City
Ebbsfleet United v AFC Telford United
Gateshead v Forest Green Rovers
Hayes & Yeading United v Mansfield Town
Kidderminster Harriers v Kettering Town
Stockport County v Braintree
Tamworth v Southport
Wrexham v Grimsby Town
York City v Newport County