ALFRETON TOWN v WREXHAM PREVIEW
Thursday Aug 21, 2014
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23rd, 3pm
Alfreton Town begin the August Bank Holiday with a Vanarama Conference home game against Wrexham at the Impact Arena on Saturday. Kick-off is 3pm.
Reds assistant manager Russ O'Neill, standing in for suspended Nicky Law for the fourth successive game, will be looking for the side to kick on from a hugely promising display in a 2-0 defeat at Forest Green Rovers last Saturday.
O'Neill will require a late fitness check on striker Paul Clayton who missed the Rovers game with blisters. Apart from that, there are no other injury worries as the Reds go in search of their first league points of the season at the fourth attempt with three successive defeats leaving the side bottom of the table.
Standing in the way are Wrexham who have so far collected six points from their first three outings with a 2-1 opening day win at Dartford followed by a 3-0 defeat at home to Gateshead.
Last time out saw a 1-0 home victory over manager Kevin Wilkin's former team Nuneaton Town at the Racecourse last Saturday with striker Louis Moult's fourth minute goal against his former employers being enough to secure all three points for the Dragons.
Alfreton took the honours in the league last season as they recorded a notable festive league double over Wrexham.
The Reds recorded a 3-2 win in North Wales on Boxing Day as they came from behind to a 64th minute Mark Carrington goal for the hosts to go 2-1 up through Michael Wylde (73) and Job Ayo Akinde (83).
Wrexham equalised on 87 through Leon Clowes but Chris Westwood netted a dramatic late winner for Alfreton in the fifth minute of added time against his former club.
The return fixture on New Year's Day saw Alfreton record a 1-0 win at the Impact Arena thanks to a Job Ayo Akinde goal on 45+1 minutes.
Wrexham did taste success against Alfreton last season as they recorded a 3-1 FA Cup first round victory at the Racecourse on November 9th.
Segregation is in place for this fixture and visiting Wrexham fans are kindly requested to enter the stadium via the Alma Street turnstiles only. Catering and toilet facilities as well as match day programmes are available at the away end of the ground.
Ordinary admission at the turnstile on the day of the game is £18 for adults and £12 for concessions (over-65s). Under-16s is just £2 per child so long as they are accompanied by a paying adult.
Alternatively, Early Bird Match Tickets and Group Saver Match Tickets both offer discounted admission if ordered prior to the match. Early Bird Match Tickets for adults and senior concessions priced at £16 and £11 respectively can be purchased between Monday and Friday by contacting the Ticket Office on 01773 830277 between 9am and 3.30pm or via email at email@example.com
Early Bird Match Tickets can also be purchased by calling into the administration office at the Impact Arena 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 Alma Street turnstiles 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, and 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
Both Early Bird and Group Saver admission-saving tickets can be purchased via telephone by contacting Charlotte Webster on 01773 830277 between 9am and 3.30pm from Monday to Friday, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fixture for Friday, August 22nd
Aldershot Town v Forest Green Rovers
Fixtures for Saturday, August 23rd
ALFRETON TOWN v Wrexham
Bristol Rovers v AFC Telford United
Chester v FC Halifax Town
Dartford v Torquay United
Dover Athletic v Eastleigh
Gateshead v Grimsby Town
Lincoln City v Braintree Town
Macclesfield Town v Kidderminster Harriers
Nuneaton Town v Barnet
Southport v Altrincham
Welling United v Woking