ALFRETON TOWN v YORK CITY PREVIEW
Saturday Apr 7, 2012
Easter Monday, April 9th, 2012
Blue Square Bet Premier Division
Alfreton Town v York City
At The Impact Arena
ALFRETON Town return to the Impact Arena for a first home game in four outings having just completed a terrific hat-trick of wins on the road.
The Reds now need just one point to be mathematically certain of retaining their Blue Square Bet Premier Division status - unless Hayes & Yeading fail to win their game at Luton Town.
And Alfreton will go into the Easter Monday game in fine fettle having won seven of their last eight games and having won all of their last four matches.
Nicky Law's side won the first clash of the season between the eams 1-0 at Bootham Crescent way back on August Bank Holiday Monday when Levi Mackin netted the only goal of the game from the penalty spot, which means the Reds have one of only three remaining chances to record a first league double of the season.
Manager Law will have to make enforced changes as central defender Adam Quinn is out with a knee injury which forced him out of Good Friday's 1-0 win at Wrexham after just half-an-hour. Winger Nathan Arnold is also likely to miss the game as his hamstring injury flared up again in the same game at the Racecourse Ground and he had to be replaced at half-time.
Managed by former Reds bosses Gary Mills and his assistant Darron Gee, York arrive in fourth place in the table and have a very good record on the road this season with nine wins, eight draws and just three defeats.
The Minstermen have also reached the final of the FA Trophy at Wembley.
Having said that, Gary Mills's side will be looking for a first win in three league games as they try to cement one of the play-off places. They went down 2-1 at relegation-fighting Newport County last Tuesday.
City's last game saw them go down 1-0 at home to champions-elect Fleetwood Town on Easter Saturday.
The York side was:
Mike Ingham, Lanre Oyebanjo, Chris Doig, Daniel Parslow, Ben Gibson, Eugen Bopp (Adriano Moke 45), James Meredith, Patrick McLaughlin, Jamie Reed (Ashley Chambers 64), Erik Tonne (Matty Blinkhorn 76), Matty Blair.
Substitutes not used: Jamal Fyfield, Scott Brown.
Top scorer for York this season is Jason Walker with 16. Patrick McLauglin and Jamie Reed have both hit ten goals.
Last eight games, most recent result last
Alfreton Town: W W W L W W W W
York City: W D W L W W L L
Home and away
Alfreton Town last eight home games: W L L W D W L W
York City last eight away games: D W D D W W W L
Fixtures for Monday, April 9
AFC Telford United v Tamworth
ALFRETON TOWN v York City (3pm)
Barrow v Southport
Bath City v Forest Green Rovers
Cambridge United v Kettering Town
Ebbsfleet United v Braintree Town
Grimsby Town v Gateshead
Kidderminster Harriers v Newport County
Lincoln City v Darlington
Luton Town v Hayes & Yeading United
Mansfield Town v Stockport County
Fixture for Tuesday, April 10
Fleetwood Town v Wrexham
Fixture for Friday, April 13
Fleetwood Town v Lincoln City