ALTRINCHAM v ALFRETON TOWN PREVIEW
Thursday Oct 30, 2014
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1st, 3pm
Alfreton Town return to Vanarama Conference football this Saturday with a trip to Altrincham.
Reds manager Nicky Law will be looking for a big reaction from his squad following the 5-1 FA Cup fourth qualifying round replay crash at Lincoln City in midweek.
Law is expecting to have goalkeepr Cameron Dawson back for what promises to be another tough away game and there will be late fitness checks for some of the walking wounded after the Lincoln fixture.
However, Law will be without striker Karl Hawley who begins the first of a three-match suspension following his sending off at Lincoln.
Alfreton are second from bottom and with just one win from their last eight games in all competitions, urgently require a victory which could reinvigorate their season and close the gap on the teams immediately above them.
Alty manager Lee Sinnott will be without Adam Griffin who is suspended, Ryan Crowther who as a back problem and Mike Williams who is on loan at Stalybridge Celtic.
The Robins go into the game in 19th place, two places and two points above the relegation zone and a win for them would put some daylight between the Cheshire club and those below them
Altrincham have had mixed fortunes on home soil this season although thirteen of their total of eighteen points have been won at their Moss Lane home. Wins have been secured against Bristol Rovers (2-1), Dartford (2-1), Macclesfield (1-0) and Braintree Town (1-0). There has been one draw, a 3-3 scoreline against Eastleigh, and four defeats have come against Lincoln City (1-2), Gateshead (0-1), Welling United (0-4) and Woking (0-3).
The sides drew 1-1 at the Impact Arena earlier in the season, Alty having an 89th minute Kyle Perry equaliser to thank for their point after Alfreton had led through Joe Ironside's 42nd minute goal back on Tuesday, September 9th.
Kick-off at Altrincham's J Davidson Stadium is 3pm.
ATFC Supporters' Association transport to Altrincham departs at 9.45am and seats can be booked by contacting Mark Thorpe on 07857 558401.
Standing: Adults £14
Seating: Adults £15 Concessions £10
Disabled with Helper: Combined price £14
12-16 year olds: £5
Under 12: £2
Fixtures for Saturday, November 1st
AFC Telford Untied v Bristol Rovers
Aldershot Town v Gateshead
Altrincham v ALFRETON TOWN
Braintree Town v Woking
Eastleigh v Chester
Forest Green Rovers v Lincoln City
Grimsby Town v Dartford
Kidderminster Harriers v Torquay United
Nuneaton Town v Macclesfield Town
Southport v Dover Athletic
Welling United v Barnet
Wrexham v FC Halifax Town