BRACKLEY TOWN v ALFRETON TOWN MATCH PREVIEW
Friday Jan 8, 2016
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9th, 2016, 3pm
by James Aspinall and Kev Miles
Alfreton Town are back in Vanarama National League North action on Saturday when they head south to Northamptonshire to take on Brackley Town.
It is league match day number 25 for Nicky Law's men and the Reds boss will be looking for his side to build on their fine festive form which resulted in seven points from a possible nine, after beating Tamworth twice and being held to a 2-2 home draw by league leaders Solihull Moors.
This weekend, Alfreton travel to third from bottom Brackley, who are without a win in five games and have won just two of their last eight going into this weekend's fixture.
The hosts have only taken two points out of their last fifteen on offer and their most recent result was a 3-0 defeat away at league leaders Solihull.
A fourth win on the road for the Reds could lift them into the top ten in the table depending on results elsewhere whilst Brackley could climb out of the relegation places with a victory so there is much at stake for both sides.
One word of caution is that Brackley have racked up 17 of their 22 points so far on home soil with one of their five away points coming from a 1-1 draw at the Impact Arena way back on Saturday, August 15th when the visitors had a 69th minute Sam Smith goal to thank for their point after the Reds had been given the lead courtesy of a 38th minute Ryan Austin own goal in front of 612.
Alfreton Town FC Supporters' Association transport departs at 9.30am and seats can be booked by contacting Mark Thorpe on 07857 558401.
For supporters travelling by car, the address of Brackley Town FC is: Churchill Way, Brackley, Northamptonshire NN13 7DZ.
Brackley Town Footcall Club car park charges £2 per car. Alternatively use car parks in the town centre. Alfreton Town supporters travelling by car are advised not to park in the streets around the ground. The Police have issued tickets for inconsiderate parking in this area on match days.
Fixtures for Saturday, January 9th
Brackley Town v ALFRETON TOWN
Bradford Park Avenue v Nuneaton Town
Chorley v Corby Town
Curzon Ashton v Boston United
Gainsborough Trinity v AFC Fylde
Gloucester v Stalybridge Celtic
Hednesford Town v Harrogate Town
Lowestoft Town v Worcester City
Solihull Moors v North Ferriby United
Stockport County v AFC Telford United
Tamworth v FC United of Manchester
Fixtures for Tuesday, January 12th
Vanarama National League North
AFC Telford United v Hednesford Town
Gloucester City v Curzon Ashton
Stalybridge Celtic v Harrogate Town
Derbyshire Senior Cup, third round
ALFRETON TOWN v Whaley Bridge Athletic