CAMBRIDGE UNITED v ALFRETON TOWN
Friday Oct 14, 2011
BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER DIVISION, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 3pm
ALFRETON Town travel to Cambridge United on Saturday looking to arrest a poor run of Blue Square Bet Premier Division form which has seen the Reds go without a win in the last five games and drop to second from the bottom of the table.
It is a first return to the R Costings Abbey Stadium since the memorable 6-3 extra time FA Trophy second round replay victory Nicky Law's side pulled off only nine months ago.
Reds boss Law will again be without Nathan Arnold (broken foot), Matt Wilson (ankle ligaments) and James Ellison (suspended) but son Josh is rated as an outside possibility to return at right-back after suffering bruising to his shin and ankle against Kettering Town last weekend.
A tough task lies ahead as United have only lost once on home turf this season so far, a 2-1 reverse coming at the hands of Kidderminster Harriers way back on August 20. Wins have been recorded at home against AFC Telford United (1-0), Hayes & Yeading United (2-1), Ebbsfleet United (2-0) and Darlington (2-0).
Jez George's side have been held to draws at home twice, Forest Green Rovers (1-1) and Stockport County (2-2) emerging with a point apiece. Cambridge come into the fixture unbeaten in their last two outings. Their last game saw Cambridge record a 4-3 win at bottom-of-the-table Bath City on Tuesay evening.
The U's side at Bath was: Naisbitt, Jennings, Coulson, McAuley, Roberts, Dunk, Shaw, Jarvis, Carew, Berry, Gash. Substitutes: Wylde, Hughes, Patrick, Charles, Marriott.
The goalscorers were: Michael Gash, Ashley Carew, Luke Berry and Tom Shaw all of whom are joint top goalscorers for the U's with three apiece so far this season.
FORM BOOK - latest result last
Cambridge United: D W L L W D W D D W W W L D W
Alfreton Town: L D L D L W L L L W D L L D L
CAMBRIDGE UNITED SO FAR . .
13/8/2011 A Wrexham BSP 1-1, att: 4,206
16/8/2011 H AFC Telford United BSP 1-0, att: 2,482
20/8/2011 H Kidderminster Harriers BSP 1-2, att: 2,171
23/8/2011 A Grimsby Town BSP 1-2, att: 2,616
27/8/2011 H Hayes & Yeading United BSP 2-1, att: 1,778
29/8/2011 A Kettering Town BSP 0-0, att: 2,000
3/9/2011 A Newport County BSP 1-0, att: 1,515
10/9/2011 H Forest Green Rovers BSP 1-1, att: 2,408
17/9/2011 A Gateshead BSP 1-1, att: 904
20/9/2011 H Ebbsfleet United BSP 2-0, att: 1,911
24/9/2011 H Darlington BSP 2-0, att: 2,300
27/9/2011 A Luton Town BSP 1-0, att: 6,274
1/10/2011 A Southport BSP 0-1, att: 1,104
6/10/2011 H Stockport County BSP 2-2, att: 2,047
11/10/2011 A Bath City BSP 4-3, att: 788