CHANGES AND STRONG WORDS WORK FOR LAW
Sunday Dec 27, 2015
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law says some strong words before the game laid the platform for his side's best display in weeks as he reflected on a superb 2-1 win at seventh-placed Tamworth on Boxing Day.
"We had some harsh words before the game and l really felt our previous record - won one drawn one and lost eight from the last ten games (obviously isn't good enough)" said Law.
"l said to the players we can't kid ourselves. l can keep coming out here and saying this was bad luck and that was bad luck, but you don't lose eight out of ten games and it all be bad luck.
"We've changed it around a bit, we've asked for certain jobs to be done and l think we've done that. l think our work rate was way up on what it has been in the last few games - l think everyone to a man has done that today.
"lf l'm honest l did think at 1-1 here we go again. We've scored a good goal, we could have been and probably should have been four up at that stage, but we weren't - then we get caught with the penalty.
"It's harsh - it's hit his (Tom Allan's) hands which were down by his side. Where else he can put them? l'm not sure, but maybe that's a turning point for us.
"There was a better shape to midfield today - we wasn't so easily got at centrally [sic] - the two young centre-halves were immaculate, Cliff Moyo's done well, Tom Allan's come in and done well, Matt saved a great penalty.
"The work rate from the front, the way we set up with one striker, two wide and one off them brought the best out of Sam Jones - we got Dan Bradley in a position where we could utilise him best, and when we needed to be we were resilient and hopefully we can build on that."