EASTLEIGH v ALFRETON TOWN MATCH PREVIEW
Thursday Apr 9, 2015
SATURDAY, APRIL 11th, 3pm
By James Aspinall
Nicky Law's men travel to promotion hopefuls Eastleigh on Saturday where the Reds will look to take another step closer to Vanarama Conference survival.
Easter Monday's 2-0 defeat to Grimsby has left Alfreton six points above the relegation but having played a game more than Welling United, and the Reds will be wanting a win to try and keep a gap between the sides with just three games remaining.
Eastleigh won 2-1 away at Alfreton's relegation rivals Welling, as they look to continue their promotion push towards the play offs.
Reason headed Eastleigh in front with just six minutes on the clock but Osborne pegged back the away side when the ball was crossed in which he headed home. However Turley put Eastleigh back ahead and gave the visitors all three points when he smartly tucked away his effort from outside the box.
This result left Eastleigh just two points behind fifth placed Forest Green, but also have a game in hand over them.
A win for Alfreton could see them nine points clear of Welling, who occupy the last relegation spot.
A loss could see the gap reduced to just three points and Welling having a game in hand.
A win for Eastleigh could take them up to fifth place, whereas a loss could see them drop down a place and see the gap between themselves and the play off places widen.
P W D L Pts
Eastleigh 6 2 1 3 7/18
Alfreton 6 0 4 2 4/18
The last time these two sides met Alfreton edged a five goal thriller as Dan Bradley scored in the last minute of normal time to secure all three points for the Reds.
TOP GOAL SCORERS
Eastleigh: Constable (17), McAllister (10), Midson (10)
Alfreton: Hawley (9), Shaw (7), Wood (6)
Admission to the game
ATFC Supporters’ Association transport for the game at Eastleigh this Saturday departs at 8.15am and seats can be booked by contacting Mark Thorpe on 07857 558401.
Fixtures for Saturday, April 11th
AFC Telford United v Lincoln City
Barnet v FC Halifax Town
Braintree Town v Aldershot Town
Bristol Rovers v Southport
Chester v Dover Athletic
Dartford v Nuneaton Town
Eastleigh v ALFRETON TOWN
Forest Green Rovers v Macclesfield Town
Grimsby Town v Wrexham
Torquay United v Altrincham
Welling United v Kidderminster Harriers
Woking v Gateshead