EBBSFLEET UNITED v ALFRETON TOWN PREVIEW
Sunday Mar 25, 2012
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
Blue Square Bet Premier Division
Ebbsfleet United v Alfreton Town
at Stonebridge Road
ALFRETON Town travel to Kent on Tuesday night aiming to put even more distance between themselves and the bottom four in the Blue Square Bet Premier division.
Nicky law's side go into the game seven points clear of the relegation places and a victory would give them a huge chance of securing their league status for a second season.
The Reds have won both of their last two away games, without conceding a goal.
Manager Nicky Law will be without leading scorer Nathan Jarman who sits the game out as he starts a two-match ban for picking up his tenth yellow card of the season against Cambridge United on Saturday.
Law is also still without central defender Adam Quinn who still requires a further week to ten days to get over a calf injury.
Ebbsfleet come into the game looking for a third victory and third clean sheet in a row having beaten Kettering Town 1-0 in Kent last Saturday and won 2-0 at Darlington the previous weekend.
In the first game of the season between the sides back on September 24 when Alfreton came back from two goals down to gain a 2-2 draw.
Goals from Liam Enver-Marum after just five minutes and Calum Willock in the 45th minute left the Reds with an uphill task.
The official Reds match report said: "Alfreton twice struck the Ebbsfleet crossbar between the goals as well as stretching keeper Preston Edwards to the limit.
Almost incessant Alfreton attacks after the break did salvage a draw with goals from Anton Brown and Nathan Jarman, but the talking point was a blatant hand-ball by United sub Paul Lorraine 11 minutes from time from a Jake Moult shot which went unpunished and meant the points were shared."
Last eight games, most recent result last
Ebbsfleet United: L W L L W L W W
Alfreton Town: W L D W W W L W
Home and away
Ebbsfleet United last eight home games: D D W W L L L W
Alfreton Town last eight away games: L D D W L L W W
Fixtures for Tuesday, March 27th
AFC Telford Utd v Forest Green Rovers
Bath City v York City
Braintree Town v Southport
Darlington v Wrexham
Ebbsfleet United v ALFRETON TOWN, 7.45pm
Hayes & Yeading Utd v Lincoln City
Tamworth v Grimsby Town
Fixture for Friday, March 30th
Luton Town v York City (7.30pm)