FINAL WORD ON BATH CITY
Wednesday Jan 25, 2012
ALFRETON Town boss Nicky Law outlined how Alfreton Town had approached their six-pointer relegation clash at Bath City on Tuesday.
A terrific 3-0 victory for the Reds lifted them out of the bottom four for the first time this season and hopes are now alive that the club can survive in their first ever season at non league's top table.
"We made changes which we thought were needed against them away from home. We knew the way they played and what to expect so we went with two more natural defenders.
"Yes we were indebted to Dan Lowson for two fantastic saves which kept us in it in the first half but for once things went for us."
Looking ahead to this Saturday's trip to third-placed Luton Town, Law is expecting probably the hardest test of the season so far despite Luton playing twice in midweek.
"It will be Luton's fourth game in eight days, but they have got a massive squad. They will have rotated players to keep them fresh.
"Nothing is expected of us. All we can do is go there, approach the game in the right way, give it our best shot and see where it gets us."
Indeed, it is Alfreton with absentees for the trip to Kenilworth Road.
Striker Louis Moult will be serving the second of a three-game suspension for his sending off against Kidderminster. Goalkeeper Joe Day is still nursing a groin injury back to full fitness and central defender Adam Quinn will miss the trip as he sits out the first of a two-game suspension for accruing his tenth yellow card of the season in the game at Bath.
With 16 league games left, Law admitted it is not going to be easy to gain the amount of points required to keep the club up.
He ended: "We just need to win as many games as we can and take each game on it's own merit. We will just have to wait and see."
ATFC Supporters' transport departs at 9.45am and seats can be booked by contacting Mark Thorpe on 01773 836251.
The Reds fell to an unlucky 2-0 home defeat against fifth-placed Kidderminster Harriers last Saturday.
On-loan striker Louis Moult was sent off seconds before half-time after which the Reds battled all the way to the very end before being undone by two Kidderminster goals on 90+2 and 90+4 minutes which spoiled Josh Law's 200th appearance for the club.