GLOUCESTER CITY v ALFRETON TOWN PREVIEW
Tuesday Aug 18, 2015
TUESDAY, AUGUST 18th, 7.45pm
by James Aspinall and Kev Miles
Nicky Law's men travel to Gloucestershire on Tuesday evening for their fourth Vanarama National League North game of the new season as they take on Gloucester City at their shared home of Whaddon Road, owned by Cheltenham Town.
With two draws and a loss to their name in the first three games, the Reds will be eager to record their first victory of the season.
Alfreton held a 1-0 half time lead against Brackley Town in their latest outing on Saturday but failed to keep the visitors at bay and striker Smith salvaged Brackley a point with a contentious goal from a free kick.
Gloucester have won one of their opening three games this term, a slender 1-0 victory over newly-promoted FC United of Manchester on the opening day.
It was a perfect start, three points and a clean sheet, but two losses since then has dampened the mood slightly.
Gloucester will be happy to be back on home soil after defeats on the road against Corby Town and Stalybridge Celtic in their last two fixtures.
A tight encounter in their last game was sealed just six minutes from time for Stalybridge, thanks to substitute Chris Simm finding the back of the net, handing the Tameside club all three points.
Alfreton skipper Dan Bradley will miss the game due to a hamstring strain, as will John Johnston who is recovering from a similar injury. It is hoped 'JJ' will be back for this Saturday's home game against Curzon Ashton.
Result for Monday, August 17th
Curzon Ashton 1, Harrogate Town 2
Fixtures for Tuesday, August 18th
Brackley Town v Boston United
Chorley v FC United of Manchester
Gainsborough Trinity v Stalybridge Celtic
Gloucester City v ALFRETON TOWN
Hednesford Town v Corby Town
Lowestoft Town v Nuneaton Town
Solihull Moors v Worcester City
Stockport County v North Ferriby United
Tamworth v AFC Telford United
Fixture for Wednesday, August 19th
Bradford Park Avenue v AFC Fylde
ATFC Supporters' Association transport to this game departs at 4.15pm and seats can be booked by contacting Mark Thorpe on 07857 558401.