LAW ALMOST LOST FOR WORDS AFTER REDS SUPER SHOW
Friday May 13, 2011
ALFRETON Town manager Nicky Law was almost lost for words after seeing his side put in a supremely disciplined display to crush a strong sixth-placed Guiseley 6-0 despite having a man sent off after just nine minutes on Tuesday evening.
Along with everyone else on the night, the Reds boss had almost run out of superlatives for what can only be described as an absolutely top drawer performance.
Law reflected: "They [Guiseley] were tough opposition, we know what they are about. I am so happy. That was our sixth game in 14 days, what can you say?
"The same lads go out there again and they just keep going and going and going.
"To go down to ten men after nine minutes, you are thinking what now? But to score six, well, it was just a fantastic performance from every single one of them with some fantastic finishing.
"That display is up there with the very best of them."
The victory wrapped up an eighth league double of the season and completed a phenomenal set of results for the Reds over the past two weeks.
During that spell, under pressure of firstly having to catch AFC Telford United in the chase for the title, they have been held to a draw once and won the other five, conceding only one goal and that was in the 2-1 win at Guiseley a fortnight ago.
The last time they conceded was 518 minutes ago since when Law's side have reeled off five successive clean sheets with a goalless draw against Hyde followed by a 2-0 home win over Solihull Moors, 1-0 at Corby Town last Wednesday, 4-0 at home to Droylsden last Saturday and a massive confidence-boosting 6-0 thrashing of Guiseley with ten men on Tuesday evening.
That run has seen Alfreton climb to the top of the table and go five points clear and they still have two games in hand on Telford.
The Reds now begin a run of four successive away games with a tough-looking double at fifth-placed Solihull Moors on Saturday and to a very much in-form Eastwood Town for a huge local derby next Tuesday as the Badgers now have a chance of claiming a play-off spot themselves.
ATFC Supporters' Association transport to Solihull will depart at 10.30am and at 6.30pm to Eastwood. Seats can be booked for either game via Mark Thorpe on 01773 836251.
The fare to Eastwood has been reduced to just £5 for adults and £3 for children.