Sunday Mar 8, 2015

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law was delighted with the desire his side showed in the 2-0 home win over Kidderminster Harriers.

“A crucial three points, but as I said to the players before the game, whatever happens today you are either going to be in a far healthier position or a far worse position dependant on results, but we are not looking at anybody else, we are looking at what we do but again, we won't be up, we won't be down on the back of today” reflected Law.

“We wouldn't have got too down about it (had we lost) and we have not got too excited about it. All I know is we have picked up another three points and another clean sheet which is pleasing.

“And hopefully, we are realising now that it is about doing the basics and the not-so-glamorous parts of the game well that win you games of football.

"We have come here today against a good side when you look at them. We have put the ball in the right areas, and we have made the right runs and we have caused them problems and I think even at the end there, we could have run away four or five and that is no disrespect to Kidderminster.

"We have hit them on the break late on and Dan Bradley and Joe Leesley have been unlucky, they have put good efforts just wide, it could have been more." Law was also delighted with his side recording a second successive clean sheet.

"All good sides, successful sides are built on a good, solid defensive base and that is not just the back four, that's everyone in front of it. From Karl Hawley and (Joe) Ironside and Johnston in the first half until we changed it and Howellsy came on and did well, the three and then the four behind it kept good disciplines.

"I thought the back four were excellent, goalkeeper (Jason Mooney) was excellent, the two centre halves were great. (Lathaniel) Rowe-Turner has had a fantastic game there. It has been hard for Lathaniel. He has been chucked in at left back and it is not really his favoured position.

"He has come in at centre half and I think he has five or six different partners at centre half and he has done exceptional today. Not to single anyone out, the whole squad has done exceptional and we are on the right road. There is still a long way to go and a lot of work to do (though)."

Looking ahead at the last ten games of the season, Law feels his side will be relishing the situation.
"We have worked hard to get out of there (the bottom four) and we want to stay out of there and it is all about what we do. If you look at the run-ins, people are saying we have got a hard run-in but I think we are possibly better against the better teams if that makes sense."

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