Sunday Nov 17, 2013

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law was delighted the decisions he made ahead of a deserved 3-1 success over Braintree Town on Saturday came to fruition.

The win came after Reds manager Nicky Law suffered a double whammy of having red-hot on-loan striker Jake Speight recalled by Mansfield Town and then losing central defender Nick Fenton to a calf injury in the warm-up.
Both replacements were full value with defender Michael Wylde hardly giving the Iron a sniff in front of goal and Daniel Meadows performing admirably up front.

Law was delighted his decisions came off. "I would have thought most people  would thought, 'What's Meadows playing up front (for) and two centre forwards on the bench? But I have got to be careful with Paul (Clayton) and Daniel (Wishart), I don't want to rush them back into it."

Alfreton won the game with three very well crafted goals but Law praised the contribution of Meadows despite him not getting on the scoresheet.
"His movement was good and he was buzzing about a bit and I thought that caused them a problem.

"We knew it was going to be a tough game, Braintree are Braintree, they have got one of the best away records in the league and you can see why, they are big and strong, they are resilient, they have a way of playing, no nonsense, and I think they came and did that today.
"We took a deserved lead, we spoke at half-time about coming out and getting a good start. I don't think we did that. A bit fortuitous their goal and it's how you react and we did react well. We took a further lead and I think then we looked comfortable."


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