LAW EXPECTING A TOUGHER SEQUEL
Saturday Dec 31, 2011
In an article in the Tamworth Herald, Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law says he is expecting a mucher tougher return fixture with Tamworth.
The interview reads:
"NICKY LAW is expecting an improved performance from Tamworth this weekend - even though the game is just six days before the Lambs' massive FA Cup game against Everton.
Tamworth were humiliated when the two teams locked horns on Boxing Day, as Alfreton ran riot in a 5-2 victory.
But despite looking so in control in that last encounter, the Alfreton boss is expecting more when the sides meet again this weekend.
He said: "They have got a big cup game coming up, and although people say they will have one eye on that, I think they won't have to.
"With all due respect, Tamworth are not going to win the FA Cup; with all due respect they will probably go to Everton and lose.
"That is why I think they will see our game as the bigger one.
"The important thing is the league for them, and if it were me I would be concentrating on that first.
"They will want to improve as although there was some good finishing from us last time out, there was also some poor defending from them.
"They won't want to see that again."
Law added: "I thought we were comfortable at stages when we played the way we wanted to.
"The only problems came when we tried to diversify - that caused us weakness and that is what I am trying to drum into the lads all the time."
As well as being pleased with the result on the day, Nicky Law also paid tribute to the two late, great Tamworth goals on the day.
He said: "They were two great strikes.
"The first one was a great up and over from a free-kick, and the second was a fine strike by the right-back.
"It was a great finish, he has hit it, the wind has helped, but it has flown in.
"They were great goals, but it was a great three points for us at the end of the day, and we are thankful for that."