LAW LAMENTS WYLDE INJURY
Sunday Mar 16, 2014
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law had mixed emotions after seeing his side win 1-0 at Chester but lose central defender with a double leg break.
He reflected: "It was a really tough game. Michael Wylde breaking his leg has put a damper on it, but it's another three points.
"Losing him is a blow because him and (Nick) Fenton have struck up a good partnership - and l just feel sorry for the lad .
"If he didn't have bad luck l don't think he'd have any! He seems to pick up bad injuries. We wish him all the best and hope for a speedy recovery.
"Before we got the penalty, John Akinde (had) missed two open goals, the game should have been over by then. We were the same against Lincoln - should have been four or five up, but when it's 1-0 it's not safe - even against Hyde we could have led by a much bigger scoreline.
"It could have been the same today, but we're pleased to win the game."
Asked about the defensive performance and another clean sheet, Law had praise for his defensive unit.
"We knew about (Gareth) Seddon and Mahon is a good player, but they've got no change out of us today. l thought the back four was excellent and as a team we've defended late on, we've played narrow and sometimes that's what you have to do." Asked about playing against another lowly team "lt's not easy - they're in desperate need of points, the pitch is bone dry and bobbly, and as l said before the game sometimes it's muck or nettles - you've got to come here and it's the team that plays the conditions the better, and as the game grew we got better.
"lt's a sign of a good team when we should have been out of sight, but we kept going and kept our discipline - that's been as difficult a game as we've had for a while, but with nine games left - three away and six at home - who knows?"