Sunday Dec 7, 2014

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law  praised his side's discipline after the Reds edged a relegation six-pointer 1-0 at Nuneaton Town on Saturday.

"We certainly needed it - Nuneaton as much as we did - we came and l thought we had good discipline, we worked hard and l think we totally controlled the game until the point they'd got it all to gain and nothing to lose and gambled - and on the turnover of play then you've got to be a little bit better than we were" reflected Law.

"lt's difficult when you've got that one man up front to get the support there, but we can't complain, we got the result and that's the main thing."

Asked if he thought the dominant display had been coming after the recent performances, Law added: "Looking at that today we've been against a team that's in and around us - look at the points we've picked up so far this season - Telford, twice against these, Southport and done well against Altrincham

"We have played some decent teams and l think there's been a steady improvement in the last three or four games, but unfortunately it's been the same result, so we've come here today and picked up a valuable three points - it was a six-pointer - and we're just pleased to get that win.

"l spoke to the players before the game - l don't think we've become bad players and a bad team, but the longer it goes and the results go against you as a person you lose belief, lose confidence in yourself and probably them around you - it takes a strong character to come out the other side - you go one of two ways, you either just chuck it in and you buckle or you take it on, you hit it head on and come out the other side of it, and hopefully that's what we've done today

"lt's only one game, but as l said to the players you've got to believe in yourselves and believe in each other, and if they go out and believe they can wi,n they can win games. If you don't then it's going to be a long time 'til May."

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