Sunday Nov 23, 2014

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law felt there both negatives but also a few positives from the 2-0 defeat at Macclesfield Town on Saturday.

"We came here, l asked the players to get the ball down and pass it and l think they did that - it was a more assured performance in spells, not as much as l'd have liked it, but Rome wasn't built in a day and we've just got to stick at it" said Law.

"It was a hard one to take - they're an okay side, they've had three shots on target and scored two - we didn't really look like we were going to penetrate their back line and it was always going to need something special - we didn't really cause them a great threat.

"People will say the first goal was a good goal, won't they? But l've never seen anything like it, the left-back going straight through the centre of the pitch. l'm not condoning it, but at some stage you've got to take one for the team - to just run through like that was a poor, poor goal for us to concede.

"The second goal l thought Cliff Byrne was unlucky there - Cliff came in and did really well for us, but when we're down there and they're up there things like that happen. It hit our player on the back of the leg or whatever and it's gone to Waide Fairhurst in an offside position and, fair play to him, it's a good finish.

"That's how it is - no good feeling sorry for yourself, you've got to pick yourself up and dust yourself down and you go again - that's all you can do" ended the Reds boss.

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