LAW: WE ARE STILL CONFIDENT WE CAN GET OUT OF TROUBLE
Sunday Jan 18, 2015
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law believes his side's 3-2 win at Welling United has given the Reds a great chance of staying up.
"We've nine games (coming up) and six of them we're playing teams in and around us and realistically we've got to be looking at six wins - if we do that we'll take pressure off and we're still confident that we can get out of trouble - that brings us six points behind them [Welling] with two games in hand and we've just got to keep going" he reflected after the Welling win.
"We still have 51 points to play for - we're going to need seven, eight wins out of 17 games - win one lose one - and l'm sure if we get that, 21 points on top of 27 we have already, it's going to be nearly there. Who knows ?
"It's a funny old league, look at Telford winning 4-0 at Wrexham, anyone can beat anyone."
Law also felt the victory at Welling could and should have been far more comfortable than it ended up.
"We were comfortable at 3-0 and could have gone on and made it more really - then we conceded a poor goal for 3-1, then they're living in hope again and we started to make a few wrong decisions" he said.
"It's never a penalty by the way - every one of the players has come off and said that - but the referee's given it and they're back in the game.
"Then the second one, Anthony Howell's got the lad out wide, he's drawn a foul out of him - then we've failed to deal with the free-kick and it's a free header - then second phase they score, but we knew we were there because we knew that was the final whistle, but we were anxious in a game that we should have been out of sight.
"We should have had three [penalties] - the other one Bradley Wood's been brought down and it's a nailed-on penalty, but we don't get it - we're just pleased with a win - we knew it was a big game for us.