LAW: WE WON WITHOUT BEING AT OUR BEST
Sunday Nov 18, 2012
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law reflected that he thought the Reds had won at Woking without being anywhere near their best.
"It's a difficult place to come. They [Woking] play it in the right way, get the ball forward at a good tempo and they have some good players" he said.
"We had four or five players that were not on their 'A' game today and it was always going to be a test, but we dug in and defended well, then we get a break and if Arnold scores it's game over - but we didn't punish them and it gave them more impetus.
"After being pressed hard by them playing four up front at times we got to grips with it in the second half, but to come here and have four or five not really at it to win is a great result.
"We got caught three or four times in the first half and got away with, but we stuck at it and at the end it was just a matter of defending everything they chucked into the box."
Law agreed that "Theo Streete had a good game in midfield - we needed him there. He ended up playing just in front of the back four and the qualities he gives us defensively are great for us."
He also acknowledged debutant Matthew Harriott who "brought us a new dimension in midfield until he cramped up.
"Paul Clayton has done well and could have had a hat-trick . His first was a tap-in but he's done really well to get into position and stay onside for the second - fair play to him".