Sunday Feb 9, 2014

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law saw the point gained from a goalless draw at Salisbury City on Saturday as a positive.

"Away from home against a good side you have to look at the result as a plus, but l think on reflection of the first half we're disappointed that we came in 0-0" he reflected.

"We probably missed some-one with the guile of Shaun Harrad and it was a different game in the second half - we gave the ball away a little bit cheaply at times, got a little bit impatient and to be fair to them they've had a go in the second half, which they're going to do - they're the home side.
"We defended well, and at the end of the game, on reflection, we've got to be happy with a draw."

Asked if he though the inactivity of the previous weeks had affected the players, he replied: "You would think that it might help the players, but l don't think it does - l'd rather be playing the games.
"We've got another tough game against Cambridge on Tuesday and then we're at home next week against Aldershot - if the weather stays off and we can get the game on."

Looking ahead to the Cambridge game, Law  said: "They're all tough games when both clubs are in the position they're in. They were called off Thursday and didn't play Saturday, so they will have had that rest up, they're in the FA Trophy on the 15th - (and) knowing Richard Money [Cambridge manager], he'll know what we're about, l think he'll give us that respect and put a side out that he thinks he'll need to win it, and at the end of the day l think they think they still have a chance of winning this league.

"Although the Trophy's great, the league is their bread and butter and they'll want to do well in that."

Commenting about the rare clean sheet Law agreed that Nick Fenton had "Done well and it's amazing when you look at us in third spot and we're minus one goal - we've scored a lot but we've conceded too many, but Fenton came back in and did really well, like Darran Kempson had come in [previously] and done really well, and l felt that with two centre-halves from three it was best to get some games under their belt."

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