Wednesday Aug 19, 2015

Some of the football was as good as anything I have seen from us

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law was in a positive mood despite seeing his side throw away a good chance to register their first league win of the 2015/16 season.

The Reds opened up a 1-0 lead against Gloucester City on Tuesday evening and the hosts then had a player sent off before the interval.

However, City battled hard and managed to produce an equaliser with ten men in the second half to grab a point from a 1-1 draw.

The result means the Reds are now winless in their opening four league games this season although they are also unbeaten in their last two and have only lost once.

Law was quick to praise his side for a terrific first half performance that could have seen them go into the break with two or three goals under their belts.

“We have played well and the first half was probably the best football we have played for ages, we were absolutely fantastic” said Law.

“We had a goal disallowed, I’m not quite sure why, then we took the lead with a great goal, came in at half time and were probably worthy of being 3-0 in front.

“We came out for the second half, they were down to ten men and tightened things up. We failed to find our spare man and we couldn’t sustain the performance of the first half into the second.

“We had defended corners and free kicks fantastically to a man throughout so it is disappointing that they have scored from a corner.” For the second game in succession Law felt his side could have had the game wrapped up.

“We had a great chance just before they scored to go 2-0 up and put the game to bed, but we couldn’t hit the target. “Those decisions change games although we held out under a lot of pressure until very late on, which is an improvement” added Law.

“Before the game we would probably have taken a point away although it was also probably a fair result. You have give them (Gloucester) credit, they kept going and going.

“At the end of the day we have now drawn three and lost one of our first four games. We have only got three points on the board which is disappointing, but I think if we could have maybe taken our chances we could have had six or seven points by now.

“There were some very positive signs tonight. Some of the football was as good as anything I have seen from us in the eight years I have been here. We go again this Saturday” ended Law.

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This Saturday, Alfreton Town entertain newly-promoted Curzon Ashton at the Impact Arena. Kick-off is 3pm.

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