SEGREGATION PLANS FOR MANSFIELD TOWN GAME ANNOUNCED
Wednesday Mar 14, 2012
ALFRETON TOWN Football Club have announced their segregation plans for next Tuesday's (March 20) Blue Square Bet Premier Division local derby home clash with Mansfield Town.
As with all Conference Premier Division games at the Impact Arena this season, segregation will be in place.
However, home supporters should note that for this game, there will be no admission to the Impact Arena from the Alma Street turnstiles for home supporters and Reds fans will only be able to gain access to the ground via the North Street turnstiles on the night.
Mansfield Town fans will only be able to enter the ground from the Alma Street end, using both the traditional segregation turnstiles for away supporters and also the designated turnstyles at that end of the ground for home supporters.
With a far larger crowd than usual anticipated for this game, possibly even a season's best home attendance for Alfreton, home fans are urged to arrive earlier than usual to assist and ease entrance speed of fan traffic through the turnstiles.
Mansfield are on a very good run of form which has seen just one defeat in their last 13 league outings, a run which has taken them firmly into play-off contention as they sit fourth place in the table.
Tuesday evening saw a last minute goal earn the Stags a 1-1 home draw against table toppers Fleetwood Town at Field Mill.
Before that though, the Reds are on the road for the second Saturday in succession when they travel to take on Kettering Town in another relegation zone six-pointer.
The Poppies picked up a very good point from a goalless draw at sixth-placed Southport on Tuesday evening. The same night, AFC Telford United beat Kidderminster Harries 2-1 to leapfrog Alfreton who dropped one place to 18th.
Alfreton and Kettering drew 1-1 at the Impact Arena on October 8 with Anton Brown's 24th minute goal for the Reds being cancelled out by a 72nd inute penalty by striker Adam Cunnington.
Cunnington is now with Alfreton on loan from npower League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge until Easter Monday, April 9. He made his debut as a substitute in last Saturday's 1-0 win at Lincoln City.
Also making his debut, in the win at Sincil Bank was Sheffield United Reserve team captain Seamus Conneely who joined the Reds on loan last Thursday, again until Easter Monday.
Conneely made a telling debut in defence after being pitched in at the deep end when Theo Streete was stretchered off after an aerial challenge left him unconscious after just 11 minutes played.
Jake Moult struck the decisive goal in the third minute of added time at the end of the first half. The victory meant Nicky Law's side have finally recorded back-to-back Blue Square Bet Premier Division wins this season.
One other noteworthy point is that Alfreton have now won their last three games they have played at Sincil Bank. The Reds won an FA Cup fourth qualifying round replay 2-1 against the Imps last November, and, allied to the league win last weekend, is a 4-2 win over Lincoln City Reserves on December 10, 1966, in the Midland Counties League.
Reds manager Nicky Law will be looking for his side to extend a three-match unbeaten run which has brought seven points from the last nine, a tally which has lifted them five points clear of the relegation places.
Alfreton Town FC Supporters' Association transport departs at 10am and seats can be booked by contacting Mark Thorpe on 01773 836251.