THE LAST WORD: LAW DISAPPOINTED
Thursday Feb 21, 2013
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law felt another poor decision cost his team any share of the spoils for the second game running.
Reflecting on the 1-0 defeat at Nuneaton on Tuesday night, the Reds boss said: "It was a disappointing result and a disappointing performance from us.
"On there night there were two nervous teams. I can't really comment on them [Nuneaton] but from our aspect there were too many misplaced passes, we gave the ball away too cheaply and the game had nil-nil written all over it until the referee awarded them a penalty which, for us, was never a penalty.
"We have watched the dvd of the game and I have viewed the incident a dozen times and it was never a penalty. In fact, the more you watch it, the more blatant it becomes that it was in fact a free kick to us.
"Conceding the goal sparked us and we went to somewhere near the levels we can get to and created enough chances to have got a couple of goals in the last few minutes.
"We could have won the game comfortably but again the keeper has made a couple of good saves and we failed to hit the target on a couple of occasions.
"You can't blame referees, but looking at the last two games, two wrong decisions have cost us two points.
"It is easy to make decisions when they are in the middle of the pitch, and that's what happened against Macclesfield last Saturday with the awarding of the free kick which that led to their winning goal."
Looking ahead to what is going to be a very tough game on Saturday away at a Kidderminster Harriers side who have climbed into third place in the league on the back of a string of impressive results of late, Law conceded that his side are going to have to play a lot better than of late.
"Considering they [Kidderminster] had hardly any points after the first 11 or 12 games, to do what they have done has been remarkable. Credit to them, it is going to be a real challenge for us.
"We certainly cannot afford to go there and not turn up or it will be an afternoon none of us want to endure as they are putting everybody they play to the sword.
"They have invested the money they got from the sale of Matt Jamille to very good effect and brought in some very good players. They have a squad as good as anybody in the division at the moment."