THE LAST WORD: LAW REFLECTS ON NEWPORT GAME
Sunday Apr 14, 2013
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law felt the Reds were involved in 'one of those days' on Saturday.
Reflecting after a 2-0 defeat on a very heavy rain-sodden pitch in South Wales, Law reflected: "That game should never have been played, but we both agreed to play - we didn't want to travel all this way not to play.
"Then before we come out ,someone notices that the goals at one end are a foot too high, but we said it makes no odds - we're both going to have a go it - but the referee says he'll get ripped to bits by the League if they don't play to regulation.
"It was just a joke from start to finish
"Having said that it I thought it was two teams that played the game in the right spirit on whatever sort of pitch it was - but it was the same for both teams.
"Analysing the first goal - we were on about playing the pitch and putting the ball in the right area - young Steven Hewitt's tried to play one to feet and he's got caught out, then Jordan Rose loses his runner and fifteen seconds later we find ourselves one-nil down - I thought it was a bit harsh really.
"Even Stevens second half and I don't think there was a massive difference between the two teams, then they're more aggressive when the ball's put into the box and they get the header and score and it's that little bit of difference - minimums you know - the difference between being in the play-offs and being where we are."