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Alfreton Town Match Preview

20 September 2013

Get the lowdown on Saturday's opponents Alfreton Town

Introduction


• Barnet travel to Alfreton Town on Saturday looking for their first win in three games.


• The Bees made a flying start to the 2013/14 season but after losing for the first time against FC Halifax Town they have drawn against Lincoln City and Aldershot Town.


• By contrast Alfreton are unbeaten in three and they warmed up for Saturday’s match with a 1-1 draw against in-form Cambridge United.


• Jake Hyde will be unavailable after suffering a hamstring injury in a 1-1 draw with Lincoln City.


The Opposition


• The present Alfreton Town Football Club was formed in 1959 following the merger of Alfreton Miners Welfare and Alfreton United Football Clubs.


• Within two-years they were promoted to the Midlands Counties League and after serval near-misses they won the title after ten-years in the division. 


•In 1988 they joined the Northern Premier League First Division and after struggling in the first years of the division they gained promotion to the Northern Premier League Premier Division in 1996. 


• However after taking a huge step forward they took two steps back when they suffered back to back relegations to send them back to the Northern Counties (East) League.


• The 2001/02 season saw Chris Wilder take charge and the Reds landed four trophies during the season, the most important of which was the Northern Counties (East) League title.


• Wilder departed for Halifax Town but success continued to flow under Dave Lloyd who guided the Reds to a second successive championship when they lifted the 2002/3 Northern Premier League First Division title.  


• The following campaign saw yet another impressive outing for the Reds who finished fourth and thus gained a place in the brand new Conference North. 


• Nicky Law took charge of the side ahead of the 2007/08 season and after a comfortable 16th place finish in his first season the Reds finished third in the two that followed. Play-off heartbreak was suffered in both seasons but finally Law led them to promotion in the 2010/11 season as champions. 


• Law is still in charge and last season saw the Reds finish 13th in the Blue Square Premier, their highest league finish to date.


• In July 2011 Alfreton shot to prominence following a 14-0 pre-season win over a Sheffield Wednesday XI. 


General Information


• Tickets are £18 for Adults and £12 for Concessions on the turnstiles.

 

• The Weather forecast for tomorrow’s match is for light cloud with maximum temperatures of 17C. 


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