Law looks for higher standards as focus switches to FA Cup
ATTENTION turns to the FA Cup for Alfreton Town following the disappointment of their FA Trophy setback.
The Reds are at home to League One Leyton Orient on Sunday in the second round of the Cup and manager Nicky Law knows his side cannot afford to be as generous as they were against Kidderminster.
"We are going to have to play better than we did today," he said. "If we perform like we did in the first half, we'll be OK but not if we perform like we did in the second."
The Reds lost out on £5,000 in prize money with their early exit from the Trophy but that was not the only regret for Law.
"We came out for the second half and, for me, we've not been brave enough and not made enough right decisions," he added.
"The second goal was a needless corner we've given away and for the third goal we were in their box appealing for a penalty and five seconds later we were 3-1 down.
"They put some resistance up and, unfortunately, we've not stood up to it.
"We're disappointed with the defeat because it was another income stream but the last thing, to be fair, that we needed was a replay with another 90 minutes for players that have had such a heavy schedule."