Month of March can be merry for Alfreton Town, says manager Nicky Law
MANAGER Nicky Law believes Alfreton Town have the chance to secure their Blue Square Bet Premier status for another season during the course of this month.
The Reds are currently 16th in the table, five points clear of the relegation zone.
They have six league games scheduled before the end of March – all against teams either below or just above them.
Indeed, of their 11 remaining fixtures, the next nine are against sides placed 13th or lower.
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"We have looked at March and it was always going to be an important month," said Law.
"We think that maybe out of the next six or seven fixtures, we can get enough points to get to where we want to be."
Alfreton face Staffordshire rivals Tamworth twice this month, with the first meeting taking place at the Lamb tomorrow.
As it stands, Tamworth are one place and two points above Law's men. A six-game unbeaten run has been followed by successive defeats – at home to Cambridge United and away to Barrow.
Alfreton have won six times on their travels this season – and have taken four points from their last two games, thrashing Hyde 5-1 at home and claiming an impressive 1-1 draw at leaders Wrexham.
Their home match against Barrow was postponed on Tuesday night minutes before kick-off due to thick fog.
The game has been rearranged for Tuesday, April 9 (7.45pm).
"We were looking forward to it," said Law. "We had a good win last Tuesday, got a good point at Wrexham and we were confident that we could get something out of the game.
"But I think the referee has made the right decision. The fog started to clear but it came down again and I said to Barrow manager Dave Bayliss that if either of us had lost the game due to a dubious offside decision, you were going to be left cursing.
"You have to respect the referee's decision. I know it is an inconvenience and far from ideal but he has a job to do and I think he made the right decision.
"We were coming into this game on the back of a couple of decent results and I don't think our performances have been drastically bad before that.
"They haven't gone our way but such is life and such is the level we are at.
"The referee was comfortable to go ahead at one stage but he was saying also that he didn't want to start the game and not finish it."
The Barrow postponement means that Theo Streete still has two games of his four-match ban to serve.
Goalkeeper Phil Barnes (thigh) is still sidelined, so on-loan stopper Jordan Pickford will continue to deputise.
Tamworth's caretaker manager, former Gresley Rovers goalkeeper Dale Belford, will be without ex-Derby County, Aston Villa and England midfielder Lee Hendrie due to suspension.
The Lambs squad is likely to include striker Adam Cunnington, who had a loan spell with Alfreton last season, and former Burton Albion keeper James Wren.
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