Alfreton Town go in search of first win in seven at rock bottom Corby

Nicky Law
Nicky Law

Alfreton Town are back in Vanarama National League North action on Saturday when they travel to bottom-of-the-table Corby Town.

The Reds will be looking for a first league win in seven games. However, Nicky Law’s side still have the best away form in the division being unbeaten on their travels in the last eight league games with draws in the last three trips being preceded by five wins.

Manager Law will have to wait for a late fitness checks on both Todd Jordan (ankle) and Ryan Wilson who has incurred a recurrence of a foot injury.

However, Lindon Meikle could return to the side having been rested for the Easter Monday game at Gainsborough Trinity but leading scorer Sam Jones will miss the fixture as he completes a three-match suspension.

Corby go into the game in desperate need of some points to try and haul themselves out of the relegation zone. They are seven points adrift of safety having played a game more than Brackley Town in 19th place and there are just six league games left which means Saturday’s game against Alfreton is very much a must win game for Tommy Wright’s side.

The Steelmen have only won once in their last eight games at home are without a win in their last three games on home soil. A goalless draw at Steel Park against fellow relegation fighters Hednesford Town did neither side’s cause much good last Saturday.

In the reverse fixture at the Impact Arena on February 20th, Corby equalised a 19th minute Todd Jordan goal for Alfreton in the first minute of added time at the end of the second half when Ben Milnes’s goal ensured the points were shared.

Kick-off at Steel Park on Saturday is 3pm.

Travel

ATFC Supporters’ Association official transport for the Corby Town game departs at 10.00am and seats can be booked by contacting Mark Thorpe on 07857 558401.

Alternatively, if travelling by car, the address for Corby Town Football Club is: Jimmy Kane Way, Rockingham Road, Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 2AE.

Admission

Adults £12, Concessions £8, Under-16s £2

The official Corby Town FC website states that “There is no extra charge for seating in the main stand.

With the exception of season tickets, seating is unreserved and available on a first come, first served basis.”

Fixtures for Saturday, April 2nd

Brackley Town v AFC Fylde

Corby Town v ALFRETON TOWN

Curzon Ashton v Hednesford Town

FC United of Manchester v Boston United

Gainsborough Trinity v Gloucester City

Harrogate Town v Stalybridge Celtic

North Ferriby United v Worcester City

Nuneaton Town v AFC Telford United

Solihull Moors v Bradford Park Avenue

Stockport County v Lowestoft Town

Tamworth v Chorley