Alfreton Town have gone 400 minutes without conceding a Conference goal ahead of Chester visit

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Alfreton Town v Gateshead'English League Football - Vanarama Conference'Impact Arena, Alfreton, England.'2nd December 2014''Alfreton Town Manager Nicky Law.''Picture by Dan Westwell (PLEASE BYLINE)''dan.westwell@btinternet.com'07793 733140

Alfreton Town welcome mid-table Chester to the Impact Arena as they look to continue their fight for survival in the Vanarama Conference.

The Reds lie four points above the relegation zone, with eight games left and are unbeaten in their last four outings - boasting clean sheets in all of them.

Nicky Law’s men haven’t conceded a goal in more than 400 minutes of Conference football ahead of Saturday’s (March 21) clash at home to Chester.

They drew a stalemate against Lincoln in midweek and will be looking to take another step closer to survival and keep the pressure firmly on their rivals.

A win could see the Reds move seven points ahead of the other relegation contenders, but a loss could potentially see the gap closed to one point so much is at stake.

Alfreton boss Law has a full-strength squad to choose from with no new injuries from the midweek game and no suspensions to contend with.

Chester lost 2-1 at home to strugglers Dartford on Tuesday after conceding an 89th minute own goal, and they will be looking to respond against Alfreton on Saturday.

The blues are sat comfortably in mid-table in eleventh place and almost certainly won’t go down and are extremely unlikely to reach the play offs, as they sit 13 points adrift of fifth place.

The visitors will be strong in midfield, as Rooney and McConville have 15 goals between them; so they will be dangerous. Alfreton are in the better form, but Chester will also fancy their chances against the Reds because of their position.

Both teams have a tendency of conceding goals so an attacking game of football could be expected, although the three previous league games between the sides have been tight affairs, all decided by just a one goal margin.

On the road this season, Steve Burr’s Chester have played 20, winning seven, drawing twice and tasting defeat eleven times.

Earlier this season, Chester beat Alfreton 2-1 at the Swansway Stadium back on October 18.

In the 2013/14 campaign, honours finished even. Chester ended Alfreton’s seven-game unbeaten start at home with a 1-0 victory at the Impact Arena on October 8, 2013, whilst the Reds gained revenge with a 1-0 win at Chester on March 15, 2014, thanks to a 66th minute Shaun Harrad penalty.

VISITING SUPPORTERS

Segregation is in place for this fixture and all Chester supporters are kindly requested to enter the Impact Arena stadium via the Alma Street turnstiles only.

Covered accommodation, catering and toilet facilities as well as match day programmes are available in the away section of the ground.

ADMISSION

Ordinary admission at the turnstile on the day of the game is £18 for adults and £12 for concessions (over-65s).

Under-16s is just £2 per child so long as they are accompanied by a paying adult.

Alternatively, Early Bird Match Tickets and Group Saver Match Tickets both offer discounted admission if ordered prior to the match.

Early Bird Match Tickets for adults and senior concessions priced at £16 and £11 respectively can be purchased between Monday and Friday by contacting the Administration Office on 01159 392090 extension 107 between 9am and 2.30pm or via email at enquiries@alfretontownfc.com

Early Bird Match Tickets ordered by visiting fans via the Ticket Office via telephone can be collected from the Alma Street turnstiles on the day of the match. No Early Bird Match Tickets are available on the day of the match.

Group Saver Match Tickets for adults and senior concessions require a total of five or more supporters per ticket in order to be eligible for purchase and to take advantage of these excellent rates, but these can be a mixture of adults at the lower price of £15 each and over-65’s at just £10 each.

The Group Saver Ticket is available by calling the Administration Office on 01159 392090 extension 107 between the hours of 9am and 2.30pm Monday to Friday, and the deadline for purchasing these is 2.30pm on the last working day prior to each home league fixture.

No Group Saver Match Tickets are available on the day of the game.

Fixture for Friday, March 20: Bristol Rovers v Aldershot Town (7.45pm). Fixtures for Saturday, March 21 (All 3pm kick-off unless stated): ALFRETON TOWN v Chester; Altrincham v FC Halifax Town; Barnet v Welling United; Dover Athletic v Gateshead; Grimsby Town v Eastleigh; Macclesfield Town v Nuneaton Town; Southport v Dartford; Torquay United v Kidderminster Harriers; Woking v Forest Green Rovers; Wrexham v Lincoln City.