ALFRETON Town manager Nicky Law is calling for his side to match the endeavour and spirit shown in the last two games.
They may have been two defeats, but the Reds chief is confident his side has turned the corner in terms of achieving the desired performance levels.
After a 4-1 home defeat by Fleetwood Town, Alfreton opened up a deserved 2-0 half-time lead at Mansfield Town last Saturday but ended up losing 3-2 in injury time after two players had been sent off for two cautionable offences each.
As he looked ahead to this Saturday’s FA Cup fourth qualifying round home tie with Lincoln City, Law reflected: “After the last two games, I really think we have turned the corner.
“For 33 minutes against Fleetwood you would not have known which team was challenging for the title and which one battling relegation.
“Then we lose Theo Streete through a moment of madness which sees him get sent off and it costs the team and the club.
“On Saturday at Mansfield, we had Anthony Wilson and Greg Young both sent off when we were well in control of the game at 2-0 up.
“It we had kept 11 players on the pitch we would have won that game comfortably.”
Law is looking forward to the distraction of the FA Cup from the battle for Blue Square Bet Premier Division survival.
Should a replay be necessary in the FA Cup, this will take place at Lincoln City’s Sincil Bank ground on Tuesday, November 1, with a 7.45pm kick-off.