Posted by: Laura Hammond
Mon 6th February 2023
Alfreton Town FC shared the following news update with us on Monday, February 6.
The week saw two fixtures completed in a positive manner.
On Tuesday 31st of January, ATFC travelled to face Chester City FC at the Deva Stadium having led the game up until the 94th minute, the Reds had to settle for a point in a one-one draw.
A goal for Dayle Southwell in the 39th minute provided the Reds with the lead on the night.
An attendance of 2,086 cheered the home side onto a draw.
On Saturday 4th February, ATFC entertained Boston United at the Impact Arena and in front of an attendance of 650 gained all three points in a 3-1 victory.
Goals from Matt Rhead in the 27th minute and a brace from Jordan Thewlis 42nd minute and 72nd minute ensure the points stayed in Derbyshire.
The four point gain in the week saw the Reds move up to 10th in the division with three games in hand on fifth spot in the league.
Team manager, Billy Heath praised the team: “We have to give the players a huge credit for the endeavours in the past week.
“A lengthy midweek journey to Chester, followed by a testing home game against Boston United, from which we gained a total of four points is excellent and full praise to the squad.”
Alfreton now look ahead to two further fixtures in the week commencing 6/2. A home game on Tuesday 7/2 (7.45pm k/o) when Curzon Ashton are the visitors and on Saturday away at Hereford, who after Saturday’s fixture agreed to the removal of their manager, after a run of disappointing results. The game is a 3pm k/o.
In the week, loan player, Tom Leak from Kidderminster returned to his parent club with the thanks of ATFC.
New players are on the mind of the manager who has been given the green light to strengthen the squad. News of any input will be issued out as and when any deals are completed.
The club during the week welcomed the Alzheimer’s Society to the Impact Arena, Lisa Byrne attended the game on Saturday the 4/2 providing support to fans in attendance on all matters relating to dementia.
On Friday the 3/2, Tim Cox from Bottled Up Blokes held a coffee morning at the Impact Arena and welcomed individuals to attend and chat. A good attendance was positively achieved.
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