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PREVIEW | Alfreton Town v Rushall Olympic

PREVIEW | Alfreton Town v Rushall Olympic

Towerzey Lisa26 Mar - 20:47
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Rushall set to make ever league visit to the Impact Arena on Good Friday

Alfreton Town begin a potentially pivotal East Weekend double header on Good Friday afternoon as Rushall Olympic make a first ever league visit to the Impact Arena in the National League North

With four of Alfreton`s six remaining league games at home the Reds now their home form, which has been strong all season, will play a massive part in whether or not Ofton will qualify for the end of the season play offs.

Other results elsewhere in recent weeks have largely gone in favour of Alfreton at the time of writing it is hoped that fortune continues on Tuesday night as South Shields travel to Banbury with the chance to leapfrog Alfreton in the league table and Spennymoor play their game in hand against Scunthorpe United

In their last outing the Reds slumped to a narrow 1-0 away defeat against fellow play off hopefuls Brackley Town after a lacklustre and flat performance on the road. George Carline`s early header after six minutes was the difference between the two sides in a game dominated by the hosts as it was yet again a tight contest with just a single goal between the Saints and Reds.

Rushall Olympic come in to the game buoyed by probably one of the biggest wins of their season as a gigantic 3-2 success at home to Darlington, the team immediately above them in the league standings mean the Pics are just two points adrift of safety with six games to play. The win has given renewed belief to Rushall in their quest to avoid the drop with Farsley who are bady out of form dropping down the table at an alarming rate.

In the reverse fixture back in November at Dales Lane, Liam Waldock gave the Reds a first half lead but the Ofton were pegged back by a deflected strike from the hosts in the second half which meant Billy Heath`s men had to be contempt with a point in a game they largely dominated.

The two teams have crossed paths once before in an Extra Preliminary tie in the FA Cup in the 1990/91 season. After a 2-2 draw at North Street Rushall convincingly won the replay 3-0 after a poor Alfreton performance to advance through to the next round.

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Parking at the Impact Arena is incredibly limited. We recommend 
the pay and display parking on Rogers Lane, DE55 7FF and also at Severn Square, DE55 7BT - both are a five to ten minute walk to and from the Impact Arena.

Please be considerate of residents on the estate next to the arena, particularly Connaught Court, Bentley Close and North Street. We ask supporters to avoid parking in the residential areas around the ground and instead ask that you follow the advice and park in the pay and display car parks

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