Reds look for first win of the season as we welcome Blyth tomorrow afternoon
Alfreton Town host Blyth Spartans on matchday three of the new season tomorrow afternoon, kick off at the Impact Arena is 3pm.
The Reds will be looking to build on Tuesday's point gained against Boston as we got off the mark. It was a great first half with Alfreton soaking up early pressure before coming into the game to dominate the rest of the half.
Amari Morgan-Smith gave us the lead after being clipped in the box and he gladly stepped up to smash the penalty home. However a second half mis-judgement from Jack Atkinson in the Reds goal allowed Jake Wright to nip in ahead of him to the bouncing ball and convert via the post.
The goal lifted the visitors who finished strongly with Alfreton's attacking prowess drying up as the half wore on. Arguably with both performances, the Reds could have been sat on six points with two strong displays so far but we will be looking to capitalise on our chance creation as we head into Blyth tomorrow.
We carry plenty of positives into tomorrow's clash as we search for a first league win of the season. Improvement on what was poor home form last season will be crucial this season in mounting an assault on the top seven.
Blyth have had a summer of change, with key players departing to the likes of York and Darlington; the Lee Clark era began with a home defeat to Gloucester last Saturday on the opening day of the National League North, the visitors last outing after no mid-week fixture.
Clark’s arrival early this summer has led to a whole host of new faces brought to the club, and many have hit the ground running during pre-season in which the Spartans had good preparation, helping themselves to nine wins in 10 games prior to Gloucester.
Team spirit and togetherness have been the theme during the Reds pre season and certainly with the display at Brackley and at home to Boston, attitude and work rate within the squad is a key factor for Billy Heath this season.
The Impact Arena, North Sreet, Alfreton, DE55 7FZ.
Adults: £14, Concessions: £10, U16s: £2.
Visitor information and parking:
Food and drink facilities are available with two food outlets located in the ground. Alcoholic drinks are available from the bar with covered seating and standing also available to visiting fans.
We have a small car park next to the ground for a small fee, otherwise it is street parking in the surrounding roads, but please be respectful to our neighbours.
Reds - LD
Blyth - L
Last Time Out:
Saturday 18th August 2018: Alfreton Town 3-1 Blyth Spartans
A Tom Denton double last season as well as a finish from Tom Platt ensured the start of a four game winning streak for the Reds back in August last season. Robbie Dale equalised from the spot before two goals in two second half minutes sealed the points.