THE BULLS are bursting to get back into action and build
upon our impressive second half showing against Darlington last weekend after
the wet weather halted us in our tracks with the postponement of Tuesday
evening’s game against Brackley Town.
On Saturday we head to Alfreton Town on the back of just one
defeat from our last nine games, of which we are unbeaten in our last five
We face an Alfreton side that are also showing good form of
their own with four straight wins – beating Chorley (2-1) and Ashton United
(2-0) at home and Guiseley (1-0) and Nuneaton Borough (2-1) on their travels.
They sit in the middle of the table, in 11th position, with
46 points from their 34 League games, seven more points than us having played a
game more. It is interesting to note that 26 of those points have come on the
road as opposed to 20 on home soil from five wins and five draws.
They returned pointless from their trip to Edgar Street at
the start of December as Mike Symons gave us a first half lead only for late
drama which saw Craig Hobson level matters three minutes from time before James
Roberts fired home a last-minute penalty to give us the victory.
There has been mixed news amongst our loanees this week.
Jimmy Oates has been recalled by Exeter City, whilst James Waite is available
again after completing his suspension following his red card at Leamington last
Amongst the many positives to come out of our game against
Darlington was the welcome return to action of Lance Smith who marked the
occasion with our fourth goal late on. Meanwhile Kyle Finn proved to be a
game-changing substitute and he will be pushing for a place in the starting
line-up at the Impact Arena.
Our hosts are managed by Billy Heath, who has plenty of experience
in this League having guided both North Ferriby United and FC Halifax Town to
promotion from this level via the play-offs.
He was appointed into the hot-seat in May 2018 and has
overhauled the playing staff at the club to take them from a side that were
embroiled in a relegation battle last term to one that sits comfortably in the
middle of the table this time around.
You have to go back seven games to our last defeat on enemy
territory with our New Year’s Day reverse at Kidderminster Harriers, so
hopefully we can further extend our unbeaten run at the weekend.
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ADMISSION PRICES AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Admission prices are, as follows: Adults £14, Concessions
£10 and Under 16s £2.
Please note that the game will be segregated with Bulls fans
required to enter the Impact Arena at the Alma Street entrance.
With designated pubs for away fans located in the town, there
will be no alcohol served inside the ground to travelling fans and those who
are deemed too intoxicated will be refused entry.
Local police will also be performing random checks on entry
for pyrotechnics, which are not permitted inside the ground.
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH FIXTURES ON SATURDAY