Alfreton poised for FA Cup tie as they dream of plum first-round draw

Nicky Law.

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Alfreton Town take a break from the league this weekend and are in Emirates FA Cup fourth qualifying round action on Saturday.

The Reds travel to take on Vanarama National League side Macclesfield Town at their Moss Rose ground to compete for a place in Monday’s first round proper draw. The Reds have struggled in the league recently, losing their last three games in a row. However, this hasn’t affected their cup form, and they eased past Hednesford Town 4-2 in the third qualifying round after winning 3-2 at Tamworth in the previous one.

This is Macclesfield’s first FA cup game this season, and, despite a 2-1 defeat in their last league outing away to Dover, The Silkmen have been in decent form prior to this game, taking 10 points from a possible 15.

As well as a place in the first round proper, there is £12,500 prize money for the winners of the tie.

Reds manager Nicky Law has plenty of options available all over the park for this tie with no new injuries to report and only John Johnston unavailable as he completes a three-match suspension.

Admission is £15 adults, £10 concessions.

A replay, should it be required, would take place at the Impact Arena on Tuesday, October 27 (7.45pm).