Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law declared himself delighted after seeing his side take a big step towards being involved in the Conference Premier Division for a third successive season.
Law saw his side record a comprehensive 3-0 home win over relegation-fighting Ebbsfleet United at the Impact Arena on Tuesday night.
It was a result which stretched his side’s unbeaten run to four games and one which took the Reds eight points clear of the relegation places with nine games left and within a couple of wins of total safety.
He reflected: “I thought first half we were excellent, in total control. Credit to the players, we have won the game 3-0, [it was] a great performance, and a vital three points.”
“If I am honest, I would have accepted not getting beaten tonight. They have got some good players. They are a big side and if you allow them, they will dominate you.
“We have defended well as a team, we have done well. I thought it was a great team performance and I thought Jordan Rose came in and did really, really well.
“I am just grateful that they [AFC Telford United] have given us a big chunk of finance for him to come otherwise we would not have been able to afford him, so a big thanks to them as otherwise we would not have been able to do the deal.”
Law also had words of praise for young goalkeeper Jordan Pickford whose performances have helped the Reds build their unbeaten run.
“He has been a big part of that. He is a bright lad and he has got a big, big future ahead of him.
“Speaking to people at Sunderland, they rave over him and they think that he will play at the top end of the Premiership. I am sure he will do.
“We are hopeful now that we can extend his loan until the end of the season” ended the Reds boss.