ALFRETON Town bring the curtain down on a momentous first ever Blue Square Bet Premier Division season on Saturday when Bath City are the visitors to the Impact Arena for a game which kicks-off at the earlier than usual time of 1pm.
Reds boss Nicky Law will be without central defender Darran Kempson who suffered concussion in last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Newport County. However, Law is hoping to have Adam Quinn back from a knee injury.
There are no other injuries and no suspensions but Law will also be without goalkeeper Jon Stewart for a second game as parent club Burnley have officially recalled the giant stopper to Lancashire from his loan spell.
It is the last chance Reds fans will have this season to pay their thanks to the squad for their Herculean efforts in keeping the club in the division.
It is also the last chance Law’s side will have of recording a first league ‘double’ of the season having won 3-2 at Bath’s Twerton Park ground back on January 24th in what was then a vital relegation six-pointer. The Reds goals came from an Adam Connolly own goal on 17 minutes, a Nathan Jarman penalty on 88 and Craig Clay on 90.
Nicky Law’s side need one point to guarantee a final finishing place of 15th in the table but the Reds boss will be urging his side to find a first legaue victory in four outings to finish the season on a winning note.
A defeat for the Reds and a win for Stockport County would mean a 16th place finish for Alfreton.
A win for Bath City could see them finish in third from bottom place depending on what Darlington do in their last game as well.
The visitors have picked up seven out of the last 12 points and beat Gateshed 4-2 at Twerton Park in their last outing last Saturday.
In front of 649, the goals came from Adam Connolly (4), Marc Canham (8, penalty), Andy Gallinagh (13) and Sean Canham (55).
The Bath side was: Glyn Garner, Sekani Simpson, Mark Preece, Gethin Jones (Jim Rollo), Andy Gallinagh, Scott Murray (Lewis Hogg), Adam Connolly, Marc Canham, Alex Russell, Marley Watkins, Sean Canham (Dan Smith).
Substitutes not used: Paul Stonehouse and Jamie Cook.
Sean Canham is top scorer for City in the league this season with 11 goals.