Alfreton, since their 3-2 win against Gateshead, have shown volatile form, combinging great performances, gritty displays and poor defeats.
The 4-0 win over Barrow and the fight shown at Tamworth offer encouragement, but the defeat to Ilkeston and Stockport is something that needs sorting if Alfreton Town are to progress.
We must not be throwing away leads like that, I don’t believe the style of football is completely wrong as it gets points on the board, but the mixture isn’t right, we need to get the right concoction of solid defensive work to fluid, tiki-taka football. We know the team has the potential; it’s getting the timing right on the pitch.
The Ilkeston match showed how we need to be more lethal when having the chances upfront, we squandered too many opportunities, we allowed Ilkeston to get back into the game and was rightfully and dully punished, and we forget that even teams like Ilkeston contain hidden quality, such as Hooton as he put two small chances away.
It seemed that Alfreton went through a bit of cup Lag as they slumped to a 2-1 loss to Braintree, a Louie Soares goal not enough to get a point. This broke our five game unbeaten run and led to a run of poor defeats to Lincoln, Southport and Stockport. However Alfreton broke out of this run to win at Barrow and Tamworth before losing again to Newport.
Even though we secured our status in the league, Nicky Law must be building the squad as it’s important to look at improvement, even if it’s in the slightest and a new signing or prospect. I don’t think it’s right for a massive overhaul as the squad has put some great shifts in and earn their right in the team.