AFTER witnessing Ben Tomlinson gain a energetic hatrick, the ever-present Paul Clayton grab a well-taken finish and new loanee Sam Boden get his name on the score sheet, Alfreton edged out of the relegation battle and gave boss Nicky Law time and space to look ahead to the season ahead, and most of all his targets for the team.
Alfreton bossed Hyde of the park with their dominant game and had more possession, got 13 shots in, 6 of which were on target, this shows how on their day Alfreton can play some of the best football in the Conference.
Looking at the attacking force, Ben Tomlinson is in good form after his 3 goals while Scott Boden from Chesterfield is someone who isn’t unfamiliar with the back of the net, along with Paul Clayton who has bagged 16 goals and Dan Bradley who picked up a 5 game goal streak earlier in the season, Alfreton don’t have many problems going forward.
However the consolation goal picked up by Stuart Broadbent highlights a tendency for Alfreton to switch off occasionally and throughout the season this has continued to damage the seasons prospects.
After the win on the weekend, Alfreton are on 40 points while Nuneaton, who head the bottom 4, are on 34, Alfreton have plenty of amplitude and even though they have top of the table Wrexham away, after the last result anything is possible.