Alfreton Town make their live TV debut on Friday night with their Blue Square Bet Premier Division home game against league leaders Newport County being screened on Premier Sports.
A thoroughly exciting game is in prospect in front of the cameras with both sides in good form of late despite Alfreton’s 2-0 defeat at Gateshead on Tuesday evening.
That was only a second reverse in the last 12 games in all competitions for Nicky Law’s side who have saved all their best performances so far this season for the big games as a 3-0 home win over Luton Town, a 1-1 draw at title-chasing Forest Green Rovers and a fantastic 4-2 success at Wrexham in the FA Cup first round last Saturday testify.
Title-chasing Newport arrive hot on the heels of a 6-2 home thrashing of Cambridge United on Tuesday night.
As one would expect, the Exiles have so far scored the most goals in the division, a total of 36 from 17 league games, and it is a total which also easily brings with it the best goal difference in the division as well.
However, Reds manager Nicky Law will also be keen to show the rest of the country what his side are all about, and the football they are capable of, and his options will be boosted by the return fro suspension of top scorer Dan Bradley and striker Ben Tomlinson, the latter having hit four goals in his last three games including a brace in the FA Cup win at Wrexham last weekend.
There will be no segregation for the Newport County game on Friday evening but visiting fans are requested to enter the stadium via the away turnstiles at the Alma Street end of the Impact Arena.
Kick-off on Friday night is 7.45pm and both sets of fans can save on admission on the night by purchasing Early Bird Match Tickets before 5pm on Thursday by contacting 01159 392090 extension 107.
Premier Sports can be subscribed to by accessing channel 428 on Sky.
l Alfreton Town have extended the youth loan of central defender Ross Killock from npower Championship club Leeds United.
Killock, 18, who has been in outstanding form since joining the Reds on October 4, will now be with with the Reds until December 3rd, 2012, inclusive.
Meanwhile, striker Anthony Wilson joined Northern Premier League Premier Division leaders North Ferriby on a month’s loan last Friday to gain some much-needed pitch minutes and he will be with the Humberside club until December 1 inclusive.
l Alfreton Town’s Alfreton Town’s Blue Square Bet Premier Division home game against Cambridge United has been rearranged for Tuesday, 18th December with a 7.45pm kick-off at the Impact Arena. The game is, however, subject to FA Trophy replays.
The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, December 1, but has been postponed as a result of the Reds’ continuing involvement in the FA Cup.
l The Reds have announced admission prices for their Derbyshire Senior Cup third round tie at home to Buxton on 11th December.
These will be £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.
l Alfreton Town have been drawn at home to either Gloucester City or Leyton Orient in the second round of the FA Cup with Budweiser.
The Gloucester v Orient first round tie was called off due to a waterlogged pitch at Cheltenham Town’s Whaddon Road ground where Gloucester City play their home games. The clubs are currently awaiting a new date for the game.
Gloucester City are currently 18th out of 22 teams in Blue Square Bet North whilst Leyton Orient are in 19th place out of 24 teams in League One.
The tie is set to take place on Saturday, 1st December with a 3pm kick-off.