‘Resilient Reds are the best we’ve ever had,’ states Law

08-1770-21''Alfreton Town FC''Nicky Law, manager
08-1770-21''Alfreton Town FC''Nicky Law, manager

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law expressed his delight at his side’s best start to a Conference Premier season, but then warned that there is lots of hard work to come.

The Reds have picked up six points out of nine and Law is still aggrieved that it was not more after being denied an equaliser in the first game at Dartford.

He said: “We have had a tough start but I think we have done well. In the first game, neither team were really at it but we were robbed of a point after a linesman wrongly chalked off a Paul Clayton goal for offside.

“We’ve watched it over and over again on DVD and it is not offside by any stretch. We should have had something there.”

Kidderminster Harriers were the opposition for the second game last Tuesday and the Reds excelled with a 3-1 home win before edging home 3-2 at the Impact Arena against newly-promoted Salisbury City last Saturday.

“Against Kidderminster, we were resilient, strong and worked hard for our reward,” he said.

Alfreton had to come from a goal behind against Salisbury but did so in style as Akinde bagged a hat-trick.

Law said: “We went into Saturday against a side who were a bit fragile and who came set up to not get beat. We went behind against run of play and were disappointed not to get back into it before half time.

“I certainly think I have assembled the best group of players this club has ever had, but at the end of the day we have done nothing yet.”

The Reds will be looking to end their Grimsby Town hoodoo when they travel to Blundell Park. The Mariners have won all four league games against the Reds over the past two seasons but have made a regimental start this time with one win, one draw and one defeat and Law feels his side will have no pressure on them.

Hereford United are the visitors to the Impact Arena on August Bank Holiday Monday for a 3pm kick-off before the Reds close out the month with a trip to big-spending Forest Green Rovers on Saturday 29.