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Law Concedes His Team Were Fortunate

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Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law conceded he was grateful for the three points after his side failed to impress in the 3-2 victory at Corby Town in the Vanarama National League North on Saturday.

“l thought we started the game well – we’ve come away from home, we’ve gone in front and then conceded a poor goal – we’ve gone in front again to concede another poor goal – we just weren’t at it,” reflected the Reds boss after seeing his side win for the first time in seven league games.

“If l’m honest l look round and we just don’t seem to have the characters there on the pitch.

“l even thought at the end we were going to get overturned – they kept going, they’d everything to gain – nothing to lose – and we really what shouldn’t have been a difficult game made it a difficult game.

“lt’s individual mistakes, like l say to them every week, go out and do the simple things well, and that’s what the best teams do. As l said at half-time, we’ve come in at 2-2 and had it been Solihull or one of the top teams here today it would have been points in the bag – but we huffed and puffed and made everything so difficult for ourselves.

“We don’t just make one mistake, it’s two, three. l think for their second goal we could deal with the first ball better, we deal with that, then the ball drops to Niall Heaton – he’s only got to put his foot through it – he don’t, he tries to be clever – we lose that one and the ball comes back into the box resulting in a corner and we’ve not picked up from the corner and it’s mistake after mistake and we just compound ourself and make it so hard for ourselves.

“When you come to a place like this, the pitch is difficult and they’re fighting for their lives you’ve got to be able to stand up to it and match it, and if you’re not going to want to do the messy bit then you’re not going to win games of football.

“So we changed it at half-time, tried to get a bit more work-rate from the front – if l’m honest l don’t really think that worked either, but we scrambled the win in the end and you’ve got to be grateful for that,” ended Law.


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