We turn our focus to the midweek action with a full and in-depth preview of Moors’ National League North trip to The Impact Arena.
Alfreton Town v Spennymoor Town
Tuesday 28th March 2023, 7.45pm
National League North
The Impact Arena
It’s a big game for both sides in terms of any play-off hopes they may have for the run-in, with Alfreton Town sitting just one point and two places above Moors in the table.
The incentive the two teams is that victory at The Impact Arena tonight would see them move within touching distance of the top seven and deliver fresh impetus for the run-in.
Alfreton have the meanest defensive record in National League North having conceded only 33 goals this term and they come into tonight’s contest having kept four consecutive clean sheets.
However, that run has netted them only five points with their last two games – away at Southport and Kidderminster Harriers – both finishing in goalless draws.
One To Watch
Veteran front man Matt Rhead remains a threat for opposition defences and will be someone Moors will have to win the battle with at The Impact Arena tonight.
Now 38, the former Mansfield Town and Lincoln City striker, is a real target in The Reds’ attack and not only brings others into play but is also capable of scoring his fair share too.
Rhead hit the net for a ninth time in Alfreton’s 2-2 draw with Darlington at the beginning of the month so will be one of the danger man for the hosts tonight.
Head To Head
This evening’s game will be the 11th competitive meeting between the two sides and Moors have the edge historically having won five of the previous 10 encounters.
However, The Reds took a point in a goalless draw when the sides met at The Brewery Field earlier this term and they did the league double over Moors in 2021/22.
Our last victory on Alfreton soil came in November 2019 when a double strike from Rob Ramshaw earned a 2-0 National League North triumph.
On The Whistle
The man in the middle for tonight’s game at Alfreton will be Gareth Thomas, and he will be assisted by Umar Ahmed and Samuel Clayton.
Moors fans can buy their tickets on the turnstiles prior to kick-off at The Impact Arena, where they can take cash or card payments.
As ever, we’ve got you covered if you can’t get to the game because you can enjoy full live and uninterrupted commentary with us on Durham OnAir this evening.
We’ll be live from The Impact Arena from 7.35pm, with supporters able to access the live coverage online, via the Durham OnAir app, on DAB radio or on Freeview Channel 277.
Alfreton Town have been installed as 21/20 favourites for three points tonight, while Moors are rated an 11/5 shot for victory and the draw is available at odds of 12/5.