Preview | Alfreton Town (h)

July 26, 2023
Preview | Alfreton Town (h)
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Words Alex Birch | Pictures Stefan Willoughby

THREE more hugely important Vanarama National League North points on the line later as the Magpies (7th, 38pts) welcome Alfreton Town (12th, 33pts) to the Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium.

Andy Preece’s men have had to impress on the road of late (2W/2D), with only one home game since early December. For our opponents it’s no wins and only one goal scored in their last four away league outings.

The hunt for more points continues. We’ve got ourselves into a great league position just inside the playoff spots and now’s the time to start cementing that position. It won’t be easy against what is a very good Alfreton side, but we back ourselves to continue our good run – Andy Preece

Alfreton Town (

  • Founded 1959
  • Manager Billy Heath (since May 2018)
  • This season 12th in Vanarama National League North (33pts from 23 games)
Back in August

A tense and nervy game over the August Bank Holiday was broken open by Jon Ustabaşi with 13 minutes remaining, and finished as a contest by Ollie Shenton with a minute to go – 552 saw it.

Match Day Sponsors

We’re delighted to welcome long-time backers Rivers Electrical Ltd back to the Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium this weekend. The Chorley-based electricians will be enjoying our Carlsberg Box hospitality for the second time in 2022/23.

Owner Craig is not only a fantastic sponsor of the club (shirt sponsor, sponsor boards) but also an active and important volunteer at HQ, helping out with not only electrical work and odd jobs, but also stewarding when needed.

Need electrical work doing? Give Rivers Electrical a call on 07921 068 956 or find them on Facebook.

Hope & Glory Home Kit

To buy one of our 2022/23 shirts head for the club shop or browse at your leisure here (thanks to Hope + Glory Sportswear).

Magpie Review – Issue 15

Available to read for FREE via this very website from lunchtime (thanks to MatchDayCreative) or you can buy a printed copy, also from our friends at MatchDayCreative for just £2.50+PP.

This afternoon

  • Venue Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium (PR7 3DU)
  • Gates Open from 12:30pm
  • Kick-off We start at 3pm
  • Admission Adults £15 | 65+/Concessions £12 | 17-20s £7 | 12-16s £5 | u12s FREE
  • Tickets In advance online | at the turnstiles (cash) or club shop (card)

*Proof of age needed for age specific tickets & concessions (NHS/First Responders/Armed Services)

**Under-12s must be accompanied by a full paying adult or concession

We’ll have The Duke – a traditional bitter (4.3%) – pouring in the social club from 12:30pm – thanks to our partners at Ben’s Brewery. Why not join us for a pre-game pint and the Manchester derby live on our big screens courtesy of BT Sport.

See you there. Come On You Magpies!!!

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