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Alfreton: 10 Things

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sat 22 Mar 2014
Posted in First Team

1) The club was reformed after a merger between Alfreton Miners Welfare and Alfreton United in 1959.

2) The record attendance at the North Street Ground of 5,023 was recorded for the visit of Matlock Town in 1960 – one year after their creation.
3) Between 1986 and 1988, the ‘Impact Arena’ was home to a rugby league team called Mansfield Marksmen.
4) On 15 November the club were awarded £35,000 by the Football Conference Trust for outstanding work in the community.
5) Alfreton faced Leyton Orient in the F.A Cup Second Round last season – they lost 4-2 in front of the television cameras.
6) Alfreton itself was named after King Alfred and the earliest mention of Alfreton was in 1004 AD.
7) Manager Nicky Law represented Barnsley 114 times as well as playing with other Yorkshire sides Scarborough and Rotherham United.
8) Chairman Wayne Bradley apologised to the fans after fielding an ineligible player – goalkeeper Jon Worsnop – against Kidderminster in December and were recently deducted three points.
9) Ryan France made 174 appearances for Alfreton before joining Hull City and then featuring for the Tigers in the Premier League.
heffield WednesdaySThe club attracted publicity in July 2011 after beating a 10)  XI 14–0 in a pre-season friendly.

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