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Alfreton Town

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Middle aged supporters of Alfreton Town must be thrilled with the progress made by their little Derbyshire club that was competing with average success in The Midland Counties League just 35 years ago.

Steady progress appeared to be helping the club edge their way up the non-league pyramid of leagues. A move into The Northern Counties East in 1982 was followed by five years threatening the leaders and eventually under the managership of Shaun Egan, the championship and promotion to Division One of The Northern Premier League was achieved in 1987.

Once again consolidation seemed the aim but gradually, after the introduction of a new managerial team of Danny Hague & Paul Mitchell, appointed by the now Chairman Mr Egan, a run of 9th, 6th 4th and promotion as runners up, took ‘The Reds’ into The Premier Division.

Sadly the euphoria was short lived as relegation back through the ranks in three seasons saw Alfreton Town competing back in The Northern Counties East in 1999. The corner had been turned however, and three solid campaigns climaxed in a wonderful array of silverware in 2001-2002. Under the guidance of Chris Wilder and David Lloyd, The Championship and Promotion, The Derbyshire Senior Cup plus The League and Presidents Cups were all won and this wonderful season was immediately followed by the Northern Premier League Division One title and then qualification to join the newly formed Conference North in 2004.

Long serving supporters of ‘The Reds’ were thrilled with the change in fortunes and, as in the past, the club settled down to consolidate and prepare for steady progress. When you look at manager Nicky Law’s record, with league placing of 16th, 3rd, 3rd and then promotion as champions, it lifts Alfreton Town into the very top layer of Non-League Football and who would bet against a challenge for a Football League place in the future?

 

Club Factfile

Ground:
Impact Arena, North Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7FZ
Telephone:
01773 830 277
Directions:
From M1 Junction 28 Take A38 towards Derby for 2 miles. Then take slip road onto B600 Turn right at Tjunction towards town centre. At pedestrian crossing turn left into North Street and the ground is on the right hand side.
Capacity:
3600
Seats:
1500
Covered:
Yes
Clubhouse:
Yes
Shop:
Yes
 

Club History

Click on a year to see photos, articles and more details about the season.

 YearLeaguePositionManager
1977-1978Midland Counties4thIvan Hollett
1978-1979Midland Counties17thIvan Hollett
1979-1980Midland Counties10thS.Alton
1980-1981 Midland Counties2ndF.Sutherland
1981-1982 Midland Counties2ndF.Sutherland
1982-1983 Northern Counties East13thW.Miller
1983-1984Northern Counties East4thP.Webb
1984-1985Northern Counties East4thG.Worth
1985-1986Northern Counties East6thG.Worth
 1986-1987Northern Counties East1stS.Egan
1987-1988Northern Premier League Division One11thS.Egan
1988-1989Northern Premier League Division One20thP.Johnson
1989-1990Northern Premier League Division One18thG.Saxby
1990-1991Northern Premier League Division One22ndP.Buckley
1991-1992Northern Premier League Division One20thCarl Francis
1992-1993Northern Premier League Division One9thDanny Hague & Paul Mitchell
1993-1994Northern Premier League Division One6thDanny Hague &PaulMitchell
1994-1995Northern Premier League Division One4thDanny Hague &Paul Mitchell
1995-1996Northern Premier League Division One2ndDanny Hague & Paul Mitchell
1996-1997Northern Premier League Premier Division21stDany Hague. & Paul Mitchell
1997-1998Northern Premier League Premier Division22ndSteve Dolby
1998-1999Northern Premier League Division One22ndDave McCarthy/Russ Eagle
1999-2000Northern Counties East5thErnie Oliver
2000-2001Northern Counties East3rdJason Maybury
 2001-2002Northern Counties East1stChris Wilder/David Lloyd
 2002-2003Northern Premier League Division One1stDavid Lloyd
2003-2004Northern Premier League Premier Division4thDavid LLoyd
2004-2005Conference North14thDavid Lloyd
2005-2006Conference North17thGary Mills
2006-2007Conference North14thGary Mills
2007-2008Conference North16thNicky Law
2008-2009Conference North3rdNicky Law
2009-2010Conference North3rdNicky Law
 2010-2011Conference North1stNicky Law
2011-2012Conference Premier15thNicky Law

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