Date: Tuesday, 18th August 2015\r\n\r\nCompetition: Vanarama National League North\r\n\r\nKick-Off: 7:45pm\r\n\r\nLocation: Whaddon Road, Cheltenham\r\n\r\nFollowing Saturday’s 1-0 defeat away at Stalybridge Celtic, Gloucester City look to get back to winning ways when they host Alfreton Town at Whaddon Road.\r\n\r\nA late Chris Simm goal was enough to see off the Tigers on Saturday, despite it coming largely against the run of play after City missed a host of chances.\r\n\r\nThe opponents:\r\n\r\nThe club was reformed after a merger between Alfreton Miners Welfare and Alfreton United in 1959. The new club was admitted into the Central Alliance North Division One in 1959, and within two seasons entered the Midland Counties League.\r\n\r\nIn 1970, after a few seasons of finishing near the top, they won the league title, and won it again in 1973 and 1977. After the Midland League and the Yorkshire League merged in 1982, they won the Northern Counties East League in 1985, division champions in 1987, and joined the Northern Premier League in 1988.\r\n\r\nIn 2003, the club won the First Division and the Derbyshire Senior Cup. After this turn of events, they won promotion to the Conference North.\r\n\r\nAlfreton played in the Conference Premier between the 2011/12 and 2014/15 seasons after sealing promotion by winning the Conference North title, before being relegated last season.\r\n\r\nAlfreton currently sit in 16th in the National League North on 2 points from 3 games, picking up points against Brackley and Bradford Park Avenue.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers meanwhile are in 14th, following 2 consecutive losses against Corby Town and Stalybridge Celtic off-setting the opening day win against FC United of Manchester.\r\n\r\nTeam news: Obi Anoruo picked up a knock in the match against Stalybridge Celtic and will have a fitness test before the match tomorrow to determine if he can play.\r\n\r\nFull match coverage will be available on Severn Sport Radio from 7:30pm, with text updates on Twitter (@GCAFCofficial) and Facebook (facebook.com/GCAFCofficial).
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