City battle hard on a blustery evening to draw 0-0 with Alfreton at New Meadow Park.
City fans showed appreciation for lifelong fan Ray Pool with an applause at the start of the game.
A tightly contested game which was dominated by set pieces with either team unable to break the deadlock.
An outstanding save from Liam Armstrong being the key moment in the game.
The game got underway and Ollie Hulbert was able to get on the end of a Tommy O’Sullivan corner early on but was unable to direct his header towards goal.
On the 17th minute Fabian Robert had a long range shot parried by the Alfreton goalkeeper but he was able to collect the ball safely.
With an uneventful first half, Liam Armstrong had some work to do in the 62nd minute when he pulled off an incredible save to ensure the game remained 0-0.
With City pushing for the win and Alfreton happy to sit back and try to get a goal on the counter, City continued to pile on the pressure.
City continued to look for the winner but unfortunately could not break down the Alfreton defence.
A late red card for Ben Nugent for a second yellow was the last action in a game which definitely felt like 2 points dropped for City.
City shot stopper Armstrong said,
‘’ It feels brilliant, I’ve had to be patient due to coley putting in some outstanding performances this season.’’
‘’To have played my part in getting the clean sheet is a fantastic feeling, especially in-front of a lively city crowd.’’
City travel to Spennymoor this Saturday looking to continue a run of three unbeaten with a win. Lee Mansell and his men will need the continued support of the fans to surge for the rest of the season.
By Ben Nugent