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Who are Alfreton Town?

Alfreton Town Football Club was formed in 1959 following the merger of Alfreton Miners Welfare and Alfreton United Football Clubs.  The newly constituted club, playing on a new ground on North Street provided by the local council, was admitted directly to the Central Alliance Division One (North) and progressed sufficiently in the first two seasons to gain entry to the re-formed Midland Counties League.

They took the Midland League title in 1969-70 after several near misses. Further success came in the Northern Counties East League following the merger of the Midland and Yorkshire Leagues in 1982. They won the League Cup in season 1984-85 and were champions in 1986-87 before accepting a place in the newly formed First Division of the Northern Premier League for season 1987-88.

It was in the 1984-85 season that Alfreton were to first meet Southport, in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup. After a 1-1 draw at Haig Avenue, Alfreton won the replay 3-0.

Alfreton achieved promotion to the Premier Division of the Northern Premier League in 1995-96 after finishing runners up to Lancaster City.

Alfreton became the first non-league club to be awarded the prestigious FIFA Fair Play Award in 2000.

The first league meeting between Southport and Alfreton came in 2004 in the Northern Premier League with both results going the way of the Sandgrounders. Both clubs finished high enough to qualify for the inaugural Conference North campaign. Southport famously won the division at their first attempt but Alfreton had been close competition until the turn of the year when a severe slump in form saw them eventually finish in 14th place.

Players known to have played for both teams

Jordan ArcherStephen BroganSteve DickinsonLuke FosterNeil GraystonSteven HewittCallum HoweAndrai JonesDavid LynchLindon MeikleGodfrey PokuBilly PriestleyJordan RichardsDominic SmithMason SpringthorpeCraig Westcarr
Please note: This is not an exhaustive list

Direct transfers between the two teams

 

Key Information

Tickets

Adults £15 (stand)/ £13.50 (Terrace), Concessions £10, Under 18s £5

Available online in advance or on the day from the club shop or 1881 Lounge sfc1888.uk/tickets

Away Fans – The game will be segregated and away fans are predominantly housed in the George Roberts terrace. The terrace is open to the elements, but a number of seats are always made available to visiting supporters in the Grandstand, which is covered.

Match Day Info

Programme – Printed programmes are available on the day for £3, PDF programmes available to buy online for £2.

Food – Lourdes Deli provide the best food in the whole of the football pyramid. Trust us!

1881 Lounge will be open before the game for both home and away fans. Happy hour from 12:30pm-1:30pm

Travel Info

Driving Directions: Leave the M6 at Junction 26 and take the M58 towards Southport. Leave the M58 at Junction 3 and take the A570 towards Ormskirk. Follow the A570 around Ormskirk Town Centre towards Southport. On entering Southport you will come to a large roundabout with Tesco’s & McDonalds outlets. Take the 3rd exit onto Scarisbrick New Road (A570). You should now be able to catch sight of the ground over on your right. Pass the Richmond pub on your left and then turn right into Haig Avenue.

There is plenty of street parking available in the surrounding streets, however in some streets there are some parking restrictions so check for any warning signs.

The ground is just over a mile away from the town centre and the world famous Lord Street. Southport station is located a mile and a half away from the ground.

The nearest railway station to the ground is Meols Cop which is about a mile away away from the ground. It is on the Southport to Manchester line.

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