MATCH CENTRE | Altrincham

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SETTING THE SCENE

Moors have the chance to move within one point of Stockport County as they travel to seventh place Altrincham on Tuesday evening.

 

The sides shared eight goals in a memorable encounter at The Brewery Field in August, with Glen Taylor’s late strike earning a point in a 4-4 draw.

 

Alty took the lead on three occasions that afternoon and showed glimpses of a side that would be in the play-off hunt, and they have lived up to that billing since, currently occupying the final top seven spot.

 

Moors head to The J.Davidson Stadium on the back of a 2-0 win over basement boys Nuneaton Borough on Saturday, consolidating third spot and earning an eighth away win of the campaign.

 

Jason Ainsley’s side now boast the finest away record in the National League North, albeit on goal difference, and only Stockport County have conceded fewer goals on the road this season.

STATS CENTRE

  • Spennymoor have conceded 15 goals in 15 away games and have kept five clean sheets on the road, however, the 2-0 win at Nuneaton was the first time Moors have shut out the opposition since Saturday 29th September.
  • Altrincham have won one of their previous five home fixtures in all competitions, a 1-0 victory over Southport on 19th January.
  • Since an eight-game unbeaten stretch which featured seven wins and 22 points between 27thOctober and 8thDecember, Altrincham have collected just 12 points from the 30 available.
  • Moors are not only the division’s form side over the last five games, but they have also recouped the most points from the last 25 games, picking up 50 from a maximum of 75.
  • Altrincham are one of only two sides to score four times against Moors in a single game this season. The other was Brackley Town back in October.

LAST TIME WE MET

THE OPPOSITION

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Altrincham have been in the news recently, making waves around the world after they showed their support for football’s fight against homophobia by wearing a kit based on the LGBT rainbow flag. They faced Bradford (Park Avenue) on Saturday on what Director Bill Waterson said was a “small moment of history”. The game itself ended 1-1, and Alty will be reverting back to their traditional red and white stripes when Moors make the journey to The J.Davidson Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Altrincham have had an up and down season since promotion, experiencing a mixed start before going on a blistering run of form from late October to early December. After a September which saw Altrincham defeated in three of their four National League North games, Robins boss Phil Parkinson and his players certainly summoned something from within. October was a totally different story as four wins from five cast aside concerns after re-joining the division following on from their Step Three title success.

Victories in the league against Nuneaton Borough, Alfreton Town and Ashton United were supplemented nicely by FA Cup success against Bradford (Park Avenue) – even if they did fall short in the following round at Stockport County. Form since the festive period has been inconsistent, but they have kept in touch with the top seven and are in a strong position to claim a coveted play-off spot. 

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LAST FIVE RESULTS

 16/2/19 | NLN | ALTRINCHAM 1-1 Bradford PA

9/1/19 | NLN | FC United 1-2 ALTRINCHAM

26/1/19 | NLN | Leamington 3-0 ALTRINCHAM

19/1/19 | NLN | ALTRINCHAM 1-0 Southport

12/1/19 | NLN | Chorley 4-1 ALTRINCHAM

ONE TO WATCH | JOHN JOHNSTON

Skilful and pacey winger John Johnston was Phil Parkinson’s first signing and he quickly established himself as a fan favourite amongst the Alty faithful. Known for his impressive runs down the wing, he was a key part of the attacking team that won the EvoStik in 2017/18, scoring 20 goals in all competitions in his first season.

Johnston was a constant threat in the reverse fixture in August and has found the net 10 times in all competitions this season. 

INFO FOR TRAVELLING MOORS SUPPORTERS

STADIUM
The J.Davidson Stadium, WA15 8AP
 

Admission Prices:

  • Adults £13
  • Concessions (65+, Students) £10
  • Juniors (12-16) £5
  • Under 12s £1

Directions to The J. Davidson Stadium, Moss Lane, Altrincham WA15 8AP

Altrincham FC’s ground is situated on the corner of Moss Lane and Golf Road, about a ten minute walk from Altrincham town centre. As the town-centre end of Moss Lane is one-way, leading away from the ground, there is no vehicular access to the ground from the town centre from the junction with Stamford New Road. Please follow the directions below to get to the ground.

Details of routes to Altrincham FC, by road or public transport, are given below. Alternatively, Red Planet offers a useful interactive means of selecting your route to the Football Club.

Car Parking for The J. Davidson Stadium, Moss Lane

Please also note that there is no public parking at the ground itself. However, from January 2015 Altrincham Football Club have had an agreement with Aecom on Moss Lane (formerly Riley’s Snooker Hall) over the use of their car park. As a result, Altrincham Football club has use of Aecom’s car park on Tuesday nights and Saturday afternoons when a game is being played at the J. Davidson Stadium. We urge supporters to use the car park and thus alleviate the parking problems around the ground and surrounding roads. The car park will be open on saturdays from 10.30am and will be locked at 7pm and on Tuesdays will be open until 11pm. There is no charge for users of the car park.

The address and post code of Aecom is 179 Moss Lane, Altrincham WA14 8FH.

Otherwise, on-street parking is permitted except where indicated by yellow lines or traffic cones.

Match-Day Programme

The excellent match-day programme is The Robins’ Review, edited by Grahame and Terry Rowley with various contributions from John Edwards, Bill Waterson and much more. It is a colour publication, packed with news, statistics and photographs. 

Food and drink

Our bar in the Community Sports Hall is open for every first team match and all proceeds go directly to the club. On the occasions when matches are segregated, the Hall is only open for home supporters. The bar is equipped with several HD TV screens and a Premier League match is usually shown on Alty matchdays. Food and non-alcoholic drinks are also available at the permanent catering facility at the Golf Road End and from the mobile canteen at the away end, both of which are open for all first-team games.