The Brewery Field is ready for a big night of National League North football as the in-form Altrincham travel North to face Moors.
A last minute Josh Law winner for Kettering Town on Saturday made it four defeats from five for Moors and tightened the play-off race even further. Just four points separate Boston United in 5th and Gateshead in 12th. Coincidentally, those two sides meet tonight at The Jakemans Stadium, meaning their could be plenty of movement in and around the top seven.
Altrincham’s season has transformed since a 1-0 win over Chester in a FA Cup replay back in late September. Having won just three of their first 12 games in all competitions, The Robins’ superb first season in the National League North looked a distant memory, but, after 12 wins in their last 20 fixtures in all competitions, their campaign has been revitalised.
They are now locked together on 37 points with Moors who are in need of a win to capitalise on their only game in hand. A win for Alty would put them in a commanding position with two further games in hand, and with Southport and Farsley, the two other sides on 37 points, also in poor form.
Tyler Forbes and Lewis Butroid, both signed last week from AFC Fylde and Scunthorpe respectively, made their debuts on Saturday and are expected to feature again this evening.
LAST TIME WE MET
• Only King’s Lynn (28) have collected more points in the previous ten rounds of league fixtures than Altrincham (23).
• Moors have won 14 points over the same period.
• The two sides shared eight goals at The Brewery Field in the 2018/19 season in a 4-4 draw. Moors won 2-0 away from home in the reverse fixture in February.
• After winning just three of their opening 13 league games, Phil Parkinson’s side have won seven of their previous 10 games.
• Moors have collected three points from a possible 15 in their last five games. They are currently on their worst run of form since the first five matches of the season when they picked up two from a possible 15.