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Aldershot Town (H)
15:00 - Saturday 14th November 2020
National League (The J. Davidson Stadium)
Attendance: 0
Referee: TBC
Altrincham
1 Tony Thompson
24 Joel Senior
3 Connor Hampson
28 Billy Sass-Davies
5 Tom Hannigan
6 Jake Moult (c)
15 Matty Kosylo
23 Tom Peers
32 Andy Dales
72
19 Joe Robbins
78
26 Fisayo Adarabioyo
72
Substitutes
Aldershot Town
35 Brad James
2 George Fowler
6 Kodi Lyons-Foster
8 Josh Rees (c)
11 Harrison Panayiotou
91
12 Alfy Whittingham
17 Joseph Hungbo
59
20 Toby Edser
22 Giles Phillips
25 Shadrach Ogie
36 Mike Fondop
Substitutes
1 Mitchell Walker
7 James Rowe
91
10 Chike Kandi
59
14 Joel Nouble
23 Killian Colombie
14 Nov 2020 by Andrew Flynn

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Alty are straight back in action following the disappointment of Wednesday night's home defeat to Solihull Moors, looking for a quick bounce back and a positive result at The J.Davidson Stadium.

There was no happy homecoming for Altrincham, as they played second fiddle to a slick-moving Solihull Moors side and suffered another potentially serious injury setback on their return to The J.Davidson Stadium.

After seven straight away games, Alty had every intention of making home advantage count, but high-riding Solihull had other ideas, as they scored twice in the first half and generally contained all the Robins' efforts to get back into it and reduce the arrears.

 As a further worry for manager Phil Parkinson, whose attacking options were already restricted by the injury-enforced absence of Fisayo Adarabioyo and Yusifu Ceesay, the dangerous Dan Mooney pulled up with what looked like a hamstring problem in the opening minutes.

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Speaking with Brian Flynn after the game, Phil Parkinson praised the Robins' second half endeavour but accepted that Alty aren't firing on all cylinders when it comes to the final third - something that his and Neil Sorvel's teams have always had no problem with.

"We're probably lacking that little bit of inspiration and I think it's there for somebody to take the bull by the horns and become the main man. If they can't, then obviously I've got to look to address that."

Yesterday we announced a 'triple swoop' of new additions to the squad.

Andy Dales joins on loan from Scunthorpe United - Phil Parkinson & Neil Sorvel have been admirers of the winger from his time at Mickleover.

Alistair Smith joins on loan from Mansfield Town - the 21 year old midfielder, who can also play in the number 10 role, has spent all of his career with The Stags but did play against Alty when on loan at Kettering Town last season.

Jamie McDonald joins the Robins on non-contract terms from City of Liverpool - the 27 year old striker rose to prominence at Warrington Town & scored the goal in added time for The Yellows that knocked the Robins out of the FA Trophy in 2017. 

The quick action to bring players into the squad will certainly aid Alty's injury woes. The Robins could be without as many as eight first team players this afteroon: Sean Williams, Toby Mullarkey, Simon Richman, Andy White, Yusifu Ceesay, Dan Mooney, Ritchie Sutton and Fisayo Adarabioyo are all doubtful or ruled-out of today's clash.

Aldershot come into the game on the back of an impressive victory over Notts County last weekend. Today's visitors 12th in the National League table, and also hold an impressive 5-0 away victory at Dover on their record.

They report that:

"Lewis Kinsella’s MCL injury will keep him side-lined until Spring 2021. Ross McCormack and Alex Finney are working towards full fitness again after picking up strains during recent games.

New loan signing from Middlesbrough, Brad James started against Notts County and will compete with Mitch Walker for the Shots goalkeeping jersey whilst at the club.

Aldershot Town Manager Danny Searle has added further to his playing squad this week, with the loan signing of Winger Joseph Hungbo from Watford and a short-term contract for previously unattached Striker Mike Fondop, who last played for Chesterfield, scoring 10 goals in 29 games last season."

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FULL TIME: Altrincham 1-2 Aldershot
90 +1) SUB FOR ALDERSHOT: James Rowe ON, Harrison Panayioutou OFF
90) Four minutes added time here, can Alty find a late equaliser
88) GOAL FOR ALTY. Tom Peers does brilliantly to cut inside from the left hand side and curl a powerful effort past Brad James, who manages to get a hand to the ball, 1-2
82) Chance for Alty, Milller races towards goal and does brilliantly to get himslef into a shooting position but is tackled just as he begins to pull the trigger
79) GOAL for Aldershot. It's another powerful shot along the floor, this time from substitute Kandi, 0-2
78) SUB FOR ALTY: Curtis Miller ON, Joe Robbins OFF
71) DOUBLE SUB FOR ALTY: Jamie McDonald ON, Andy Dales OFF and Alistar Smith ON, Fisayo Adarabioyo OFF
65) Another chnace for Alty, Kosylo fires a shot at goal but it's well saved by Brad James
64) SO CLOSE FOR ALTY. Andy Dale made a terrific run forward, found space and steadied himslef before unleashing a powerful effort that clattered off the bar. The ball fell towards Adarabioyo but he was unable to convert
59) SUB FOR ALDERSHOT: Chike Kandi ON, Joseph Hungbo OFF
56) Aldershot then break away on the counter attack but Whittingham's effort is cleared for a corner that is collected well by Thompson
55) Really good play from Alty who were unlucky not to score there. Hampson plays a brilliant ball which finds Kosylo, who took his time, before slipping in Hampson who was striving forward on the underlap. Hampson played a ball across the face of goal that evaded Adarabioyo, but found Peers who was unable to convert
52) Good play from Aldershot as Panayiotou drives down the left hand side, finds Hungo who's shot glides just over the bar. A bit of a let off for Alty there.
49) Chance for Alty as Senior takes a powerful effort twoards goal but his shot is deflected away and eventually cleared from danger
48) Free-kick from Aldershot taken by Edser but cleared by the Alty defence
46) The second half begins
HALF TIME: Disappointing first half from Alty who find themsleves 1-0 down. Aldershot started the better side but there were some positive signs from Parkinson's men. Still all to play for here at the J Davidson Stadium
45 +1) Brilliant play from Hungbo who shimmers past a number of Alty players before unleashing a shot that is easily saved by Thompson
40) The resulting free-kick is headed out for a corner, which is then cleared before a flurry of scrappy play in which the ball seemingly hit the hand of an Aldershot player. The referee waves away the protest's and play continues
39) Senior tries to wriggle through two Aldeshot defenders but is taken down in the process, free-kick for Alty
35) Corner for Aldershot, a whipped ball comes in and finds the head of Giles Phillips but his headed effort sails over Tony Thompson's goal
34) It's been a relatively quiet past 10 minutes with neither side creating much. The wet and cold conditions certainly won't be helping.
31) Some strong defending from Hannigan who manages to hold off and disposses Hungo, who was in a dangerous posistion on the edge of the box
20) Altrincham are beginning to get into the game now, with phases of positive play going forward
18) Big chance for Alty, Peers is through on goal but his effort is deflected out for a corner
17) Kosylo does well in midfield, turns with the ball before finding Adarabioyo, but the forward is unable to convert and gives away a free-kick in the process
14) The conditions worsen here at the J Davidson Stadium as heavy rain continues to fall
12) GOAL for Aldershot, a low struck ball from Toby Edser finds its was through a crowded area and past Thompson, 0-1
9) Chance for Alty, a low ball fired across the face of goal finds Kosylo but his shot goes just wide of the post
3) Mike Fondop finds himslef clear on goal but Thompson bravely rushes out and collects the ball
2) Early corner for Aldershot who have been lively in these first few minutes but, well cleared by Hampson
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