Match Centre

1-0
Boreham Wood (A)
15:00 - Saturday 21st November 2020
National League (Meadow Park)
Goals: Jamie McDonald [86']
Attendance: 0
Referee: Martin Woods
Altrincham
1 Tony Thompson
24 Joel Senior
28 Billy Sass-Davies
5 Tom Hannigan
3 Connor Hampson
6 Jake Moult (c)
29 Alistair Smith
15 Matty Kosylo
32 Andy Dales
55
10 Josh Hancock
90
26 Fisayo Adarabioyo
64
Substitutes
90
Boreham Wood
1 Nathan Ashmore
5 Tom Champion (c)
12 Jaml Fyfield
7 Piero Mingoia
20 Adam McDonnell
73
3 Femi Ilesanmi
8 Gus Mafuta
14 Sorba Thomas
19 Kane Smith
9 Kabongo Tshimanga
15 Matt Rhead
Substitutes
2 Danny Woodards
6 David Stephens
16 Zaine Francis-Angol
17 Ryan Huddart
18 Shaquile Coulthirst
73
21 Nov 2020 by Andrew Flynn

Boreham Wood is the next destination as Altrincham look to build on Tuesday night’s first home win of the season.

Altrincham banked their first three points at home this season in dramatic style with a late Josh Hancock winner that was hailed as a classic of its kind by assistant-manager Neil Sorvel.

In an enthralling, see-saw encounter, the Robins fought back from early arrears to lead 2-1 midway through the second half, but the initiative looked to have slipped away when Chesterfield replied with a stunning equaliser barely 30 seconds later.

Hancock had other ideas, though, bursting into the box and finishing off a slick, incisive right-flank move that the normally understated Sorvel had no hesitation describing as 'a classic Altrincham goal' in his post-match interview.

How fantastic it was to see Josh Hancock back on song for the Robins, complimented by a more-than-supporting cast that all played a part in giving Alty more to shout about in the final third.

Matty Kosylo’s intelligence to let Shaun Densmore’s past run through him and on to Hancock was sublime, loanees Andy Dales and Alistair Smith once again impressed, and Fisayo Adarabioyo took his first half chance really well.

Ritchie Sutton returned from the injury he picked up at Hartlepool, coming on for the final few minutes to sure up the defence. Andy White was part of the evening's warm up, too.

Elsewhere midweek, Boreham Wood picked up “another hard-fought point on the road” drawing 1-1 at Bromley. They sit 15th in the National League, level on points with Alty and a place above the Robins on goal difference, with a game in hand.

They have won one of their last five league games, and the score lines read 0-1, 1-0, 0-1, 1-1, 1-1. Given our last four away trips read 1-1, 1-1, 1-0, 0-1, you’d be brave to back the goals in what should be a tight contest between two sides that are looking to kick on and build form.

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21 Nov 2020 by Andrew Flynn

Altrincham are on their way back from Borehamwood with three points and a clean sheet following a complete and confident away performance.

The Robins, who played in yellow this afternoon, made an encouraging start to the game with some lovely early touches from Matty Kosylo and Alistair Smith, who once again impressed throughout. The first 25 minutes were perhaps to be expected given the recent form of both sides, and their standings in the National League - it developed into an even and well-matched contest with nothing in the way of clear chances for either side, despite the abundance of Alty possession.

A huge Boreham Wood penalty shout was waved away on 28', and the momentum of the second half swung from there. The hosts saw a lot more of the ball and their threat grew throughout the remainder of the half. Sorba Thomas smashed the crossbar from range on 34', causing Alty to breathe a huge sigh of relief. Thompson was well beaten.

On 40', Kabongo Tshimanga broke into the box and created some space between himself and Tom Hannigan - he should have done much better with his wild and wayward effort. Off target, and Alty went in level despite living a touch on the dangerous side as the half wore on.

HT: Boreham Wood 0-0 Altrincham

As soon as the whistle was blown for the restart, Altrincham were on the front foot and pressing much higher up the pitch. This bright start to the second half saw Josh Hancock produce a fantastic save from goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore, swivelling to shoot low from just inside the box.

As Alty continued to push forward, 58' and 64' saw the introductions of Yusifu Ceesay and Jamie McDonald for Andy Dales (who took a knock) and Fisayo Adarabioyo respectively. They would prove to be inspired changes.

To be clear, it wasn't one-way traffic. The Altrincham defence had to stand up well to a number Boreham Wood corners, crosses and long punts to get in behind. As the half wore on it become increasingly apparent that the hosts were aiming to go direct, where they had previously kept the ball on the ground in the first half.

It was on 87' that the Robins finally made the breakthrough. Matty Kosylo took control of the ball, and the situation in midfield with a delightful nutmeg - advancing forward with his head up, he picked out Ceesay with a ball in behind the Boreham Wood defence. An onrushing Ashmore could only do enough to block Ceesay's initial effort, and there was McDonald to follow up and tap home.

Joe Robbins was brought on for Josh Hancock moments later, and Alty saw out the game to gain another vital three points on the road.

FT: Boreham Wood 0-1 Altrincham

What a win!!!!!!! Great 2nd half performance.
FULL TIME BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 1
90+1 SUB ALTY Robbins replaces Hancock BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 1
86. GOAL ALTY Kosylo brilliant nutmeg & lofted through ball to Ceesay, who sees his shot blocked by Ashmore at close range., but McDonald on hand to sidefoot into the empty net. BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 1
80. 10 to go, all to play for! BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 0
73. SUB BW Adam McDonell replaced by Shaquile Coulthirst. BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 0
70. Nice move ends with Hancock's shot being held to his right by Ashmore. BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 0
64. SUB ALTY .Fisayo Adarabioyo replaced by Jamie McDonald. BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 0
59. Alistair Smith booked for a foul on Adam McDonnell. BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 0
56. Andy Dales injured & eventually replaced by Yusifu Ceesay. BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 0
51. A really positive start to the 2nd half by Alty. BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 0
49. A brilliant turn by Hancock & his rasping shot brings a fine save from Ashmore at the expense of a corner. BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 0
......& we're off. BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 0
READY TO GO FOR THE 2ND HALF.
A decent first half with the Robins playing some very good football but Boreham Wood look dangerous when they get forward. whilst Alty have found it difficult to create chances.
HALF TIME: BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 0
44. Billy Sass-Davies header is wide from Kosylo's corner. 1 minute added time.BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 0
42. Sorba Thomas is the dangerman down the left but his cross whistles past everyone. BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 0
38. Kabongo Tshimanga fires over Thomposn's bar. BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 0
36. YELLOW CARD Gus Mafuta for foul on Kosylo. BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 0
33. Sorba Thomson produces a moment of brillance to cut in from the left & his right foot shot bounces back off the crossbar. BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 0
29. Penalty claim turned down as Mingoia tumbles in the area.He was looking for it!. BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 0
20. Smith & Senior combine well & Senior's cross is headed wide by Hancock. BOREHAM WOOD 0 ALTRINCHAM 0
18. Moult fires well wide from feed from Alistair Smith.
14.Adam McDonnell fires over from a free kick. BW 0 ALTY 0
12. There is a lot of swearing from the BW players!
8. Dangerous cross from the right turned away for a corner by Senior.
7/ Positive start by Alty
1 | Mingoia's header draws a save from Thompson.
Alty all in Yellow today & will kick-off.
Altrincham Substitutes: 4 Ritchie Sutton 11. Yusifu Ceesay 19. Joe Robbins 20. Shaun Densmore 31. Jamie McDonald
Altrincham line up as follows:- 1. Tony Thompson 3. Connor Hampson 5. Tom Hannigan 6. Jake Moult (C) 10. Josh Hancock 15. Matt Kosylo 24. Joel Senior 26. Fisayo Adarabiyoyo 28. Billy Sass-Davies 29. Alistair Smith 32. Andy Dales
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