Match Centre

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Solihull Moors (H)
19:45 - Wednesday 11th November 2020
National League (The J. Davidson Stadium)
Goals (Opponent): Joe Sbarra [18'] Jamey Osborne [22']
Attendance: 0
Referee: Mr A Jackson
Match Sponsor: Catax
Altrincham
1 Tony Thompson
24 Joel Senior
3 Connor Hampson
28 Billy Sass-Davies
5 Tom Hannigan
6 Jake Moult (c)
15 Matty Kosylo
19 Joe Robbins
23 Tom Peers
10 Josh Hancock
7 Dan Mooney
6
Substitutes
Solihull Moors
1 Ryan Boot
2 Tyrone Williams
4 Kyle Storer (c)
7 Joe Sbarra
66
8 Stephen Gleeson
10 Jamey Osborne
73
17 Jordan Piggott
23 Darren Carter
24 Mitch Hancox
27 Kyle Hudlin
19
28 Krystian Pearce
Substitutes
11 Jamie Ward
66
13 Niall Clayton
15 Callum Maycock
73
16 Reiss McNally
26 Justin Donawa
19
10 Nov 2020 by Admin

After seven successive away games Alty finally return to The J.Davidson Stadium on Wednesday, 11th November - hosting Solihull Moors at 7:45PM. Read on for more information on how you can access the Alty TV LIVE stream of this Vanarama National League fixture.

General access to the stream

Tomorrow’s game will be priced at £9.99 for those without an Altrincham FC season ticket, and you can purchase your ticket to the stream here.

Tickets are set up for Home and Away fans. These are purely to help us understand our viewing numbers better, the streaming experience is the same regardless of your choice.

Supporters are also invited to purchase a digital copy of the Robins Review match day programme (£2.50), which can be added to your ticket payment as part of the order process.

To gain access to the stream by paying for a ticket, you can follow these simple steps:

  1. Head to our TicketCo page and select tomorrow’s game.
  2. Add a ticket for the stream to your basket and proceed to checkout.
  3. Confirm your email address and mobile phone number, details on how to access the stream will be sent to both contact points.
  4. Upon purchasing you will receive a confirmation email with a video embedded into it. Click on this to open up the stream and you will see a timer counting down to the game.
  5. You will also receive a link via text message that you can use if you would prefer to watch on a mobile device.

The broadcast is scheduled to start at around 19:15.

Season ticket holder access

We recently reached out via post to our season ticket holders with information on how to access future live streams via your season card. Below is that information reproduced in full:

With season tickets now safely with the majority of our supporters, we have been able to set up individual, personalised codes for each season ticket holder.

Your code is the first six digits of the serial number on your season card, located on the left section of the barcode.

We ask that you use these six digits as your discount code for all future Vanarama National League games.

Step by step process

1. Have your season card ready and locate your serial number. Head to the game’s event page on alty.ticketco.events

2. Exactly as it is displayed on the back of your card, input the first six digits of your serial number into the coupon box. Press ‘Apply code.’

3. This will bring up the free ticket option. Select a ticket and then press ‘place your order.’

4. Confirm your email address and mobile phone number, details on how to access the stream will be sent to both contact points.

You can head to altrinchamfc.com/club/streaming for more detailed instructions and support channels.

If you are yet to receive your season ticket you will be contacted with a temporary code that you can use.

11 Nov 2020 by John Edwards

*Hold it ... Tom Peers shields the ball from a Solihull defender in an attempt to get Alty on the front foot. Picture by Michael Ripley.

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.

Alty might already have sensed they faced a tall order, given big-spending Solhull's FA Cup heroics at Scunthorpe on Sunday, and their task was scarcely made any easier by a mounting injury crisis that left a largely untried collection of youngsters, in Rowan Roache, Curtis Miller, Will Hall and Lewis Salmon, keeping Shaun Densmore company on the bench.

With new signing Kyle Hudlin towering above everyone at 6ft 9in, it was little wonder Moors' first act, after Alty kicked off and worked the ball into their half, was to launch it long towards their giant striker.

But Billy Sass-Davies read their intentions and met the hopeful punt with the most emphatic of headers to clear his lines.

As if Alty's injury woes weren't bad enough, they took another turn for the worse after only five minutes.

Mooney was motoring down the right and appeared to be sizing up his options when he suddenly came to a halt, clutching the back of his right thigh. It was a tell-tale sign that hamstring trouble had stopped him in his tracks, and, after the briefest of inspections from the Alty medical team, he was helped off, to be replaced by Miller.

The first of several moments of real quality from Moors threatened a breakthrough in only the sixth minute, as skipper Kyle Storer cleverly sidestepped a challenge to open up the space for a shot that just cleared the bar.

Joe Sbarra had a goalbound effort deflected narrowly off target in the 10th minute, and Alty were still trying in vain to fashion their first meaningful sortie into the Solihull area when they found themselves trailing in the 26th minute.

Joel Senior did his utmost to stop an overhit Tony Thompson pass drifting out for a throw-in. Stretching every sinew, he just about got his head to it, but might have wished he hadn't. You couldn't fault his intentions, but all the right-back succeeded in doing was handing Jamey Osborne the chance to set up Sbarra for an unchallenged finish near the penalty spot.

It had been all Moors, and it came as no surprise when they doubled their lead, following further evidence of a relentless pressing game that so effectively complements the abundance of guile in their ranks.

Tom Hannigan found himself being harried in possession midway inside his own half, and when his wayward pass was seized on by Osborne, the Moors midfielder effortlessly found the space to curl a 20-yard shot beyond the reach of the diving Thompson.

Solihull were good value for their two-goal cushion, but there was at least a suggestion Alty were not about to let them have it all their own way, as a glimmer of a scoring opportunity finally materialised for the Robins in the 25th minute.

Some bright approach play by Miller opened up half an opening for Tom Peers, but - typical of the Robins' luck at the moment - the Alty striker's effort struck his own team-mate Josh Hancock and bounced away to safety.

Credit to Alty boss Parkinson's side, they were doing their best to bridge the gap in class and were slowly inching their way back into it as the half drew to a close. Not for the first time, though, the finishing touch was missing, as illustrated in the 43rd minute, when Miller's dangerous swinging free-kick into the area caused consternation in the Solihull defence and led to a desperate scramble, without anyone managing to get the all-important decisive touch.

A set-piece routine straight from the training ground caught Alty unawares and almost produced a third Moors goal in the 49th minute.

Taking a free-kick from a central position near the halfway line, Stephen Gleeson looked set to deliver into the heart of the Alty area, but instead drilled a cleverly-disguised pass along the ground to an unmarked Mitch Hancox on the left of the six-yard box.

Hancox turned and hammered an angled drive that was kept out by a fine block from Thompson.

Alty were almost made to pay for another defensive error in the 52nd minute, when Osborne pounced on a misplaced Connor Hampson header and crossed deep for Sbarra to head back across goal and wide of the opposite post.

There was a speed of thought and deed about Solihill at both ends of the pitch that underlined why they are among the favourites for promotion this season, and it was apparent again when Alty threatened to reduce the arrears.

Miller unselfishly slipped the ball to Hancock, alongside him inside the area, but a challenge came in before the Alty attacker could draw back his right boot, and the chance was lost.

Alty could have done with something bouncing their way, a helping hand from somewhere, but it wasn't going to be from referee Aaron Jackson, from the looks of it. There were loud, persistent appeals for a penalty for handball in the 58th minute, when a Hancock shot hit a defender just inside the area, but Jackson was having none of it.

With Matty Kosylo beginning to exert more influence, Alty were far from ready to throw the towel in, but luck again deserted them when Peers got to a through pass a split second before advancing keeper Ryan Boot and nicked the ball over him.

With the ball bouncing tantalisingly towards an empty net, Peers gave chase to apply the finishing touch, only for a defender to arrive in the nick of time and hack it over the bar for a corner.

It was one of those nights, but given the depleted Alty ranks and the quality throughout Solihull's, perhaps that was no great surprise.

FT - ALT 0-2 SOL. A good performance from Solihull, taking their chances well in the first half, defending solidly and taking charge of the game. Altrincham kept fighting in the second half with Tom Peers coming close to scoring in the 74th minute.
90'+ Tom Peers booked for a push on Boot after the ball rolled out for a goal kick. ALT 0-2 SOL
82' Carter booked for a foul on Tom Peers. Senior takes the free kick into the box with Sass-Davies heading the ball wide. ALT 0-2 SOL
74' Really good chance for Altrincham as Tom Peers runs through on goal, lifting the ball over the keeper but Solihull defend well and Altrincham win a corner. ALT 0-2 SOL
73' Substitution for Solihull as Osborne is replaced by Maycock. ALT 0-2 SOL
69' Josh Hancock is booked. ALT 0-2 SOL
67' Substitute for Solihull as Sbarra is replaced by Ward. ALT 0-2 SOL
64' Peers wins a corner after an excellent ball from Senior. ALT 0-2 SOL
62' Great defensive play by Hampson, sliding in to block a shot from Sbarra which looked very threatening. ALT 0-2 SOL
57' Calls for a handball by Alty players as Hancock's shot from just inside the box is deflected out for a corner. The corner swings in to Sass-Davies who heads over the bar. ALT 0-2 SOL
54' Even opening to the second half, Solihull perhaps edging things and looking dangerous on the counter attack. ALT 0-2 SOL
48' Thompson stands up big and tall to deny Solihull at his front post, alert to a quick free-kick. ALT 0-2 SOL
46' The referee blows the whistle to start the second half. ALT 0-2 SOL
HT - ALT 0-2 SOL - Solihull have done well to score twice from two Altrincham defensive errors. Altrincham came back into the game towards the latter ten minutes but were unfortunate to not find a real opening.
44' Altrincham win a free kick on the right side of the final third. It is swung the box and Hannigan nearly gets a shot away but it is cleared and Altrincham get a corner. ALT 0-2 SOL
43' Some good attacking play from Altrincham and they win a corner. ALT 0-2 SOL
34' A lofted ball into the box from Osborne finds Hancox who heads it into the hands of Thompson. ALT 0-2 SOL
25' Miller picks up the ball on the right and cuts it into Peers who tries to get a shot off which is blocked. ALT 0-2 SOL
24' Hancock picks up a knock from a poor challenge but is able to resume play after receiving treatment. ALT 0-2 SOL
22' GOAL! A poor clearance from Hampson falls to Osborne who fires a long range effort into the bottom right corner. ALT 0-2 SOL
19' Substitution for Solihull who replace Hudlin with Donawa. ALT 0-1 SOL
18' GOAL! A poor pass is kept in by Senior but it falls to a Solihull player who crosses into the box and finds Sbarra who fires the ball past Thompson. ALT 0-1 SOL
17' Miller plays a swinging ball into the box and finds Hampson at the far post who is caught offside. ALT 0-0 SOL
14' Two Solihull players collide as Hudlin goes down injured and play is stopped. ALT 0-0 SOL
10' Solihull's throw into the box is cleared by Joel Senior. It falls to Sbarra who strikes it on the half volley and it deflects out for a corner. ALT 0-0 SOL
6' Sbarra attempts a long range effort which goes comfortably over the bar. ALT 0-0 SOL
4' Dan Mooney receives the ball in midfield and pulls up clutching his hamstring. Curtis Miller will replace him. ALT 0-0 SOL
1' Altrincham kick off towards the Chequers end.
On the bench is 27. Rowan Roache 20. Shaun Densmore 12. Curtis Miller 14. Will Hall 16. Lewis Salmon
The Altrincham team tonight is as follows: 1. Tony Thompson 24. Joel Senior 28. Billy Sass-Davies 5. Tom Hannigan 3. Connor Hampson 6. Jake Moult 19. Joe Robbins 15. Matty Kosylo 10. Josh Hancock 23. Tom Peers 7. Dan Mooney
Evening Robins! Tonight we take on Solihull Moors at the J. Davidson Stadium in our second home game of the season.
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