Match Centre

1-1
Stockport County (H)
15:00 - Saturday 26th December 2020
National League (The J. Davidson Stadium)
Goals: Yusifu Ceesay [25']
Goals (Opponent): Connor Jennings [82']
Attendance: 0
Referee: Mr G Rhodes
Match Sponsor: Longworth & Taylor Ltd
Altrincham
1 Tony Thompson (c)
24 Joel Senior
35 Harrison Holgate
5 Tom Hannigan
3 Connor Hampson
30 Simon Richman
29 Alistair Smith
15 Matty Kosylo
73
23 Tom Peers
10 Josh Hancock
11 Yusifu Ceesay
90
Substitutes
73
Stockport County
1 Ben Hinchliffe
2 Sam Minihan
4 Liam Hogan (c)
16 Jordan Keane
14 Mark Kitching
18 Ryan Croasdale
6 Lois Maynard
7 Adam Thomas
65
11 Jordan Williams
10 Connor Jennings
19 Alex Reid
Substitutes
21 Josh Barnes
15 Jamie Stott
17 Macauley Southam-Hales
65
22 Harvey Gilmour
9 Richard Bennett
26 Dec 2020 by Andrew Flynn

Today's stream is sponsored by Watersons Estate Agents, one of the leading Estate Agents in the Trafford area, specialising in Residential Sales and Property Rentals, and by Longworth & Taylor Ltd, residential property investors throughout the North West of England.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from all at Altrincham FC - hopefully you all had a great day yesterday, and our attention now turns to some traditional Boxing Day football against a local 'rival' from across the M60, it's the visit of Stockport County to The J. Davidson Stadium.

Whether it be the recent National League North encounters with both sides setting their sights on promotion, or the FA Cup and Trophy ties, there always seems to be a lot on the line when Alty and Stockport lock horns. It's always an occasion to be savoured, and what a shame it is that we can't welcome fans of both clubs to the game today, for what would undoubtedly have been an electric atmosphere with thousands in attendance.

The Hatters have dominated this fixture, winning each of the last five competitive games without conceding. The Robins last beat Stockport on 24th August 2013, two goals from Damian Reeves and one from James Walshaw in a 3-0 victory.

To be 6th at Christmas is a superb achievement for Alty, especially given the breaks in playing and the tough start to life back at National League level. Of course, we have to remember that there are a host of sides that remain with games in hand, including County themselves, so today will be a good opportunity for Altrincham to make a big statement as recognised contenders.

Stockport ticked one of their games in hand off back on the 22nd, falling to a 4-0 defeat at Hartlepool United. Ash Palmer and John Rooney were dismissed in the first and second half respectively.

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Click here for streaming information. Tickets cost £9.99, and today's commentary team is Brian Flynn and Toby Mullarkey.

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You can listen to live commentary of today's game on Radio Robins, sponsored by Ashley Mowers Garden Machinery, and the broadcast starts at 2:45pm. The match commentary sponsor is 'The Non-League Lounge.' The commentary team is Paul Salt, Niall Finnegan & Niall Flynn

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27 Dec 2020 by Brian Flynn
82' Jennings equalises for Stockport. Corner, front post flick on. (1-1)
70' Proper goalmouth scramble including a great reflex save from Thompson, and Alty eventually clear their lines. Relief again. (1-0)
68' County finding it increasingly easier to get in behind Alty now and they're getting into plenty of space in dangerous areas. Alty need to tighten things up a bit or you fear an equaliser may be on the way. (1-0)
60' Hampson flies forward and draws a foul, and a free-kick in dangerous territory for Alty who are enjoying a good spell at the moment. Maynard into the book for the visitors. (1-0)
50' Fast paced opening to the second half. County's Minihan put in a delightful cross that was begging to be headed home, then Peers broke away down the other end but his effort was tame. (1-0)
Second half underway. Alty attacking towards the Golf Road End.
HT 1-0 to Altrincham. Ceesay's goal the difference.
33' Harrison Holgate goes into the book for a late challenge. County have responded well to the Alty opener and are putting plenty of pressure on. (1-0)
GOALLLL! Reminiscent of last Saturday's goal at Chester, Kosylo carries the ball some distance on the break before teeing up Ceesay. Still with plenty to do, his finish his calm and precise. Alty lead 1-0.
20' Bright moment for the Robins as Senior breaks up play allowing Richman to counter, playing in Ceesay on the left hand side. No one can connect with his pull back and Stockport manage to clear. (0-0)
15' Stockport continue to look after the ball well and create dangerous openings.Another corner on the way for the visitors. (0-0)
9' Let off for Alty as Ceesay is beaten and a cross comes in, with the resulting effort wide of Thompson's right hand post. (0-0)
We are underway. Thompson, Senior, Hannigan, Holgate, Hampson, Smith, Richman, Kosylo, Hancock, Ceesay, Peers (0-0)
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