Match Centre

Bradford Park Avenue (H)
15:00 - Saturday 6th October 2018
FA Cup (The J.Davidson Stadium)
Goals: Connor Hampson [35'] Jake Moult [43'] James Jones [62'] Jordan Hulme [86']
Goals (Opponent): Jake Beesley [29' pen] Shane Killock [37']
Attendance: 780
Referee: Dean Watson
1 Tony Thompson
2 Andy White
3 Connor Hampson
4 James Jones
5 Tom Hannigan
6 Jake Moult (c)
7 John Johnston
8 Sean Williams
9 Jordan Hulme
10 Max Harrop
11 Owen Dale
Bradford Park Avenue
1 Steven Drench
2 Mark Ross
3 Danny Lowe
4 Nicky Wroe
5 Shane Killock (c)
6 Gianluca Havern
7 Bob McKenna
8 Conor Branson
9 Jake Beesley
10 Chris Dawson
11 Nicky Clee
12 Ryan Toulson
13 Jack Atkinson
14 Danny Boshell
15 Jamie Spencer
16 Lewis Knight
17 Adam Nowakowski
18 Oli Johnson
05 Oct 2018 by Andy Phillips

ALTY host Bradford (Park Avenue) in the third qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup at The J.Davidson Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3pm) with the Robins looking to go one step further in the competition.

Despite losing 3-2 at Kidderminster Harriers last time out, the Robins have been impressive in terms of performances as of late and boss Phil Parkinson will be looking to bounce back with victory against a Bradford side that were beaten in league action just over a fortnight ago.

In terms of team news, Jordan Hulme’s eye problem persists that has been causing him issues in recent weeks so a decision will be made on his availability before kick-off as the club's medical staff continue to monitor him.

Skipper Jake Moult will make his 300th appearance for the club if he is selected to mark an incredible milestone.

Saturday's opponents Bradford remain third in the National League North and have picked up consecutive 1-0 victories over Darlington in the Cup and away at Alfreton Town since losing at home to Alty, so they will be hoping to get revenge for that defeat at the weekend.

Last meeting:

The Robins faced Avenue just a fortnight ago in the National League North in what was an extremely entertaining encounter. Tom Peers gave Alty the lead before Shane Killock and Conor Branson struck to give Bradford an advantage. However, there was another twist to come in the game as John Johnston scored the equaliser before a terrific strike from Max Harrop saw Phil Parkinson's men come away with a hard thought 3-2 victory.

Supporter information:

This match will not be segregated and travelling away fans will have access to facilities in the Community Sports Hall and the new catering facilities in the away end. Away fans should enter via turnstiles 3 and 4.

Home supporters will also have additional catering facilities at their disposal with a new bottle bar being located in the Community Sports Hall which should reduce waiting time for service.

Turnstiles will be open from 13:30. We do of course recommend sensible consumption of alcohol.

There will also be a special offer for fans staying in the Community Sports Hall after the match where the Manchester United v Newcastle match will be shown live. There will be a special promotion from ten mins before kick off of that game (5.20pm) and throughout the match where Fosters Smooth and draught Cider will be £2.50 and San Miguel £3 along with a welcome return of the 'pound a pie' for the duration of the game!

Admission prices:

Adults £13

Concessions (65+, Students) £10

Juniors (12-16) £5

Under 12s £1


Live Commentary on Radio Robins, sponsored by Ashley Mowers Garden Machinery, and the broadcast starts at 2.40pm.

The match commentary sponsor is Kids Disco Parties.

The commentary team is Simon Ellis, Brian Flynn & John Edwards.

You can listen to Radio Robins in any of the 5 following ways:

a) Visit our 'MatchCentre' and click the 'Radio Robins' tab in the Bradford Park Avenue match where the Mixlr player is embedded and just press play

b) The Radio Robins website Open the page in any web browser and the broadcast should start automatically.

c) Download and install the Mixlr app on Android devices from the Google Play Store - start the app and search for 'Radio Robins'.

d) Download and install the Mixlr app on Apple devices from the Apple Store - start the app and search for 'Radio Robins'.

e) There is a temporary WIX website at

There will be live text coverage of the game on the Matchcentre, and there will be live updates on our twitter account as we look forward to providing all the latest from The J. Davidson Stadium.

07 Oct 2018 by Admin

Altrincham and Bradford (Park Avenue) left off from where they finished in their last league meeting three weeks ago as they played out yet another high scoring thriller at The J.Davidson Stadium as the Robins moved into the Emirates FA Cup fourth qualifying round.

The tempo for the game was set early on as with only three minutes on the clock, Sean Williams made a 60-yard run forward on the counter attack and his effort on goal, aided by a flick by Jordan Hulme, hit the post.

It was Max Harrop’s turn to come close to opening the deadlock as his effort from all of 30 yards forced Bradford keeper Drench to make a good save to his right.

Alty had made the better start and enjoyed the early chances but the visitors got into the game and had an excellent chance themselves with McKenna hitting the post on 20 minutes. As the game flowed from end to end, Mark Bower’s men earned a penalty when Jake Beesley went down under a challenge by Jake Moult.

The striker, on loan from Salford City, stepped up and drove the ball past the diving Tony Thompson. After being handed a recall to the side, Thompson dived the right way, but there was too much power on the ball for him to save the spot kick as Alty went one down.

As has so often been the case this season, Phil Parkinson’s men were not to be deflated and they responded well with an equaliser shortly after. Play started down the left wing on the halfway line as Connor Hampson took the ball past Nicky Clee and drove forward. He fed the ball into Jordan Hulme who turned his man before providing the return pass to Hampson who bundled the ball home to equalise.

The delight of the home fans quickly turned sour however as Bradford went back ahead within two minutes of Alty’s equaliser. Wroe’s floated corner from the left saw captain Killock ghost in at the far post and volley calmly past Thompson much to the frustration of the Alty players and coaching staff.

The character of this team has been one of the standout features of the season so far as the Robins responded brilliantly for a second time and this time it was skipper Jake Moult on his 300th appearance for the club. Alty regained possession in Bradford’s half and Moult unleashed an effort from distance and the deflection from a Bradford defender left keeper Drench completely wrong-footed as the ball flew into the net.

Bradford were forced to make a couple of changes at half-time and early in the second half which disrupted their play, and it was Alty who took control in the second period.

John Johnston gave a warning sign to the visitors as his curling effort after cutting in from the left was well saved by the diving Drench. The Bradford keeper could do nothing moments later as James Jones finished superbly with a flick direct from Max Harrop’s corner.

The visitors committed more players in attacking areas as the half progressed and forward Adam Nowakowski was brought on to give them another option in attack, but Alty were in control of the game. They put the tie to bed with just four minutes remaining as Jordan Hulme carried the ball from the left touchline inside and fired a glorious shot past the hapless Drench to wrap things up.

It was no more than Alty deserved as it was a strong team performance with some top performers like Max Harrop, Jordan Hulme, and skipper Jake Moult. Despite going behind twice in the first half, Alty raised their level in the second half to control the game and progress.

The Robins now go into the draw for the Emirates FA Cup fourth qualifying round on Monday at midday. The FA Cup’s famous velvet bag returns and the draw will be broadcast live on talkSPORT 2.

Results from the third qualifying round can be found here.

We'll be back next Saturday afternoon as the Robins host Alfreton Town at the J. Davidson Stadium. Thanks for reading!
A terrific victory for Alty as they go marching on to the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup!
FULL TIME - Altrincham 4-2 Bradford (Park Avenue)
Four minutes of added time are signalled by the fourth oficial.
89' CHANCE! Peers is found free at the back post but his shot is saved by Drench.
86' A fantastic goal from Jordan Hulme as he cuts inside the defender and drills the ball past Drench and into the net to givie Alty a two goal cushion!
GOAL - Altrincham 4-2 Bradford (Park Avenue)
82' Tom Peers is on to replace Owen Dale for Alty.
81' Thompson fumbles a cross from Bradford's Spencer but the ball is cleared.
79' Bradford make their final substitution as Adam Nowakowski replaces Nicky Wroe.
72' After a quieter period in the game, it is a double change for the Robins as James Poole and Josh Hancock are on for John Johnston and Sean Williams.
62' James Jones meets the corner and guides past Drench to give Alty a 3-2 lead!
GOAL - Altrincham 3-2 Bradford (Park Avenue)
61' CLOSE! Johnston delightfully cuts inside and curls the ball towards goal but Drench turns the ball wide from Bradford. Another good start to the half for Alty.
An attendance of 780 here today at the J. Davidson Stadium. Thanks for your support!
54' Williams shoots from distance but Drench holds comfortably in goal for Bradford.
52' A couple of minutes stoppage due to Chris Dawson being down for Bradford. They are forced into another substitution and he is replaced by experienced player-assistant manager Danny Boshell.
Bradford have made one change at the break, with Jamie Spencer on to replace Gianluca Havern, who was struggling at the end of the first period.
We're back underway in the second half.
A very entertaining first half between these two sides once again after they shared five goals in the league only a fortnight ago. Alty have done well to come back from behind on two separate occasions and boss Phil Parkinson will now be looking for his side to push on in the second half.
HALF TIME - Altrincham 2-2 Bradford (Park Avenue)
43' Goals galore at the J. Davidson Stadium! A shot from Moult takes a massive deflection that sends the ball into the back of the net to level things once again.
GOAL - Altrincham 2-2 Bradford (Park Avenue)
37' Bradford retake the lead almost straight away as Wroe's corner found Killock and he rose to nod the ball past Thompson.
GOAL - Altrincham 1-2 Bradford (Park Avenue)
35' It's the equaliser for Alty! A fantastic delivery from Hulme causes a mad scramble in the box and Hampson manages to bundle over the line. Game on!
GOAL - Altrincham 1-1 Bradford (Park Avenue)
33' SAVE! Terrific save from Thompson, who stops Bradford from taking a two goal lead by tipping McKenna's effort around the post.
29 ' Beesley tucks away the penalty to give the visitors the lead.
GOAL - Altrincham 0-1 Bradford (Park Avenue)
28' Moult brings down Beesley in the box and the referee points to the spot.
Penalty to Bradford.
20' CLOSE! A venomous effort from McKenna smashes against the post before the rebound from Clee is hit wide of the post.
14' A free header for Beesley after a Bradford corner but it hits his shoulder and goes out of play. A bit of a let off there!
9' CHANCE! Bradford's Dawson gets in behind after a good counter attack but he scuffs his shot wide.
7' Harrop shoots from 30 yards out but Drench saves for Bradford.
4' Williams strikes well over from long range. Alty are playing on the front foot here and have started well.
2' CLOSE! Great chance for Alty as Johnston's low cross finds Hulme but his flicked effort comes off the post!
We're underway!
The teams are out onto the pitch and we are now moments away from kick-off here at the J. Davidson Stadium.
Substitutes: Toulson, Atkinson, Boshell, Spencer, Knight, Nowakowski, Johnson.
Bradford XI: Drench, Ross, Lowe, Wroe, Killock (c), Havern, McKenna, Branson, Beesley, Dawson, Clee.
Subtitutes: Poole, Peers, Hancock, Goulding, J.Thompson, Densmore, Wynne.
Alty XI: Thompson, White, Hampson, Jones, Hannigan, Moult (c), Johnston, Williams, Hulme, Harrop, Dale.
The teams are in!
Good afternoon and welcome to the J. Davidson Stadium for live coverage of today's FA Cup third qualifying round clash with Bradford Park Avenue. Team news to come.
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