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Congleton Town (H)
19:45 - Tuesday 6th November 2018
Cheshire County Cup (The J.Davidson Stadium)
Goals (Opponent): Saul Henderson [11'] Daniel Cope [39']
Attendance: 226
Referee: Mr D. Rogers
1 Elliot Wynne
2 Bay Downing
3 Ross Woodcock
4 Charlie Scott
5 Callum Jones
6 Shaun Densmore (c)
7 Reece Coley
8 Simon Richman
9 Joseph Thompson
10 Callum Harris
11 Dontai Gabidon
Congleton Town
1 Elisson
2 Williams
3 Peters
4 Ryder
5 Morris
6 Griffiths (c)
7 Burey
8 Warburton
9 Cope
10 Henderson
11 Foster
12 Adegbenro
14 Schofield
15 Disney
16 Jamieson
17 Stephens
05 Nov 2018 by Andy Phillips

ALTY take on Congleton Town in the preliminary round of the Cheshire Senior Cup on Tuesday night (7:45pm) as some of the youngsters and fringe players could get some action under the lights at The J.Davidson Stadium.

This could include potentially include new signing Charlie Scott, with the former Manchester United defender joining last week and yet to see any game time, it could be an opportunity to get a first look at him if Phil Parkinson decides to select him.

Parkinson's side will go into the game as favourites against a Congleton side that are currently plying their trade in North West Counties League Premier Division.

The Robins have won the competition on seven occasions, the last of those being back in 2009 and went out in the second round to Winsford United last time out after a penalty shootout victory over Chester in the first round.

Last time out:

The last meeting between the two sides in the Cheshire Senior Cup saw Congleton Town come away with a 4-0 win against an Alty team including six teenagers. A hat-trick from Jack Graham and a Michael Koral strike saw Congleton come away with the victory that time out.

Admission prices:

Adults: £7

Concessions: £5

Under-12s: £1


Live Commentary on Radio Robins, sponsored by Ashley Mowers Garden Machinery, and the broadcast starts at 7.25pm.

The match commentary sponsor is Smart Storage

The commentary team is Ian Wilkinson, Paul Salt & 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 Congleton 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 Nov 2018 by TheSportsBlogger

Altrincham have been knocked out of the Cheshire Senior Cup in the preliminary round at the hands of Congleton Town, who picked up a 2-0 win at The J.Davidson Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Goals from Saul Henderson and Daniel Cope in the first half were enough to send the Bears through into the first round of the competition.

With reserve team manager Chris Rowley taking the reigns, a youthful squad was chosen, with first-team squad members Shaun Densmore, Elliot Wynne and Simon Richman also starting. Recent signing Charlie Scott was also named in the starting line-up.

Congleton capitalised on a poor start from the Robins, with Cope releasing a left-footed strike that hit the far post and cannoned back into play before Alty cleared the danger.

Just less than a minute later the away side took the lead through Henderson, who struck the ball past Wynne from inside the penalty area.

With very few openings created by the Robins, it was the away side that looked like scoring a second goal of the game and they almost did via Daniel Cope. The Congleton forward saw Wynne off his line and tried to chip the Alty birthday boy but the audacious attempt went over the bar.

Just six minutes before half-time, Cope added a second for the Bears with an unstoppable left-footed free-kick from about 25-yards out. Wynne had no chance of saving the curling effort which went into the top corner of his goal, which Cope rounded off with an impressive somersault on the half-way line.

Talented youngster Dontai Gabbidon was the most lively Altrincham player and threatened to get one back for the Robins but his various efforts failed to trouble Ellison in the Congleton goal.

There was a brief stoppage in play due to floodlight failure with minutes remaining but that was quickly remedied. The lights did however go out on Alty’s Cheshire Senior Cup campaign as Congleton saw the game out and held on to their two-goal advantage to move into the next round.

The first team regulars return to league action this weekend for a tough assignment on Saturday as they travel to high-flying Chester in the National League North for a 3pm kick off.

FT at The J.Davidson Stadium and Alty are knocked out of the Cheshire Senior Cup by Congleton. This was a much-changed side from the regular starting eleven which only featured a couple of first team regulars, but it was a good run out for the team largely made up of reserves and youth players. On to Chester on Saturday and we look forward to seeing you there! Thanks for following this evening!
90+2" Henderson shoots over the bar.
5 minutes have been added on to the end of the second half.
We are about to resume play here.
With just 5 minutes to go the floodlights have gone out and the game is stopped temporarily.
74" Gabbidon releases a right-footed daisy-cutter into the path of Ellison, another easy save for the away sides Goalkeeper to make.
72" Final substitution for Altrincham sees Jack Ryan replace Callum Harris.
71" Harris' effort is saved by Ellison.
68" Schofield replaces Cope and Stephens replaces the captain Anthony Griffith as Congleton make a double sub.
67" Substitution for Altrincham. Bay Downing is replaced by Benjamin Elliot.
61" Altrincham are starting to get a little joy down the left through Gabbidon, he looks like the danger man for the Robins.
56" Substitution for Altrincham. Matthew Cook replaces Reece Coley.
Attendance: 226, Thank you for your support.
The second-half begins.
Before we begin the second-half the visitors Congleton have made a substitution. Steve Foster is replaced by Emini Adegbenro.
The teams are out for the second-half.
Half-time: Altrincham 0-2 Congleton Town. Goals by Henderson in the 11th minute and a fantastic goal in the 39th by Daniel Cope. The Robins have been far from their usual selves which is unsurprising given the fact that the Robins have made so many changes from their 1-1 draw at Hereford last Saturday.
39" Cope adds a second for Congleton with a sublime free-kick, unstoppable effort from the Number 9. Altrincham 0-2 Congleton Town.
34" Cope tries an audacious chip from about 35-yards out but doesn't trouble Wynne.
32" Griffith has received a yellow card for a nasty challenge on Shaun Densmore.
29" Callum Jones handles the ball and Congleton are awarded a free-kick. The Altrincham player sees no further punishment.
28" Altrincham have a free-kick in a dangerous area just outside the Congleton box... It hits the wall and trickles into the palms of Craig Ellison.
23" The corner passes everyone by and the danger is eventually cleared.
22" Altrincham have a corner.
20" Coley crosses and pulls it back for Thompson but his volley is easily saved by Ellison.
19" Warburton's free-kick is deflected into the path of Wynne and the 'keeper collects.
18" Cope wins a free-kick on the edge of the Altrincham 18-yard box.
11" Saul Henderson gives Congleton Town the lead with a smart finish past Wynne. 0-1
10" Cope hits Wynne's far post and almost gives the away side the lead.
8" Coley almost breaks the deadlock but Ellison manages to collect the ball before the Altrincham man can slot it into the back of the net.
6" Altrincham are dominating in possession but aren't creating any chances that will trouble Congleton's defence.
0" Kick-Off:
If you have time before the game starts have a read of the preview for tonight's fixture,
Reminder: If goalless after 90 minutes of play the game will go straight to penalties.
Congleton Town substitutions: 12) Adegbenro, 14) Schofield, 15) Disney, 16) Jamieson, 17) Stephens.
Congleton Town line-up: 1) Ellison, 2) Williams, 3) Peters, 4) Ryder, 5) Morris, 6) Griffith (C), 7) Burey, 8) Warburton, 9) Cope, 10) Henderson, 11) Foster.
Substitutions for Altrincham: 12) Barratt, 14) Elliot, 15) Savage, 16) Cook, 17) Ryan.
Altrincham line-up: 1) Wynne, 2) Downing, 3) Woodcock, 4) Scott, 5) Jones, 6) Densmore (C), 7) Coley, 8) Richman, 9) Thomspon, 10) Harris, 11) Gabbidon.
Welcome to Matchday LIVE! Tonight Altrincham host Congleton Town in the preliminary round of the Cheshire Senior Cup, Kick-off is at 7:45pm.
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