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Kidsgrove Athletic (A)
19:45 - Tuesday 10th July 2018
Friendly (Hollinwood Road)
Attendance: 0
Referee: Unknown
Kidsgrove Athletic
09 Jul 2018 by TheSportsBlogger

Phil Parkinson’s Robins are coming off the back of a 3-0 win at Rhyl on Saturday as goals from Max Harrop and a brace from youngster Ben Elliot were enough to see Altrincham kick off their pre-season in fine form.

They face Kidsgrove Athletic who also played their first match of pre-season at the weekend and they earned a solid 1-1 draw with Port Vale. The Staffordshire outfit has striker Anthony Malbon to thank for his equalising goal, and Alty defenders will have to pay close attention to him on Tuesday.

For this match, the Robins will have the same set of players at the disposal of manager Phil Parkinson with the exception of John Johnston who is unavailable, and he should be able to count on Sean Miller who is expected to be fit to play some part.

Directions from Moss Lane can be found here, alternatively use ST7 1DQ as the post code to get to Kidsgrove.

Live updates can be found in the MatchCentre and you can also listen via Radio Robins.

11 Jul 2018 by TheSportsBlogger

A Jordan Hulme brace saw Altrincham come out victorious from their second pre-season game. It took the Robins just two minutes to gain the lead in Staffordshire through their top scorer of the 2017-18 season, Hulme.

Some top work from Connor Hampson down the left flank allowed Hulme to slot the ball past Burzynski to open the scoring.

Phil Parkinson’s men had doubled their lead just before the half-hour mark through Elliot Rokka, who is currently on trial at the club. Captain Jake Moult sent a fantastic long-range pass through to Rokka, and the trialist then rounded the goalkeeper and stroked the ball into an empty Kidsgrove net.

Nine minutes before the half-time break, Kidsgrove had halved the deficit through Lee Cropper as he managed to get a decisive touch on the loose ball before Matthew Johnson could get there as the half finished with Alty 2-1 up.

Early into the second period, Altrincham had extended their lead back to a two-goal advantage through Josh Hancock from the penalty spot. Jordan Hulme had been brought down in the box by Alex Morris when he looked certain to score, and Hancock stepped up to make it 3-1 to the visitors.

Hulme’s persistence in the box soon paid off as substitute Pat Savage crossed into the box, and Hulme got on the end of the lovely cross to flick home past Burzynski.

20 minutes from time, Kidsgrove produced arguably the moment of the match as a sublime effort from Chris Baker from outside the area saw them pull the score back to 4-2.

And that is how it finished as Alty picked up another comfortable victory while sharing minutes out throughout the squad. Phil and the team will be looking to make it three wins on the bounce as they face a trip to the Isle of Man at the weekend for the third pre-season friendly.