Match Centre

2-0
Nuneaton Borough (A)
15:00 - Saturday 20th April 2019
National League North (Liberty Way)
Goals: Josh Hancock [52'] Max Harrop [91']
Attendance: 530
Referee: Mr Aaron Bannister
Altrincham
1 Tony Thompson
2 Shaun Densmore
3 Andy White
23
4 Ben Harrison
5 Tom Hannigan
6 Jake Moult (c)
7 John Johnston
66
8 Sean Williams
9 Jordan Hulme
10 Josh Hancock
76
11 Matt Chadwick
Substitutes
66
76
Nuneaton Borough
1 Cameron Belford
2 Curtis Obeng
3 Rhys Sharpe
4 Josh Lundstram
6 Ryan Edmunds
7 Taylor Allen
8 Jordan Lussey
9 Luke Barlone
10 James Caton
78
11 Devon Kelly-Evans
14 Dimitri Dunkley
88
Substitutes
12 Bekir Halil
78
15 Tyrell Belford
88
19 Apr 2019 by Andy Phillips

Altrincham could all but secure their place in the play-offs when they make the trip to already-relegated Nuneaton Borough on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

Tuesday night saw the Robins go down 2-1 to Brackley Town and despite that being three points dropped, victory at the weekend will see Phil Parkinson's men stay six points clear of their rivals with two games to spare and a far superior goal difference to the sides looking to leapfrog them in the National League North table.

They will take on a Nuneaton side that has had struggles both on and off the field this season and were relegated at the end of March, having only won four games all campaign.

Although it would be easy to take things for granted, there is still a job to be done and the last-gasp loss on Tuesday night will make sure there is no complacency and the boys are fully equipped to go out and get what would be a huge three points for the club.

Last time out:

The reverse fixture came at The J.Davidson Stadium back in October, as Altrincham cruised to an impressive 4-0 victory on the day.

Nuneaton held on firmly until the stroke of half-time when Owen Dale broke the deadlock and after conceding the first goal, the Robins dominated the match.

The second half saw John Johnston score a brace, with his second coming just before the hour mark and Josh Hancock wrapped things up in injury time for all three points.

Supporter information:

Robins fans making the trip to Liberty Way should take note of the postcode CV11 6RR for their sat navs.

Regular trains from Manchester Piccadilly through to Birmingham New Street are also in operation, where fans can transfer towards Nuneaton station. The station is around a half an hour walk from the ground, are also in operation.   

Admission prices:

Adults - £12
Concessions - £10 (aged 60+ or NUS card - proof required)
11-16’s - £3
Under 11 - Free with accompanied adult

Transfer to the Main Stand seats, if required, is an additional £2 which is paid within the ground.

Through The Years by Howard Watts & Mike Garnett – 20th April

1904 Hyde H ML W 2-0
1908 Newton Heath Athletic H ML W 4-3
1908 Northwich Victoria A ML D 2-2
1912 Tranmere Rovers A LC2 D 2-2
1918 Crossley Brothers A MAL W 2-0
1918 Gorse Hill Guild H A&DSC W 7-0
1929 Nantwich H CCL W 2-1
1932 Manchester Central A CCL D 2-2
1935 Congleton Town H CCL W 3-0
1949 Wellington Town H CCL W 3-1
1953 Wellington Town A CCL L 1-2
1957 Macclesfield Town A CCL L 2-4
1962 Winsford United H CCL D 1-1
1963 Rhyl H CCL W 2-1
1964 Oswestry Town H CCLC W 2-1
1968 Oswestry Town H CCL W 2-1
1974 Mossley H NPL W 1-0
1977 Scarborough Rotherham FAT D 0-0
1978 Goole Gtown A NPL W 1-0
1981 Bath City H APL W 3-1
1985 Runcorn Northwich CSC L 0-2
1991 Colchester United A GMVC D 1-1
1992 Macclesfield Town H GMVC W 3-1
1996 Hednesford Town H GMVC W 2-1
1999 Northwich Victoria Witton CSC W 1-0
2002 Gainsborough Trinity A ULP W 3-1
2004 Worksop Town H ULP W 2-1
2010 Salisbury City A BSP L 1-4
2013 Hinckley United A BSBN W 6-0

Coverage:

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 commentators are Mark Simpson, Ian Wilkinson and Brian Flynn.

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 'Nuneaton' match where the Mixlr player is embedded and just press play

b) The Radio Robins website www.radiorobins.com. 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 https://rr5977.wixsite.com/radiorobins

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 news and updates.

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FT - Nuneaton Borough 0-2 Altrincham - Josh Hancock and Max Harrop score to win it for Alty and seal a vital three points for Phil Parkinson's men!
GOAL! Nuneaton Borough 0-2 Altrincham - sub Max Harrop's effort cannot be held out by Belford and that surely clinches the win in injury time!
The ball is driven across the goal by Max Harrop but nobody can get on the end of it!
88' Ty Belford comes on for Dimitri Dunkley for Boro
This game is not over as Nuneaton put the Robins under some pressure
78' Boro make a change as Bekir Halil comes on for Caton for them
76' Max Harrop comes on for goalscorer Josh Hancock as Alty continue to lead 1-0
There will surely be more goals in this game as the match has completely opened up now as the home side try to attack and Alty look as dangerous as ever with more space to exploit
The attendance is confirmed as 530
66' James Poole comes on for John Johnston
61' Almost a second as Jordan Hulme is denied by the crossbar following a speedy counter attack directly from a corner at the other end of the pitch, That would have killed the game off
GOAL! Boro 0-1 Alty and it is that man Josh Hancock to put the Robins ahead on 52 mins
50' Densmore curls a nice free-kick towards goal but it goes out for a corner....Alty have started fast
Boro get the second half underway.....
HT - It is goalless at Liberty Way but Phil Parkinson will not be too disappointed as the Robins have played quite well on the whole controlling the bulk of the game. The focus in the second half will be testing Boro's goalkeeper more
On the stroke of half-time, JJ has hid third chance of the half but Belford makes an excellent save to deny him
45' Boro counter and almost take an unlikely lead as Caton cuts in from the left and force Tony Thompson into a smart save
42' The next chance falls to Johnston once again after a trademark raid down the right by Densmore but JJ fires wide
35' Sean Williams is the next Alty player to have an effort towards goal but he shoots over the bar too as Alty ramp up the pressure
Alty enjoying plenty of the ball right now but probing more than anything else
23' Andy White has to come off so Connor Hampson replaces him
Already the heat looks to be taking its toll and the players take some liquids in as Andy White requires treatment
14' The hosts have their first real opening themselves but the effort from Lussey sails over the bar
12' Matty Chadwick has en effort on goal after good play by Johnston again but Cam Belford is equal to it down low
4' Opening effort towards goal falls to the Robins as Johnny Johnston fires over the crossbar
Defender Miles Addison has picked up a knock in the warm-up for Nuneaton and will not feature today. Dimitri Dunkley will wear the number 5 shirt for Boro today.
We are off on a beautiful sunny day!
Subs: 12. Poole, 14. Harrop, 15. Hampson, 16. Richman, 17. Dolan
Alty starting XI: 1. Thompson, 2. Densmore, 3. White, 4. Harrison, 5. Hannigan, 6. Moult, 7. Johnston, 8. Williams, 9. Hulme, 10. Hancock, 11. Chadwick
Subs: 12. Bekir Hall, 13. Ty Belford, 14. Dimitri Dunkley
Nuneaton Borough starting XI: 1. Cam Belford, 2. Curtis Obeng, 3. Rhys Sharpe, 4. Josh Lundstram, 5. Miles Addison, 6. Ryan Edmunds, 7. Taylor Allen, 8. Jordan Lussey, 9. Luke Barlone, 10. James Caton, 11. Devon Kelly-Evans
We'll have team news as soon as we get it!
Welcome to matchday live from Liberty Way as Alty make the trip to Nuneaton Borough looking to get back to winning ways!
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