Match Centre

Stockport County (A)
15:00 - Wednesday 26th December 2018
National League North (Edgeley Park)
Goals (Opponent): Jamie Stott [25'] Frank Mulhern [51']
Attendance: 4549
Referee: TBC
1 Tony Thompson
2 Shaun Densmore
3 Connor Hampson
4 James Jones
5 Tom Hannigan
6 Jake Moult (c)
7 John Johnston
8 Sean Williams
9 Josh Hancock
10 Max Harrop
11 Ash Hemmings
Stockport County
1 Ben Hinchliffe
2 Sam Minihan
3 Scott Duxbury
4 Jordan Keane
5 Ash Palmer
6 Jamie Stott
7 Adam Thomas
8 Paul Turnbull (c)
9 Frank Mulhern
10 Matty Warburton
11 Jake Kirby
12 Sam Walker
13 Ian Ormson
14 Elliott Osbourne
15 Darren Stephenson
16 Nyal Bell
24 Dec 2018 by Andy Phillips

ALTY face the first of two festive encounters against Stockport County on Boxing Day (3pm) as they make the short trip to Edgeley Park looking to extend their unbeaten run in the National League North.

Saturday's thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Darlington saw Phil Parkinson's side drop one place to 4th in the league table but are nine matches without defeat, and they will now be looking to get back to winning ways here.

Stockport's form has been much improved as of late and the Hatters now find themselves in the play-off picture as the calendar year comes to a close.

The Hatters picked up a point through Nyal Bell's late equaliser at Alfreton Town last weekend, and that followed a very impressive 6-0 victory away at Ashton United several days before.

Jim Gannon's men have managed to knock the Robins out of both the FA Cup and the FA Trophy so far this campaign, so boss Phil Parkinson will be hoping that it is third time lucky for his side this time around.

Last time out:

The last meeting between the two teams came in the FA Trophy only 11 days ago, where Stockport came away with a 1-0 victory.

Ash Palmer's deflected goal for Stockport was the difference in a game between two sides that will certainly be fielding very different teams over the festive period.

Both sides also met in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup earlier in the season, where Frank Mulhern and Matty Warburton saw the Hatters through to the First Round Proper.

Visiting Supporter Information:

Visiting supporters will be accommodated in the all-seated, covered Vernon (South) Stand. Supporters will be segregated. No transfers will be permitted once inside the ground. Cash-only turnstiles. Away fans enter via turnstiles 3 and 4.


Adults – £15

Concessions* – £10

Aged 6-17 – £5

U6’s – FREE (with full-paying Adult, but the under 6-year-old will require a ticket in advance)

*Concessions are Over-65 and Disabled (Carers enter free), and Students.


Supporters travelling by car: Supporters should be informed that there will be no parking at the ground and they can use nearby ‘Booth Street’ car park (SK3 9DF) for which a charge of £4.00 is payable. This is a secure car park which will be staffed throughout the match from noon to 7pm.

Through The Years by Howard Watts & Mike Garnett – 22nd December

1903 Hooley Hill A ML D 2-2
1905 Sale A ML L 1-3
1906 Sale A ML D 0-0
1907 Northwich Victoria H ML L 1-2
1908 Berry's H ML W 3-0
1910 Crewe Alexandra Reserves H ML L 1-2
1911 Great Harwood H LC2 W 5-0
1912 Hyde H LC1 W 3-2
1913 Accrington Stanley H LC1 D 3-3
1916 Warrington Town A LC L 0-8
1918 Northwich Victoria ? LC W 3-0
1919 Northwich Victoria A CCL D 2-2
1921 Stalybridge Celtic Reserves H CCL W 4-2
1922 Congleton Town A CCL W 4-1
1923 Port Vale Reserves A CCL L 1-9
1924 Runcorn A CCL L 0-4
1925 Witton Albion H CCL L 0-3
1927 Stockport County Reserves H CCL W 4-1
1928 Witton Albion A CCL D 2-2
1929 Congleton Town A CCL L 0-4
1930 Hurst H CCL W 4-2
1931 Witton Albion H CCL W 9-5
1932 Whitchurch H CCL W 3-2
1933 Witton Albion H CCL W 5-1
1934 Northwich Victoria H CCL W 3-0
1935 Northwich Victoria A CCL L 0-1
1936 Northwich Victoria H CCL D 1-1
1938 Stockport County Reserves A CCL L 0-3
1946 Runcorn A CCL W 4-2
1947 Buxton H CCL W 6-3
1948 South Liverpool A CCL L 2-3
1949 Tranmere Rovers Reserves A CCL L 1-3
1950 Ellesmere Port Town A CCL L 0-2
1951 Rhyl A CCL W 1-0
1952 Port Vale Reserves H CCL D 1-1
1953 Congleton Town H CCL W 1-0
1955 Stockport County Reserves H CCL W 3-0
1956 Stockport County Reserves A CCL W 2-0
1957 Stockport County Reserves A CCL L 0-6
1958 Witton Albion H CCL W 2-1
1959 Witton Albion A CCL W 3-0
1960 Tranmere Rovers Reserves A CCL L 1-4
1962 Wigan Athletic H CCL W 2-0
1963 Wigan Athletic H CCL W 3-1
1964 Chester Reserves H CCL L 0-1
1966 Macclesfield Town H CCL L 2-3
1967 Northwich Victoria H CCL W 4-1
1968 South Liverpool H NPL L 1-2
1969 Macclesfield Town A NPL D 1-1
1970 Lancaster City A NPL W 3-1
1972 Macclesfield Town A NPL W 3-2
1973 Macclesfield Town A NPL D 1-1
1974 Macclesfield Town A NPL W 3-0
1975 Macclesfield Town A NPL W 3-2
1977 Macclesfield Town H NPL D 2-2
1978 Macclesfield Town A NPL W 5-1
1979 Scarborough H APL W 2-0
1980 Bangor City A APL W 5-4
1983 Bangor City H APL W 2-1
1984 Barrow H GL W 2-0
1985 Barrow A GL W 1-0
1986 Stafford Rangers H GMVC W 2-0
1987 Macclesfield Town H GMVC L 1-3
1988 Macclesfield Town A GMVC L 0-1
1989 Macclesfield Town H GMVC L 0-1
1991 Macclesfield Town A GMVC D 1-1
1994 Northwich Victoria H GMVC L 1-3
1995 Northwich Victoria A GMVC L 1-2
1998 Runcorn A ULP W 3-0
2002 Droylsden H ULP W 3-1
2003 Stalybridge Celtic H ULP D 3-3
2004 Stafford Rangers A NCN W 1-0
2005 Kidderminster Harriers A NC D 1-1
2006 Northwich Victoria H NC W 3-0
2007 Northwich Victoria H BSP L 1-2
2008 Northwich Victoria A BSP W 1-0
2011 Droylsden H BSN W 5-1
2012 Stalybridge Celtic A BSN D 2-2
2013 Stalybridge Celtic H SN W 5-0
2014 Chester A VC W 2-0
2016 FC United of Manchester H VNLN L 0-3
2017 Marine A ESP W 3-0


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 match commentary team is Paul Salt, Ian Wilkinson & 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 Stockport 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.

27 Dec 2018 by Finley White

Altrincham lost their first league game since September 29th after losing 2-0 to local rivals Stockport County, who handed Altrincham a third defeat in a third different competition this season.

Goals in each half were enough for County to go above the Robins on goal difference as the red and whites now sit in 5th place.

Loanee Ashley Hemmings hit the post for Altrincham five minutes in while John Johnston was denied by some good defending by Jamie Stott when he looked threatening.

However the visitors failed to build on that bright start and they were given a warning sign when Jordan Keane almost gave County the lead shortly after with a low and powerful effort.

Some heroic defending from Tom Hannigan denied Stockport the lead with a goal-line clearance after a cross from the left was not dealt with and just a minute later County took the lead through Jamie Stott. Scott Duxbury’s corner from the right found Kirby unmarked in the box, the ball looped up into the air and Stott got the all-important touch to send it home.

Behind at the break, Alty were immediately on the back foot in the second half as Duxbury found himself through with Tony Thompson after counter attacking an Alty corner, but Connor Hampson was on hand to clear from danger.

Moments later however, County had their second of the game through Frank Mulhern. Turnbull launched the ball forward from the centre circle and Mulhern took it down with a superb touch and curled it past Thompson.

A series of efforts from Harrop and Moult could not really trouble Hinchliffe in the Hatters' goal, with those shots from the edge of the box comfortably saved as the hosts were intent on preserving their lead and not taking too many risks at this stage.

Loanee Chris Sang came on with around fifteen minutes remaining to mark his first appearance in a red and white shirt and the talented youngster showed promise to suggest he has the ability to feature more in the upcoming matches.

An impressive 588 Altrincham fans took the journey and your support is highly appreciated as always. Altrincham return on Saturday as we make the trip to West Yorkshire to face Guiseley.

Altrincham suffer their third loss of the season to Stockport County.
Full time. Stockport 2-0 Altrincham.
80" Altrincham make their third sub of the afternoon as Harrison replaces Hannigan at the back.
79" Nyal Bell replaces Frank Mulhern as County make their third and final substitution.
78" Densmore is booked for bringing down Stephenson.
Sang comes on for his first appearance in Altrincham FC shirt.
74" Double substitution for Altrincham. Sang and Richman replace Harrop and Williams.
73" Substitution for Stockport, Walker replaces Warburton.
71" Altrincham have a free kick, Johnston to take, Hinchliffe collects.
Attendace: 4549 with 588 travelling Altrincham fans. Thank you for your support.
67" Substitution for Stockport County. Darren Stephenson replaces Jake Kirby.
59" Max Harrop is booked for a challenge on Mulhern.
56" Harrop finds himself in acres of space and shoots from far out, the strike doesn't trouble Hunchliffe.
54" Hinchliffe saves a shot from Moult.
53" Harrop shoots low and Hinchliffe saves.
52" What a goal by County. Turnbull launches the ball forward and Mulhern touches it down and slots past Thompson. County 2-0 Altrincham.
50" Hemmings shoots over the bar with his right boot.
48" Corner for Altrincham. Johnston takes it, Harrop fluffs his effort. County break down the left, Thomspon blasts the ball off a County forward and almost awards County a second goal.
The second half begins.
Half time: Stockport County 1-0 Altrincham FC. (Stott 25")
1 minute shall be added on here at the end of the first half.
42" Altrincham find themselves dominating possession for the last few minutes.
36" Keane finds himself unmarked again on the edge of the box, his effort going high and wide.
33" James Jones is told off by the referee for sliding in on Mulhern.
Half an hour in here at Edgeley Park as Altrincham are a goal down thanks to a Jamie Stott goal 5 minutes ago. Stockport have controlled the tempo of the game and deserve the lead.
28" Stockport have a corner here. Thompson punches it clear.
25" Corner for Stockport, Duxbury to swing it in, the ball goes in at the back post and County lead. Stott is unmarked in the box and prods the ball into the back of the net. Stockport County 1-0 Altrincham.
24" Hannigan clears off the line as the ball drops right into the path of a County player, heroic defending.
20" Altrincham break from a County corner and Hancock shoots from 18 yards and sees his effort saved,
17" Johnston shoots wide from 25 yards out.
16" Thomas heads straight at Thompson from the free-kick.
15" Corner for Stockport. Warburton's shot is deflected behind, Altrincham clear but then give away a free-kick for a foul on Minihan.
12" Thomas plays the ball across the box and Mulhern gets a stud to it and Altrincham clear.
7" Keane drives through the Altrincham side and hits it low, Thompson saves and just about snatches the loose ball away from the oncoming County forwards.
5" Ashley Hemmings hits the post with a right-footed effort and it goes behind for a goal kick.
2" Jordan Keane's volleyed effort stings the palms of Tony Thompson, first shot of the game here at Edgeley Park is by the hosts.
Kick off!
The teams are out, kick off is moments away. Come on Altrincham!
Stockport County substitutes: 12) Walker, 13) Ormson, 14) Osbourne, 15) Stephenson, 16) Bell.
Stockport County line-up: 1) Hinchliffe, 2) Minihan, 3) Duxbury, 4) Keane, 5) Palmer, 6) Stott, 7) Thomas, 8) Turnbull (C), 9) Mulhern, 10) Warburton, 11) Kirby.
Altrincham FC substitutes: 12) Mantack, 14) Richman, 15) Harrison, 16) Sang, 20) Wynne.
Altrincham FC starting line-up: 1) Thompson, 2) Densmore, 3) Hampson, 4) Jones, 5) Hannigan, 6) Moult (C), 7) Johnston, 8) Williams, 9 Hancock, 10) Harrop, 11) Hemmings.
You can follow this game here on, via radio commentary from Brian and the boys at and also via our club Twitter @altrinchamfc
Welcome back to MatchdayLive! For the third time this season we face our local rivals Stockport County, this time at Edgeley Park. We hope you had a lovely Christmas yesterday but football is back!
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