Match Centre

Stockport County (H)
15:00 - Saturday 15th December 2018
FA Trophy (The J.Davidson Stadium)
Goals (Opponent): Frank Mulhern [22']
Attendance: 988
Referee: Elliott Swallow
2 Simon Richman
3 Shaun Densmore
4 Ben Harrison
6 Jake Moult (c)
8 Sean Williams
9 Jordan Hulme
10 Josh Hancock
11 Ash Hemmings
Stockport County
1 Ben Hinchliffe
2 Dan Cowan
3 Scott Duxbury
4 Jordan Keane
5 Ash Palmer (c)
6 Jamie Stott
7 Adam Thomas
8 Elliott Osbourne
9 Frank Mulhern
10 Matty Warburton
11 Jake Kirby
12 Sam Minihan
13 Ian Ormson
14 Paul Turnbull
15 Darren Stevenson
16 Nyal Bell
13 Dec 2018 by Andy Phillips

Alty host Stockport County in the First Round of the FA Trophy at The J.Davidson Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as they look for revenge against the Hatters after defeat last time out and ahead of the festive fixtures against their local rivals.

The two sides last met in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup in October, with Stockport picking up a 2-0 win at Edgeley Park despite a spirited performance from the Robins, so boss Phil Parkinson will be looking for the win at the weekend.

Sean Williams is edging closer to fitness and could make the squad following his metatarsal injury, while Ash Hemmings could see more game time after an exciting cameo in the win against Telford last weekend.

Parkinson's men convincingly beat Bradford (Park Avenue) 4-0 to reach this stage of the competition last month and will know that a similar performance will be needed if they are to come away with a win against Jim Gannon's side.

Stockport beat Chorley 3-0 to reach the First Round and will be looking to improve in all areas after a stuttering start to a campaign that has seen a side that reached the play-offs last season drop to 11th in the National League North table.

Last time out:

The aforementioned victory in the FA Cup in October saw goals from Frank Mulhern and Matty Warburton saw Stockport progress in the FA Cup.

The two sides have yet to meet in the National League North so far this campaign but Saturday will be the first of three games against County in a short space of time, with a trip to Edgeley Park to come on Boxing Day before the sides meet once again at The J.Davidson Stadium on New Year’s Day.

Admission prices:

Adults £13

Concessions (65+, Students) £10

Juniors (12-16) £5

Under 12s £1

Supporter information:

This match will be segregated and County fans will have access to the new catering facilities in the away end. Away fans should enter strictly via turnstiles 1-4.

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.

A full range of catering options will be provided around the stadium for home and away fans. A menu can be found here.

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

Matchday hospitality is still available!

Through The Years by Howard Watts & Mike Garnett – 15th December

1917 Siemens A MAL W 3-2
1923 Ellesmere Port Cement H CSC W 3-0
1928 Whitchurch A CCL L 1-9
1934 Hurst H CCL D 3-3
1951 Stockport County Reserves H CCL W 3-2
1956 Stafford Rangers H CCL D 1-1
1962 Northwich Victoria H CCL L 1-3
1973 Blackburn Rovers A FAC D 0-0
1979 Rotherham United A FAC W 2-0
1980 Scunthorpe United H FAC W 1-0
1984 Gateshead A GL W 1-0
1990 Kidderminster Harriers A GMVC W 1-0
1999 Northwich Victoria A APLC W 6-1
2001 Burton Albion A ULP D 1-1
2007 York City H FAT L 1-3
2009 Wrexham H FAT W 1-0
2012 Brackley Town A BSN W 1-0
2015 Leamington H FAT D 1-1


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 Tim Ainsworth, 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 Stockport County 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.

16 Dec 2018 by Admin

Alty were knocked out of a second cup competition by Stockport County this season as they went down 1-0 at The J.Davidson on Saturday afternoon. Following County’s 2-0 win at Edgeley Park in the FA Cup in October, they handed Alty another knockout blow from the FA Trophy this time.

In difficult weather conditions that undoubtedly led to a smaller than anticipated crowd, it was the visitors that made the better start to the game. Phil Parkinson made several changes with a couple of players left out with flu and a couple of slight knocks affecting two others, and that gave the opportunity to the likes of Langley, Hemmings, a fit-again Williams and the returning Ben Harrison to come into the side.

Those changes naturally affected the cohesion of the team and took them time to settle into the game as County has the greater possession early on.

The goal was arguably deserved for the visitors midway through the first half when it did arrive but it was fortuitous to say the least. Frank Mulhern’s long range effort took a wicked deflection off Ash Palmer to completely wrong foot Elliot Wynne and give the visitors the lead.

The visitors had a good chance shortly after to go two up but Wynne pulled off a stunning save with his feet to deny Warburton when he looked certain to score.

Ash Hemmings, enjoying his first start in Alty colours, was the home side's main threat and he had some bright moments combining nicely with Jordan Hulme.

It was the Alty number nine who had a great chance four minutes before the break as his header forced an excellent save from County keep Ben Hinchliffe who parried well.

Alty gradually showed signs of settling down but were handed a major blow when Hulme was sent off shortly before half-time. As the Alty striker chased a ball down the sideline, Jamie Stott slid in to the tackle and Hulme landed on the full-back with the referee deeming the action to be dangerous play.

A half-time team talk clearly rallied the team as Alty came out of the blocks well. With Josh Hancock playing as a false nine and Hemmings and Mantack often tucking in to give Alty a presence up top, they started well. The introduction of John Johnston early in the second half helped as the Alty winger was in impressive form with the ball at his feet and gave Alty a key outlet out wide.

The game became increasingly stretched but it was Alty who looked the more likely for long spells as Jim Gannon’s side were content to hold on to their lead rather than push on. Josh Hancock had a whipped cross creating danger but it narrowly evaded his team-mates, while Simon Richman came close with an effort.

Stockport rung the changes to add greater pace up front as they were content to soak up the home side’s pressure and try hit them on the counter. It almost paid off as Mulhern saw his header flick the outside of the post while Wynne and Richman combined heroically to deny County a second in one goalmouth scramble.

Otherwise, the visitors were content to try see the game out but Alty never stopped trying to create an equaliser. Despite playing with ten men for the entirety of the second half, it was hardly noticeable as Alty were the better side. That lack of a poacher up top was ultimately noted as was any kind of luck.

Another frustrating afternoon and a result that was somewhat harsh on the players who performed heroically in various forms of adversity. Alty have an opportunity to make amends quickly next week as we welcome Darlington to The J.Davidson Stadium as National League North action resumes.

Full time. Altrincham 0-1 Stockport County. County knock us out of the FA Trophy.
Three minutes added on.
Johnston is booked for a foul on Cowan.
86" A few last ditch heroics deny a second for County.
85" Richman is booked.
83" JJ dinks a cross into the box and Hinchliffe collects easily,
79" Hemmings is replaced by Gabbidon for Altrincham, Mulhern is replaced by Stephenson for County.
78" Corner for Alty, caught by Hinchliffe.
75" Mulhern hits the outside of the far post with a clever header.
Update: It is still very cold.
71" Corner for Altrincham, Hemmings to take this one, Hampson shoots from 30 yards out, his effort hitting the advertisement boards above the goal.
69" Jake Kirby is replaced by Bell.
Altrincham are on top here despite having less men.
Sean Williams is replaced by Hampson.
Osbourne is replaced by Turnbull.
63" Richman hits the bar with a cross and moments later Williams sees his shot turned behind for a corner.
61" Corner for Altrincham, Hancock flicks on at the near post but it evades everyone.
58" Johnston replaces Mantack.
55" Cowan shoots over the bar.
51" Corner for Alty, cleared away.
49" Hemmings hits on from the edge of the box with the outside of his left boot and it is out of the ground.
The second half begins.
Half time. Altrincham a goal down and a man down.
45" Hulme is sent off as he collides with Duxbury who remains on the ground
41" Fantastic save by Hinchliffe, Moult heads it down and Hulme flicks on and a superb reflex save denies the Robins.
30" Free kick for Stockport on the edge of the box. Duxbury takes it and hits the bar.
26" Mulhern plays in Warburton, the No.10 shoots and a fantastic save by Wynne denies County a second.
Altrincham haven't been their usual selves so far today and are deservedly behind.
Mulhern's shot hit his teammate Palmer before going past Elliot Wynne.
22" Goal for Stockport. Mulhern's shot is deflected past Wynne.
20" Mulhern's shot is just over the bar.
17" Corner to Altrincham, Hemmings crosses in and Hulme is unmarked in the box and heads it into Hinchliffe's arms.
14" Moult shoots low into the arms of Hinchliffe.
12" Free kick to Altrincham. Hemmings to take, headed away.
8" Hemmings lets one fly over the bar of Hinchliffe's goal.
Kick off! Hands are frozen and the game is underway.
Stockport County substitutes: 12) Minihan, 13) Ormson, 14) Turnbull, 15) Stephenson, 16) Bell.
Stockport County line-up: 1) Hinchliffe, 2) Cowan, 3) Duxbury, 4) Keane, 5) Palmer (C), 6) Stott, 7) Thomas, 8) Osbourne, 9) Mulhern, 10) Warburton, 11) Kirby.
Altrincham substitutes: 12) Gabbidon, 14) Johnston, 15) Jones, 16) Hampson, 20) Thompson.
Altrincham FC line-up: 1) Wynne, 2) Richman, 3) Densmore, 4) Harrison, 5) Langley, 6) Moult (C), 7) Mantack, 8) Williams, 9) Hulme, 10) Hancock, 11) Hemmings.
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