Match Centre

York City (A)
15:00 - Saturday 9th March 2019
National League North (Bootham Crescent)
Goals: Josh Hancock [81']
Attendance: 2618
Referee: TBC
1 Tony Thompson
2 Andy White
3 Connor Hampson
4 James Jones
5 Tom Hannigan
6 Jake Moult (c)
7 John Johnston
8 Sean Williams
9 Jordan Hulme
10 Josh Hancock
11 Yusifu Ceesay
York City
1 Adam Bartlett
2 Kallum Griffiths
3 David Ferguson
4 Sean Newton
5 David Mirfin
6 Adriano Moke
7 Wes York
8 Patrick McLaughlin
9 Jordan Burrow (c)
10 Scott Burgess
11 Alex Kempster
12 Josh Law
14 Hamza Bencharif
17 Alex Harris
18 Ryan Whitley
19 Jon Parkin
07 Mar 2019 by Andy Phillips

Alty head to York City on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as the season continues to head towards its climax.

The Robins drew 1-1 with Blyth Spartans on Tuesday night and will now look towards getting an away victory against a York side that are sat safely in midtable at this point of the campaign.

York have won their last four games on the bounce in the National League North, with an Alex Kempster goal sealing all three points at Leamington last time out.

However, inconsistency has what has stopped former Everton and Newcastle United player Steve Watson’s side from making a serious challenge for the play-offs after he took charge in January.

With a couple of teams still breathing down the Robins’ neck in the play-off hunt, it is important that Phil Parkinson’s men keep picking up points, and the weekend represents another chance to do just that. There remain a handful of injury absentees - as outlined by Alty's head sport therapist Tommy Uda - but Phil Parkinson still has plenty options to select from.

Last time out:

The two sides met in the reverse fixture at The J.Davidson Stadium back in November, with Alty coming away with a 3-0 win.

Josh Hancock struck just before the hour mark to give the Robins the lead in what was a fairly tight encounter before then.

It wasn’t until the last ten minutes that Altrincham would seal the game, with a quick-fire double from Jake Moult and then Josh Hancock’s second giving the score a more comfortable look.

Supporter information:

Robins fans making the journey to Bootham Crescent should take note of the postcode Y030 7AJ.

There is limited parking at the ground but fans can park at the nearby York Teaching Hospital, which is open from 1pm and costs £2.50.

Half hourly trains run from Manchester Piccadilly to York railway station, which is a 15-minute walk away from the ground.

Visiting Supporters

Admission will be by payment at the turnstiles.

Altrincham supporters should enter via the Grosvenor Road turnstiles nos. 14 – 23 and the following prices will apply;

Adults £14.00

Over 65’s and Young Persons 18-21 carrying valid Photo ID £10.00

Under 18s £5.00

Once inside the ground there are 332 seats available for Altrincham supporters in the – Popular Stand. Transfer to these seats is available on a first come first served basis and there is an additional £1 transfer charge.

Disabled Supporter Accommodation is available and supporters should call our Ticket Office on 01904 624447 Opt.1 or email to arrange this or email [email protected]

Through The Years by Howard Watts & Mike Garnett – 9th March

1907 Crewe Alexandra A CSC L 1-2
1912 Hyde H CSC W 4-0
1929 Tranmere Rovers Reserves H CCL L 1-2
1935 Port Vale Reserves A CCL L 1-3
1940 Wigan Athletic A CCLWS2 L 2-4
1955 Tranmere Rovers Reserves H CCL W 3-0
1957 Buxton H CCL 5-2
1963 Tranmere Rovers Reserves A CCL L 1-3
1966 Buxton A CCL W 4-0
1968 Chester Reserves A CCL D 0-0
1974 Buxton A NPL W 3-0
1981 AP Leamington H APL W 4-1
1985 Northwich Victoria Macc CSC D 2-2
1991 Welling United A GMVC D 2-2
1993 Stalybridge Celtic H GMVC D 0-0
1996 Woking H GMVC W 2-0
1999 Runcorn H ULP W 3-0
2002 Frickley Athletic H ULP L 0-2
2004 Gainsborough Trinity A ULP W 3-2
2010 Wrexham A BSP 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 Mark Simpson, Brian Flynn & 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 'York' match where the Mixlr player is embedded and just press play

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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.

10 Mar 2019 by Admin

Altrincham picked up another valuable three points on Saturday thanks to Josh Hancock’s late wonder strike to beat York City 1-0 at Bootham Crescent.

On a day when conditions were difficult for both teams, the match looked to be edging towards a stalemate before Hancock popped up in the 81st minute with a goal worthy of winning any match. The victory keeps the Robins firmly in the play-off hunt.

Phil Parkinson made just the one change with Jordan Hulme coming back into the starting line-up for Joe Piggott who has been struggling with back spasms this week and the Alty striker put in a good performance causing the York defence issues throughout.

The match started relatively slowly as both teams looked to adapt to the blustery conditions. There was plenty of endeavour from both sides but little attacking threat with neither goalkeeper really tested. The first real chance of the game came midway through the first half and it fell to the visitors.

Scott Burgess regained possession in the attacking third and his effort forced a superb save out of Tony Thompson in Alty’s goal. Neither Jordan Burrow nor Patrick McLaughlin could get on to the rebound in the ensuing scramble and ultimately the ball was cleared.

Alty grew into the half and enjoyed more of the ball as half-time approached but ultimately neither team did enough to warrant a lead going into the break.

Within minutes of the resumption, Alty had their best chance of the game. Yusifu Ceesay was played through on goal and his shot hit the post with Bartlett beaten. Just moments later, the Spanish winger broke clear once again but he was bundled over and penalty claims were waved away.

Those early chances in the second half set the tone for the second 45 minutes as both teams started to take more risks. On the hour mark, it was York’s turn to hit the woodwork as Burgess carried the ball into the box and his effort from 12 yards out cannoned back off Thompson’s post.

Both teams traded attempts at goal as time ran down and it became clear that one goal would likely be enough to take all three points and so it proved. Josh Hancock received the ball some 25 yards out and as the ball sat up nicely, the number ten swivelled and volleyed the ball over the helpless York keeper and sent the 249 Alty fans into raptures.

A moment of magic at any level of football and one that left the home players and fans shell-shocked. Alty were able to play out the remaining minutes and quell any threat from York to extend their recent good run to three wins and a draw from their last four matches. At the same time, that brought an end to York’s four-match winning run.

On to Brackley Town next week at The J.Davidson Stadium and that will be another tough assignment given their win over high-flying Stockport on Saturday.

Full-time - York City 0-1 Altrincham and a huge three points for Phil Parkinson's men in the race for a play-off place! Josh Hancock's wonder volley late in the game sealed the points and sends our superb travelling support home in great spirits!
92' Harrop booked
91' Harrop on for Hancock
The clock hits 90 and the fourth official signals 3 added minutes for Alty to hold on for....
89' Hamza Bencherif for Kallum Griffiths for York
Phil Parkinson is looking to tighten things up somewhat now with the introduction of Ringo and Alty looking to soak up pressure and hit York on the counter now
83' Richman is on for Ceesay
81' GOAL - Alty take the lead with a stunning volley by Josh Hancock! Yes! York 0-1 Alty
Just over 10 minutes left and we remain goalless.......
77' McLaughlin is booked for the home side
The attendance is confirmed as 2618 - 249 travelling fans from Alty - we thank you as always for your support!
75' An important intervention from Tom Hannigan once again as he gets a foot in to clear for a corner which comes to nothing for York
74' Hulme curls an effort over the bar
A Josh Hancock free kick goes over the bar
68' A head goes wide from Jordan Hulme as both teams are looking increasingly dangerous
66' Billy Sass-Davies comes on for his Alty debut in place of James Jones
63' Jon Parkin is coming on for Kempster
61' Hulme goes down the other end after a superb turn and he is ultimately crowded out by York defenders and we remain goalless
60' York's turn this time to clatter the post....that man Burgess once again hits the woodwork from around 12 yards out
57' An enforced York change as key midfielder Moke has to come off and Harris comes on
Jake Moult is booked for dissent
Ceesay breaks clear once again but he is bundled over and shouts for an Alty penalty are waved away
47' The first chance of the second half falls to Alty and Ceesay sees a glorious chance hit the post after being clean through on goal
We are back underway at Bootham Crescent and both teams will be looking to improve on their first half displays
Half-time and it is goalless....Alty have enjoyed more possession as the half wore on but the only real chance of the first half fell to the hosts where Tony Thompson came to Alty's rescue. Overall a fair score so far with neither team really doing enough to merit a lead
It has been an entertaining first half but both teams have struggled to penetrate in the final third as the first half closes out
The game continues to go end to end with Alty enjoying a couple of forays forward but Hulme is thwarted on a mazy run after taking one touch too many and then Hampson wastes a good position
A dangerous free kick for York which Newton takes but it hits Jordan Hulme in the wall and the chance is gone
An effort from Ceesay flies over the bar and fails to trouble Bartlett who has yet to be tested
The play continues to be relatively scrappy with neither side able to click into gear and establish control of the game or possession
18' Thompson makes a great save from what was the best chance of the game for Burgess as he should have really scored from the rebound
A moment of danger for the hosts as they go straight up the other end but their dangerous counter fizzles out. No clear cut chances as yet but both teams are looking lively
Alty have a corner of their own as Ceesay and Johnston combine short before JJ whips a dangerous ball in that comes to nothing
9' An effort by Sean Williams goes narrowly wide after a nice passing move to build the attack
Both teams are getting accustomed to the windy conditions with several overhit passes already......York have the first corner of the match but Hannigan clears the danger
And we are off at Bootham Crescent….and the wind is blowing hard
Alty Subs: Dolan, Harrop, Sass-Davies, Densmore, Richman
Alty XI: Thompson; White, Jones, Hannigan, Hampson; Moult, Williams; Johnston, Hancock, Ceesay; Hulme
York Subs: Bencherif, Harris, Parkin, Whitley, Law
York XI: Bartlett; Griffiths, Mirfin, Newton, Ferguson; Burgess, Moke, McLaughlin; York, Burrow, Kempster
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Welcome to matchday live from Bootham Crescent where we will bring you all the latest from Alty's clash with York City. The home side have won their last four matches which has seen manager Steve Watson win the Vanarama National League North 'Manager of the Month' award for February so this will be a tough test for Phil Parkinson's Robins
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