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2-2
AFC Telford United (A)
15:00 - Saturday 1st February 2020
National League North (New Bucks Head)
Goals: Lewis Walters [68'] James Jones [84']
Goals (Opponent): Brendan Daniels [5'] Brendan Daniels [75']
Attendance: 1159
Referee: Matt Corlett
Altrincham
1 Tony Thompson
2 Shaun Densmore
3 Connor Hampson
4 James Jones
5 Tom Hannigan
6 Jake Moult (c)
7 Craig Mahon
79
8 Josh Lundstram
65
9 Jordan Hulme
10 Josh Hancock
11 Tom Peers
18
Substitutes
65
AFC Telford United
1 Micheal Luyambula
2 Arlen Bitch
3 Ross White
4 Ellis Deeney
5 Shane Sutton (c)
6 Zak Lilly
7 Ryan Barnett
8 Adam Walker
9 Matthew Stenson
79
10 Aaron Williams
11 Brendan Daniels
Substitutes
12 Theo Streete
14 Jon Royle
15 James McQuilkin
79
16 Darryl Knights
17 Marcus Dinanga
31 Jan 2020 by Andrew Flynn

AFC Telford United (13th) vs Altrincham (6th)
Vanarama National League North
Saturday, 
1st February 2020 - 15:00

Match preview

Alty's precarious away form has taken a very positive turn of late and the Robins will be hoping for this to continue when they travel to the New Bucks Head on Saturday afternoon.

A repeat of Tuesday night's performance at Kettering Town would fit the bill perfectly, especially as Phil Parkinson's side had to adapt their usual game to suit the conditions underfoot.

The professional manner of the victory is something that Alty will be eager to carry into Saturday. Josh Hancock conjured a moment of magic from nothing to put Alty ahead, before Jordan Hulme helped a Tom Hannigan effort home to put the Robins in a comfortable position by half time. 

Telford had high hopes for the season but find themselves in 13th place. Tuesday night's 4-2 victory over Blyth Spartans will have been most welcome as it stopped a 4 game run without a victory.

Of course this game is particularly interesting because it is followed up by a reverse fixture at the J. Davidson Stadium this coming Tuesday night. For Alty, three points would further cement their claim on a play-off spot whilst for Telford, a victory is an absolute essential if they are to have any hope of salvaging their pre-season expectations.

Last five games

AFC Telford United: DLLDW (F6 A7)
Altrincham: WDLWW (F8 A4)

Last five league meetings

09/04/19 - AFC Telford United 1-1 Altrincham
08/12/18 - Altrincham 3-1 AFC Telford United
04/03/17 - AFC Telford United 1-0 Altrincham
22/10/16 - Altrincham 0-2 AFC Telford United
18/04/15 - Altrincham 1-2 AFC Telford United

Match day information

There will be be segregation in place for this match.   

Altrincham Supporters will be housed in the Frank Nagington Stand, which is where we have been located in each of our 3 previous visits to the New Bucks Head.

Tickets are available in advance via Telford's online ticket system. Supporters are advised to  buy in advance. 

Please click here to purchase your tickets afctelfordunited.ticketco.events

Admission Prices are: 

Adults - £14.00, 

Concessions - £10.00 (Over 60)16-19 - £5, Under 16s £1.

Supporters with Disabilities

Supporters with disabilities will enter through the Assisted Entrance gate (next to the Club Shop) and will pay the Concession Rate, with their carer admitted free of charge.  Telford have a designated Carer’s Champion, who will be on hand for any travelling fans with disability that require any assistance. Please ask them to contact a Steward at the game. 

Live coverage:

Live Commentary on Radio Robins, sponsored by Ashley Mowers Garden Machinery, and the broadcast starts pm

The match commentary sponsor is Kids Disco Parties.

The commentary team is Ian Wilkinson, Mark Simpson & Brian Flynn

You can listen to Radio Robins in any of the 5 following ways:

a) By visiting our MatchCentre: 2020/02/08 15:00 Kettering Town (Home) National League North

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'.

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e) There is a temporary WIX website at https://rr5977.wixsite.com/radiorobin

02 Feb 2020 by Brian Flynn

AFC Telford United 2 Altrincham 2

Vanarama National League North

Saturday February 1st 2020 @ 3pm.

AFC Telford United: Luyambula, Birch, White, Deeney, Sutton (c), Lilly, Barnett, Walker, Stenson (McQuilkin 79), Williams, Daniels.

Unused substitutes: Streete, Royle, Knights, Dinanga.

Scorer: Daniels (5,75).

Cautions: Lilly, Walker, Daniels.

Altrincham: Thompson, Densmore, Hampson, Jones, Hannigan, Moult (c), Mahon (Richman 79), Lundstram (Harrop 64), Hulme, Hancock, Peers (Walters 20).

Unused substitutes: Wall, Mullarkey.

Scorer: Walters (68), Jones (84).

Cautions: Densmore, Hannigan.

Referee: Matt Corlett.

Assistants: Adam Davies, Ravel Cheosiaua.

Attendance: 1159 (151 from Altrincham).

Altrincham continued their excellent run of form, coming back from behind twice to secure a 2-2 draw in an entertaining encounter at the New Bucks Head.

Telford opened the scoring with a very fortunate goal in the 5th minute after Jake Moult fouled Ryan Barnett on the edge of the penalty area 12 yards from the byline. Brendon Daniels’s free kick bounced off the chest of Craig Mahon & the former Alty loanee volleyed the rebound hopefully high towards the six yard box & will have been as surprised as everyone else in the ground to see it drift over the bamboozled Tony Thompson just under the bar & into the far corner.

Josh Hancock almost equalised  minutes later with a stunning free kick that curled over the Telford wall & onto the face of the post.

The Robins dominated possession & territory with Craig Mahon pulling the strings, playing a slightly deeper number 10 role, behind Hancock, who latched onto an excellent ball from Josh Londstram, midway through the half before his well struck shot deflected into the side netting for a corner.

There was yet another first half injury blow for Alty as Tom Peers limped off with a foot/ankle injury, to be replaced by Lewis Walters.

Gavin Cowan’s side seemed content for Alty to dominate possession & try to counterpunch & went close to doubling their advantage as Ryan Garnett’s angled shot brought a good save from Tony Thompson.

The home side were a little more progressive after the interval but it was the substitute Walters, who struck his first goal for Alty in the 68th minute, cleverly running on to a slide rule pass from Craig Mahon, that bisected 2 Telford defenders, before providing a deft finish, sliding the ball past the onrushing debutant keeper Michael Luyambula.

The Lillywhites responded & Tony Thompson produced the save of the game to deny a Ryan Barnett volley, before Daniels put Telford back in front with an audacious 30 yard free kick that dipped & swerved viciously, clearing Thompson & nestling high, just inside the Alty keeper’s left hand post.

Alty had only been level for 7 minutes & it was a very bitter pill to swallow, but James Jones spotted Luyambula  on the edge of his 6 yard box & executed a 30 yard chip that exposed the keeper’s poor positioning perfectly & the Birmingham loanee could only watch in horror as the ball looped over his flailing hands & sailed under the bar.

The Robins finished the game on the rampage & substitute, Simon Richman, saw his left foot shot from just inside the area take a slight deflection just wide of the post for a corner, before Jordan Hulme delivered a perfect ball to Josh Hancock, whose downward header was clawed away by Luyambula & Jake Moult was inches away from converting the rebound as 2 Telford defenders somehow prevented the ball crossing the line.

FT: 2-2
OFF THE LINE!!, Hancock's header deflects off the keeper and is dribbling over the line but is cleared by White. (90+3 Minutes)
Hannigan booked for tripping Daniels. (90+1 Minutes)
4 Minutes added time. (90 Minutes)
GOOALLLL!!!! Jones bursts up the pitch before magnificently striking the ball from around 25 yards out, as the ball flies Luyambula's head, 2-2. (83 Minutes)
Stenson off for McQiilkin for Telford. 78 (Minutes)
A long-range free-kick by Daniels swerves over Thompson's head restoring the home sides lead, 2-1. (75 Minutes)
An excellent save from Thompson from a strong shot by Barnett, keeping it at 1-1. (70 Minutes)
GOALLLL!!! A brilliant pass from Mahon finds Walters who slots it past the keeper. (68 Minutes)
Lundstram comes off for Harrop as Atly make their first sub. (65 Minutes)
A brilliant block from Jones prevents a second Telford goal. (59 Minutes)
Walker of Telford booked for late challenge on Hancock. (50 Minutes)
Alty get us back underway and start with a fast attacker with Lundstram narrowly putting it wide of the post with a header. (45 Minutes)
HT: 1-0
2 minutes added time onto the first half. (45 Minutes)
Jones smashes it over the bar from inside the box, should have scored. (41 Minutes)
Yellow card Densmore for late challenge on Deeney. (35 Minutes)
Thompson makes a fantastic save to deny Barnett. (32 Minutes)
Hancock brilliantly cuts through the midfield but narrowly puts it wide. (30 Minutes)
The injured Peers is replaced by Walters. (17 Minutes)
Hancock strikes the post with a free-kick on the edge of the box, CLOSE! (10 Minutes)
1-0 to Telford as a deflected free-kick finds Daniels who loops it over Thompson's head. (5 Minutes)
Atly start well as Hulme hits it on the half volley but it flies just over the bar. (3 Minutes)
Kick Off as the home side get us underway, up the ROBINS!! (1 Minutes)
Around half an hour till kick off here at the New Bucks Head stadium, COME ON ALTY!!!
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