Match Centre

0-2
Gateshead (A)
15:00 - Saturday 18th January 2020
National League North (Gateshead International Stadium)
Goals (Opponent): Tony Thompson [43' og] Mitch Curry [66']
Attendance: 971
Referee: Adam Williamson
Altrincham
1 Tony Thompson
2 Shaun Densmore
76
3 Andy White
4 Toby Mullarkey
5 Tom Hannigan
6 Jake Moult (c)
7 John Johnston
8 Josh Lundstram
9 Jordan Hulme
10 Josh Hancock
11 Luke Wall
76
Substitutes
Gateshead
1 Bradley James
2 Alex Nicholson
3 Elliot Forbes
4 Liam Agnew
82
5 Jake Cooper
6 Mike Williamson
7 Jordan Preston
89
8 Nicky Deverdics
9 Mitch Curry
78
10 Greg Olley
11 Scott Barrow (c)
Substitutes
12 Dan Cranston
13 Sam Guthrie
14 Connor Thomson
89
15 Dominic Tear
78
16 Connor Oliver
82
16 Jan 2020 by Andrew Flynn

Gateshead 12th vs Altrincham 6th

Vanarama National League North

Saturday 18th January 2020, 15:00

Match preview

Alty players, fans and staff alike will be hoping for better luck on Saturday’s return trip to the north east of England. Tuesday night’s game at Spennymoor Town was postponed at the eleventh hour, which strikes a similarity between the Robins and Saturday’s opponents, as Gateshead saw their game at Boston United also fall foul to the weather.

There should be no repeat of Tuesday’s disappointment, however, as the forecast is much improved with sunshine in store for both Friday and Saturday.

Mike Williamson’s men have done what plenty of clubs have failed to do in recent times - find their feet, and some much needed stability, after dropping out of the National League and into regional football. It could be argued that their league position of 12th is a false representation of their form this season, as like Alty, they have a backlog of postponed fixtures. Indeed no side has played less than Gateshead’s total of 22 games.

Much like Tuesday night promised to be, this is a big opportunity for either club to take another early stride towards the end of season dance. With both teams rested during midweek we could be in for a fascinating encounter between two sides who have their sights firmly set on a play-off berth come the end of the campaign.

Gateshead’s form has markedly improved after a dreadful November run that also saw Altrincham run out comfortable 3-0 winners over the Tynesiders on a Tuesday night at the J.Davidson Stadium.. Following the game, Phil Parkinson sang the praises of a ‘professional performance’ on a night where the Robins ‘executed everything that we asked them to do.’

A repeat performance will be most welcome, especially when you consider Alty’s recent record at The International Stadium. There’s no hiding from the fact that this has been a poor hunting ground for us in recent times, we’ve picked up just one point from our past four visits:

17/10/15 - Gateshead 2-2 Altrincham

06/04/15 - Gateshead 1-0 Altrincham

11/09/10 - Gateshead 2-0 Altrincham

23/02/10 - Gateshead 1-0 Altrincham

That said, we will be looking to extend our Vanarama National League North unbeaten run to eight games. Alty haven’t tasted defeat in a league encounter since the 2-0 loss at the hands of Bradford (Park Avenue) on 7th December.

Max Harrop is serving the second game of a 3 match  suspension and Simon Richman (hamstring) has been ruled out.

Last five league games

Gateshead: WLLDW (F11 A10)
Altrincham: WWWWD (F10 A3)

Last five league meetings

19/11/19 - Altrincham 3-0 Gateshead
08/03/16 - Altrincham 2-3 Gateshead
17/10/15 - Gateshead 2-2 Altrincham
06/04/15 - Gateshead 1-0 Altrincham
25/08/14 - Altrincham 0-1 Gateshead

Away travel information

Admission prices for Saturday’s game are as follows.

Adults £15

Concessions £8

Under 16s £5

Under 12s FREE

Please be advised of the following:

“Altrincham supporters will be lodged in the Tyne & Wear Stand, all seated with cover.

Admission to the game is by payment on the day via turnstiles 1-2, as segregation will be in place.

Altrincham supporters will have access to food and alcohol inside the ground.

Flags are allowed but must be hung as directed by stewards. Drums will not be allowed.

Free car parking is available on a first come basis in car parks  1-3. Public parking is signposted and available near the stadium".

Live coverage:

Live Commentary on Radio Robins, sponsored by Ashley Mowers Garden Machinery, and the broadcast starts at 2.45pm

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) Visit our 'MatchCentre' and click the 'Radio Robins' tab in the 'Gateshead’' 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

18 Jan 2020 by Alex Elliot

Gateshead 2-0 Altrincham

Alty started the match the stronger side putting Gateshead under constant pressure. The Robins even had the ball in the back of the net, but for it to be disallowed for offside.

Hancock and Hulme broke clear and the latter's effort was wild and wide, which was the story of a first half where the Robins looked a likely shout to go on and take the lead.

Towards the end of the first half the home side found their rhythm and were looking increasingly dangerous with White having to clear the ball off the line from a promising corner - luckily for Alty it wouldn't have counted, as the referee spotted a foul in the box.

Eventually the Gateshead press lead to the home side taking the lead on the stroke of half-time via an in-swinging corner. Taken by Deverdics, the whipped ball caused huge problems for Thompson who could not do enough to stop it from going directly in.

Alty made as positive a start to the second half as they did in the first. Hancock went down in the area a half second before pulling the trigger. Despite passionate calls from the Robins nothing was given.

However, similarly to the the first half, Gateshead gradually became dominant as the game wore on. They doubled their lead on the 66th minute mark through Curry - his effort fortunately cannoning back off of the post and onto his shin before beating Thompson.

After the home side's second goal the Robins struggled to make a mark as Gateshead controlled the rest of the match, narrowly missing out on the chance of making it 3-0 in the 71st minute - Alty were fortunately saved by the post.

The International Stadium continues to be a poor hunting ground for Altrincham, then. The match finished 2-0 after 3 minutes added time, ending Alty’s unbeaten run of eight games.

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