Match Centre

3-0
Gateshead (H)
19:45 - Tuesday 19th November 2019
National League North (The J.Davidson Stadium)
Goals: Toby Mullarkey [23'] Jordan Hulme [39'] Josh Hancock [55' pen]
Attendance: 789
Referee: Michael Barlow
Altrincham
1 Tony Thompson
2 Shaun Densmore
3 Andy White
4 Toby Mullarkey
5 Tom Hannigan
6 Jake Moult (c)
7 John Johnston
8 Sean Williams
60
9 Jordan Hulme
10 Josh Hancock
69
11 Luke Wall
60
Substitutes
69
Gateshead
1 Brad James
2 Alex Nicholson
3 Scott Barrow (c)
4 Nicky Deverdics
5 Toby Lees
6 Michael Nelson
7 Dominic Tear
8 Liam Agnew
60
9 Josh Kayode
74
10 Greg Olley
11 JJ O'Donnell
46
Substitutes
12 Paul Blackett
74
13 Sam Guthrie
14 Jordan Preston
46
15 Elliot Forbes
16 Connor Oliver
60
18 Nov 2019 by Andy Phillips

ALTRINCHAM will look to build on their big win against Hereford when they host Gateshead at the J. Davidson Stadium on Tuesday night (7:45pm).

The Robins won 5-1 against the Bulls at the weekend and now take on a Heed side that are in decent form and have only lost three times in the National League North so far with a number of games in hand on the teams above them.

Boss Phil Parkinson was delighted with the display and will now be hoping that the team can put a string of wins together as the club looks to climb the table.

Mike Williamson's side did not play on Saturday as their home game to Chester was postponed on Friday due to adverse weather conditions.

The two sides last met in what turned out to be Lee Sinnott’s final match in charge of Alty in March 2016, when Gateshead came away from the J. Davidson with a 3-2 victory. Danny Johnson scored a brace for the Tynesiders on that night and CJ Hamilton scored their third, whilst Marcus Holness and Jake Moult from the penalty spot were the men on target for the Robins.

Through The Years - 19th November

1904

Buxton

H

ML

W

3-1

1910

Salford

H

ML

W

1-0

1921

Tranmere Rovers

H

FAC

4Q

D

4-4

1927

Port Vale Reserves

A

CCL

L

0-6

1932

Macclesfield Town

A

CCL

L

1-5

1938

Mossley

H

CCL

D

2-2

1949

Runcorn

A

CCL

L

2-3

1955

Port Vale Reserves

H

CCL

D

2-2

1960

Congleton Town

A

CCL

L

2-7

1966

Stalybridge Celtic

H

CCL

W

2-0

1968

Fleetwood

A

NWFL

W

1-0

1977

Netherfield

H

NPL

D

2-2

1983

Frickley Athletic

A

FAC

1

W

1-0

1988

Lincoln City

H

FAC

1

W

3-2

1994

Kidderminster Harriers

A

GMVC

D

2-2

2005

Gravesend & Northfleet

A

NC

L

0-2

2011

Gloucester City

H

BSBN

L

1-2

2013

Colwyn Bay

A

FAT

3Q

W

2-0

2016

Alfreton Town

A

VNLN

L

2-3

Admission prices:

Adults £14

Concessions (65+, Students) £11

Juniors (12-16) £5

Under 12s £1

Coverage:

Live Commentary on Radio Robins, sponsored by Ashley Mowers Garden Machinery, and the broadcast starts at 7.30pm.

The match commentary sponsor is Kids Disco Parties.

The commentators are Alex Sarwar & Jonny Crowther & the match summariser is Niall Finnegan.

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'.

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

20 Nov 2019 by Theo Mekonnen

Altrincham extended their unbeaten run to 9 games (in all competitions) after a top-class victory over a tough Gateshead side. Goals from Hulme, Hancock, and stand-in defender Toby Mullarkey secured another vital three points for The Robins, with the most notable performance being that of the back 4, who stood solid for the full 90 minutes and kept an impressive clean sheet.

It wasn’t the most eventful game, as both teams failed to create many clear-cut chances for the majority of the match. This was clear in the first 20 minutes, when both defences stood strong and shut out any promising advances. The first half was heading goalless, but a needless foul by Gateshead’s Toby Lees on Jordan Hulme gifted Alty a golden opportunity though a close-range free kick.

Toby Mullarkey ruthlessly punished this moment of weakness, latching onto a cross from Hulme after the ball bobbed over the sea of heads. With all the time in the world, he calmly took the ball down and lashed it into the back of the net from 5 yards out. 1-0.

The game quickly descended into a lull after the goal. The only sniff of a chance for either team came from a poor clearance from Tony Thompson, but The Robins’ keeper recovered well to deny Josh Kayode.

However, in the 38th minute, from completely nowhere, Sean Williams managed to unpick the rigid Gateshead defence and slide a perfect ball in for Jordan Hulme to chase. With a touch, he was away and one-on-one with goalkeeper Brad James. Exuding composure, the striker coolly slotted the ball into the bottom right corner, to the cheers of the frozen Altrincham fans gathered near the goal. 2-0.

The second goal seemed to kick Gateshead into action, and they barraged the goal with cross after cross from Nicky Deverdics and captain Scott Barrow. Fortunately, the Robins’ defence remained as solid ever, with Densmore and Mullarkey making some fantastic clearances. No effort too troubling reached Tony Thompson, who was able to make the odd simple save when he was called upon. The first half ended with a long-range shot sailing effortlessly into his hands.

The game did not pick up after the break. Gateshead played a high line and put lots of pressure on the Altrincham defence, but still couldn’t seriously work Thompson, despite their attractive football.

A rare clear chance broke for Joshua Hancock who really should’ve scored. A great delivery from Hulme evaded the Gateshead defence and fell right in front of Hancock (who was about 4 yards off the goal line) but he couldn’t react quickly enough to get something onto it.

However, he quickly got an opportunity to make it up to the bewildered fans in the 56th minute. A signature through ball from Johnstone found Densmore in the box. Before he could direct a shot at goal, he was sandwiched between two defenders and brought to the ground. To the dismay of Gateshead, referee Michael Barlow didn’t hesitate to point to the spot.

With no signs of stress, Hancock leathered the ball into the roof of the net, grabbing The Robins’ third of the night. 3-0.

Despite being 3 goals down with half an hour left to play, Gateshead showed no real signs of urgency and continued to build up play slowly from the back. However, all 4 of Alty’s defenders put in a shift to prevent them getting any shots away.

Shouts of “keep the ball!” bounced back and forth between the Altrincham players as, content with their three goals, they continued to pass the ball around the back and tire the Gateshead players out.

Gateshead’s Jordan Preston was a thorn in The Robins’ side in the later stages of the game, as he repeatedly drove the ball deep into Alty territory and was the only player to really trouble Thompson. His long-range effort was matched by Thompson’s quick reflexes, who did well to get down low and stop the shot.

The game calmly slowed & the final whistle blew after an uneventful last 10 minutes. But there weren’t any complaints from the Altrincham as they bagged their 3rd win on the bounce, which takes them into 15th place.

The referee blows the whistle confirming the clean sheet and an impressive 3-0 win for the Robins: 90+3.
3 minutes added time: 90 minutes.
Atly almost makes it 4 as Johnston superbly nutmegs Alex Nicholson in the Gateshead box and finds Hulme who's headed effort it denied by the away side's keeper James: 78 Minutes.
Josh Kayode makes himself some space and the Gateshead forward strikes with pace but is denied by Tony Thompson: 72 Minutes.
Phil Parkinson makes his final substitution as Max Harrop replaces Josh Hancock: 69 Minutes.
Phil Parkinson makes a double substitution as Sean Williams and Luke Wall come off for Simon Richman and Connor Hampson: 60 Minutes.
Attendance confirmed as 789: 60 Minutes
GOAL!! Josh Hancock converts from the spot, smashing it into the top left-hand corner, sublime penalty, 3-0 to the Robins: 56 Minutes.
PENALTY ALTY!! Densmore picks up the ball up in the Gateshead penalty area and is brought down as he attempts to dispatch a shot on goal: 55 Minutes.
Gateshead start the second half strong and almost find away through as Dominic Tear breaks down the left wing into the area, but is stopped in his track by a brilliant challenge by Mullarkey: 52 Minutes.
Hulme kicks-off to get us back underway for the second half: 45 Minutes.
Halftime 2-0: 45+2 Minutes.
2 Minutes added time onto the First Half: 45 Minutes.
GOAL!!! 2-0 Alty, an excellent pass from Williams cuts straight through the Gateshead defence and finds Hulme who just beats Gateshead keeper, Brad James, to the ball and slots it home: 38 Minutes.
Gateshead come close to equalising through a dangerous Kicky Deverdics looped free-kick which lands in the danger area, but is effectively snuffed out by the Atly back line which is looking strong tonight: 34 Minutes.
GOAL!! 1-0 to the Robins, Hulme win a free-kick on the edge of the box which is lopped in by John Johnston, finding Hulme who flicked it into the danger area, leaving Toby Mullarkey with a tap in: 22 Minutes.
First opportunity for Gateshead as Scott Barrow burst through the midfield but his shot is brilliantly blocked by Sean Williams: 15 Minutes.
The first opportunity of the match falls to the Robins as Shaun Densmore whips in a cross with the Gateshead defence just clearing it before Jordan Hulme could latch onto it, calls for handball but the referee waves play on: 9 Minutes.
The away side gets us underway, Come On Atly: 1 Minutes.
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