Match Centre

1-1
Gloucester City (A)
15:00 - Saturday 10th August 2019
National League North (Jubilee Stadium)
Goals: James Jones [11']
Goals (Opponent): Joe Hanks [50']
Attendance: 305
Referee: Mr Dean Watson
Altrincham
1 Steven Drench
2 Andy White
3 Connor Hampson (c)
4 James Jones
5 Tom Hannigan
6 Conor Branson
7 John Johnston
8 Simon Richman
9 Jordan Hulme
10 Max Harrop
77
11 Lewis Walters
72
Substitutes
12
77
72
Gloucester City
1 Zach Jeacock
2 Josh Thomas
82
3 Vincent Harper
4 Spencer Hamilton (c)
5 Ioan Richards
56
6 Chris Knowles
7 Joe Parker
8 Joe Hanks
9 Marlon Jackson
10 Jake Jackson
58
11 Fabien Robert
Substitutes
12 Zack Kotwica
58
14 Sam Avery
56
15 Kieran Smith
82
16 Alex Hainault
19 Tom King
10 Aug 2019 by Andy Phillips

ALTRINCHAM head to Evesham to take on  Gloucester City this afternoon (3pm) as the Robins look for a first victory of the season.

A last gasp equaliser from Chester's Gary Roberts stopped Phil Parkinson's men from claiming all three points in midweek and they will look to bounce back from the disappointment of that.

Gloucester won their opening game at Blyth Spartans before going down to Hereford on Tuesday night and the Tigers will be looking to push on after being transferred from the National League South, where they survived in dramatic fashion last season.

Current manager and former player Mike Cook was largely responsible for their change in fortunes, with the former Coventry man taking charge in January and results improving dramatically during his tenure so far.

The club are currently playing their games 24 miles from Gloucester at Evesham United's ground in the neighbouring county of Worcestershire and have played away from the city of Gloucester for over a decade after problems caused by floods in the city back in 2007.

However, they have recently received permission to build a new ground on the site of their former Meadow Park home and this will provide a big boost to football in the local area.

The Tigers have a couple of former EFL players in former Bristol City and Port Vale winger Jennison Myrie-Williams and big front man Marlon Jackson, and both are very much capable at causing problems at this level.

The two sides last met back in January 2017 when Joe Parker's strike saw the Worcestershire side come away with a 1-0 win at the J. Davidson Stadium.

Supporter Information   Admission prices

Adults: £13

Concessions: £7

Under 12s: Free

The easiest way for Robins fans to get to the game is to catch a service towards Oxford Station, where a train to Evesham can be caught.

For those travelling in the car, the postcode for the ground is WR11 2LS

 Coverage:

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 commentators are Mark Simpson & Laurence Howarth & the match summariser is Niall 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 'Gloucester City' 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

11 Aug 2019 by Aiden Beswick

*Back of the net .. Jordan Hulme looks on as James Jones (out of picture) gives Alty an early lead. Picture by Michael Ripley.

It was a frustrating afternoon for the Robins, as they finished their second away game of the season with a 1-1 draw against Gloucester City. 

It was Gloucester who almost took the lead in the third minute, a free-kick from Joe Hanks beat the wall and forced Steven Drench into a great save. 
Altrincham took the lead eight minutes later, when an inswinging free-kick from John Johnston found James Jones, who tapped it in with his left foot. 

The 14th minute saw Alty almost double their lead. A long-range pass from deep found Jordan Hulme, but after flicking the ball on, his resulting shot was saved well by Zach Jeacock.

Only a minute later, the Robins had another chance to add a further goal, this time from Lewis Walters, who cut inside from the left and hit a wind-assisted shot that curled inward and almost beat Jeacock.

The Gloucester keeper was called into action again in the 23rd minute, saving with his feet after a long ball from Andy White enabled Hulme to fire in a shot.

The hosts went closest next, 14 minutes later, after a good bit of play in the middle led to an eventual shot that was saved comfortably by Drench. 

It was Hulme again who could have extended Altrincham’s lead in the 41st minute, but his right-footed volley went just wide. 

The last chance of the first-half once more involved Hulme. The Alty striker did brilliantly with the ball at his feet, running at the home side's defence and flicking the ball on to Walters, who shot inches wide. The half-time whistle went with Alty in control and deservedly ahead, though the lead should have been more decisive.

Just two minutes into the second half, Johnston almost doubled the Robins’ lead with a shot that went just over.  However, the 51st minute saw the home side level. A foul by Max Harrop gave Gloucester a free-kick on the edge of the box that was converted well by Hanks.

Harrop was looking for redemption three minutes after the equaliser and almost found it with a well-struck free-kick that swerved to Jeacock’s left, only for the hosts’ keeper to tip it round for a corner.
Mike Cook was the first manager to make a change - Ioan Richards making way for Sam Avery. Cook made Gloucester’s second change of the game on the 57th minute, when Jake Jackson came off for Zack Kotwica.

With the game level after 70 minutes, Phil Parkinson made his first Altrincham change, Walters leaving the field for Tom Peers. 
Five minutes later, Parkinson made his second change - this time Harrop coming off for Nathan Arnold.

Gloucester made their final change of the game in the 82nd minute - Josh Thomas making way for Kieran Smith.

It was a quiet last half-hour, with minimal chances for either side, as well as several questionable decisions from referee Dean Watson, and after four minutes of added time, Alty had to settle for a point. 

The Robins do, however, remain undefeated away from home in the league since January. They face Alfreton Town next at The J.Davidson Stadium on Tuesday evening, kick-off 7.45pm. 

Altrincham goal - James Jones 11 minutes; Gloucester goal - Joe Hanks 51 minutes.

Altrincham bookings - Andy White, Max Harrop, John Johnston
Gloucester bookings - Chris Knowles, Josh Thomas.

Attendance - 305.

Altrincham play Alfreton Town next on Tuesday evening at the J.Davidson Stadium. Kick-off is 7:45pm.
Full-time | Gloucester 1-1 Altrincham | Hanks’ free-kick for the home side gives both teams a point. Alty should’ve been running away with things at the break - poor finishing the reason they weren’t.
Four minutes added time.
Gloucester substitution | Thomas makes way for Smith (82 minutes)
Altrincham substitution | Harrop off for Arnold (77 minutes)
Altrincham substitution | Walters makes way for Peers (72 minutes)
YELLOW! Johnston trips a Gloucester player on the counter attack (70 minutes)
Update: White also on a yellow card for Alty.
YELLOW! Thomas goes into the book for Gloucester (60 minutes)
Gloucester substitution | J.Jackson off for Kotwica (57 minutes)
Gloucester substitution | Richards makes way for Avery (55 minutes)
SAVE! A fantastic save from Jeacock in the hosts' goal prevents Harrop from giving Alty the lead again (54 minutes)
GOAL! The hosts are level thanks to Hanks - his free-kick on the edge of the box curls around the wall and into Drench's net (51 minutes)
YELLOW! Harrop is booked for pulling Gloucester's M.Jackson down (49 minutes)
CLOSE! Johnston's shot goes just over (47 minutes)
Gloucester get us back underway.
Half-time | Gloucester City 0-1 Altrincham | A deserved lead at the break for Alty, Jones grabbing the only goal of the game. It really could've been several more for the Robins |
Two minutes added time
CLOSE! Excellent play from Hulme running at Gloucester's defence, he flicks the ball to Walters who's shot goes inches wide (45 minutes)
CLOSE! Another brilliant chance for Hulme to double the Robins' lead - his right-footed volley goes wide (41 minutes)
CLOSE! Gloucester almost equaliser from a good bit of play - Drench saves comfortably (37 minutes)
YELLOW! Knowles goes into the book for the hosts following a poor challenge on Walters (34 minutes)
There's a pause in play as Gloucester's Robert receives treatment (31 minutes)
SAVE! An excellent save from Jeacock with his feet in Gloucester's goal - this following a brilliant pass from White to Hulme (23 minutes)
CLOSE! A curling shot from Walters is helped by the wind and almost beats Jeacock in the hosts' goal (15 minutes)
SAVE! Alty almost double their lead - a long-range pass finds Hulme, he flicks it on and the shot is saved well by Gloucester's keeper (14 minutes)
GOAL! It's 1-0 to the Robins - a brilliant in-swinging free-kick from Johnston finds Jones who taps it in with his left (11 minutes)
SAVE! Drench prevents Gloucester from taking the lead from a free-kick (3 minutes)
An early corner from the hosts - cleared by Branson (1 minute).
Richman gets us underway.
Altrincham substitutes | Arnold, Peers, Densmore, Mullarkey, Thompson |
Altrincham starting XI | Drench, White, Hampson (C), Jones, Hannigan, Branson, Johnston, Richman, Hulme, Harrop, Walters |
It's a breezy one here at the The Spiers & Hartwell Jubilee Stadium. Kick-off in just over 10 minutes.
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