Match Centre

1-1
Guiseley (A)
15:00 - Saturday 12th October 2019
National League North (Nethermoor Park)
Goals: Josh Hancock [59' pen]
Goals (Opponent): Kaine Felix [6']
Attendance: 1065
Referee: Mr Andy Sykes
Altrincham
1 Tony Thompson
2 Shaun Densmore
3 Andy White
4 James Jones
5 Tom Hannigan
6 Jake Moult (c)
7 John Johnston
78
8 Sean Williams
78
9 Tom Peers
10 Josh Hancock
11 Ash Hemmings
70
Substitutes
78
70
Guiseley
1 Marcus Dewhurst
2 Reiss McNally
3 Dylan Barkers
72
4 George Cantrill
5 Hamza Bencherif
6 Scott Garner (c)
7 Kaine Felix
8 Jamie Spencer
9 Lee Shaw
21
10 Andrai Jones
11 Gabriel Johnson
Substitutes
12 Nathan Newall
72
14 Aleks Starcenko
21
16 Paul Clayton
17 Will Thornton
12 Oct 2019 by Andy Phillips

ALTRINCHAM travel to Guiseley this afternoon (3pm) as part of Non League Day.

The Robins will look to move up the table as they take on a Guiseley side that head into the game in 7th. 

Guiseley narrowly survived relegation last season under Marcus Bignot and Russell O’Neill but the Yorkshire side have been regulars at the top end of the National League North in recent years so will be hoping to push for promotion if they can. 

It is almost a month since the Robins have been in league action with their FA Cup commitments and the postponement of the game against Gateshead. Phil Parkinson’s side do come into the game in confident mood, however, following the 2-0 victory over Halesowen Town in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup last weekend.

Guiseley on the other hand were upset by Peterborough Sports at the same stage of the competition, and were defeated in their last league fixture at Gloucester City, so the Lions will be looking for a response.

The sides met twice last season, with box games ending in score draws after a 1-1 draw at the J. Davidson Stadium, and a 2-2 result at Nethermoor Park, so both will be hoping for a victory this time around. 

Through The Years by Mike Garnett 

1907

Rochdale

H

ML

W

4-1

1912

Stalybridge Celtic

A

FAC

2Q

L

0-3

1929

Whitchurch

H

CCL

W

5-2

1935

Macclesfield Town

A

CCL

D

1-1

1946

Welington Town

H

CCL

L

1-3

1957

Rhyl

H

CCL

D

2-2

1963

Oswestry Town

A

CCL

L

2-3

1964

Stalybridge Celtic

H

CCL

D

0-0

1968

Scarborough

H

NPL

W

2-0

1970

Runcorn

H

NWFL

W

2-1

1974

Nantwich Town

A

FAT

1Q

W

5-0

1981

Runcorn

H

APL

D

2-2

1985

Kettering Town

A

GL

D

2-2

1987

Northwich Victoria

A

GMVC

W

2-1

1991

Farnborough Town

A

GMVC

L

0-3

1993

Southport

A

GMVC

L

1-3

1996

Northwich Victoria

H

GMVC

L

2-3

2002

Guiseley

A

FAC

3Q

L

1-2

2004

Runcorn

A

NCN

L

1-2

2008

Oxford United

H

BSP

W

1-0

Supporter information:

There will be no segregation at today's fixture, which is the norm for Alty when visiting Nethermoor Park.

Fans have the choice of both covered seating and a number of covered and uncovered terraced areas, though much of the seating is reserved for season ticket holders and officials.

For those travelling on the train, Nethermoor Park is only a five minute walk from Guiseley railway station. The best route to get there is either getting a train or the Metrolink to Piccadilly and going via Leeds, where there are regular trains.

Those driving should put in the postcode LS20 9PD and there is a free car park on Netherfield Road, which is a stone's throw from the ground.

Admission prices:

Adults: £13

Concessions: £9

11-18 year-olds : £5

Accompanied under-11s: £1

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.

Commentators: Ian Wilkinson & Mark Simpson

Summariser: 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 'Guiseley' 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

13 Oct 2019 by Alex Elliott

*Penalty? .. not according to the referee, who waved away Alty appeals after this challenge on Max Harrop. Picture by Jonathan Moore.

There was late drama in Altrincham’s trip across the Pennines to West Yorkshire on Saturday. After an intense 90 minutes, in which a second-half Josh Hancock penalty cancelled out an early Guiseley opener, Alty almost won themselves a second spot-kick, deep into added time.

Max Harrop went to ground under a robust challenge from a Guiseley defender, after being put through by Jordan Hulme, but referee Andy Sykes waved away the penalty appeals, despite heated protests that carried on after the final whistle.

The home side started the match on the front foot, and it didn’t take them long to open the scoring, as a back pass from Andy White deflected off James Jones and rolled obligingly to the unmarked Kaine Felix, who made no mistake with a low drive in only the sixth minute.

After the early goal, the game was plagued by injuries, as both teams' medical staffs were called into action. Firstly, Jamie Spencer picked up a yellow card for clattering into Tom Peers and leaving the Alty striker needing treatment for what was a nasty foul.

Five minutes later, Guiseley’s Lee Shaw was stretchered off after landing awkwardly on his arm and needing almost six minutes of treatment for what looked like a damaged shoulder. He was replaced by Aleks Starchenko.

A few minutes after that, there was another stoppage, as Guiseley’s George Cantrill went down after clashing with Tom Hannigan, though he was able to continue after being treated.

Due to all the disruption, the first half was extended by 10 minutes, and the Robins finished it the better side, without quite finding the cutting edge needed to fashion an equaliser.

Alty started the second half strongly, attacking the Guiseley end. They were rewarded, on the hour, for a bout of sustained pressure that began with Peers being thwarted by a point-blank block by keeper Marcus Dewhurst.

Alty wouldn't be denied, and when Shaun Densmore followed up by bursting into the box, he had his legs taken from under him by Starchenko for a penalty that Hancock despatched unerringly into the bottom corner.

For the rest of the match, possession varied, with both teams searching for a winner but neither creating any significant chances. Phil Parkinson made use of all three substitutions before the 80-minute mark, first replacing Ash Hemmings with Harrop then making a double change, with Johnston and Sean Williams making way for Hulme and Simon Richman.

The game seemed to be drawing to an uneventful close until, seconds from time, Harrop latched on to Hulme's through ball and charged into the area before being stopped in his tracks by a challenge that left the referee unmoved but led to angry complaints from several Alty players.

Attendance: 1,065

FT: An early Guiseley goal is cancelled out by a Hancock penalty in the second half and Alty earn a valuable point away from home 1-1.
2 minutes added time (90 minutes).
Peers booked after kicking the ball out of play in frustration after fouling Felix (83 minutes).
2 Substitutions for the Robins: Johnston OFF Hulme ON, Williams OFF Richman ON (77 minutes)
Substitution for Guiseley: Barkers OFF Newall ON (70 minutes).
Substitution for the Robins: Hemmings OFF Harrop ON (70 minutes).
GOAL Alty, Hancock converts from the spot 1-1 (59 minutes).
Penalty to Alty!!! Starcenko brings Densmore down in the box (58 minutes).
Guiseley's Jones gets booked for challenge on Johnston on the edge of the box (55 minutes).
Johnston comes inches from levelling the score as he cuts inside on the right and narrowly puts it wide of the far post (50 minutes).
Barkers should have put Guiseley 2 up as he misses an open net from yards out (49 minutes).
Alty kick off the second half (46 minutes).
HT: 1-0 Guiseley, An early Kaine Felix goal gives the host the lead, however Alty end the half the stronger side.
Guiseley almost go 2 in front as a corner finds the head of Garner who hits the post from just a yard out (45+5 minutes).
10 minutes added time onto the first half due to the excessive stoppages (45 minutes).
Third stoppage in play as Cantrill receives treatment (29 minutes).
Starcenko replaces injured Shaw who's stretchered off (21 minutes).
Stoppage in play as Shaw receives treatment for clash with Moult (15 Minutes).
Spencer booked for late challenge on Peers (8 minutes).
1-0 Guiseley, Kaine Felix (7 minutes).
Stoppage in play as Densmore receives treatment after clash with Guiseley's Spencer (4 minutes).
Guiseley get us underway (1 minute).
Guiseley AFC Substitutes: Nathan Newall, Aleks Starcenko, Paul Clayton, Will Thornton.
Guiseley AFC Starting 11: Marcus Dewhurst, Reiss McNally, Dylan Barkers, George Cantrell, Hamza Bencherif, Scott Garner (C), Kaine Felix, Jamie Spencer, Lee Shaw, Andrai Jones, Gabriel Johnson.
Lewis Archer could make his first appearance for the Robins if he comes off the bench this afternoon.
Altrincham FC Substitutes: Simon Richman, Jordan Hulme, Max Harrop, Toby Mullarkey, Lewis Archer.
Altrincham FC Starting 11: Anthony Thompson, Shaun Densmore, Andrew White, James Jones, Thomas Hannigan, Jake Moult (C), John Johnston, Sean Williams, Thomas Peers, Joshua Hancock, Ashley Hemmings.
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