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Kettering Town (H)
15:00 - Saturday 8th February 2020
National League North (The J.Davidson Stadium)
Goals: Toby Mullarkey [63']
Goals (Opponent): Daniel Nti [18']
Attendance: 1357
Referee: James Westgate
Altrincham
1 Tony Thompson
2 Shaun Densmore
3 Connor Hampson
41
4 James Jones
5 Tom Hannigan
6 Jake Moult (c)
7 Daniel Mooney
78
8 Josh Lundstram
9 Jordan Hulme
10 Josh Hancock
11 Craig Mahon
78
Substitutes
78
Kettering Town
1 Paul White
2 Gary Stohrer
3 Matthew Taylor
4 Luke Graham (c)
5 Michael McGrath
6 Ben Milnes
7 Danny Nti
8 Tre Mitford
70
9 Connor Kennedy
10 Alistar Smith
11 Lindon Meikle
Substitutes
12 Aaron O' Connor
70
14 Brett Solkhon
15 Michael Richens
16 Jason Laws
17 Jordan Aghatsie
07 Feb 2020 by Andrew Flynn

Altrincham (6th) vs Kettering Town (18th)
Vanarama National League North
Saturday, 8th February 2020

Kettering. Then Telford. Then Telford again. Now, Kettering!

Just 11 days ago, Alty ran out two-nil victors following a flawless away performance at Latimer Park. Josh Hancock opened the scoring for Alty with a moment of individual brilliance before Jordan Hulme instinctively put the Robins two ahead before half-time.

Post-match, Paul Cox pulled no punches in his assessment of Town's "below par" performance. He will be hoping, then, for a much improved display tomorrow afternoon and Alty will have to be very wary of a side that will have learned a lot from such a recent encounter.

"Tonight, it wasn't in our DNA - we were second best all over the pitch. It was flat and I always try to be honest with players. We huffed and puffed but we never really got going, and we can't afford to do that."

Kettering followed up with a goalless draw at Curzon Ashton and a 3-0 victory over Brackley Town in the Northamptonshire Senior Cup this past Tuesday night.

The Robins are back in red hot form, particularly at the J. Davidson Stadium where they remain unbeaten since an opening day defeat at the hands of York City. Tuesday night's 5-2 defeat of AFC Telford may well have been as emphatic an attacking display as we have ever seen during Phil Parkinson's tenure, and he will be very keen to take maximum points from this encounter before going in to a huge run of fixtures against promotion hopefuls. Alty's next seven games include Spennymoor Town (twice), Kings Lynn Town, York City and Chester.

Saturdays match against Kettering Town is our designated match for Football v Homophobia and the squad will wear FvH tshirts in the warmup.  We host the FvH National Awards Ceremony on Friday, and their key people are joining us for the match.

Last 5 National League North games

Altrincham: LWWDW (F11 A6)
Kettering Town: WWLLD (F3 A4)

Last five league meetings

28/01/19 - Kettering Town 0-2 Altrincham
19/02/11 - Altrincham 3-2 Kettering Town
28/09/10 - Kettering Town 3-3 Altrincham
16/03/10 - Altrincham 2-0 Kettering Town
05/09/09 - Kettering Town 2-0 Altrincham

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09 Feb 2020 by Theo Mekonnen

ALTRINCHAM 1 KETTERING TOWN 1

18 mins: Daniel Nti (Kettering Town)

63 mins: Toby Mullarkey (Altrincham)

    Vanarama National League North

    Saturday, 8 February 2020 at 3pm

    The J.Davidson Stadium

    REFEREE: Mr James Westgate

    ATTENDANCE: 1,357

    ALTRINCHAM : 1. Tony Thompson, 2. Shaun Densmore, 3. Connor Hampson, 4. James Jones, 5. Tom Hannigan, 6. Jake Moult (c), 7. Dan Mooney, 8. Josh Lundstram, 9. Jordan Hulme, 10. Josh Hancock, 11. Craig Mahon. Subs: 12. Max Harrop (78 for 7), 14. Luke Wall, 15. Lewis Walters (78 for 11), 16. Toby Mullarkey (41 for 3), 17. Joel Torrance

    KETTERING TOWN (Pale blue and white striped shirts, pale blue shorts and socks): 1. Paul White, 2. Gary Stohrer, 3. Matthew Taylor, 4. Luke Graham (c), 5. Michael McGrath, 6. Ben Milnes, 7. Daniel Nti, 8. Tre Mitford, 9. Connor Kennedy, 10. Alistair Smith, 11. Lindon Meikle. Subs: 12. Aaron O'Connor (71 for 8), 14. Brett Solkhon, 15. Michael Richens, 16. Jason Laws, 17. Jordan Aghatise.

    The points were shared at the J Davidson Stadium after Toby Mullarkey’s header cancelled out Danny Nti’s early opener for Kettering Town.

    Man of the match Dan Mooney set the pace of the game early on as his ambitious long-range effort flashed over the bar. Kettering gradually took charge though & opened the scoring in the 18th minute. Lindon Meikle crossed deep into the Alty box and Nti burst forward to nod it past Thompson.

    5 minutes later, Connor Hampson went down with an injury and was replaced late in the half by Toby Mullarkey, a managerial decision that turned out to be crucial. Overall, the Robins had a poor half, struggling to get the ball up the field and failing to register a shot on target.

    Phil Parkinson's side started much brighter after the interval. James Jones took off on a great run from the back and slipped Jordan Hulme into the box, however he was shut down by three Kettering defenders. 

    The visitors came close to doubling their lead just after the hour mark. Matt Taylor’s cross found Alistair Smith, but he could only manage a weak effort at Tony Thompson- a big let-off for Alty, who had defended the situation poorly.

    Shortly after, at the other end, the Robins came close again. A great ball from recent signing Craig Mahon put Hulme in one-on-one, but goalkeeper Paul White was quick of his line to take the sting off the shot and divert it wide.

    The Robins finally pulled level from the resulting corner. Mahon’s delivery met by Toby Mullarkey, who stooped to powerfully head superbly into the far corner from 8 yards.

    The Altrincham fans urged their team to go for a winner, but Kettering  looked the side more likely to clinch the game.

    For the final 20 minutes, chances for the home side were few and far between. A poor ball from Hancock let Gary Stohrer deep into their defence, but his shot blazed over the bar. Not long after, a cross from Ben Milnes gifted Smith a golden opportunity to steal all 3 points, but he squandered his chance and the ball went wide.

    Deep into added time, Tony Thompson gave the home fans a bit of a scare by spilling a routine shot. Luckily, he was able to regather the ball and spare his blushes. The match ended 1-1 & the Robins stay 6th in the table & maintain a play-off position.

    Alty make it now 14 games in a row unbeaten at the J Davidson Stadium. The Robins are back in action on Tuesday evening as they travel to Spennymoor Town. Let's hope the weather is kind to us this time around!
    FULL TIME: Altrincham 1-1 Kettering
    93) Corner for Kettering but danger was cleared.
    92) Taylor shoots but Thompson has it covered as he dives onto the ball to prevent a goal.
    90) Three minutes added time... Come on Alty!
    MOTM: Dan Mooney
    ATTENDANCE: 1357 Thank you for your support
    85) Tense final minutes now. End to end stuff as both teams desperately try to salvage a late winner.
    83) Free-kick for Alty. Harrop takes it, a decent ball but nobody made contact as the ball bounces nicely into Paul White's hands.
    80) Yellow card for Hulme, either for dissent or the foul, maybe a bit of both..
    78) DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION FOR ALTY: Max Harrop ON, Craig Mahon OFF & Lewis Walters ON, Dan Mooney OFF
    75) Powerful shot from Ben Milnes there but Thompson displayed strong hands to parry the ball out for a corner.
    73) Connor Kennedy with a good chance for Kettering. He won the ball deep into the Alty half and had a channel to run in with options either side, but his decision to shoot ends up as the wrong choice, firing high over the bar.
    71) Substitution for Kettering. Tre Mitford OFF, Aaron O' Connor ON
    70) Free-kick for Alty. Densmore takes but the referee blows for a foul in the area.
    63) Craig Mahon whipped in a brilliant corner which was met by the head of Mullarkey who makes amends for his previous header by firing this one into the back of the net!
    GOALLLL ALTRINCHAM!
    60) Alistar Smith latched into the end of Taylor's ball but his shot was saved by Tony Thompson. Another warning for Alty there.
    55) Yellow card for Dan Mooney, presumably for arguing with Mr Westgate.
    52) The ball is whipped in but Mullarkey failed to keep his powerful header down.
    52) Hulme turns and shoots but its deflected out for a corner
    48) Conditions have worsened considerably. It's now a cold, windy afternoon here at the J Davidson Stadium as light rain starts to fall.
    SECOND HALF KICK-OFF:
    Teams are back out.
    Questionable first half from the Robins. After a lively start they struggled to get back into the game following Kettering's opener. Better second half needed.
    HALF TIME:
    45 (+4) Nti with a dangerous free-kick that ripples the side netting
    45) Yet another attack down the right flank from Kettering, where they have been enjoying a great amount of possession this half. The ball is slipped in for Nti but the goalscorer couldn't find any blue shirts on the end of his cross.
    44) Long throw in from the left hand side from Kettering. A dangerous ball that got flicked on into the area but was dealt with by Hannigan and cleared from danger.
    40) Substitution for Alty, Toby Mullarkey replaces Connor Hampson who looked to be struggling with a slight injury throughout the first half. Doesn't look too serious, thankfully.
    38) Decent ball in from Mooney but the ball was slightly too high as it just evaded the heads of any Alty players.
    38) Freekick for Alty in a promising position.
    36) Yellow card for Michael McGrath.
    31) Ambitious shot from Mahon there, high over the bar.
    27) Yellow card for Kettering's Matthew Taylor.
    25) After a strong start, Alty find themselves on the back foot as Kettering continue to attack. They seem full of confidence after their opening goal but Alty are defending well.
    23) Panic over. Hampson is back up on his feet and the game restarts.
    22) Connor Hampson down injured for the second time this game.
    A headed goal from Danny Nti who was a meter away from the goal line.
    18) GOAL KETTERING
    13) Jake Moult booked, not entirely sure why... It came after the linesman had a word with referee James Westgate.
    12) Mahon did well to intercept the ball deep in the Alty half, he sprinted forward with the ball at his feet, looking to slip in an oncoming Hulme but the Alty forward was inches offside. Unlucky.
    5) Densmore with another effort towards goal but, similar to Mooney, it goes just over the bar.
    3) Craig Mahon plays a brilliant ball across to Dan Mooney on the right hand side but he couldn't quite keep his effort down as it sails over the crossbar. Bright start.
    1) KICK OFF:
    Hello and welcome to the J Davidson Stadium, the teams are out and ready for action. Come on you Robins!
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