Match Centre

1-1
Kidderminster Harriers (H)
15:00 - Saturday 21st December 2019
National League North (The J.Davidson Stadium)
Goals: Jake Moult [74']
Goals (Opponent): Milan Butterfield [20']
Attendance: 988
Referee: Peter Shacklady
Altrincham
1 Tony Thompson
2 Shaun Densmore
3 Andy White
4 James Jones
5 Tom Hannigan
6 Jake Moult (c)
7 Ethan Walker
73
8 Sean Williams
9 Jordan Hulme
10 Josh Hancock
80
11 Tom Peers
Substitutes
73
Kidderminster Harriers
1 Will Mannion
2 Samuel Austin
3 Correy Davidson
4 Rhys Williams
5 Cliff Moyo (c)
6 Ryan Johnson
7 Alex Prosser
8 Milan Butterfield
9 Ashley Chambers
46
10 Ashley Hemmings
11 Oliver Shenton
Substitutes
12 Dennis Diggie
13 Thomas Palmer
14 Knory Scott
15 Ethan Freemantle
46
16 Brandon Diau
20 Dec 2019 by Andy Phillips

ALTRINCHAM take on Kidderminster Harriers at The J. Davidson Stadium (3pm) on Saturday afternoon with the Robins now solely focused on improving the league form.

With the side now out of the FA Cup and the FA Trophy after losing to Farsley Celtic on Tuesday night, the focus is entirely on the league for boss Phil Parkinson and his men as they look to move up the table, particularly with most sides in the National League North having played three or four games more than Alty.

The first fixture of a busy festive programme will see the Robins welcome a Kidderminster side that are in a similar position in the league. However, they will be in a more positive mood than they have been as of late after ending a run of six league games without victory to come from behind and win 2-1 at Guiseley in their last game 10 days ago.

Harriers have been well in the majority of their games this campaign but have conceded at important times in games and recently appointed boss Jimmy Shan will be wanting that to improve as his side head towards the festive period. Ed Williams and Richard Peniket have both been carrying knocks and may not recover in time to play, while Declan Weeks and Ash Hemmings will face late fitness tests.

Both sides met at Aggbrough in September, with Kidderminster coming out on top thanks to an Ashley Chambers brace in a 2-0 win, so the Robins will be hoping for a different result this time around.

Admission prices:

Tickets can be purchased from the stadium but online also! There is a three-match discount option including this match with details here.

Adults £14

Concessions (65+, Students) £11

Juniors (12-16) £5

Under 12s £1

Tomorrow we will be showing the Everton versus Arsenal game in the Community Sports Hall, so there will be a turnstile opening from 12:30 tomorrow.

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.

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23 Dec 2019 by Aiden Beswick

Altrincham picked up a point with a solid performance against full-time Kidderminster Harriers, leaving The Robins 18th in the table at Christmas - with four games in hand on some teams.

The key talking points of the game were when the Robins had a Tom Peers goal ruled out for offside in the 61st minute, this arguably should have stood. Also, a Tony Thompson save eight minutes later - stopping Oliver Shelton's shot.
Kidderminster started the game the better, having the first chance of the game in the seventh minute - a long pass came to Sam Austin down the right, he slotted the ball through to Ashley Chambers who's resulting shot was saved well by Thompson.
The Harriers took the lead 12 minutes later through Milan Butterfield. Austin again down the right lofted a cross in the box and Butterfield flew at the ball, directing the ball into Alty's goal.
James Jones went into the book in the 29th minute for a tackle on a Kidderminster attacker - it looked like Jones got the ball before the man, but referee Peter Shacklady thought otherwise.
The Robins were almost level six minutes from the break. Ethan Walker whipped a brilliant cross in from the left, it glanced across the goal and just missed the incoming Tom Peers.
A minute later Alty were on the attack again. Walker broke down the left and ran at the Harriers defence, cutting inside and firing wide.
The Robins had their third chance in six minutes with a minute of regular time remaining in the first-half, Jake Moult lofted a long pass to Peers who chested the ball down and shot just wide.
Just before the break Chambers required treatment for an injury, the Harriers striker went down after Peers' effort.
Two minutes of added time were shown with Alty having the final chance of the half - this saw James Jones received the ball on the edge of the area and his chance went wide of Will Mannion's goal.
The whistle blew to end the first half with Kidderminster 1-0 up.
Due to Chambers' injury, the visitors were forced to make their first substitution of the game - Ethan Freemantle replaced the Kidderminster number nine.
The Robins started the second-half well having a chance three minutes in. Moult lofted another great pass into the box aiming for Jordan Hulme at the far post - the ball just missed Hulme, who if he connected would've slotted home an equaliser.
Two minutes later it was Alty with another chance, this time Sean Williams with the ball - he let fly and Mannion caught the ball comfortably.
Ex-Robin Ashley Hemmings had the Harriers first chance of the second-half - his left-footed shot was saved by Thompson's finger tips in the 56th minute.
A huge talking point in the game happened just after the hour mark. After some great play from Alty, Peers had the ball in the back of the net - his goal was ruled out for offside but it could be argued he was onside.
Hulme went into the book for a foul in the 64th minute.
The visitors were then clear through on goal just four minutes later, Shelton was one-on-one with Thompsonm but the Robins's number one made himself big and blocked the effort brilliantly.
Altrincham made their first substitute of the game - Walker was replaced by Luke Wall.
Whether this was coincidence or tactical genius, moments after the sub Alty had their equaliser. Wall took a corner after coming on, this led to a goalmouth scramble and Moult tapped the ball home from Tom Hannigan's flicked on header.
With 10 minutes to go, the Robins almost made it two. Another Wall corner met Hannigan's head but the ball went just wide.
Phil Parkinson made his second substitution of the game - Josh Hancock made way for Simon Richman.
The 83rd minute saw Alty yet again almost get a second goal. The ball flashed across Mannion's goal with someone just needing a touch on it - unfortunately this wasn't the case for the hosts. 
This would be the final chance of the game for either side, but five minutes later substitute Wall was booked for a foul on Austin.
Despite four minutes of added time and some significant pressure from the Robins, it ended Altrincham 1-1 Kidderminster Harriers.
Though the above will look like a disappointing result given the chances they created, a draw against a good full-time side is something Phil Parkinson may be pleased with.
Altrincham travel to Curzon Ashton on Boxing Day in their next game - kick-off is 3pm.

Attendance | 988

Goals |

Kidderminster - 19th minutes - Milan Butterfield.

Altrincham - 74th minute - Jake Moult

Yellow cards |Altrincham - James Jones - 29 minutes, Jordan Hulme - 64 minutes.


Altrincham's next game is against Curzon Ashton on Boxing Day at The Tameside Stadium - kick-off is 3pm.
Full-time | Altrincham 1-1 Kidderminster Harriers | A much better second-half from the Robins - it finishes level |
Four minutes added time.
YELLOW | Wall goes into the book for a foul on Austin (88 minutes)
CHANCE | The Robins were so close to taking the lead - the ball flashes across goal and three men couldn't get on the end of it (82 minutes)
Altrincham substitution | Hancock is off for Richman (80 minutes)
CHANCE | Alty almost have their second - a Wall corner meets the head of Hannigan and the ball goes just wide (80 minutes)
YELLOW | Jordan Hulme went into the book in the 64th minute.
GOAL | The Robins are level - a corner comes in, after several men try and get on the end of it, Alty's captain fires home (74 minutes)
Altrincham substitution | Walker makes way for Wall (73 minutes)
SAVE | Thompson makes a great save from Shenton's effort - the Kidderminster number 11 was one-on-one with the Alty stopper (68 minutes)
OFFSIDE | Alty have the ball in the net after some great play - the goal is ruled out for offside (61 minutes)
CHANCE | Hemmings goes close for Kidderminster - he riffles a left-footed shot at goal and its saved by Thompson's finger tips (56 minutes)
CHANCE | Williams receives the ball on the edge of the area, he shoots and its caught by Mannion in the visitors' goal (50 minutes)
CHANCE | Alty are almost level - a great ball into the box from Moult almost meets Hulme (48 minutes)
Butterfield gets the second-half underway.
Kidderminster substitution | Freemantle is on for Chambers |
Half-time | Altrincham 0-1 Kidderminster Harriers | The Robins go into the break one down |
CHANCE | Jones receives the ball at the edge of the area and shoots - his effort goes well wide (46 minutes)
Two minutes added time.
CHANCE | Alty were almost level - Moult's long pass finds Peers who chests it down and fires just wide (44 minutes)
CHANCE | Walker receives the ball and runs at the visitors' defence - he shoots and it goes wide (39 minutes)
CHANCE | Walker's cross almost meets the sliding Peers - it remains 1-0 Kidderminster (38 minutes)
YELLOW | Jones goes into the book for a tackle on a Kidderminster attacker (29 minutes)
GOAL | Kidderminster have the lead - Butterfield heads home a cross from Austin (19 minutes)
CHANCE | The visitors have the first chance of the game - A great pass came to Austin, who played through Chambers - his effort was saved well from Thompson (7 minutes)
Moult gets us underway.
Kidderminster substitutes | Diggie, Palmer, Scott, Freemantle, Diau |
Kidderminster starting XI | Mannion, Austin, Davidson, R.Williams, Moyo (C), Johnson, Prosser, Butterfield, Chambers, Hemmings, Shenton |
Altrincham substitutes | Harrop, Wall, Richman, Mullarkey, Hampson |
Altrincham starting XI: Thompson, Densmore, White, Jones, Hannigan, Moult (C), Walker, Williams, Hulme, Hancock, Peers |
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