Match Centre

5-0
Leamington (H)
15:00 - Saturday 7th September 2019
National League North (The J.Davidson Stadium)
Goals: Jordan Hulme [15'] Josh Hancock [45+2'] Callum Gittings [60' og] Tom Peers [90+1'] Josh Hancock [90+3']
Attendance: 1025
Referee: Dean Hulme
Altrincham
1 Tony Thompson
2 Andy White
3 Connor Hampson
29
4 James Jones
5 Toby Mullarkey
6 Jake Moult (c)
7 Ash Hemmings
8 Sean Williams
9 Jordan Hulme
77
10 Josh Hancock
11 Yusifu Ceesay
20
Substitutes
77
Leamington
1 Jake Weaver
2 George Carline
3 Cieron Keane
4 Joe Clarke
69
5 James Mace
6 Jake Lane
7 Kieran Dunbar
61
8 Callum Gittings
9 Josh March
10 Jack Edwards (c)
11 Kaiman Anderson
61
Substitutes
12 Ravi Shamsi
61
14 Connor Taylor
15 Jordan Murphy
61
16 Gift Moussa
69
17 Jamie Hood
07 Sep 2019 by Andy Phillips

ALTRINCHAM host Leamington at the J. Davidson Stadium this afternoon (3pm).

The Robins lost 2-1 at Southport on Tuesday night after conceding two first half goals with Jordan Hulme halving the deficit midway through the second half, and boss Phil Parkinson knows that the side have to start putting some wins together if they are to climb back towards the right end of the table.

Leamington have had a very solid start to the campaign and find themselves in 6th after winning three of their last four games, the last of those being a 2-0 victory against Blyth Spartans last Saturday.They are 5 points ahead of Alty & have only lost twice at Boston United & York City.

Paul Holleran's side also have a game in hand, after Tuesday night's game against Hereford was called off due to international call ups in the Bulls squad

Striker Josh March, signed from Alvechurch in the close season, has been in terrific form so far this campaign, already scoring seven goals, so he is certainly the player that the Robins will have to watch out for.

Manager Paul Holleran has been in charge at the New Windmill Road for ten seasons now and guided the club to a 13th placed finish in the National League North last season and has led the club to this level on two occasions, winning promotion from the Southern League in 2013 and 2017 respectively.

The two meetings between the sides last campaign  first saw them meet on the opening day in August 2018 at the J. Davidson Stadium as the Robins came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw thanks to a Jordan Hulme brace, whilst the reverse fixture saw Leamington run out 3-0 winners in January, which was by some distance, Altrincham’s poorest performance in last year’s campaign.

Alty’s last game on September 7th was also against Leamington.

6 years ago today, a Damian Reeves goal secured all 3 points for the Robins at the New Windmill Ground, a result that saw the Robins move to the top of the Vanarama National League North, in a season that would ultimately see Lee Sinnott’s side promoted via the play-offs.

Through The Years by Mike Garnett – 7th September

1907

Ramsbottom

A

ML

D

1-1

1912

Accrington Stanley

A

LC1

L

2-6

1929

Witton Albion

A

CCL

L

1-3

1932

Manchester North End

A

CCL

D

3-3

1935

Nantwich

A

CCL

W

2-0

1946

Chester Reserves

H

CCL

W

3-1

1949

Crewe Alexandra Reserves

H

CCL

W

3-1

1955

Congleton Town

A

CCL

L

1-4

1957

Lostock Gralam

A

FAC

P

W

4-3

1963

Earlestown

H

FAC

1Q

W

10-0

1974

Mossley

A

NPL

D

2-2

1985

Barnet

A

GL

D

2-2

1991

Welling United

A

GMVC

D

2-2

1993

Gateshead

H

APLC

1/i

L

1-3

1996

Dover Athletic

A

GMVC

D

2-2

1999

Doncaster Rovers

A

NC

W

1-0

2002

Hyde United

H

ULP

W

4-1

2013

Leamington

A

SN

W

1-0

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 2.45pm.

The match commentary sponsor is Kids Disco Parties.

The commentators are Tim Ainsworth & Carl Peters  & the match summariser is 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 'Leamington' 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

08 Sep 2019 by Aiden Beswick

*1-0 .. Ash Hemmings (foreground) and goalscorer Jordan Hulme celebrate Alty's opener. Picture by Michael Ripley.

Altrincham made it four games undefeated at home with an emphatic 5-0 win over Leamington at The J.Davidson Stadium.

From the kick-off, Alty looked like they were very much up for it - whatever Phil Parkinson’s pre-match team talk was, it worked wonders. Within six minutes, the Robins had their first chance, with Jordan Hulme firing just over.

A mere three minutes later, Ash Hemmings cut inside from the right and tried his luck with a shot that went into the hands of Leamington keeper Jake Weaver.
Hulme went close to opening the scoring on the 13th minute, his effort being saved well by Weaver.

Altrincham did, however, take the lead on the quarter-of-an-hour mark. James Jones played a crisp ball through to overlapping right-back Andy White, who drilled a low cross that found Hulme for a close-range finish.

It was a deserved breakthrough for a dominant Alty side who looked like doubling their advantage a few minutes later, when Yusifu Ceesay broke clear down the left.

The winger appeared to be through on goal but suddenly pulled up in full flight and clutched the back of his leg in agony. He was eventually helped on to a stretcher and carried off with a hamstring injury.

Due to this, Alty boss Parkinson was forced to make his first substitution - John Johnston coming on for the stricken Ceesay in the 20th minute.

Just under 10 minutes later, the Robins suffered another injury setback, with left-back Connor Hampson needing treatment for a slight hamstring problem and having to make way for Simon Richman.

This change saw White shift to the left-back position, with Richman slotting in at right-back.

Leamington took advantage of the disruption and almost equalised a minute later with an effort that hit the post and a follow-up shot that was beaten away by keeper Tony Thompson. 

The referee had just indicated three minutes of added time when Altrincham claimed their second goal. A brilliant crossfield ball from Hemmings found Johnston in space on the left, and the winger curled a cross towards the edge of the six-yard box, where Josh Hancock nodded home.

Half-time - Altrincham 2, Leamington 0

Hemmings got us back underway in the second-half. Just five minutes after kick-off, the winger cut inside and curled a fantastic effort at goal that beat the keeper but came back off the angle of bar and post.

Alty made it 3-0 just before the hour-mark. An excellent free-kick from Hemmings on the right flashed across the Leamington goal and appeared to be deflected into his own net by a visiting defender, under pressure from Hancock.

With half-an-hour to go, Leamington boss Paul Holleran made a double change - Kieran Dunbar and Kaiman Anderson making way for Ravi Shamsi and Jordan Murphy.

Seven minutes later, Leamington made their final substitution - Joe Clarke coming off for Gift Moussa.

The first yellow card of the game was given to Sean Williams with 19 minutes to go, for what looked like a very clean tackle.

The resulting free-kick hit the wall, more specifically Williams, with impact, and the midfielder needed a couple of minutes to recover.

Alty made their final change of the game in the 77th minute, when Tom Peers replaced Hulme.

Leamington had a chance to get a goal back, but Josh March fired well wide with eight minutes to go.

Altrincham went up the other end a minute later and almost made it 4-0, with Hemmings setting up Hancock for an effort that was saved well by Weaver.

Just three minutes after that, it was Hemmings again who had a chance, but after cutting inside, he blasted the ball just over.

The Robins made it 4-0 in the 90th minute when the referee, after overlooking several Leamington challenges that looked like fouls, finally gave Alty a free-kick. It was superbly taken by the quick-thinking Johnston, who found Richman on the right in enough space to look up and pick out the unmarked Peers for a simple tap-in.

The referee signalled three minutes of added time, and that was sufficient for Alty to add a fifth goal to their tally.

In the tightest of spots on the left, Johnston did brilliantly to engineer an opening that enabled him to cross for Hancock to guide a side-footed finish inside the near post.

Full-time - Altrincham 5, Leamington 0.

After a fantastic performance that was reflected in the scoreline, the Robins travel to Kidderminster Harriers next Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

Altrincham's next game is against Kidderminster Harriers next Saturday at the Aggborough Stadium - kick-off is 3pm.
Full-Time | Altrincham 5-0 Leamington | An emphatic performance and result from the Robins today, a deserved 3 points and some great momentum gained |
GOAL | 5-0, some excellent play from Johnston down the left finds Hancock at the near-post and the Alty number 10 slots home (90+3 minutes)
Three minutes added time
GOAL | Peers makes it 4 - a clever free-kick from Johnston, finds Richman who squares is to Peers (90 minutes)
CHANCE | Hemmings from the inside blasts his shot just over the bar (86 minutes)
CLOSE | Alty at the other end almost make it 4, Hemmings finds Hancock and his effort is saved brilliantly by Weaver (83 minutes)
CHANCE | March lets fire from 35-yards and his effort goes well wide (82 minutes)
Final Altrincham substitution | Hulme is replaced by Peers (77 minutes)
Williams is up and we play on (75 minutes)
STOPPAGE | Williams is down after taking the full impact of Leamington's free-kick (73 minutes)
YELLOW | Williams goes into the book for a tackle - this one of the cleanest tackles seen today (71 minutes)
Final Leamington substitution | Moussa is on for Clarke (67 minutes)
Double Leamington substitution | Dunbar and Anderson make way from Shamsi and Murphy (60 minutes)
GOAL | Alty are 3 up, an excellent free-kick from Hemmings flashes across the Leamington goal and Hancock taps in (59 minutes)
CLOSE | What an effort from Hemmings - he cuts inside from the right and curls his shot hitting the post (50 minutes)
Hemmings gets us back underway.
Half-time | Altrincham 2-0 Leamington | The Robins take a 2 goal lead into the break - a deserved one after the chances they have created |
GOAL | It's 2 for Alty - a fantastic in-swinging cross from Johnston finds the head of Hancock and he slots it home (45+2 minutes)
Three minutes added time
CHANCE | Leamington's March tries a cleaver free-kick but his effort goes wide (35 minutes)
CLOSE | Leamington hit the post from inside the box - Alty clear (31 minutes)
Altrincham substitution | Richman replaces the injured Hampson - this sees White shift to left-back and Richman slot in at right-back (30 minutes)
STOPPAGE | Hampson is down and receiving treatment (28 minutes)
Altrincham substitution | Johnston replaces the injured Ceesay (20 minutes)
STOPPAGE | Ceesay breaks on goal but pulls up with what looks like a hamstring injury (18 minutes)
GOAL | Alty take the lead through Hulme - he taps in an excellent low cross from White (15 minutes)
CHANCE | Hulme goes close but for an excellent save from Weaver in the visitors' goal (13 minutes)
CHANCE | Hemmings cuts inside from the right and lets fire - his shot goes into the keepers' hands (9 minutes)
CHANCE | Hulme has the first clear chance of the game - his shot goes over (6 minutes)
Leamington get us underway.
Leamington substitutes | Shamsi, Taylor, Murphy, Moussa, Hood |
Leamington starting XI | Weaver, Carline, Keane, Clarke, Mace, Lane, Dunbar, Gittings, March, Edwards (C), Anderson |
Altrincham substitutes | Johnston, Peers, Harrop, Branson, Richman |
Altrincham starting XI | Thompson, White, Hampson, Jones, Mullarkey, Moult (C), Hemmings, Williams, Hulme, Hancock, Ceesay |
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