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Curzon Ashton (A)
19:45 - Tuesday 15th September 2020
Friendly (Tameside Stadium)
Goals: Curtis Miller [65'] Tom Peers [67'] Jordan Hulme [86']
Goals (Opponent): Matty Waters [53' pen] Matty Waters [57' pen] Trialist [75'] Trialist [81']
Attendance: 0
Referee: TBC
1 Tony Thompson
4 Toby Mullarkey
5 Tom Hannigan
6 Jake Moult (c)
7 Yusifu Ceesay
8 Sean Williams
9 Jordan Hulme
10 Josh Hancock
11 Matty Kosylo
Curzon Ashton
1 Cam Mason
2 Craig Mahon
3 Matty Waters
4 Paul Turnbull
5 Oliver Thornley
6 Noah Stokes
7 Connor Hughes
8 Robert Evans
9 Darren Stephenson
10 Alex Curran
11 Max Harrop
12 Marcus Poscha
13 Douglas Tharme
14 Dale Whitham
15 Jude Oyibo
15 Sep 2020 by Andrew Flynn

Following on from Saturday’s win at Nantwich Town, tonight the Robins will roll up the M60 to take on Curzon Ashton at The Tameside Stadium. While the game will be played behind closed doors, you can count on Radio Robins and the official Atrincham Twitter to keep you updated throughout the evening.

Phil Parkinson will be hoping for a reaction after Saturday’s pre-season return. It was always going to be about getting minutes under the belt and blowing away the cobwebs, but Alty came away from The Weaver Stadium fortunate to have gained a 1-0 victory, particularly as the goal was the result of a nightmarish keeper mistake.

Towards the end of the first half, Nantwich keeper Greg Hall lost his concentration and allowed Josh Langley's routine back pass to roll under his right foot and, in almost slow motion, into the back of the net.

The second half saw a completely different XI for Altrincham, including a Toby Mullarkey central midfield cameo and the introduction of two new names to the game: Trialist, Douglas Nyaupembe and Will Hall, who was released by Leicester City at the end of last season.

The bad news for Alty is that Dan Mooney was stretchered off late in the game, however, Sports Therapist Tommy Uda has since confirmed that the sustained ankle injury is not a fracture and only ligament damage. It remains to be seen how long Dan will be out for but he will take no part in tonight’s game.

Curzon Ashton have gone about their transfer business with seeming intent this summer. As well as acquiring Max Harrop and Craig Mahon following their departures from Alty, they’ve also landed vastly experienced central midfielder Paul Turnbull (Stockport County) and highly rated left back Matty Waters (Chester). Another notable name in the Curzon set-up is another former Robin, Darius Palma, who arrived in the summer from Trafford.

Tonight’s hosts are without a win so far this pre-season with draws at Buxton and Hyde, and defeats to Squires Gate, Oldham Athletic, Clitheroe and most recently this past Saturday at Stockport County.

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15 Sep 2020 by Admin

Alty went down 4-3 at Curzon Ashton this evening after a goalless first half was followed by an all-action second period that contained all seven goals.

There was little to split the teams in the opening 45 minutes as Alty arguably had the edge but both teams had a couple of chances apiece. None were that clear cut however as the final ball for both teams was lacking somewhat.

That all changed in the second half when Curzon were awarded two penalties within the space of a couple of minutes. Matty Waters stepped up for both and scored past Matt Gould and within a blink of an eye, Alty found themselves two down.

That sparked a reaction from Phil Parkinson's men and talented youngster Curtis Miller was instrumental in the revival. The former youth team player drove forward from the right and his long-range effort took a deflection to reduce the arrears. Just minutes after, it was him once again driving forward and this time his left-footed shot was guided in by Tom Peers to make it 2-2 on 67 minutes.

Just when it seemed Alty were going to take control of the match, the hosts went back ahead on 75 minutes through what was arguably the best goal of the game. A inch-perfect cross from the right was directed in by a Curzon trialist into the far corner giving Gould no chance. Five minutes later, the same triallist did his chances of a contract no harm by adding his second and Curzon's fourth with a far-post prod.

Alty were not done there though and Jordan Hulme slotted home another to bring it back to 4-3 but the Robins ultimately ran out of time, and our second pre-season friendly came to a close after a lively and intense encounter that will have served the boys well in their preparations for the new season.

And that is full-time. Curzon 4-3 Alty
84’ Senior curls an effort that the Curzon keeper can only parry and Jordan Hulme prods home goes make it Curzon 4-3 Alty
Jordan Hulme now comes back on for Curtis Miller
80’ As another floodlight goes out, Curzon go 4-2 up as their triallist forward gets his second
75’ Curzon go 3-2 up after a superb cross from the right and a precise header into the far corner
Free kick on the edge of the box for Alty and Curtis Miller fires just over
Williams, Kosylo and Senior come back on for Smith-Brown, Ceesay and Mullarkey
67’ and just like that it is Curzon 2-2 Alty as Miller grabs a second with another slight Defoe toon from his left foot effort from outside the box!
64’ Alty pull one back as Curtis Miller’s deflected effort goes in. Game on!
A couple of mistimed tackles in the space of a couple of minutes and Alty find themselves two down
57’ Another penalty for Curzon and Waters puts it the other way this time to make it Curzon 2-0 Alty
53’ Penalty to Curzon after Max Harrop is brought down in the box and Waters puts them ahead. His left-footed effort just evades Gould who gets his fingers tips on it. Curzon 1-0 Alty
Gould; Densmore, Sutton, Hall, Smith-Brown; Mullarkey, Richman; Miller, Clayton, Ceesay; that's two trialists in the defence with Will Hall and Ashley Smith-Brown starting the second half.
The second half is underway and an early errant Alty back pass goes out for a corner that is comfortably headed away
And that is half-time...Curzon Ashton 0-0 Altrincham. That was an improvement on Saturday’s display and there was good intensity in the half which will serve the boys well. Alty arguably shaded the attacking third entries but there was little between the two teams in truth
The rain is starting to fall at The Tameside as half-time nears
39' Tom Hannigan has picked up a knock and has been replaced by Ritchie Sutton.....doesn't look anything too serious but replaced as a precaution
The game has just settled down with the two sides battling for midfield supremacy. As one would expect from a friendly, the end product is not quite there for either team just yet
The hosts have enjoyed a good spell themselves now with new signing Darren Stephenson looking lively up front and Alty old boy Max Harrop pulling the strings in midfield breaking from the right. Max looks pretty motivated tonight!
17' Curzon hit the post! Harrop cuts in from the right and with a controlled left-footed effort, sees the ball rebound off the post and Thompson gratefully scoops the ball up
Alty have stepped it up and have controlled the last ten minutes with the front quartet looking increasingly dangerous as Ceesay is the latest to shoot over
Another corner to Alty and the ball comes to Mullarkey on the edge of the box and his hooked left-foot shot goes straight to the keeper
9' A couple of bright moments for Alty but the final ball from a threatening free-kick and a corner come to nothing
Curzon respond with an effort themselves that sails over the bar. This has been an incredibly fast and intense start for a pre-season friendly
2' First effort of the game goes to Josh Hancock who shoots from the halfway with the keeper out of his goal but well wide
And we're are off....
Trialists Joel Senior and Ashley Smith-Brown get starts this evening for the Robins
Bench: Densmore, Hall, Sutton, Miller, Peers, Clayton, Richman, Gould
Alty line up with Thompson, Senior, Smith-Brown, Mullarkey, Hannigan, Moult, Ceesay, Williams, Hulme, Hancock, Kosylo
Good evening and welcome from The Tameside Stadium! We'll be providing text commentary and you can of course flick the Radio Robins tab and listen to Brian Flynn and the team as always
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