Match Centre

Eastleigh (A)
15:00 - Saturday 10th October 2020
National League (Silverlake Stadium)
Goals: Yusifu Ceesay [9']
Goals (Opponent): Cav Miley [44']
Attendance: 0
Referee: TBC
1 Tony Thompson
24 Joel Senior
2 Andy White
4 Ritchie Sutton
25 Toby Mullarkey
6 Jake Moult (c)
8 Sean Williams
11 Yusifu Ceesay
10 Josh Hancock
15 Matty Kosylo
23 Tom Peers
1 Joe McDonnell
11 Sam Smart
2 Joe Partington (c)
15 Alex Wynter
6 Andrew Boyce
3 Michael Green
8 Jack Payne
4 Cav Miley
7 Abdulai Baggie
18 Ben House
10 Tyrone Barnett
12 Dan Smith
13 Tom Bearwish
14 Joe Tomlinson
10 Oct 2020 by Andrew Flynn

A trip to Eastleigh's Silverlake Stadium is on the cards for Altrincham as they take their search for a first win of the season down south.

Wednesday night's game against Notts County was a real introduction to life back in the National League, and Alty will be all the better for the yardstick experience. Dan Mooney's 77th minute consolation goal was a deserved one for the Robins, but they could have no complaints with the result.

Despite taking no points from the game, Phil Parkinson will be pleased with how his players performed in chunks of the contest and the task now is to learn from the game and continue to adapt to the landscape of National League football.

Looking ahead to today's game, Brian Flynn caught up with assistant manager Neil Sorvel in a full interview that you can listen to here.

"We'll get the footage through and have a look to try and identify where we can exploit them, and where their dangers are. It's a learning curve for us, it's all new for us - but the attitude was great (Notts County game) with the way the lads kept going, and I'm sure we will be fine."

Eastleigh have had a perfect start to the season with two wins out of two, including a particularly impressive 5-1 away win at Barnet on the opening day. In contrast to Wednesday night, Alty can expect a direct and physical approach from the Spitfires who are managed by a familiar name in Ben Strevens. Altrincham fans may remember him for his time as a player with both Dagenham & Redbridge and Eastleigh themselves.

It may be the case that Alty look to rotate some areas of the squad this afternoon, with one day less rest coming into the game - particularly as Wednesday night's side was unchanged from the opener against Weymouth a week ago.

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Click here to purchase access to today's stream. Tickets cost ÂŁ7.99.

Support requests and questions should be directed to Eastleigh via [email protected] There is also a resource page, here.

Tune in to Radio Robins

You can listen to live commentary of today's game on Radio Robins, sponsored by Ashley Mowers Garden Machinery, and the broadcast starts at 2:45pm.

Today's commentary team is Paul Salt, Laurence Howarth and Niall Flynn. The match commentary sponsor is 'The Non-League Lounge.'

You can listen to Radio Robins in any of the following ways:

1) By visiting our MatchCentre on the club website.

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10 Oct 2020 by Aiden Beswick

Altrincham’s third fixture of the National League season ended in a 1-1 draw with Eastleigh at The Silverlake Stadium, goals from Yusifu Ceesay, and Cavaghn Miley saw the game end level.

The Robins made two changes to the starting 11 from their 3-1 defeat to Notts County on Wednesday, with Joel Senior and Richie Sutton replacing Shaun Densmore and Tom Hannigan.

Before the game it was announced manager Phil Parkinson and full-back Densmore were not at the game as both, in separate circumstances, have been in contact with a person in their circle who has tested positive for Covid-19.

Alty had the first chance of the game in the fifth minute, Tom Peers made a good run down the right, flicking the ball back to Matty Kosylo. Altrincham’s number 15 drove forward into the box and shot – his effort was saved by McDonnell in the opposition’s goal.

The Robins were ahead four minutes later through Ceesay, a Sean Williams corner was met by Tom Peers, who flicked the ball back to Ceesay – the winger controlled it and fired past Joe McDonnell.

Altrincham went close to doubling their lead in the 11th minute, Williams found space and let fly from 30-yards – his effort went just over.

Kosylo looked to get Altrincham’s second just eight minutes later, his shot was saved well by McDonnell.

Eastleigh had a good chance with nine minutes of normal time remaining, Sam Smart with some good play down the right drove the ball into the box then tried his luck – his effort was saved byThompson.

Neil Sorvel was forced to make his first change of the afternoon in the 36th minute, Jack Payne clattered Williams, receiving a yellow card for the offence – the Robins’ number eight was hurt and replaced by Simon Richman.

The Spitfires were level just before the break, a corner wasn’t cleared by Alty and Miley took advantage blasting a shot past Thompson.

Half-time | Eastleigh 1-1 Altrincham

Altrincham started the second-half brightly, their first chance coming from Peers in the 49th minute – the forward hit a free-kick well but it went wide of McDonnell’s goal.

The hosts had the ball in the back of the net three minutes later, Ben House’s long-range shot hit the back of Tyrone Barnett and went in – the goal was however ruled out as Barnett was stood in an offside position.

Eastleigh made their first substitution of the game; Dan Smith came on for Barnett in the 65th minute.

The Robins made their second change of the afternoon five minutes after the Spitfires – Ceesay was replaced for Mooney.

With 17 minutes remaining the hosts almost took the lead through Michael Green’s header – his effort was cleared off the line by Jake Moult.

Neil Sorvel was forced to make another change in the 76th minutes, Andy White this time requiring treatment, he came off for Connor Hampson.

The last 14 minutes of the game phased out with not real clear chances from either side, with the referee blowing for the end of the game with three minutes of added time.

Full-time | Eastleigh 1-1 Altrincham 

Altrincham return to the J.Davisdon Stadium on Tuesday when they welcome Solihull Moors, kick-off is 7:45pm. Live streaming details will be posted very soon.

FT - An excellent point for Alty and plenty of positives to take from that performance. Injuries are a concern but we go into Tuesday night in good shape. Thanks for joining and see you on Tuesday!
We are down to ten men as Tom Peers looks to have pulled his groin.....
Three minutes of injury time
87' Dan Mooney is flying down the right again and is seeing more and more of the ball. Can he produce some late magic?
86' The game is going end to end now as Moult collects a booking
84' Joe Tomlinson comes on for Michael Green
Ten minutes left and this game could go either way
80' Tom Bearwish comes on for Abdulai Baggie
76' That change takes place, Hampo on for Whitey
75' Andy White needs treatment now and Connor Hampson could well be coming on for him shortly
73' Jake Moult produces a superb goal-line clearance from a looping Green header that went over Tony Thompson, but skipper Jake clears on the line
70' Goalscorer Yusifu Ceesay is replaced by Dan Mooney. After so long out of action, Yusifu is getting better with every game and that goal will give him another boost in confidence. Let's see if Dan can have the same impact as Wednesday night now!
67' Tyrone Barnett goes off with Dan Smith coming on for the hosts
65' Ceesay rampages down the left and his whipped cross is blocked for a corner. A short corner comes out to Hanks on the edge of the box and his long range effort draws a fantastic save by McDonnell in the Eastleigh goal. Another corner for Alty.....comes to nothing
This game is finely poised right now
63' Some great defending by Ritchie Sutton who holds the pacey Eastleigh forward and then shepherds the ball out of play
61' Eastleigh get a corner but it sails past everybody much to the relief of the Alty defence
56' Another set piece for the home side and Sutton's clearance is sliced and thankfully into the arms of Thompson
52' Eastleigh have the ball in the net but there is a clear offside and the goal is rightly disallowed
49' A free kick to Alty from 30 yards out with Tom Peers standing over it....and it goes narrowly wide. Good effort
47' A fast start by the Robins and we have a corner. Kosylo takes over corner kick duties after Willo went off injured in the first half. This one comes to nothing
We are back underway!
Half-time: Eastleigh 1-1 Altrincham
Four added minutes
45' Another corner for Eastleigh and it pings around the box and Miley smashes the ball in to level things for the hosts. Eastleigh 1-1 Altrincham
41' A corner for Eastleigh is cleared at the near post but the play comes back in and another corner is awarded. Back post this time but the referee blows for an infringement. Alty continue to defend set pieces extremely well
38' It has been a really bright start for Joel Senior coming in for for Dens at right-back which is a big positive for the Alty newcomer
37' Simon Richman comes on for Willo who struggles to make his way off the pitch
35' Willo is on the receiving end of a hefty challenge and remains down injured as the Eastleigh's Payne is booked. Willo is still down and looks in pain
32' Tom Peers has an effort on goal that leads to a deflection that goes for an Alty corner....again to the far post and as Josh Hancock goes up for the second ball, he is bundled over but the referee waves away any claims of a penalty
24' An Eastleigh cross from deep is cleared for a corner to the effort comes in from outside the box but eventually a pass out wide goes out of play and relieves the pressure on the Robins defence
19' Alty win the ball back in the attacking third which culminates in a shot from Matty Kosylo once again which is saved again by the feet of the Eastleigh keeper
Some nice moments of possession for Alty who have grown in confidence after the goal
14' Corner to Eastleigh....these set pieces are going to be dangerous for the home side but Josh Hancock heads this one clear
11' Long range effort from Willo this time and it almost surprises the Eastleigh keeper who is nowhere near it, but it goes narrowly over. A bright start by the Robins!
9' Alty break the other way and win a corner....the ball goes to the far post, is flicked back across and Yusifu Ceesay fires home from six yards out! Eastleigh 0-1 Altrincham!
7' A free kick to Eastleigh which is deflected behind for a corner....and the resulting corner sees a looping header over the bar which does not overly worry Tony Thompson. Already it is clear that Eastleigh will be focusing on the aerial route
5' Tom Peers makes a good run down the right channel and his back flick ricochets to Matty Kosylo who drives into the box and his effort is saved by the Eastleigh keeper. First real opening of the game
A cagey start from both teams and we've jus had a stoppage for an injury to a home player
Jake Moult's gets us underway!
We can confirm that Phil is in communication with the bench and will be able to direct over the phone. Let's hope for a similar impact to David Moyes being unable to attend West Ham's league matches but guiding them to victories over Wolves and West Ham
Just short of ten minutes to kick off and conditions down south are good. Overcast but no rain and the pitch is being watered ahead of the 3pm ko
Bench: Mooney, Richman, Hampson, Hannigan, Miller
Today's line-up is: Thompson; Senior, Sutton, Mullarkey, White; Moult, Williams; Ceesay, Hancock, Kosylo; Peers
The big news is that Altrincham manager Phil Parkinson and full-back Shaun Densmore have not travelled to Eastleigh for today's game. You can read more here:
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