13 Dec 2018 by Andy Phillips

Altrincham v Stockport County match preview


Alty host Stockport County in the First Round of the FA Trophy at The J.Davidson Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as they look for revenge against the Hatters after defeat last time out and ahead of the festive fixtures against their local rivals.

The two sides last met in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup in October, with Stockport picking up a 2-0 win at Edgeley Park despite a spirited performance from the Robins, so boss Phil Parkinson will be looking for the win at the weekend.

Sean Williams is edging closer to fitness and could make the squad following his metatarsal injury, while Ash Hemmings could see more game time after an exciting cameo in the win against Telford last weekend.

Parkinson's men convincingly beat Bradford (Park Avenue) 4-0 to reach this stage of the competition last month and will know that a similar performance will be needed if they are to come away with a win against Jim Gannon's side.

Stockport beat Chorley 3-0 to reach the First Round and will be looking to improve in all areas after a stuttering start to a campaign that has seen a side that reached the play-offs last season drop to 11th in the National League North table.

Last time out:

The aforementioned victory in the FA Cup in October saw goals from Frank Mulhern and Matty Warburton saw Stockport progress in the FA Cup.

The two sides have yet to meet in the National League North so far this campaign but Saturday will be the first of three games against County in a short space of time, with a trip to Edgeley Park to come on Boxing Day before the sides meet once again at The J.Davidson Stadium on New Year’s Day.

Admission prices:

Adults £13

Concessions (65+, Students) £10

Juniors (12-16) £5

Under 12s £1

Supporter information:

This match will be segregated and County fans will have access to the new catering facilities in the away end. Away fans should enter strictly via turnstiles 1-4.

Home supporters will also have additional catering facilities at their disposal with a new bottle bar being located in the Community Sports Hall which should reduce waiting time for service.

A full range of catering options will be provided around the stadium for home and away fans. A menu can be found here.

Turnstiles will be open from 13:30. We do of course recommend sensible consumption of alcohol.

Matchday hospitality is still available!

Through The Years by Howard Watts & Mike Garnett – 15th December

1917 Siemens A MAL W 3-2
1923 Ellesmere Port Cement H CSC W 3-0
1928 Whitchurch A CCL L 1-9
1934 Hurst H CCL D 3-3
1951 Stockport County Reserves H CCL W 3-2
1956 Stafford Rangers H CCL D 1-1
1962 Northwich Victoria H CCL L 1-3
1973 Blackburn Rovers A FAC D 0-0
1979 Rotherham United A FAC W 2-0
1980 Scunthorpe United H FAC W 1-0
1984 Gateshead A GL W 1-0
1990 Kidderminster Harriers A GMVC W 1-0
1999 Northwich Victoria A APLC W 6-1
2001 Burton Albion A ULP D 1-1
2007 York City H FAT L 1-3
2009 Wrexham H FAT W 1-0
2012 Brackley Town A BSN W 1-0
2015 Leamington H FAT D 1-1


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

The commentary team is Tim Ainsworth, Paul Salt & 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 Stockport County 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

There will be live text coverage of the game on the Matchcentre, and there will be live updates on our twitter account as we look forward to providing all the latest from The J.Davidson Stadium.


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