06 Dec 2018 by Andy Phillips

Altrincham v Telford United match preview

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Alty host AFC Telford United at The J.Davidson Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3pm) with the Robins looking to continue their superb run of form in the National League North.

The 2-1 victory at Brackley Town last weekend was the side’s sixth victory in their last seven league games and saw Phil Parkinson’s men rise to fourth in the table, so confidence is high ahead of the visit of the Bucks. New signing Ash Hemmings will be part of the matchday squad where Alty will likely see their first glimpses of the on-loan Fylde winger.

Telford are another side that currently occupy the play-off positions, with Gavin Cowan’s side just below the Robins in fifth, so Saturday’s clash will be a chance for both sides to pick up an important three points in their quest for promotion.

The Bucks went down 2-0 at home to league leaders Bradford Park Avenue at the weekend but had been unbeaten in five games before then.

22-year-old striker Daniel Udoh has been the main man for the side so far, with the striker hitting eight goals this season, so his pace and goal threat is something that the Robins will have to watch out for. 

Last time out:

The last meeting between the two sides saw Telford come away with a 1-0 victory back in March 2017. A late goal from David Hibbert was the difference at the New Bucks Head on that day.

Ticket prices:

Adults £13

Concessions £10

Juniors (12-16) £5

Under 1s £1

Supporter information:

Altrincham FC are offering an “Early Bird” offer to all supporters, both home and away, between 1pm and 2pm for this game against AFC Telford

There will be Pie, Mash or Chips, Peas and Gravy available for the bargain price of just £4 as well as a “Two pints for £5” at the Community Sports Hall bar.

A wide selection of alternatives are available so just call in and take your pick!

Entry to the ground for this “Early Bird” offer will be via Turnstile 5 at the front of the ground.

We will be showing the National League game between Boreham Wood and Leyton Orient on the big screens and following our game, the Chelsea vs Manchester City game will be broadcast in the Community Sports Hall.

Through The Years by Howard Watts & Mike Garnett – 8th December

1917 Galloway's (Knott Mill) H MAL 6-0
1923 Ellesmere Port Cement A CCL L 0-2
1928 Stockport County Reserves H CSC W 2-1
1934 Runcorn A CCL D 1-1
1951 Witton Albion A CCL W 3-1
1956 Tranmere Rovers Reserves H CCL L 1-6
1962 Ellesmere Port Town H CCL L 0-3
1965 Rochdale A FAC W 3-1
1973 Barrow H NPL W 3-0
1976 Ashton United A NWFL W 3-1
1979 Wealdstone A APL W 4-1
1984 Doncaster Rovers H FAC L 1-3
2001 Darlington H FAC L 1-2
2012 Gainsborough Trinity H BSN L 0-1

Coverage:

Live Commentary on Radio Robins, sponsored by Ashley Mowers Garden Machinery, and the broadcast starts at 2.40pm.

The match commentary sponsor is 'Friends of Jacqui Forster'.

The commentary team is Ian Wilkinson, Brian Flynn & 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 Telford United 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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