15 Nov 2018 by Andy Phillips

Altrincham v York City match preview


ALTY host York City at The J.Davidson Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3pm) with the Robins looking to pick up their fifth victory in six National League North games.

Phil Parkinson's side are riding a wave of momentum at the minute, with the latest victory coming thanks to Jordan Hulme's brace in the 2-1 victory at Chester last weekend.

That result saw the Robins come into Saturday's fixture in 8th place, just outside of the play-off positions so another victory could move the Robins into the play-off places.

In terms of team news, Max Harrop will definitely be missing for the visit of the Minstermen after picking up his fifth booking of the season against Chester. James Jones is also nursing a hamstring problem and so is being monitored ahead of the game, while James Poole and Sean Williams are edging closer to full fitness but may miss out once again.

Opponents York City have had an inconsistent start to the season and find themselves in mid-table as we begin to move towards the halfway stage of the season.  

They are managed by Sam Collins, with the former Port Vale defender taking charge in August, following the dismissal of Martin Gray, who had guided the Minstermen to an 11th place finish last season.

The club have a number of experienced players in their side that have found success at a higher level, with the most notable of these being big striker Jon Parkin. Parkin was the club's top scorer last campaign, with the 36-year-old hitting 25 goals last year in all competitions and his physical presence is something that defenders must always be prepared for.

They bolstered their squad on Monday by signing striker Joe Ironside and defender Kennedy Digie on loan from Kidderminster Harriers and both played on Tuesday night. Their arrivals follow two further loan signings from the previous week as Port Vale centre-back Joe Davis and Rotherham United winger Alex Bray were added to the squad.

The Minstermen were involved in a goalless draw at home to Chester on Tuesday night and have not won in the last four games so will be looking for a positive result The J.Davidson Stadium.

Last time:

The two sides last met in a goalless draw in the National League back in 2011 as the Minstermen were fighting for promotion to the EFL, whilst they won the reverse fixture at Bootham Crescent 3-0 through goals from Michael Rankine (2) and Richard Brodie.

Admission prices:

Adults £13

Concessions (65+, Students) £10

Juniors (12-16) £5

Under 12s £1

Supporter information:

This match will be segregated and York City fans will have access to the new catering facilities in the away end where food and drink (including alcoholic beverages) will be available. Away fans should enter strictly via turnstiles 3 and 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.

Turnstiles will be open from 13:30 and there will be a new guest ale on tap in the Community Sports Hall. We do of course recommend sensible consumption of alcohol.

Through The Years by Howard Watts & Mike Garnett – 17th November

1917 Canadians A MAL W 2-0
1923 Stalybridge Celtic H CCL W 2-1
1928 Congleton Town A CCL L 0-5
1934 Stalybridge Celtic H CCL W 3-2
1951 Macclesfield Town A CCL L 0-2
1956 Stalybridge Celtic A CCL L 2-3
1962 Witton Albion H CCL D 3-3
1971 Witton Albion A NWFL L 1-4
1973 Skelmersdale United A NPL L 0-1
1979 Boston United H APL W 3-0
1984 Blackpool A FAC W 1-0
1992 Kidderminster Harriers H GMVC D 2-2
2001 Lancaster City H FAC D 1-1
2007 Weymouth H BSP W 3-2
2012 Hinckley United H BSBN W 8-0


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

The match commentary sponsor is Smart Storage.

The commentary team is Tim Ainsworth, 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 York City 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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