15 Jul 2019 by Brian Flynn

Atherton Collieries v Altrincham | Match Preview

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Altrincham travel to Atherton Collieries on Tuesday evening for a pre-season friendly that kicks off at 7.45pm.

This will be the first ever meeting between the two clubs & Atherton Collieries play at The Skuna Stadium, Alder St, Atherton, Manchester M46 9EY, a location map is here:-

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Atherton+Collieries/@53.5234288,-2.4848935,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x5f7b91746f1a6a0c!8m2!3d53.5234288!4d-2.4848935

There are 2 football clubs in Atherton, so be careful not to turn up at Atherton L.R.'s ground which is less than a mile away & nearer to Atherton Railway Station.

This game will be the final chance for any remaining trialists to convince Phil Parkinson & Neil Sorvel that they are worth a place in the 2019/20 squad.

Goalkeeper Steven Drench & full back, Andy White are likely to return to action on Tuesday or in Saturday's game against Blackpool at the J,Davidson Stadium.

Colls are likely to provide stern opposition having become the inaugural winners of  the Evo-Stik Division 1 West Title last season, finishing 7 points ahead of 2nd placed Radcliffe.

This season, they will play at the highest level in the club's history in the BETVICTOR Northern Premier, Premier Division, which is 1 level below the Vanarama National League North.

Ben Hardcastle is a player to watch out for in this game.It was a major coup for Colls to get the tricky right winger to commit to a new contract that keeps the Evo-Stik Division 1 West Player of the Season at the Skuna Stadium, despite high levels of interest from clubs in higher leagues.

Admission is £5, Concessions £3 & the match programme is £1.50.

There will be Live Updates here:-

https://www.altrinchamfc.com/fixture/first-team/2019-20/atherton-collieries-a-30993

as well as the usual twitter updates.

There is Live Commentary of Tuesday night's game on Radio Robins and the broadcast starts at 7.30pm.

The commentary team is Mark Simpson, Ian Wilkinson & 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 'Chorley' 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/rad...

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