11 Jan 2019 by Andy Phillips

Chorley v Altrincham match preview


ALTRINCHAM face a trip to league leaders Chorley on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as they look to pick up their second away victory on the bounce after success last time out.

The Robins ended a run of four league games without a win at the weekend when they beat Boston United 2-1 and will now be looking to upset a side that are three points clear at the top of the National League North.

Chorley have continued on from last season under manager Jamie Vermigilio, who took over from Matt Jansen in the summer after spending several years as his assistant manager, and he is certainly making a name for himself with the Magpies currently three points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand on Bradford (Park Avenue) heading into Saturday's fixture.

Vermigilio's side have shown a knack for getting goals from all over the pitch so far this season without really having a prolific striker amongst their ranks, so they certainly have plenty of threats on the pitch for teams to be aware of. 

The Magpies saw their game against Brackley Town postponed at the weekend and were denied a victory at Hereford last time out thanks to an injury-time equaliser from Josh Gowling in a 1-1 draw, so they too will be aiming for victory as they look to extend their league at the top of the table.

Last time out:

The two sides have yet to meet this campaign, with the reverse fixture set to take place at The J.Davidson Stadium in April, so the last meeting came back in January 2017.

Chorley came away with a 2-0 victory at Victory Park that day thanks to first half goals from Jack Sampson and Jake Cottrell, so the Robins will be hoping for a better result this time out.

Supporter information:

Supporters planning on going via train should note that the Northern Rail strike this weekend will be severely affected, with no trains running after 5pm when the game finishes.

Services are running from Manchester Oxford Road to Bolton BEFORE the game, where supporters will have to change for a rail replacement bus to take them to Chorley railway station.

Trains not running after the game means that the 125 bus from Chorley Bus Station to Bolton Interchange followed by the 37 from Bolton Interchange to Piccadilly Gardens is the best option on that front. 

There is very limited parking at Victory Park so supporters are advised that there is a small car park off Pilling Lane that will cost £3 per person and is first come first served, whilst there is plenty of street parking available too.

Most car parks in the town centre are free after 1pm on Saturdays, which is another option.

Admission prices:

Adults £12

Concessions £9

Students £7

Juniors (12-16) £5

Under 11s FREE

Through The Years by Howard Watts & Mike Garnett - 12th January

1907 Heywood A ML W 5-2
1918 Siemens H MAL W 2-0
1924 Witton Albion H CSC W 1-0
1929 Northwich Victoria A CSC L 1-6
1935 Prescot Cables H CCL W 6-1
1957 Port Vale Reserves H CCL D 2-2
1970 Runcorn H NPL W 2-1
1974 Netherfield A NPL L 1-4
1980 Grantham A FAT D 1-1
1991 Leek Town A FAT W 4-0
2001 North Ferriby United A FAT L 2-3
2010 AFC Wimbledon A FAT L 1-3
2013 Worcester City A BSN D 0-0


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 Paul Salt, Mark Simpson & 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/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 news and updates.


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