08 Feb 2019 by Andy Phillips

FC United of Manchester vs Altrincham match preview


Altrincham make the short trip to FC United of Manchester on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as they look to bounce back from defeat last time out.

It has been two weeks since the Robins lost 3-0 away at Leamington in their last game, so Phil Parkinson's side will be eager to go some way to putting things right at the weekend.

Parkinson has used the fortnight off to bolster his squad in the transfer market, and the quartet of goalkeeper Steven Drench, midfielder Mason Fawns and loanees Yusifu Ceesay and Joe Pigott could all be involved for the first time on Saturday.

FC United have been in poor form themselves and come into the game having lost their last three games and sit second from bottom in the table, so the pressure is on boss Neil Reynolds and his players as they look to cut the gap between themselves and the teams just outside of the relegation zone.

Reynolds replaced player-manager Tom Greaves at Broadhurst Park in October and has the task of keeping the team in the National League North, but the former Bamber Bridge boss will be confident that there are enough games to turn things round before the end of the campaign.

Last time out:

The two clubs met back in August, with FC United coming away with a 2-1 victory at The J.Davidson Stadium on that occasion.

Jordan Hulme gave the Robins the lead just before the hour mark on that day but United managed to turn the game on its head after that.

Goals from Liam Dickinson and Kurt Willoughby saw them come back from behind to earn all three points.

Supporter information:

Those making the short drive to Broadhurst Park should take note of the postcode M40 0FJ. The ground is based on Moston, just off of Moston Lane on Lightbowne Road.

In terms of public transport, the best way to get to the ground is to get the Metrolink from Altrincham Interchange to Piccadilly Gardens, and then walk around the corner to Oldham Street to get the 81 bus to Broadhurst Fields.

This is only around a five-minute walk from the ground and buses run every hour. 

Admission prices:

Adults - £12.00

Concessions - £7.00

Under 18s - £3.00

Through The Years by Howard Watts & Mike Garnett – 9th February

1907 Northwich Victoria H CSC W 5-0
1924 Tranmere Rovers Reserves A CSC L 3-5
1935 Mossley H CCL W 4-1
1938 Winsford United H CSC W 4-0
1952 Stockport County Reserves A CCL L 0-2
1957 Tranmere Rovers Reserves A CCL L 1-5
1963 Frickley Colliery H CCL W 5-0
1976 Wigan Athletic A NPL L 1-4
1981 Worcester City A APLC W 1-0
1985 Northwich Victoria H GL L 1-2
1988 Warrington Town H CSC D 2-2
1993 Kettering Town H GMVC W 3-0
2002 Barrow A ULP D 2-2
2008 Droylsden A BSP W 2-0
2012 Corby Town H BSN W 2-1
2016 Wrexham H VNL 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 Ian Wilkinson, 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 'FC 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 news and updates.


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