07 Sep 2019 by Andy Phillips

Match Preview | Altrincham v Leamington

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ALTRINCHAM host Leamington at the J. Davidson Stadium this afternoon (3pm).

The Robins lost 2-1 at Southport on Tuesday night after conceding two first half goals with Jordan Hulme halving the deficit midway through the second half, and boss Phil Parkinson knows that the side have to start putting some wins together if they are to climb back towards the right end of the table.

Leamington have had a very solid start to the campaign and find themselves in 6th after winning three of their last four games, the last of those being a 2-0 victory against Blyth Spartans last Saturday.They are 5 points ahead of Alty & have only lost twice at Boston United & York City.

Paul Holleran's side also have a game in hand, after Tuesday night's game against Hereford was called off due to international call ups in the Bulls squad

Striker Josh March, signed from Alvechurch in the close season, has been in terrific form so far this campaign, already scoring seven goals, so he is certainly the player that the Robins will have to watch out for.

Manager Paul Holleran has been in charge at the New Windmill Road for ten seasons now and guided the club to a 13th placed finish in the National League North last season and has led the club to this level on two occasions, winning promotion from the Southern League in 2013 and 2017 respectively.

The two meetings between the sides last campaign  first saw them meet on the opening day in August 2018 at the J. Davidson Stadium as the Robins came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw thanks to a Jordan Hulme brace, whilst the reverse fixture saw Leamington run out 3-0 winners in January, which was by some distance, Altrincham’s poorest performance in last year’s campaign.

Alty’s last game on September 7th was also against Leamington.

6 years ago today, a Damian Reeves goal secured all 3 points for the Robins at the New Windmill Ground, a result that saw the Robins move to the top of the Vanarama National League North, in a season that would ultimately see Lee Sinnott’s side promoted via the play-offs.

Through The Years by Mike Garnett – 7th September

1907

Ramsbottom

A

ML

D

1-1

1912

Accrington Stanley

A

LC1

L

2-6

1929

Witton Albion

A

CCL

L

1-3

1932

Manchester North End

A

CCL

D

3-3

1935

Nantwich

A

CCL

W

2-0

1946

Chester Reserves

H

CCL

W

3-1

1949

Crewe Alexandra Reserves

H

CCL

W

3-1

1955

Congleton Town

A

CCL

L

1-4

1957

Lostock Gralam

A

FAC

P

W

4-3

1963

Earlestown

H

FAC

1Q

W

10-0

1974

Mossley

A

NPL

D

2-2

1985

Barnet

A

GL

D

2-2

1991

Welling United

A

GMVC

D

2-2

1993

Gateshead

H

APLC

1/i

L

1-3

1996

Dover Athletic

A

GMVC

D

2-2

1999

Doncaster Rovers

A

NC

W

1-0

2002

Hyde United

H

ULP

W

4-1

2013

Leamington

A

SN

W

1-0

Admission prices

  • Adults £14
  • Concessions (65+, Students) £11
  • Juniors (12-16) £5
  • Under 12s £1

Coverage:

Live Commentary on Radio Robins, sponsored by Ashley Mowers Garden Machinery, and the broadcast starts at 2.45pm.

The match commentary sponsor is Kids Disco Parties.

The commentators are Tim Ainsworth & Carl Peters  & the match summariser is 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 'Leamington' 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

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