30 Nov 2019 by Andy Phillips

Match Preview | Portsmouth v Altrincham

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Altrincham travelled to Portsmouth yesterday afternoon, aiming to cause a huge upset at Fratton Park.

Robins fans, players and staff will be dreaming of a plum tie in the third round against one of the big boys in the Premier League or the Championship, but to get that far they must first pull off a giantkilling against the League One side and former winners of the competition.

Kenny Jackett's side are currently 10th in League One and had a mixed start to the season but have only lost once since October and their 3-2 win over Rotherham United on Tuesday night meant they have won four on the bounce in all competitions and are unbeaten in their last ten games.

It is only just over a decade since Pompey won the FA Cup with a Nwankwo Kanu goal defeating Cardiff City in the Final at Wembley but a difficult few years followed as financial issues saw the club relegated to League Two.

However, the club were promoted to League One in 2017 and reached the play-offs last season so things are looking up for Jackett's side.

Robins manager Phil Parkinson will know it will be a tough ask to defeat a side three leagues above them in the football pyramid, but stranger things have happened and the unbeaten run of 10 games will certainly give the side more confidence ahead of the trip to Fratton Park.

Supporter information

Supporters not taking one of the official supporters coaches have a number of ways they can get to Fratton Park.

Those making the long drive should make note of the postcode PO4 8RA. The quickest route is to go via the A34, with more time on the motorway spent on the M40.

Anyone going via rail will be able to get there via London, getting the train to Piccadilly/Stockport to London Euston and getting the Victoria line to London Victoria, where they can catch a short train to Clapham Junction and finally a train from Clapham to Portsmouth Harbour. They should get off at Fratton, which is roughly a 10 minute walk to the ground.

Admission prices

Adult - £15

Senior (65+) - £10

Young Person (18-22) - £10

Wheelchair/Ambulant - £10

Junior (17 and under) - £5

Through The Years by Mike Garnett

1912

St. Helens Town

H

LC1

W

5-0

1929

Chester

A

CCL

L

2-13

1935

Buxton

A

CCL

D

1-1

1946

Mossley

H

CCL

W

6-3

1957

Stalyridge Celtic

A

CCL

W

3-1

1963

Tranmere Rovers Reserves

H

CCL

L

0-3

1968

Scarborough

A

NPL

W

1-0

1974

Runcorn

H

FAT

2Q/3r

W

2-0

1985

Enfield

A

GL

D

1-1

1991

Merthyr Tydfil

H

GMVC

D

1-1

1993

Macclesfield Town

H

CSC

2

L

0-1

1996

Woking

A

GMVC

L

1-7

1999

Nuneaton Borough

H

NC

D

2-2

2002

Bradford Park Avenue

A

FAT

2

W

1-0

2004

Gainsborough Trinity

H

FAT

2/r

W

1-0

2013

Leek Town

H

FAT

1

L

1-2

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 Mark Simpson & Laurence Howarth & the match summariser is Paul Salt.

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 'Portsmouth' 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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