24 Mar 2020 by Brian Flynn

Robins Retrospective

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With no 'Live' Alty football for us to enjoy during the coming weeks, altrinchamfc.com will take a nostalgic look back at previous games.

The first stage of our 'Robins Retrospective' will focus on games that took place on this day in previous years & we will kick-off with an important game that took place 2 years ago today.

Altrincham's first ever visit to Halesowen Town for a Northern Premier League Premier Division encounter, took place on Saturday March 24th 2018.

2 weeks before this encounter, the Robins led the league by 10 points but a poor run of just 1 point from our previous 3 games against Workington. Stalybridge Celtic & Mickleover Sports, all at home, coupled with a surge from Warrington Town, meant that Phil Parkinson's team arrived in the Black Country with just a 1 point advantage.

Tony Thompson was unavailable as he had to attend a work training course, so Tim Deasy was in goal for what turned out to be his final full appearance of his long career........Tim retired just over a month later, making a farewell appearance as a 74th minute substitute for Tony Thompson in the final game of the season, a 3-0 victory over Hednesford Town.

Phil Parkinson & Neil Sorvel's team put in an excellent performance, grasping the game by the scruff of the neck in the early stages & putting the Yeltz to the sword in the first half, when both goals were scored.

Despite plenty of chances for both sides after the interval, the scoreline remained 2-0 & with Warrington Town losing by the same scoreline at Bower Fold, courtesy of goals late in the first half from Liam Dickenson & former Robin, Greg Wilkinson, Alty headed back up the M5 & M6 with a 4 point lead.

Sadly, James Poole sustained a knee injury, as the final whistle was blown, that ended up keeping him out of action for 6 months until September of the following season.

Watch the 'Yeltz TV' highlights here:-

Radio Robins Rewind

The Radio Robins recording of this game will be broadcast on Radio Robins at 7pm tonight (Tuesday).

You can listen to Radio Robins in any of the 4 following ways:

1) The Radio Robins website www.radiorobins.com. Open the page in any web browser and the broadcast should start automatically.

2) Download and install the Mixlr app on Android devices from the Google Play Store - start the app and search for 'Radio Robins'.

3) Download and install the Mixlr app on Apple devices from the Apple Store - start the app and search for 'Radio Robins'.

4) There is a temporary WIX website at https://rr5977.wixsite.com/radiorobins

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