25 Apr 2020 by John Edwards

That's the spirit! Blyth e-ticket donations heading for record

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It's matchday - and while there's no sound of turnstiles clicking, there is the every-bit-as-welcome lockdown equivalent of Alty fans clicking on e-tickets for this afternoon's screening of our epic promotion play-off encounter against Blyth Spartans.

The response has been exactly what club bosses have come to expect from Robins devotees in these trying times, when normal income streams have dried up and Altrincham FC's wellbeing hinges largely on the generosity and backing of their loyal army of supporters.

There was an initial hope that the event may add another thousand pounds to the amount raised - £25,000-plus overall at the last count - and that ambition has already been realised.

As of around 11 o'clock this morning, donations had surpassed £1,000 and the response was on the verge of eclipsing the 79 e-tickets sold for the game against Southport and setting a new record, in terms of e-ticket sales for a single Alty event.

With the minutes ticking away before the action gets underway - and what action it was 12 months ago when Alty roared back from 2-0 arrears to force extra-time and the prospect of penalties - the club are hoping there will be a late surge of donations to take e-ticket sales to new heights.

As an added means of enhancing the viewing experience - and thanks to the ever-vigilant Mark Eckersall for pointing this out - those who have a smart TV can access YouTube on it and follow proceedings on the big screen! Imagine that - watching Alty and listening to the dulcet tones of the Radio Robins team on a proper telly!

There are lots of other attractions as well - as already outlined on the club's website - with the chat room likely to be livelier than ever, so let's get those donations up to record levels. You can still get your e-ticket for this afternoon's 3pm kick-off by going to altrinchamfc.com/club/tickets.

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