07 Mar 2019 by Andy Phillips

York City v Altrincham match preview


Alty head to York City on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as the season continues to head towards its climax.

The Robins drew 1-1 with Blyth Spartans on Tuesday night and will now look towards getting an away victory against a York side that are sat safely in midtable at this point of the campaign.

York have won their last four games on the bounce in the National League North, with an Alex Kempster goal sealing all three points at Leamington last time out.

However, inconsistency has what has stopped former Everton and Newcastle United player Steve Watson’s side from making a serious challenge for the play-offs after he took charge in January.

With a couple of teams still breathing down the Robins’ neck in the play-off hunt, it is important that Phil Parkinson’s men keep picking up points, and the weekend represents another chance to do just that. There remain a handful of injury absentees - as outlined by Alty's head sport therapist Tommy Uda - but Phil Parkinson still has plenty options to select from.

Last time out:

The two sides met in the reverse fixture at The J.Davidson Stadium back in November, with Alty coming away with a 3-0 win.

Josh Hancock struck just before the hour mark to give the Robins the lead in what was a fairly tight encounter before then.

It wasn’t until the last ten minutes that Altrincham would seal the game, with a quick-fire double from Jake Moult and then Josh Hancock’s second giving the score a more comfortable look.

Supporter information:

Robins fans making the journey to Bootham Crescent should take note of the postcode Y030 7AJ.

There is limited parking at the ground but fans can park at the nearby York Teaching Hospital, which is open from 1pm and costs £2.50.

Half hourly trains run from Manchester Piccadilly to York railway station, which is a 15-minute walk away from the ground.

Visiting Supporters

Admission will be by payment at the turnstiles.

Altrincham supporters should enter via the Grosvenor Road turnstiles nos. 14 – 23 and the following prices will apply;

Adults £14.00

Over 65’s and Young Persons 18-21 carrying valid Photo ID £10.00

Under 18s £5.00

Once inside the ground there are 332 seats available for Altrincham supporters in the – Popular Stand. Transfer to these seats is available on a first come first served basis and there is an additional £1 transfer charge.

Disabled Supporter Accommodation is available and supporters should call our Ticket Office on 01904 624447 Opt.1 or email to arrange this or email [email protected]

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

1907 Crewe Alexandra A CSC L 1-2
1912 Hyde H CSC W 4-0
1929 Tranmere Rovers Reserves H CCL L 1-2
1935 Port Vale Reserves A CCL L 1-3
1940 Wigan Athletic A CCLWS2 L 2-4
1955 Tranmere Rovers Reserves H CCL W 3-0
1957 Buxton H CCL 5-2
1963 Tranmere Rovers Reserves A CCL L 1-3
1966 Buxton A CCL W 4-0
1968 Chester Reserves A CCL D 0-0
1974 Buxton A NPL W 3-0
1981 AP Leamington H APL W 4-1
1985 Northwich Victoria Macc CSC D 2-2
1991 Welling United A GMVC D 2-2
1993 Stalybridge Celtic H GMVC D 0-0
1996 Woking H GMVC W 2-0
1999 Runcorn H ULP W 3-0
2002 Frickley Athletic H ULP L 0-2
2004 Gainsborough Trinity A ULP W 3-2
2010 Wrexham A BSP 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 Mark Simpson, Brian Flynn & 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 'York' 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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