Altrincham in search of league double over Oldham

By Joe Brayne

Altrincham make their way to Boundary Park on Good Friday for what will be a historic first competitive fixture for the Robins at Oldham Athletic’s home ground (3pm kick-off). 

Alty bounced back from their Isuzu FA Trophy anguish with a resounding 4-0 victory over Runcorn Linnets in the Cheshire Senior Cup semi-final on Tuesday.

Goals from Ben Pringle, Regan Linney (2) and Aaron Bennett eased Alty past their Pitching In Northern Premier League Division One West opponents and into the club’s first Cheshire Senior Cup final in over a decade.

Tasked with a fifth match in just 13 days, Phil Parkinson’s side make the short trip to Oldham as they look to complete a Vanarama National League double over the former Premier League side.

Manager’s Views

Phil Parkinson spoke with Brian Flynn following his side's 4-0 victory at Runcorn Linnets.

 About the Opposition

The Latics will have a point to prove on Good Friday after suffering a crushing 5-1 defeat to Wrexham on the road.

Defender Liam Hogan nodded a goal in before the break to make it 2-1, but Oldham struggled to produce anything in a second half rout against the National League leaders. 

Worse yet for the visitors, they will be without their top scorer Mike Fondop-Talom (9) after the Cameroonian was sent off in the 89th minute for use of his elbow.

Nevertheless, Oldham’s performances at Boundary Park have been markedly superior to their efforts on the road. The Latics have accumulated 31 points from 19 games at home, virtually double the 16 points they have gathered from 21 away games.

The last meeting between the two sides saw Alty dig deep to produce a 1-0 victory at The J. Davidson Stadium, courtesy of Chris Conn-Clarke’s long-range thunderstrike.

The Robins will be without Conn-Clarke in the return fixture, however, after the Northern Ireland under-21 International was recalled by parent club Fleetwood in January.

Alty will be inspired by the opportunity to make club history on Friday, completing a league double over the first former Premier League team to play non-League football.

Recent Meetings

National League 22/23: 

Altrincham 1-0 Oldham Athletic, 25th October 2022

(Chris Conn-Clarke, 72’) | Match Report

Ticket Information

£18 - Adult 
£8 - Seniors (Over 65)
£8 – Under 21s
£5 – Under 18s
FREE – Under 7s

It is cheaper to buy in advance, but tickets will still be available on the day online. Supporters can also pay cash at the turnstiles at the matchday prices.

Buying in advance is preferred to reduce queueing times. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Disabled supporters pay the relevant price for their age but can claim a free carer ticket if in receipt of Disability Living Allowance, higher level carer or higher rate mobility, or the enhanced level of PIP. These can be arranged by calling the ticket office on 0161 785 5150.

Travel & Matchday Information

Altrincham supporters will be located in the Chadderton Road End for this game.

Turnstiles open approximately 1 hour before kick-off (2pm). Hot and cold refreshments including alcohol are available inside the ground. Cash or card is accepted at the kiosks.

Away fans are advised to use the hospital car park behind B&Q off Westhulme Avenue (What3Words Navigation - ///headed.secret.civil)

This is a 5-minute walk to the stadium. Pre-bookings are not available – it is £5 a car with cash or card payments accepted. Supporters coaches and minibuses can park in the North Stand car park – use postcode OL2 5BL.

We are pleased to announce that we will be running an away travel service to this fixture.

Departure Points:

The Vine, Sale – 12.30pm
Hare & Hounds, Timperley – 12:40pm
Altrincham Leisure Centre – 12:45pm
The J. Davidson Stadium – 12.50pm

Seats are £10 per person. Further details and bookings can be found here.

Match Coverage

Radio Robins is broadcasting full live commentary on RadioAlty. You can listen to Radio Robins in any of the following ways:

Listen live on RadioAlty: https://streams.radio.co/s4d51ef3bf/listen

Listen live on RadioAlty: https://www.radioalty.co.uk/listen.html

The match will also be streamed on National League TV.

Matchday passes can be purchased for £9.50. Subscribe here!

In addition, the match will be covered on our Twitter page @altrinchamfc

And last but not least…

We sincerely hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game.

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