In-form Robins looking to click in front of TNT cameras!

By Joe Brayne
Altrincham are on the hunt for their third consecutive win this Saturday (5.30 pm kick-off) as we visit the RAW Charging Stadium to take on Oxford City.
This weekend’s TNT Sports televised clash marks the first time we have met Oxford City in the Vanarama National League, with the last encounter dating back to our successful 2013-2014 National League North season.
In Tuesday's match against Maidenhead United, Chris Conn-Clarke’s thunderous strike from distance in the 72nd minute notched his sixth league goal of the campaign and secured three crucial points for the Robins.
Although the Magpies provided stiff resistance, especially after our six-goal romp over Ebbsfleet United just three days earlier, Conn-Clarke’s individual brilliance off a set-piece caught the hosts off guard.
Altrincham manager Phil Parkinson praised his team’s resilience for a midweek away fixture that involved nearly four hours of travel.
“It was a complete away performance,” he commented. “One-Nil. A special moment from Chris Conn-Clarke. Clean sheet. Job done.”
Manager’s Views
Phil Parkinson spoke with AltyTV following Tuesday's win at Maidenhead.
About the Opposition
The Hoops made history last season with a resounding 4-0 victory over St Albans City in the play-offs final, securing their first-ever promotion to the National League.
In their debut season in English football’s fifth-tier, Oxford City have defied expectation. They currently sit above the relegation zone in 19th-place with 11 points, boasting notable victories over Hartlepool and Boreham Wood.
City will enter Saturday with renewed intent, however, following consecutuve 4-0 losses to Gateshead and Oldham in the past week. Despite the recent setbacks, the Hoops have shown surprising defensive solidity, conceding just 16 goals in their opening 10 matches.
Journeyman striker Josh Parker has continued his scintillating form from last season, netting five goals in 11 appearances. While he hasn't scored in his last four matches, this dry spell might be attributed, in part, to jetlag from his international duties with Antigua and Barbados in the CONCACAF National League.
The attacking flair for our hosts is embodied by 19-year-old Fulham loanee Oliver Sanderson. The forward has notched three goals this season, including a powerful set-piece volley against Boreham Wood that secured Oxford's historic first-ever victory in the National League.
Recent Meetings
National League North
Oxford 1-2 Altrincham, 15th April 2014
(James Walshaw 16, Jake Moult 93)
Altrincham 2-0 Oxford City, 14th September 2013
(James Walshaw 17, Simon Richman 22)
Ticket Information
£17 – Adult
£15 – Concessions (Over-65s/Blue Light Worker)
£5 – Next Generation (Students/Under-17s)
Tickets are available to purchase in advance online via Oxford City’s ticketing portal.
Travel and Matchday Information
Turnstiles will open at 4.00pm.
Tickets can be bought on the day at the turnstile, however fans are advised to purchase in advance online for cheaper tickets (by £1) and to avoid matchday queues at the ground. Card and cash payment are available.
There are two car parks on site that can be used for £5 by all supporters visiting:
 The Main Car Park is located outside the Community Arena and the external 3G pitch. To reach this car park, turn left immediately when you turn into the site and follow the road until you reach the car park.
 If this car park is full, there is space available at the entrance to the site. Once you turn off the main road into the site, you will be able to see this directly in front of you.
Designated disabled seats are located at the front of the Wallers Stand and Macron Stand as well as other areas in the stadium. Carers are entitled to free admission – to secure this, you'll need to ring/email the club to get your ticket and bring a form of ID to the game.
Matchday programmes are printed ahead of each game. They cost £3 and are locate at the club shop, located left of the turnstiles.
Match Coverage 
Radio Robins is broadcasting live commentary on RadioAlty.
Join Mark Simpson and Frankie Griffiths from 5.15pm.
Listen live on RadioAlty: https://streams.radio.co/s4d51ef3bf/listen
Listen live on RadioAlty: https://www.radioalty.co.uk/listen.html
And last but not least…
We sincerely hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game.
Altrincham v Maidenhead United

Altrincham FC

Altrincham v Maidenhead United

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