By Joe Ward
The Robins are back in Vanarama National League action on Tuesday evening with a clash against Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park (7:45pm kick-off).
Alty will be looking for a response this week following a 4-0 defeat against Wealdstone at Grosvenor Vale on Saturday, with Micah Obiero (2), Corie Andrews and Alex Dyer on the scoresheet for the Stones.
Phil Parkinson’s men are currently 19 points ahead of Tuesday’s hosts and sit 12th in the league.
A win for the Robins could see us move level on points with Wealdstone, who have a game in hand on us, depending on how they fare at home to Maidstone United on the same night.
Phil Parkinson spoke with Laurence Howarth after our defeat to Wealdstone, previewing Tuesday’s fixture and the remainder of the season.
“It’s been the same all season - if you lose a game, you want to win as soon as you can, so I won’t be putting all or nothing on the next result. But if we want to do anything from now until the end of the term, we’ve got to bounce back.
“You look at the games we’ve got left, the majority of them are against teams that are fighting for their lives, so we have to battle to earn the right to play. If you don’t prioritise that as a starting point, you can’t compete.”
About The Opposition
Scunthorpe currently sit 23rd in the table after 35 games, winning six, drawing nine and losing 20 so far.
The Iron fell to defeat at the weekend as they lost 1-0 at home to a 10-man Eastleigh side following a goal from Danny Whitehall, who converted from the spot in the 22nd minute.
Jacob Butterfield captains the side, whilst also topping their goalscoring chart of players still at the club, with four goals in all competitions.
Our last meeting against Scunthorpe came in September as Ryan Colclough salvaged a point for Alty late on following two second-half goals from Butterfield and Joe Nutall.
That was after Elliot Osborne put the Robins ahead seconds before the half-time whistle at The J.Davidson Stadium.
Tuesday will be Altrincham’s first visit to Glanford Park and Phil Parkinson will be aiming for a win as we hope to return to winning ways in the National League.
National League 22/23:
Altrincham 2-2 Scunthorpe United, 13th September 2022
Adult - £22 (£25 on matchday after 4:45pm)
65+ / Student / 18-21 - £15 (£17 on matchday after 4:45pm)
Under 18 - £6 (£8 on matchday after 4:45pm)
Under 12 – FREE
There will be no cash turnstiles.
Sales are available on the day, however this will be from the ticket booth in the north-east corner or at the main ticket office.
We will be running our Away Travel Service to Tuesday’s fixture at Scunthorpe.
Seats are priced at £20 and can be booked online here.
We will stop for 15-20 minutes en-route and on the return journey.
Alcohol is not permitted on any away trip.
Departure points & Times:
The Vine, Sale – 4pm
Hare & Hounds, Timperley – 4:10pm
Altrincham Leisure Centre – 4:15pm
The J.Davidson Stadium – 4:20pm
Over 600 spaces are available for both home and away fans within the stadium complex priced at £5 per car.
You can save £1 by booking in advance via sufctickets.com.
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. Please note that all Alty fans must select 'Altrincham' on the dropdown box when asked which club you support. This way, it ensures that the club receives the correct share when it comes to revenue distribution from the league. Matchday passes can be purchased for £9.50.
In addition, the match will be covered on our social media channels.
And last but not least …
We sincerely hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game.