By Joe Brayne
Red-hot Altrincham return to The J. Davidson Stadium this Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off), aiming to extend their Vanarama National League winning streak to four as they take on Aldershot Town.
The blockbuster Robins delivered another masterclass last Saturday, treating the TNT Sports cameras to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Oxford City at the RAW Charging Stadium.
The match burst into life with defender Jake Cooper's exquisite left-footed volley putting Alty ahead in only the seventh minute. The Hoops levelled the score at the start of the second half, but pressure from the Robins in the final third paid off when Eddy Jones finished off smart build-up play between Justin Amaluzor and Chris Conn-Clarke for an 80th-minute winner.
Speaking to the TNT crew, Altrincham manager Phil Parkinson was delighted with the result on the road.
“In both boxes, we were more clinical, offensively and defensively,” he said. “After the goal, they were on top of us in the first half, but it swung for us in the second half.
“I’ve got to give a lot of credit to my assistant, Neil Sorvel. He does a lot of work creating brilliant patterns of play, and you can see it coming off (for the second goal). We put hours of work into them, and that is not luck.”
About the Opposition
Aldershot, who finished just one spot below us in the National League last season, have embarked on a similarly strong start to their 2023-24 campaign.
Currently situated in 10th place, trailing Alty by three points, the Shots have lost just once in their last six matches – a razor-close 2-1 defeat on the road to promotion contenders Barnet.
Robins’ winger Amaluzor will face his former side on Tuesday, having sparkled for them last season under the tutelage of manger Tommy Widdrington.
Replacing Justin, young talent Josh Stokes has seamlessly transitioned into the Aldershot line-up. The 19-year-old has made a significant impact, leading the Shots' scoring chart with an impressive seven goals in just 13 matches.
Altrincham must also be prepared to contend with Aldershot’s seasoned partnership on the right flank. The pair, featuring defender Aaron Jones and midfielder Tyler Frost, have spent almost every minute of the season playing together and pose a considerable threat.
Vanarama National League
Aldershot 1-1 Altrincham, 29th April 2023
(Eddy Jones 85)
Altrincham 1-0 Aldershot, 24th September 2022
(Ryan Colclough 77)
£20 – Adult
£15 – Concessions (Over-65s / Student / NHS)
£9 – Junior (12-18years)
£4 – Child (5-11years)
£1 – Infant (Under-5)
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Travel and Matchday Information
Turnstiles will open at 6:30pm for Tuesday’s fixture.
Please note there will be the option to pay by cash at the turnstiles on the day, but it is advisable to buy a ticket in advance if you can. There is an ATM opposite the ground at the convenience store.
Alternatively, you can buy in advance online.
REMINDER – Altrincham fans can still purchase or renew their season ticket for the 2023-2024 season. Benefits include guaranteed access to all home fixtures, priority access to away and cup tickets and 10% of all retail purchases. Purchase or renew your season ticket here.
We kindly ask all supporters – home and away – to arrive early to ensure you are in the ground in plenty of time for kick-off and to avoid late queues.
Be advised that all supporters will be searched with a metal detector on entry to the stadium for your safety.
A food menu is available in all three food outlets, offering a wide range of options to home and away fans.
For wheelchair or pushchair access, please enter gate 5 and you will be looked after. Parking is street only.
The matchday programme will be available to purchase around the stadium. Our club retail shop will also be open.
Radio Robins is broadcasting live commentary on RadioAlty.
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And last but not least…
We sincerely hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game.