By Joe Ward
Alty will hit the road once again in the Vanarama National League this Saturday when we head to Ruislip to face Wealdstone (3pm kick-off).
The Robins head into the game unbeaten in our last four league fixtures, and it looked like being a fourth straight win at Yeovil Town on Tuesday night after James Jones headed us into a first-half lead.
But the hosts fought back to level matters and force a 1-1 draw after converting a 78th-minute penalty awarded for handball by goalscorer Jones, who was instantly shown a red card.
Phil Parkinson must now refocus minds as we prepare for the second of six consecutive away trips, this time at Grosvenor Vale.
The Stones host Saturday’s match-up on the back of a heavy 5-0 defeat away to FC Halifax Town, leaving us both level on points in the league table.
Phil Parkinson spoke with Brian Flynn after Alty’s 1-1 draw at Yeovil.
About The Opposition
Wealdstone will be desperate to return to winning ways this weekend as they head into the clash without a victory in their last three league games.
However, Stuart Maynard’s men will be quietly confident given Alty’s recent form at Grosvenor Vale, which has seen the hosts get the better of us by one goal to nil in both of our last two visits.
The Royals currently sit 12th in the league table, after picking up 46 points from 33 league games, meaning a win on Saturday would see them leapfrog the Robins and edge ever closer to a play-off position.
Despite leaving Wealdstone back in October to join Woking, winger Rhys Browne remains the club’s top goalscorer this season. Nevertheless, our opponents have been impressive at the back this term and are in search of their ninth clean sheet of the season.
An example of their defensive resilience was on show during the Stones’ visit to The J.Davidson Stadium earlier this season. A 47th-minute goal from Olufela Olomola was enough to see off Alty, who despite our best efforts, were made to pay for missed opportunities.
National League 22/23:
Altrincham 0-1 Wealdstone, 1st November 2022
National League 21/22:
Altrincham 4-2 Wealdstone, 23rd April 2022
Wealdstone 1-0 Altrincham, 11th September 2021
National League 20/21:
Altrincham 2-0 Wealdstone, 26th January 2021
Wealdstone 1-0 Altrincham, 7th November 2020
Please book the appropriate ticket based on your support. Fans of either club who attempt to/or gain access to the opposition end will be removed without refund.
Adult - £17.00
Concession - £12.00
18-23 Next Gen - £10.00
Under 18s - £7.00
16 and Under - £7.00
Tickets will also be sold at the turnstiles and Wealdstone FC accept cash or card payments.
Travel and Matchday Information
We will be running away travel to this Saturday's game at Wealdstone.
Seats are priced at £15 and can be booked online here.
If you are purchasing for more than one person, please use your order notes to let us know of any additional names.
You do not need to specify your collection point, a head count will be taken upon departing The J.Davidson Stadium.
We will stop for 30-40 minutes en-route and 15-20 minutes on the return journey.
Alcohol is not permitted on any away trip.
The Vine, Sale - 8:30am
Hare & Hounds, Timperley - 8.40am
Altrincham Leisure Centre - 8.45am
The J.Davidson Stadium - 8.50am
The game at Wealdstone is not segregated.
Altrincham supporters please follow the instructions of the stewards who will direct you to the away end.
There is now no parking on site at The Vale. Please park responsibly especially if using local roads. Better still, make use of the excellent public transport options.
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
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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.