By Joe Brayne
Altrincham will launch their 2023-24 pre-season campaign at the Giant Axe on Saturday in a North-West friendly against Lancaster City (3pm kick-off).
Alty have undergone a significant transformation during the summer transfer window, with eight new signings joining the ranks and four players leaving, including the departure of fan-favourite Jordan Hulme.
Phil Parkinson has a wealth of talent to tinker with over our six friendlies as he looks to finalise his starting line-up for the upcoming season. For supporters, the game represents an opportunity to cast an eye over recent arrivals Dior Angus,
Lewis Banks, Joey Jones, Sam Roscoe, Chris Conn-Clarke, Justin Amaluzor, Justin Donawa, and George Wilson.
Alty are intent on building upon last season’s 17th-place finish in the Vanarama National League, and Saturday’s pre-season opener will provide the perfect platform to integrate the new players and showcase their skills.
The encounter holds extra significance as the Dolly Blues seek revenge for their league double defeat at the hands of Altrincham during the 2017-18 season.
About the Opposition
Lancaster City have established themselves as a formidable force in the Pitching In Northern Premier League following their Division One North title-winning campaign in the 2016-17 season.
One player to watch out for is the prolific Nic Evangelinos, who found the back of the net 11 times last season, emerging as Lancaster's leading scorer. Evangelinos highlighted his attacking threat with an impressive hat-trick against Morpeth Town in the Isuzu FA Trophy.
The Giant Axe will also welcome back Alty’s former Lancaster left-back, Liam Brockbank, who continues his recovery from a long-term injury.
Moreover, the Dolly Blues have first-hand knowledge of Regan Linney’s attacking prowess after the Alty striker scored against City last October when he was playing for FC United of Manchester.
Northern Premier League 17/18:
Lancaster City 1-2 Altrincham, 7th April 2018
(Jordan Hulme 4, Tom Hannigan 12)
Altrincham 4-0 Lancaster City, 24th October 2017
(James Poole 36, Jordan Hulme 74, Simon Richman 83, John Johnston 87)
£7 – Adult
£5 – Concession (Over 65s / Season Ticket Holder of other clubs in the top 4 divisions (except Cup
£3 – Student
£3 – 12-17years
FREE – U12 with accompanying adult
Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here.
Tickets will remain on sale until 3pm on the day of the match. One turnstile (at the far-end of the car park) accepts card, while all other turnstiles are cash only.
Travel and Matchday Information
Turnstiles will open approximately two hours before kick-off (1pm). Please note there are options to pay by cash and card at the turnstiles on the day.
Alternatively, you can buy tickets in advance online.
The disabled section is located in front of Dolly's Diner and provides a covered viewing area.
On match days, Dolly's Diner provide fans at Giant Axe with fantastic food offerings, hot drinks and refreshments. The Giant Axe also offer a bar stocked with beers, ciders and soft drinks.
Match day parking is available free of charge at the ground and, in dry conditions, on the playing field adjacent to the ground. If the car park is full, exit the ground to the right to search for a spot in the nearby housing areas and roads. These areas and roads do not require a permit to park.
Radio Robins is broadcasting full live commentary on RadioAlty.
Join Brian Flynn, Mark Simpson and John Edwards from 2.45pm.
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And last but not least…
We sincerely hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game.