Match preview as Robins look to reclaim play-off place

Words Joe Brayne | Pictures Jonathan Moore

Altrincham manager Phil Parkinson has issued a rallying cry to The J. Davidson faithful as the Robins look to return to winning ways this Saturday (3pm kick-off) ahead of our Vanarama National League showdown against Maidenhead United.

Alty (8th, 52pts) slumped to a midweek 3-2 loss at Hartlepool but will look to complete a league double over Maidenhead and return to play-off contention this weekend.

While the Magpies (17th, 39pts) currently find themselves six points above the drop zone, they have lost four of their last five matches.

Hear from the Gaffer

Lessons learned on the road: “Tonight we were the masters of our downfall. We know we are better than that. Ultimately, it is a young group and tonight are the lessons that they have got to learn from. When the pressure is on, like tonight at Hartlepool, you have to be resilient. You can’t give a team like Hartlepool three goals and expect the match to end with a positive result.”

Importance of The J. Davidson Stadium: “We have to take the maximum points available from home games, as well as at least three wins on the road, to have a shot at the play-offs. There is still a lot of football left to be played; the fans mustn’t lose faith, in the same way that we have not got carried away with our success earlier in the season. These are the times that we need the fans most.”

Hear everything that manager Phil Parkinson had to say to Alty TV following our 3-2 loss against Hartlepool last Tuesday.

Last time against Maidenhead

Maidenhead 0-1 Altrincham (Chris Conn-Clarke 72)

September last year – Chris Conn-Clarke’s second-half strike earned Altrincham three points on the road in a hard-fought contest at York Road.

The Northern Irishman notched his seventh goal of the season through a top-corner thunderbolt, a piece of ingenuity which capped off a dazzling individual display.

Kit

We will be wearing our traditional home strip on Saturday, courtesy of Puma – with thanks to kit sponsors J.Davidson Scrap Metal, McHale and Co. Solicitors and Car Finance 247.

Tickets

Get them online right here

● £20 Adults

● £15 Concession (Over-65 / NHS / Student)

● £9 Junior (Age 12 to 18)

● £4 Child (5-11yrs)

 * £1 Infant (Under-5yrs)

At the Ground

● We're open from 1pm (Golf Road turnstile 10)

● Be advised that, for your safety, all supporters will be searched with a metal detector on entry to the stadium.

● A food menu is available in all three food outlets, offering a wide range of options to home and away fans.

● For wheelchair and pushchair access, please enter via gate 5 and you will be looked after.

● Parking is on the streets around the ground only.

Robins Review

● Issue 18 will be on sale around The J.Davidson Stadium ahead of the game for just £3 - you can also buy online here or head to our George Street Retail Store.

McDonald’s Baguley Golden Goal

● Grab your tickets from just £1 from sellers around the ground to give yourself the chance to win a £30 McDonald’s voucher from our friends at McDonald’s Baguley.

Fan Zone

● Available to home fans only in between the Golf Road End and Pop Side terrace and open all afternoon from 1pm.

● Join us for spot-on beers from Ponoma Island (Tannhäuser Gate, Factotum), Titanic (Two:20), Sureshot (Crop rotation in the 14th century, Arrested for Copying Dogs), and Hogans (French Revelation)

o PLUS enjoy delicious curry dishes (Chicken Makhani or Beef Madras) from The

Authentic Food Company - in a laid-back, friendly Alty fan atmosphere.

● As part of the Red and White Sessions, we'll have FREE live music in the Fan Zone before the match.

Can’t make the game?

Radio Robins will be broadcasting live on Radio Alty from 2.45pm.

Listen live on RadioAlty: https://streams.radio.co/s4d51ef3bf/listen

Listen live on RadioAlty: https://www.radioalty.co.uk/listen.html

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