Altrincham eye top-half finish in Easter Monday clash against Gateshead

By Joe Brayne

Alty will look to fight for a top-half finish in the Vanarama National League when we host Gateshead at The J. Davidson Stadium on Easter Monday (3pm kick-off).

The Robins will enter the game in high spirits after an incredible recovery at Boundary Park. Despite being reduced to 10 men in the 77th minute, Alty clawed back two goals in dramatic fashion to claim a point against Oldham Athletic. 

After a flat start, Phil Parkinson's super subs Maxi Oyedele and Tyrese Sinclair led the way to an impressive comeback. 

The late rally will have provided plenty of positives for the gaffer as Alty head into the final stages of the season. 

Manager’s Views

Phil Parkinson spoke with AltyTV following his side's 2-2 draw on the road against Oldham Athletic.

About the Opposition

After a disastrous start to the 2022-23 campaign, Gateshead have recovered well and currently sit in 18th place after capturing 13 points in their last five matches. 

The 2021-22 Vanarama National League North champions are six points above the relegation zone but will travel to The J. Davidson Stadium eager to extend their cushion.

The two sides have met three times already this season. Alty comfortably won 3-1 at the Gateshead International Stadium in October before losing an FA Cup fourth qualifying round replay a fortnight later.

Former Robin Marcus Dinanga scored for Alty in all three matches against Gateshead. Since joining the Tynesiders in February, Dinanga has been a crucial cog in their resurgence – chipping in with five goals in his last five matches.

Our visitors have not conceded for the last 270 minutes since allowing a late consolation goal against Aldershot Town on the 25th March. 

Recent Meetings

National League 22/23:

Gateshead 1-3 Altrincham, 4th October 2022

(Chris Conn-Clarke 12, Marcus Dinanga 32, Dan Malone 70)

FA Cup 22/23:

Altrincham 2-2 Gateshead, 15th October 2022

(Chris Conn-Clarke 8, Marcus Dinanga 72)

Gateshead 2-1 Altrincham, 18th October 2022

(Marcus Dinanga, 46)

FA Cup 21/22:

Gateshead 2-2 Altrincham, 6th November 2021

(Marcus Dinanga 83, Jake Moult 95)

Altrincham 2-3 Gateshead, 16th November 2021

(Josh Hancock 30, Dan Mooney 79)

TICKET INFORMATION

£19 – Adult

£15 – Concession (Over 65 / Students / NHS Workers)

£7 – Junior (12-18)

£2 – Child (Under 12)

Buy your tickets online to reduce queueing times!

MATCHDAY INFORMATION

Turnstiles will open at 1:30pm for Monday’s fixture against Gateshead.

Please note there will be the option to pay by cash at the turnstiles on the day. There is an ATM opposite the ground at the convenience store.

Alternatively, you can buy in advance online.

Under-12s attending tomorrow’s game can access one of the 100 free Easter chocolate treats available in the Fan Zone. The Easter treats will be given out on a first come, first served basis to children accompanied by a parent buying a drink in the Fan Zone.

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 avoid late queues.

Please note 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.

The matchday programme will be available to purchase around the stadium.

The club’s retail shop will be open.

Parking is street only. 

MATCH COVERAGE 

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.

Matchday passes can be purchased for £9.50. Subscribe here!

In addition, the match will be covered on our Twitter page @altrinchamfc

And last but not least…

We sincerely hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game.

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