Altrincham v Boreham Wood Match Preview

By Joe Ward

Alty are back at The J.Davidson Stadium on Saturday when we face Boreham Wood in the Vanarama National League (3pm kick-off).  

The Robins will be looking to bounce back following Tuesday's 1-0 defeat to Chesterfield which ended our incredible 10-game unbeaten run. 

Despite the disappointing result, manager Phil Parkinson can take plenty of positives from our last game, particularly in the first half, when we threatened to take the lead on several occasions. 

Nevertheless, Chesterfield landed the final blow, leaving the travelling Alty fans heartbroken following an 88th minute goal from Ashley Palmer, sending us home empty-handed. 

On paper, the visitors come into Saturday's clash in poor form, without a win in their last five games. However, after drawing 1-1 with Notts County in their last league game, Boreham Wood will surely be looking to build on such an encouraging result when they travel to The J.Davidson Stadium this weekend.

Manager’s Views

Altrincham Manager Phil Parkinson spoke with Rob Dawley following Alty’s 1-0 defeat against Chesterfield on Tuesday evening. 

About The Opposition

The Wood currently sit in 12th place, having won just two of their last 13 league games. 

Despite having one of the worst home records in the league this season, Boreham Wood have been more than impressive away from home, boasting the sixth best away record, picking up 19 points from 13 games. 

Manager Luke Garrard has been busy attempting to rectify the visitors recent run of form, introducing several defensive reinforcements over the last month or so.

Full-back Cameron Coxe, who joined on loan from Colchester United last October, recently signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the club. Additionally, defender Chris Bush signed an 18-month contract, following his departure from Bromley, and 21-year-old defender David Agbontohoma arrived at Meadow Park on a short-term loan from League One side Sheffield Wednesday just three weeks ago. 

Both Coxe and Agbontohoma featured in the Wood’s last game as they were ejected from the FA Cup third round following a 1-0 loss to Accrington Stanley in extra time. 

Alty and Boreham Wood last met earlier this season in a close encounter at Meadow Park. Despite Alty's Arron Bennett opening the scoring that day, the hosts came back to equalise through the club's top scorer this season Lee Ndlovu. 

However, with the Robins hungry to return to winning ways, this Saturday promises to be a compelling match-up. 

Recent Meetings 

National League 22/23:

Boreham Wood 1-1 Altrincham, 27th August 2022

National League 21/22:

Boreham Wood 2-0 Altrincham, 15th February 2022

Altrincham 1-1 Boreham Wood, 13th November 2021

National League 20/21:

Altrincham 2-3 Boreham Wood, 20th February 2021

Boreham Wood 0-1 Altrincham, 21st November 2020

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

There are still a handful of matchday hospitality tickets left for Saturday's fixture against Boreham Wood. 

The cut-off date for purchasing matchday hospitality for this fixture is 12pm on Friday 27th January. 

Purchase your matchday hospitality here!

Turnstiles will open at 1:30pm.

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.

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

This Saturday's game will not be streamed on National League TV.

Radio Robins is broadcasting full live commentary on RadioAlty, with the broadcast starting at 2.30pm.

You can listen to Radio Robins on RadioAlty in any of the following four ways:

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

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

Download and install the RadioAlty app on Android devices from the Google Play Store.

Download and install the RadioAlty app on Apple devices from the App Store.

In addition, there will be full coverage of the match on our social media channels.

And last but not least … 

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

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