By Joe Brayne
Altrincham are on the hunt for their second victory at The J. Davidson Stadium in the Vanarama National League as we prepare to host promotion hopefuls Hartlepool United this Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off).
The Robins delivered a gutsy performance at Grosvenor Vale on Saturday, securing a well-earned point against a Wealdstone side who have often proved a bogey team for Alty.
As an indication of the progress being made by the club at Academy level, young prospect Tom Jones was named on the bench and was an unused substitute in a match where clear-cut attacking opportunities were sparse for both sides.
Altrincham manager Phil Parkinson hailed the performance as “inspiring”, marking a notable turnaround after enduring a two-game slide and grappling with several injuries.
With back-to-back home games on the horizon and the transfer window nearing its close, the boss has hinted at the possibility of bolstering his squad with match-fit players.
Phil Parkinson spoke with AltyTV following Saturday's goalless draw at Wealdstone.
About the Opposition
Hartlepool made an explosive return to the National League but have since faced turbulence, with just one victory in their last three matches.
The Pools were hit for five by league newcomers Oxford City before suffering a 2-0 defeat against Woking at the Suit Direct Stadium last Saturday.
Currently occupying sixth place and trailing league leaders Chesterfield by seven points, our visitors are determined to bounce back at The J. Davidson Stadium.
Experienced forward Emmanuel Dieseruvwe poses the Pools' greatest attacking threat, having used his physical prowess to net six goals in eight matches since his arrival over the summer.
An expansive, attacking Altrincham will meet one of the league’s leakiest defences (19 goals conceded), suggesting we are likely in for a free-flowing, high-scoring encounter.
Vanarama National League
Altrincham 1-1 Hartlepool, 9 March 2021
(Ryan Colclough 47)
Hartlepool 1-1 Altrincham, 27 October 2020
(Ritchie Sutton 85)
£20 – Adult
£15 – Concessions (Over-65s / Student / NHS)
£9 – Junior (12-18years)
£4 – Child (5-11years)
£1 – Infant (Under-5)
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Travel and Matchday Information
Turnstiles will open at 6.45pm for Tuesday’s fixture. There will be segregation, with Hartlepool supporters in the Chequers End only.
Please note there will be the option to pay by cash at the turnstiles on the day, but it is advisable to buy a ticket in advance if you can. There is an ATM opposite the ground at the convenience store.
Alternatively, you can buy in advance online.
REMINDER – Altrincham fans can still purchase or renew their season ticket for the 2023-2024 season. Benefits include guaranteed access to all home fixtures, priority access to away and cup tickets and 10% of all retail purchases. Purchase or renew your season ticket here.
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 to avoid late queues.
Be advised 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 club’s retail shop will be open. Parking is street only.
The matchday programme will be available to purchase around the stadium.
Radio Robins is broadcasting live commentary on RadioAlty.
Join Ben Edgson and Paul Salt from 2.45pm.
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And last but not least…
We sincerely hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game.