It's a wrap! Pre-season programme done and dusted after United Xi fill the final slot
Altrincham are rounding off their programme of pre-season games in style after securing a home fixture with a Manchester United Xl at the end of next month.
Alty have already announced home warm-up games against newly-promoted League Two side Stockport County and Stoke City under-23s on Saturday July 23rd, kick-off 3pm, and Tuesday July 26th, 7.45pm, respectively.
Now the club can confirm that the curtain will come down on preparations for the 2022-23 season with an eagerly-anticipated 3pm kick-off against a United Xl at The J.Davidson Stadium on Saturday July 30th.
Seven days after that, all eyes will be on the launch of another Vanarama National League campaign, Alty’s third since winning promotion from the North division with an unforgettable run of play-off wins against Chester, York City and Boston United.
It is the most momentous season in the club’s long, illustrious history, their first-ever as a full-time outfit after the board’s bold decision to take courage in both hands and join the professional ranks.
Preparation is key, more so than ever, and Alty’s is looking suitably thorough and well thought-out after the final piece of the jigsaw was slotted into place.
After a series of away games in the early weeks of July, Phil Parkinson’s squad can expect to be put through their paces by National League champions Stockport, Stoke’s highly-regarded crop of youngsters and a United Xl who will make the short trip to The J.Davidson Stadium eager to make a favourable impression on the new regime at Old Trafford.
Admission prices for the United fixture are:
Concessions (over-65, students, NHS Workers): £7
Juniors (12-18): £4
Children (under-12): £2
It promises to be an intriguing build-up to the big National League kick-off on Saturday August 6th, and with the final game now confirmed, here is a reminder of the pre-season programme in full:
Saturday July 9th - West Didsbury & Chorlton away (12 noon), Wythenshawe Town away (3.30pm).
Tuesday July 12th - Trafford FC away (7.45pm).
Saturday July 16th - Isle of Man away (3pm).
Tuesday July 19th - Curzon Ashton away (7.45pm).
Saturday July 23rd - Stockport County home (3pm).
Tuesday July 26th - Stoke City under-23s home (7.45pm).
Saturday July 30th - Manchester United Xl home (3pm).