By Joe Brayne
Altrincham sets their sights on a perfect Bank Holiday weekend as they head to Mill Farm to face AFC Fylde in the Vanarama National League this Monday (3pm kick-off).
The Robins' confidence is soaring after an astonishing second-half display against Chesterfield secured an unlikely three points on Saturday.
In what is turning out to be a regular occurrence this season, another Alty super-sub stepped up to provide the difference. This time, it was summer signing Dior Angus who came off the bench to score the crucial brace and ensure we maintained our unbeaten start to the 2023-24 season.
Anticipating the quick turnaround for Monday's fixture, Altrincham manager Phil Parkinson emphasised the squad’s preparedness, saying: “The preparation started midweek, we were already working on the shape and personnel that we are planning to play against Fylde.
“We will go to Fylde with a game plan that we have been working on and we will touch on it tomorrow.”
Phil Parkinson spoke with AltyTV following our 2-1 victory at home to Chesterfield on Saturday.
About the Opposition
It has been a mixed bag for AFC Fylde since their return to the National League this season. The 2022-23 National League North champions notched an impressive home victory over Kidderminster, but have continually struggled to keep 11 players on the pitch – receiving red cards in three of their five league matches so far.
In a spirited performance against the league leaders, the Coasters fell to a 3-1 away defeat against Hartlepool on Saturday. A first-half added-time goal from Gold Omotayo threatened a shock comeback, but Pools forward Mani Dieseruvwe secured his brace shortly after the break.
Despite boasting the league's leakiest defence, having conceded 13 goals, Fylde carry an attacking prowess that promises high-scoring encounters. Prior to Saturday’s loss, the Coasters were on a four-game streak of netting two goals in each match.
Swiss striker Omotayo and attacking midfielder Nick Haughton stand out as our hosts’ greatest attacking flair, with the former’s imposing presence proving to be a persistent threat to opposing defences.
FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round
AFC Fylde 2-1 Altrincham, 25th October 2020
(Tom Peers 59)
Altrincham 2-2 AFC Fylde, 26th September 2020
(Matty Kosylo 61, Max Clayton 64)
£20 – Adult (Seating)
£16 – Adult (Standing)
£10 – Under-18s (Seating)
£8 – Under-18s (Standing)
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Travel and Matchday Information
Turnstiles will open at 1.30pm for Saturday’s fixture.
Please note, a match ticket is required to access the stadium. AFC Fylde do not have cash turnstiles but operate a ticketing website which allows all fans to purchase tickets in advance.
Tickets can be found on www.tickets.afcfylde.co.uk.
If fans don’t purchase in advance, they will need to purchase tickets from the ticket office and may encounter some slight delay. It is therefore recommended that supporters purchase tickets in advance to avoid any unnecessary delays on match day.
A bar with food and drink options is available in the away stand concourse.
There is a large car park providing free parking next to the ground. When that is full there is an overflow car park with a charge of £5 per car.
Radio Robins is broadcasting live commentary on RadioAlty.
Join Peter Scotson, Brian Flynn, John Helm and John Edwards from 2.45pm.
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And last but not least…
We sincerely hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game.