Robins aim to return to winning ways at table-topping Barnet

By Joe Brayne

Altrincham are keen to bounce back to winning ways as we head to The Hive to take on Barnet in the Vanarama National League this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

A late goal from substitute Todd Miller saw Bromley snatch victory in the dying minutes and dash our hopes of extending an opening six-game unbeaten streak.

Despite enjoying a series of chances in the second half, we could not build on Justin Amaluzor’s equaliser and allowed the visitors back into the game late on.

Altrincham manager Phil Parkinson is determined to maintain his side’s momentum, despite last weekend’s bump. Ahead of the Barnet trip, he said: “It is a great game to go into. Barnet are a very attack-minded team, very similar to ourselves, and both teams will go toe-to-toe.

“It is a match we will be really licking our lips for because it should be more open than what we saw (last Saturday)."

Manager’s Views

Phil Parkinson spoke with AltyTV following the 2-1 defeat to Bromley.

About the Opposition

Top-of-the-table Barnet are on cloud nine after edging Boreham Wood last Saturday in a fiery derby clash.

Adebola Oluwo's powerful header sealed a narrow 1-0 win for the Bees, marking the 23-year-old's second goal of the season.

Barnet’s late winner highlights our hosts' ability to create goals from set-pieces as a Plan B, when their usual possession-based dominance faces challenges.

Seasoned striker Nicke Kabamba has shone the brightest this season, notching an impressive five goals in seven matches, including a magical hat-trick in Barnet’s thrilling 3-2 win against Ebbsfleet.

Former Blackpool midfielder Harry Pritchard has provided the engine in Barnet’s midfield, however, featuring in every minute of their successful league campaign thus far.

Recent Meetings

Vanarama National League

Barnet 2-4 Altrincham, 21st February 2023

(Jordan Hulme 22, Maxi Oyedele 54, Regan Linney 67, Tyrese Sinclair 76)

Altrincham 0-2 Barnet, 8 November 2022

Ticket Information

£22 – Adult

£14 – Concessions (Over-65s / Under-21s)

£5 – Under-17s

Buy your tickets online for the match to reduce queueing time!

Travel and Matchday Information

Turnstiles will open at 1.30pm for Saturday’s fixture.

For wheelchair, disabled and carer tickets please call 020 8381 3800 or

email tellus@thehivelondon.com.

There is a car park at The Hive stadium with 500 spaces, but these often fill quickly. There is street parking in the surrounding areas, as well as 150 spaces at the nearby Canons Park tube station.

Food and drink options are available at the away bar located within the North Stand. The bar is open throughout the game and for a short time after the final whistle as well.

Reminder - Independent supporters' group, Union Golf Road, have organised a 26-seater coach to Barnet. There are a limited number of spaces left. Further information on departure times, prices and bookings can be found here.

Match Coverage

Radio Robins is broadcasting live commentary on RadioAlty.

Join Brian Flynn, Laurence Howarth and Mark Simpson from 2.45pm.

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

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

And last but not least…

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

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