Report by Joe Brayne
Picture by Jonathan Moore
Altrincham travel to The EBB Stadium on Saturday in search of a victorious season finale against Aldershot Town (kick-off 5:30pm).
The Robins will be keen to bounce back from the mid-week Cheshire Senior Cup final heartbreak against Congleton Town and leave a positive stamp on an impressive third season in the Vanarama National League.
Altrincham manager Phil Parkinson said after Thursday’s final: “We’ve got to go into Saturday and put on a performance for our fans and a little bit of pride.
“That has been the message I have been giving them all week in terms of taking pride in the performance. You can’t just switch it on and off; you can’t underestimate your opponent.”
Ryan Colclough’s late penalty against the Shots (pictured) earned Alty their first win of the season back in September.
A return victory over Aldershot could see Altrincham finish the season as high as 14th place.
Phil Parkinson spoke with AltyTV following the Cheshire Senior Cup final.
About the Opposition
Saturday’s 2-2 draw on the road to York City ensured Aldershot remained in the National League for an 11th consecutive season.
The Shots will be keen to end April undefeated, having picked up two wins and four draws over the course of their relegation dogfight.
Aldershot manager Tommy Widdrington said: “After the York game, it means that the (Altrincham) game has less pressure on it but we have still got to turn up and put a performance on and win the match.
“All I have ever asked the players to do, game to game, is to think about the next game and that is it.”
Pacey winger Justin Amaluzor represents the Shots’ danger man, having bagged eight goals over 29 games.
Alty will also have to be on the top of their game to get past defender Tyler Cordner, an England C international who has accumulated a healthy seven goals for the Shots this season.
National League 22/23:
Altrincham 1-0 Aldershot, 24th September 2022
(Ryan Colclough 75) | Match Highlights
National League 21/22:
Altrincham 1-0 Aldershot, 26th March 2022
(Dan Mooney 87)
Aldershot 2-2 Altrincham, 4th December 2021
(Toby Mullarkey 45, Ryan Colclough 90)
National League 20/21:
Aldershot 2-1 Altrincham, 13th March 2021
(Josh Hancock 47)
Altrincham 1-2 Aldershot, 14th November 2020
(Tom Peers 89')
£20 – Adult
£16 – Concession (18-20 / Over 65s / Disabled / Military)
£7 – Junior (12-17)
£0 – Under 11
Away fans can sit in our South East Seating or stand on our uncovered terrace.
We recommend that all supporters buy tickets in advance. If you are unable to buy your tickets before the day of the game, the Club Shop will be open from 12:00pm on matchdays for cash or card purchases, and turnstile five will be open for East Bank supporters to pay by card from 1.30pm. No other turnstiles will be accepting payment.
Disabled Tickets can be purchased under concession pricing for £16 and include a carer FREE of charge in both Terrace & Seating. (Proof of eligibility for disabled ticket will be a requirement.)
Wheelchair Users: £16, carer admitted free – limited spaces are available, tickets must be purchased in advance by telephoning 01252 320211.
Travel and Matchday Information
The ground itself has limited parking options. If you are heading towards the away entrance, you can conveniently park on the side roads off Redan Road, where street parking is available. Alternatively, there are several Pay & Display car parks in the town centre where you can also park.
We will be showing Alty's final league fixture of the season in the Community Sports Hall, as part of the weekend’s Beer Festival event.
A large crowd is expected, with over 500 free tickets already redeemed - you can grab your free ticket here, and read more about the Beer Festival here.
Radio Robins is broadcasting full live commentary on RadioAlty. You can listen to Radio Robins in any of the following ways:
Listen live on RadioAlty: https://streams.radio.co/s4d51ef3bf/listen
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The match will be also covered on our Twitter page @altrinchamfc.
And last but not least…we sincerely hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game.