By Joe Ward
Alty are back in Vanarama National League action this Tuesday evening when we host Bromley at The J.Davidson Stadium (7:45pm kick-off).
The Robins head into the game following an unforgettable victory over Bracknell Town on Saturday, which saw us progress to the quarter-final of the Isuzu FA Trophy for the first since 1995.
Goals from Tyrese Sinclair, Jordan Hulme and Junior Quitirna kept Alty’s Wembley dream very much alive in a hard-fought 3-1 win at The SB Stadium.
Phil Parkinson should have little difficulty concentrating minds on Tuesday’s opponents Bromley, who head into the game off the back of a 1-1 draw at home to Maidenhead United in the league.
The Ravens will likely be well rested and hungry to perform following a 10-day break from action owing to Saturday’s game against FC Halifax Town being postponed due to the Shaymen’s participation in the FA Trophy.
Phil Parkinson spoke with Laurence Howarth after Alty's Trophy win at Bracknell.
About The Opposition
Since being appointed as manager back in March 2021, Andy Woodman has led Bromley to a National League play-off. In addition, he brought the first FA Trophy success in the club’s history after beating Wrexham 1-0 in last year's final at Wembley Stadium.
It might have seemed at the beginning of this season that the high expectations Woodman has built for the club could serve as a hindrance. However, he’s managed to govern those expectations relatively well, with the Lillywhites currently sitting in ninth place, just two points off the play-offs.
Alty will certainly be tested this Tuesday, particularly in the air, which has brought the likes of Omar Sowunmi and Michael Cheek plenty of joy in front of goal so far this season.
Cheek, who is currently joint-top in Bromley’s scoring charts with eight goals, heads into the game in good form, having scored three in his last four appearances.
In our last meeting earlier this season, Alty were forced to play the remaining half an hour of that sweltering August fixture with our skipper Jordan Hulme in net after Matt Gould was forced off with a concussion.
The game ended in a goalless draw, a result our visitors have been all-too-familiar with recently, having shared the spoils in all four of their last league games. However, the Ravens will surely be looking to break that spell on Tuesday night in what promises to be a thrilling spectacle at The J.Davidson Stadium.
National League 22/23:
Bromley 0-0 Altrincham, 13th August 2022
National League 21/22
Bromley 1-1 Altrincham, 10th May 2022
Altrincham 0-1 Bromley, 11th December 2021
National League 20/21
Bromley 3-1 Altrincham, 27th February 2021
Altrincham 0-1 Bromley, 24th November 2020
Tickets from the original postponed fixture will be valid for this re-arranged game.
£19 – Adult
£15 – Concession (Over 65 / Students / NHS Workers)
£7 – Junior (12-18)
£2 – Child (Under 12)
Matchday hospitality tickets are still available for Tuesday’s fixture against Bromley.
Turnstiles will open at 6:30pm.
Please note there will be the option to pay by cash at the turnstiles on the day. There is an ATM opposite the ground at the convenience store.
Alternatively, you can buy in advance online.
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 avoid late queues.
Please note 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 matchday programme will be available to purchase around the stadium.
The club’s retail shop will be open.
Parking is street only.
Radio Robins is broadcasting full live commentary on RadioAlty, starting at 7:30pm. You can listen to Radio Robins in any of the following ways:
Listen live on RadioAlty: https://streams.radio.co/s4d51ef3bf/listen
Listen live on RadioAlty: https://www.radioalty.co.uk/listen.html
In addition, there will be full coverage of the match on our social media channels.
The match will also be streamed on National League TV. Please note that all Alty fans must select 'Altrincham' on the dropdown box when asked which club you support. This way, it ensures that the club receives the correct share when it comes to revenue distribution from the league. Matchday passes can be purchased for £9.50.
And last but not least …
We sincerely hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game.