By Joe Brayne
Prepare yourself for an electrifying start to the 2023-24 Vanarama National League season as Altrincham welcome Dagenham & Redbridge to The J. Davidson Stadium this Saturday (3pm kick-off).
After an action-packed pre-season that saw us test our mettle in Europe, we enter Saturday looking to build on the momentum of our impressive 2-0 victory over Manchester United under-21s last week.
Chris Conn-Clarke and Justin Amaluzor enjoyed a goal apiece in an entertaining affair watched by a bumper crowd of 1,740 and that featured two familiar faces in the United ranks in former Robin loanees Sonny Aljofree and Maxi Oyedele.
Alty manager Phil Parkinson expressed his satisfaction following Sunday’s victory, saying: “We’re really happy with the amount of minutes that we’ve got into our players legs over the summer.
“It’s been the toughest pre-season we’ve had. The calibre of opponents has been high from the start and all the way through to the end.”
As excitement builds for the new chapter ahead, Alty fans can settle their pre-game nerves in our revamped Fan Zone, with a free drink available between 1.30-2pm.
Phil Parkinson spoke with AltyTV after our victory against United under-21s.
About the Opposition
The Daggers will be keen to improve on consecutive top-half finishes and push for a play-off spot in the upcoming season.
Under the stewardship of former player Ben Strevens, who took over as manager in March, the Daggers have seen a surge of talent arrive at the club, with seven impressive summer signings.
Striker Inih Effiong, who showcased his goal-scoring prowess with nine goals in 18 matches since joining the London outfit in February, will be a key player up front, filling the boots left behind by Junior Morias and Josh Walker.
Another particularly exciting addition to their attacking ranks involves the loan signing of Lincoln City striker Charley Kendall. The 22-year-old is a lethal finisher and a strong contender to finish as the league’s top scorer.
Vanarama National League
Altrincham 2-2 Dagenham & Redbridge, 18 April 2023
(Jordan Hulme 47, Harry Phipps (OG) 65)
Dagenham & Redbridge 4-1 Altrincham, 17 September 2022
(Josh Lundstram 78)
£20 – Adult
£15 – Concessions (Over 65’s / Student / NHS)
£9 – Junior (12-18years)
£4 – Child (5-11years)
£1 – Infant (Under 5)
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.
Please note there will be the option to pay by cash at the turnstiles on the day, but it is advisable to buy a ticket in advance if you can. There is an ATM opposite the ground at the convenience store.
Alternatively, you can buy in advance online.
REMINDER – Altrincham fans can still purchase or renew their season ticket for the 2023-2024 season. Benefits include guaranteed access to all home fixtures, priority access to away and cup tickets and 10% of all retail purchases. Purchase or renew your season ticket here.
Alty fans attending this game can enjoy a free drink in our revamped Fan Zone between 1.30-2pm.
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 to 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 club’s retail shop will be open. Parking is street only.
The matchday programme will be available to purchase around the stadium. Our club retail shop will also be open.
Radio Robins is broadcasting live commentary on RadioAlty.
Join Peter Scotson, Ben Edgson and Erin Carroll from 2.45pm.
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And last but not least…
We sincerely hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game.