by Joe Brayne
The Robins travel to Meadowbank Stadium on Saturday eager to bounce back against an in-form Dorking Wanderers (3pm kick-off).
Alty were unfortunate to lose Easter Monday’s feisty, open-ended match against Gateshead that saw referee Ben Atkinson distribute 10 yellow cards.
Ollie Byrne produced a number of spectacular stops to thwart the visitors' early pressure before Regan Linney and Tyrese Sinclair dominated both wings.
Alty created several good chances, including Joe Hugill’s close-range strike hitting the crossbar, yet were unable to find the finishing touch.
Eager to make amends for the missed opportunities, Alty travel down south looking to complete a league double over Dorking – having beaten the Wanderers 4-1 at The J. Davidson Stadium last October.
Phil Parkinson will be without three of the four goal-scorers from the first meeting this season, but the recent departure of Sinclair has opened up the possibility for Aaron Bennett to return to the starting XI.
Phil Parkinson spoke with AltyTV after the Gateshead game.
About the Opposition
Sitting in 19th place and six points above the drop, Dorking have every right to be pleased with their inaugural season in the fifth tier.
The Wanderers have been in fine form lately, winning four of their last five matches and conceding just two goals.
Dorking’s danger man, Jason Prior, has proved instrumental in the side’s turnaround. The striker has been in searing-hot form, netting an impressive five goals in his last five matches.
Prior’s attacking prowess has been a necessity for the Wanderers, who are the league’s second-leakiest defence, having conceded 86 goals over the course of the season.
Facing a much-changed Alty side since October’s 4-1 thumping, Dorking will be keen to earn three vital points towards survival in front of their home fans at Meadowfield.
National League 22/23:
Altrincham 4-1 Dorking Wanderers, 18th October 2022
(Ryan Colclough 47, Toby Mullarkey 49, Aaron Bennett 66, Marcus Dinanga 87)
£35 – Family (2 adults, 2 children)
£16 – Adult
£13 – Concession (Over 60s / Students)
£8 – Under 18
£4 – Under 8
Tickets will remain on sale until 12pm on the day of the match. Cash and card turnstiles will be in operation at the ground from 1pm.
Disabled tickets fall under the concessions bracket - if a carer is required, they will enter the ground free of charge but you must contact info@dorkingwanderers.
information can be found here.
Dorking’s ticketing software identifies purchases of home tickets by away fans. Refunds will be issued to any away fan who purchases a ticket in the home end.
However, any away fan who attempts to enter the home area of the stadium on the day will be refused entry and will not be eligible for a refund. Please bear this in mind before you travel.
TRAVEL AND MATCHDAY INFORMATION
Turnstiles will open approximately two hours before kick-off (1pm). Please note there will be the option to pay by cash at the turnstiles on the day.
Alternatively, you can buy tickets in advance online.
Parking is not available directly at the Meadowbank Football Ground; however, there is parking next to the ground at St Martins Walk, RH4 1DX.
There are also several other car parks within walking distance, which have been compiled into a guide.
Dorking offer a Fan Zone that is located next to the away fan turnstile entrance.
A variety of draught beers, ciders, soft drinks and hot drinks are available as well as a selection of hot and cold food. The Fan Zone will open approximately two hours prior to kick-off.
Radio Robins is broadcasting full live commentary on RadioAlty. You can listen to Radio Robins in any of the following ways:
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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.