Report by John Edwards
Picture by Jonathan Moore
Altrincham's outstanding unbeaten run in the Vanarama National League has been recognised by TNT Sports after they were selected for live TV coverage just before Christmas and again in the New Year.
Phil Parkinson's in-form team are now nine games undefeated in the league, but their play-off credentials will face the toughest of tests when they travel to a Bromley side who are currently third in the table, six points ahead of the Robins, who have a match in hand.
TNT, formerly BT Sports, understandably see that as THE heavyweight clash of the Christmas weekend and will be screening what promises to be a compelling 90 minutes live from Bromley's Hayes Lane stadium on Saturday December 23rd, kicking off at 5.30pm.
The dust will only just have settled from that promotion battle when Alty find themselves performing before a nationwide television audience again for Rochdale's historic visit to The J.Davidson Stadium on Tuesday January 23rd (kick-off 8pm).
Though Dale appeared at Moss Lane for an FA Cup tie in 1982 that the Robins won 2-1, this will be the first-ever league encounter between the teams at The J.Davidson, and the TNT cameras will be there, screening all the action live before what is sure to be a bumper crowd under the lights.
Latest TNT Sports match selections for live coverage:
Saturday November 11 - Dagenham & Redbridge v Solihull Moors (5.30pm)
Saturday November 18 - Southend United v Chesterfield (3pm)
Wednesday November 22 - Barnet v Oldham Athletic (8pm)
Saturday November 25 - AFC Fylde v Dorking Wanderers (12pm)
Saturday December 16 - Gateshead v FC Halifax (12.30pm)
Saturday December 23 - Bromley v Altrincham (5.30pm)
Tuesday December 26 - Southend United v Barnet (3pm)
Monday January 1 - Chesterfield v Solihull Moors (3pm)
Saturday January 20 - Barnet v Chesterfield (5.30pm)
Tuesday January 23 - Altrincham v Rochdale (8pm)