Preview | Dorking Wanderers (a)

Words Joe Brayne | Pictures Jonathan Moore

ALTY search for a fourth consecutive Vanarama National League win this Saturday (3pm) as we travel to Meadowbank Stadium to face relegation-threatened Dorking Wanderers.

The Robins (4th, 70pts) have surged into prime playoff form after securing three victories during a demanding spell of four games over 10 days. The high point came on Easter Monday, as we edged neighbours Oldham Athletic 1-0 in front of a season-best crowd of 4,578 at The J. Davidson Stadium.

Meanwhile, the Wanderers (23rd, 43pts) are fighting for their survival in the fifth tier. Marc White’s side last won a game in early March, albeit, a shock 4-1 victory over champions Chesterfield. Since that success however, Dorking have scored just five times while conceding 18 goals over seven matches.

The Gaffer

North West dominance: “We have been ahead of the other North West teams pretty much all season. We are desperate to stay ahead of them come the end of the season, to show that we are in pole position - and we have worked hard to do that. We are an overachieving football club and that is what we are all about.”

Attractive, attacking football: “We never set a team up to keep a clean sheet. We are trying to score goals because that is what I would want to watch if I was paying to watch football. Even in losses, they are nip and tuck games because we are always going after the opposition.”

Hear everything manager Phil Parkinson had to say to Alty TV following our 1-0 win against Oldham Athletic:

Last time against Dorking Wanderers

Altrincham 2-1 Dorking Wanderers (Regan Linney 4’, Matty Kosylo 11’)

Last March – The Robins snapped a five-match run of defeats in heroic fashion, defending a 2-0 lead with 10 men throughout a dramatic second half.

An off-the-ball incident saw Regan Linney shown a straight red card before the break, but a defiant Alty snapped their spell of poor form with a gutsy defensive showing to rekindle our playoff hopes.


We will be wearing our away blues on Saturday, courtesy of Puma – with thanks to kit sponsors J.Davidson Scrap MetalMcHale & Co. Solicitors and Car Finance 247


Ticket prices for our trip to Dorking Wanderers are as follows...

  • £18 Adults
  • £16 Concessions (Over 60s / Students / Disabled)
  • £9 9-18yrs
  • £5 Under 8s

Tickets can be purchased online here.

Away supporters are located in the Stonegates Home Stand (Away) and Away Standing. Alty fans are advised that ticketing software identifies purchases of home tickets by away fans. While refunds will be issued to any away fan who purchases a ticket in the home, if an away fan attempts to enter the home area of the stadium, they will be refused entry and not be eligible for a refund.


  • Road - Take Dunham Rd/A56 and A556 to M6 in Cheshire East. Continue on M6. Take M6 Toll, M40 and M25 to A243 in Leatherhead. Take exit 9 from M25. Follow A243, Leatherhead By-Pass Rd and A24 to Mill Ln in Dorking.
  • Coach - Union Golf Road have organised a coach to Dorking. Departure times and booking details can be found here.
  • Train - There are three stations in Dorking, although the Dorking mainline station is the simplest option as it is served by trains from London Waterloo and London Victoria. It is around a 15-minute walk from the stadium.
At the ground
  • Match day programmes are available for purchase for £3 from vendors around the ground before the game.
  • Hot food and drink are available at the ground, including Dorking’s Fan Zone which is open two hours before kick-off to both sets of supporters.

Can’t make the game?

Radio Robins will be broadcasting live on Radio Alty from 2.45pm. Join Brian Flynn, Pete Scotson, Ian Wilkinson AND Bill Waterson for full coverage of the game in Surrey.

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