By Joe Brayne
Altrincham look to extend their four-year unbeaten record against York City in all competitions when they travel to the LNER Community Stadium on Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off).
Just three days after an exhilarating 3-2 victory against Woking over the weekend, the undefeated Robins will be keen to improve upon their sixth place standing in the Vanarama National League.
A pulsating first-half at Woking witnessed the sides share four goals before Regan Linney’s second-half strike sealed the deal, celebrated by the 68 travelling fans who made the near-400-mile round trip.
Turning his sights to Tuesday's fixture, Alty manager Phil Parkinson admitted his in-form side are in for a challenging battle:
“It’ll be another gargantuan task for us because York have really had a go this season and they are a massive club," he said. “They have a great support and I’m sure it will be a real tough game for us. We (always) set up to make sure we are on the front foot trying to win the game and not just trying to stay in the game."
Phil Parkinson spoke with AltyTV after victory on the road against Woking last Saturday.
About the Opposition
York City, despite a winless start to the 2023-24 season, should not be taken lightly by the Robins.
In York's opening game, a late red card for Callum Howe resulted in a loss to Wealdstone. A header from their former striker Amari Morgan-Smith then handed Kidderminster all three points on Saturday, leaving York sat in 21st place in the league.
The potential of Michael Morton's Minstermen is evident through their impressive performances last season, which included an away victory against Chesterfield in addition to securing points against Notts County and Wrexham.
Our hosts' squad was reinforced this summer by the return of veteran goalkeeper David Stockdale, with the 37-year-old adding experience to one of the league’s youngest squads.
Afghan forward Maziar Kouhyar is the key player to watch on Tuesday, however, with the 11-cap international possessing an X-factor flair.
Vanarama National League
York 1-2 Altrincham, 14 March 2023
(Joe Hugill 7, James Jones 83)
Altrincham 2-1 York, 12 November 2022
(Elliot Newby 53, Ryan Colclough 74)
York 1-2 Altrincham, 11 March 2023 (Round 6)
(Jordan Hulme 40, James Jones 62)
£22 – Adult
£17 – Concessions (Over 60s)
£10 – Student (14-18years)
£7 – Junior (8-13years)
Buy your tickets online for this match here!
It is recommended that tickets are purchased online prior to the game. They can be bought on the day at the ground, but these sales are subject to a £1 surcharge. If supporters have any problems or queries, please call York Stadium Management Company Ticket Office on 01904 942232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel and Matchday Information
Turnstiles will open one hour before kick-off, at 6.45pm. Visiting supporters are housed in either the West Stand overflow (blocks WH and WI) or North Stand depending on anticipated attendance, and both of these areas have covered seating.
Alty are running a 49-seater coach in partnership with Altrincham FC Supporters’ Group, Union Golf Road. Seats are priced at £20 for adults, and we have introduced a £10 fare for under-16s. Departure times, locations and the booking service are available here:
Supporters travelling by car are reminded that parking spaces are extremely limited, and it is highly recommend to pre-book parking via York’s dedicated ticketing website.
Food and drink concessions are available in the concourse with a selection of hot and cold drinks, snacks and food including burgers, pies and hot dogs.
York city centre is just three miles from the stadium and a Park and Ride service runs every 10-15 minutes throughout the day.
Radio Robins is broadcasting live commentary on RadioAlty.
Join Peter Scotson, Brian Flynn, Paul Salt and Ben Edgson from 7.30pm.
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And last but not least…
We sincerely hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game.