Alty heading to York for second time in three days - this time in the league

By Joe Ward 

Alty are back on the road and back in Vanarama National League action on Tuesday when we return to the LNER Community Stadium for the second instalment of our double-header with York City (7:45pm kick-off). 

The Robins took one step closer to Wembley on Saturday after seeing off Tuesday's opponents 2-1 in the Isuzu FA Trophy quarter-final following goals from Jordan Hulme and James Jones. 

Alty were denied a clean sheet when Lenell John-Lewis headed past Ollie Byrne five minutes into stoppage time. However, there wasn't the slightest possibility it would ever dampen the spirits of the 663 travelling Robins, who erupted with noise at the final whistle as we earned ourselves a place in the last four of the competition.

Nonetheless, It's imperative Phil Parkinson now refocuses his players' attention ahead of Tuesday as we look for another positive result, this time in the National League. 

Manager's Views 

Phil Parkinson spoke with Brian Flynn following Alty's 2-1 Trophy win at York. 

About The Opposition

Altrincham are seven points above the Minstermen in the league, with Mikey Morton's side currently sitting 17th in the table. 

However, York will be hoping to secure back-to-back league wins following a convincing 3-0 away victory over Bromley last Tuesday.

The club's top scorer, Lenell John-Lewis, was on the scoresheet in that game, along with his team-mates Ryan Fallowfield and Luke James.

Alty came from behind to beat York in our last league meeting. Second-half goals from Elliot Newby and Ryan Colclough secured the Robins all three points, despite City taking an early lead through Maxim Kouogun. 

Our hosts have the fifth-worst home record in the National League, capturing only 20 of their 39 points at the LNER Community Stadium. 

However, after Saturday's result, York will surely be hungry for revenge, setting up a compelling clash in North Yorkshire this Tuesday evening. 

Recent Meetings

FA Trophy Quarter-Final 22/23: 

York City 1-2 Altrincham, 11th March 2023

National League 22/23:

Altrincham 2-1 York City, 12th November 2022

National League North Play-Off Semi-Final 19/20:

York City 0-2 Altrincham, 25th July 2020

FA Trophy Third Round Qualification 19/20:

York City 0-1 Altrincham, 23rd November 2019

FA Cup 19/20: 

York City 0-1 Altrincham, 10th November 2019

Ticket Information

Adults - £21

Concessions (Over 60s) - £16

Student/U18 - £9

U11 - £7

The fixture is NOT all-ticket and pay on the day is available at the external ticket booth located on the West Stand.

However, buying in advance is preferred to reduce queueing times, and tickets can be purchased online here.

Travel and Matchday Information

Altrincham supporters will be located in the West Stand Overflow for this game (blocks WH and WI). 

Turnstiles open at 6:15pm - please arrive early, save time and buy online to reduce queues. 

Car park opens at 5:30pm. 

We are pleased to announce that we will be running an away travel service to this fixture.

Departure Points: 

The Vine, Sale 3:40pm
Hare & Hounds, Timperley 3:50pm
Altrincham Leisure Centre 3:55pm
The J.Davidson Stadium

4:00pm

Seats are £15 per person and can be booked here.
There will be a 15-minute stop travelling to York and the same on the return journey. Alcohol is not permitted.

Match Coverage 

Radio Robins is broadcasting full live commentary on RadioAlty. You can listen to Radio Robins in any of the following ways:

Listen live on RadioAlty: https://streams.radio.co/s4d51ef3bf/listen

Listen live on RadioAlty: https://www.radioalty.co.uk/listen.html

The match will also be streamed on National League TV.

Matchday passes can be purchased for £9.50. Subscribe here!

In addition, the match will be covered on our Twitter page @altrinchamfc

And last but not least … 

We sincerely hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game.

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