Robins' road to Wembley continues with quarter-final tie against York

By Joe Ward 

It's a break from Vanarama National League action for Alty on Saturday as we take on York City in the quarter-final of the Isuzu FA Trophy (3pm kick-off). 

Alty will be looking to bounce back at the LNER Community Stadium this weekend following a 2-0 defeat against Scunthorpe United in the National League on Tuesday night.

York City, on the other hand, head into the tie on the back of a convincing 3-0 away victory over Bromley, with Lenell John-Lewis, Ryan Fallowfield and Luke James on the scoresheet for the Minstermen.

The Robins have already had some gripping Trophy tussles to tee up Saturday's fixture, including one with National League leaders Wrexham, when we held our nerve to see off last year's finalists 4-3 on penalties. 

Manager's Views 

Phil Parkinson spoke with Brian Flynn following Altrincham's 2-0 defeat at Scunthorpe United.

About The Opposition

York City had a penalty shoot-out of their own during this season's competition, when they knocked out National League South side Chelmsford City in the fourth round. 

Before that came a resounding 5-0 victory over sixth-tier Blyth Spartans. And in the last round, beat fellow National League side Southend United 2-0 away from home. 

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

Although the Robins head into the game having won all four of our last away fixtures against the Minstermen, this weekend will be the club's maiden voyage to the LNER Community Stadium, which York only moved into back in January 2021.

In the league, our hosts claim the fifth-worst home record, capturing only 20 of their 39 points at their own ground. 

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

However, a different competition breeds different threats and Lenell John-Lewis will certainly be one Alty should look out for. 

The centre-forward tops our hosts' scoring charts, with 12 goals in all competitions, and heads into the game having scored two in his last four games. 

Recent Meetings 

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 - £10

Concessions (Over 60s/U18s) - £5 

The fixture is NOT all ticket and pay on the day is available at the North Stand ticket booth. 

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

All supporters purchasing online must input a valid email address on their account in order to receive their ticket. Y email address as your supporter number when logging in to the online system.

Travel and Matchday Information

To maintain safe segregation, Altrincham fans will now be housed in the West Stand Overflow (WG, WH, and WI) for this fixture.

If you have already received your ticket for block EA, EB, or EC, this will remain valid and no re-issue of tickets will be needed to get you through turnstiles 15-18 on the West side of the stadium. 

Our Away Travel Service to York City in the Isuzu FA Trophy has now sold out. 

For any fans who have booked on to our Away Travel Service for this Saturday's tie, travel departure points are as follows: 

The Vine, Sale 10:40am
Hare and Hounds, Timperley
Altrincham Leisure Centre
The J.Davidson Stadium 11:00am

There will be a 15 minute stop en route travelling to York and the same on the return journey. Alcohol is not permitted. 

Car park opens at 11am. 

Turnstiles open at 1:30pm. 


Match Coverage 

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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In addition, the match will be covered on our social media channels.

And last but not least … 

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

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