It’s a play-off six pointer this weekend at Moss Lane, as the travelling Blues aim to leapfrog their opponents back into the top seven in the National League North.
Altrincham host Chester FC being just a point ahead of Bern and Jonno’s side. Revenge will be on the cards, after Alty became the first side to win at the Swansway Chester Stadium back in November. A Jordan Hulme double was the difference that day, with Simon Grand on the scoresheet for the Blues.
Revenge would make it a good week for the Blues, as they got their first portion of it on Tuesday night. They overturned an 8-1 August defeat at Blyth with a vital victory at the Deva; Craig Mahon and George Waring sealing a 2-0 win.
George Green continues to serve a ban following an administration error by Cheshire FA. Akwasi Asante is a ’50/50′ possibility to return for the game after missing the last two matches. Long term absentees Gary Stopforth and Matty Hughes remain out.
Altrincham are having a strong season, bouncing on from the momentum of winning the Evo-Stik Premier last season. They stormed to the title on 95 points, with Hulme top scoring with 26 goals. He’s the one to watch up top, returning from suspension and has 14 goals this season.
Phil Parkinson’s side play eye catching football, and put six beyond Curzon Ashton in their last game. Wigan loanee Joe Piggott was on target with a hat-trick – and will challenge Hulme for the number 9 shirt tomorrow.
In recent years the Blues have struggled at Altrincham, but can take heart from the last time the two teams met in the National League North. Chester were 4-2 winners, Ben Mills bagging a brace and excellent strikes from Michael Powell and Matty McGinn sealed the win late on.
Our Last Match
Form Guide – The Last Five (National League North)
Altrincham | Played 5, Won 2, Drawn 1, Lost 2
Leamington (a) | Lost 3-0 | Scorers: None
FC United (a) | Won 2-1 | Scorers: Andy White, John Johnston
Bradford PA (h) | Draw 1-1 | Scorer: Josh Hancock
Spennymoor (h) | Lost 0-2 | Scorers: None
Curzon Ashton (a) | Won 6-0 | Scorer: Joe Piggott (3), Yusifu Ceesay, Sean Williams, John Johnston
Chester FC | Played 5, Won 2, Drawn 0, Lost 3
Spennymoor (a) | Lost 0-2 | Scorers: None
Kidderminster (a) | Lost 1-4 | Scorer: Akwasi Asante
Boston United (h) | Won 4-1 | Scorers: Akwasi Asante, Anthony Dudley, Craig Mahon, George Waring
Bradford PA (a) | Lost 0-2 | Scorers: None
Blyth Spartans (h) | Won 2-0 | Scorers: Craig Mahon, George Waring
Kick off tomorrow at Moss Lane is 3pm. The Sat Nav postcode for the stadium is WA15 8AP.
This match is segregated for supporters.
Blues fans making the journey to Moss Lane will enter the ground through Turnstiles 3 and 4.
Admission prices are as follows at Altrincham…
- Adults £13
- Concessions (65+, Students) £10
- Juniors (12-16) £5
- Under 12s £1
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