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PREVIEW | Altrincham (H)


THE DETAILS

Wealdstone v Altrincham

Vanarama National League

Grosvenor Vale

Saturday 11th September, 3:00pm kick-off


TICKETS

Tickets for Saturday's game are priced at £15 Adults, £10 Concessions, £8* 18-23 year olds, £5 16-17 year olds and FREE for U16 home fans who sign up for our 'Bringing Families Back to Football' season ticket sponsored by Lawrence Rand. There will be no segregation for this fixture.


You can get ahead of the game and buy your tickets online instantly, by clicking HERE.


* online purchase only


THE CONTEXT

Wealdstone rub shoulders with their fellow National League founding members Altrincham at Grosvenor Vale on Saturday. Both sides won promotion back into the National League in 2020 with the Robins faring slightly better than the Stones last season, finishing 17th to Wealdstone's 19th, helped largely through a strong winter period that saw them flirt with the play-off places after the sides last met back in January, a defeat that ended up being Dean Brennan's last game in charge. They've started the stronger of the two teams again this term and currently sit in 8th after victories over Dover Athletic and Torquay United. The Stones are unbeaten in two after promising performances against Southend United and Dagenham & Redbridge brought a point apiece.


TEAM NEWS

Nikola Tavares returned from injury in Saturday's draw against Dagenham & Redbridge, playing out the final few minutes, his return could be managed and he may feature from the bench again this weekend. Connor Stevens is nearing a return to full training after missing most of pre-season with a foot injury.


FORM GUIDE

Stones:

Dagenham & Redbridge (A) 2-2 D (Umerah, Lewis)

Southend United (H) 0-0 D

Chesterfield (A) 2-0 L

Woking (H) 1-2 L (Umerah)

Hungerford Town (H) 3-1 W (Umerah 2, Lewis)


Altrincham:

Dover Athletic (H) 3-2 W (Mooney, Leitch-Smith, Colclough) FC Halifax Town (A) 2-0 L

Torquay United (A) 1-3 W (Dinanga, Kirby, Mullarkey)

Huddersfield Town B (A) 1-3 W (Mooney, Dinanga, Peers)

Trafford (A) 1-1 D (Mooney)


WHO TO WATCH FOR?

Dan Mooney: Mooney has settled well to life at Altrincham after joining the club at the back end of their 2019/20 National League North promotion season. The former Wales U21 international has made a good start to this season as well, opening the scoring in last week's win over Dover Athletic. The midfielder will be tricky opposition as the Robins make the trip down from Manchester.


HEAD-TO-HEAD

Played - 19 Won - 6

Drawn - 3

Lost - 10


LAST FIVE MEETINGS

Jan 2021 - Altrincham 2-0 Stones

Nov 2020 - Stones 1-0 Altrincham (Emmanuel)

Mar 1988 - Stones 0-0 Altrincham

Aug 1987 - Altrincham 1-0 Stones

Apr 1987 - Stones 2-1 Altrincham (Graves, Walton)


SPONSORS

We would like to thank our match sponsors Wealdstone FC Supporters Club for their generous donation to sponsor the match, and we would also like to thank ball sponsors in memory of Arthur Rogers.


Preview by Chris Woods

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