Match preview: Altrincham (a)

The Spireites look to end August by stretching their unbeaten start to the season to six games when they travel to the J. Davidson Stadium to face Altrincham this afternoon.

Paul Cook’s side are coming off the back of beating Barnet on Friday after a highly impressive 3-1 victory.

Match details

Date: Monday, August 29, 2022

Opponents: Altrincham

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: National League

Location: J. Davidson Stadium


Tickets have gone off sale from our website but can still be bought at Altrincham (subject to availability).

Matchday Coverage

Live radio commentary

Our in-house radio station, 1866 Sport, will provide full match commentary on the game, as well as pre-match/post-match analysis.

Don’t forget that 1866 Sport is on air 24-hours a day, seven days a week! 

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It is also available via Alexa.

Commentary is provided by Phil Tooley and is sponsored by National Windscreens.

Social media

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The post-match interview with a member of the management team will be posted to our YouTube Channel soon after the game is finished:

Highlights of the game will also be posted to our YouTube Channel at 10pm on Tuesday evening.

The Opposition

Fact file

Name: Altrincham Football Club

Nicknames: Alty

Founded: 1891

Stadium: J. Davidson Stadium

Capacity: 7,873

Manager: Phil Parkinson

On Altrincham

Altrincham were founded in 1891 after they were established by a Sunday school – originally they were known Rigby Memorial Club. The club have never played in the Football League despite winning the fifth tier in both 1979-80 and 1980-81 but failed in the elections.

The Robins were promoted back to the National League in 2020 after winning the National League North play-offs after beating Boston United 1-0 in the final. Since then, Phil Parkinson has built a very strong squad that have become a solid fifth tier side. The 2022/23 season is a historic one for the club as they have entered their first campaign as a professional club.

One to watch

For over a decade, Jordan Hulme has caused chaos for non-league defences. Following stints at Padiham and Ramsbottom, the striker joined Salford City in 2015. Hulme was part of the Ammies’ rise through the divisions. In his two-and-a half-years at the Peninsula Stadium, he helped Salford to the NPL Division One North and NPL Premier Division titles and to the National League North play-off semi-finals. The forward joined Altrincham in 2017 and helped them to the National League with two promotions in three years. Just before Alty’s first season back in the fifth tier, Hulme moved down a division to join AFC Fylde. He made 22 appearances during the 2020/21 season before struggling to get game time in the campaign after. Loan moves to Ashton United and Altrincham followed before Hulme permanently re-joined the latter for a third spell ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

Recent Form

The Spireites’ last three: (W/D/W)

Won – Chesterfield 2-0 Wrexham – Vanarama National League

Draw – Notts County 2-2 Chesterfield – Vanarama National League

Won – Chesterfield 3-1 Barnet – Vanarama National League

Alty’s last three: (L/D/D)

Lost – Maidenhead United 2-0 Altrincham – Vanarama National League

Draw – Altrincham 2-2 Yeovil Town – Vanarama National League

Draw – Boreham Wood 1-1 Altrincham – Vanarama National League

Last Time We Met

Altrincham came out on top the last time the two teams met back in March. Matty Kosylo’s hugely deflected strike early in the second half was the difference at the J. Davidson Stadium.

Team News

Other than Manny Oyeleke’s injury and Danny Rowe being out on loan, Paul Cook has a full squad to choose from.

Danny Webb’s Thoughts

Webb said: “It’s a big threat; they are a team whether they are starting great this season or not, it’s just that it’s a start.

“They’ve got good players, a good manager and at some point they’ll hit a bit of form. We’ve just got to make sure it isn’t us.”