"Bucks look to rock the Robins"
Match Date : October 26th, 2019 3:00 pm
Competition : National League North
Kick Off : 15:00
Gavin Cowan and his men travel to Moss Lane this Saturday to face Altrincham.
Alty impressed on their return to the National League last season, finishing the regular season in fifth before defeat in the play-off semi-final to eventual winner Chorley. And the Robins also laid claim to the league’s best attack last season, as they notched a whopping 85 goals in 42 games.
But this season hasn’t begun so well for Phil Parkinson’s side. Indeed, the Robins got off to a very slow start, winning just one of their opening seven games. Alty, who currently sit in 18th, have shown better form in the FA Cup though. Having already seen off Chester and Halesowen Town, the Robins won away at Southport last weekend to progress to the first round.
Parkinson’s squad remains largely the same as last season. Among the new faces at the Greater Manchester club are former Boston striker Ash Hemmings, who joins on loan from AFC Fylde, while highly-rated midfielder Conor Branson arrived for a fee from Bradford (Park Avenue). Meanwhile, dangermen Josh Hancock, John Johnston and Jordan Hulme all signing up for another season at Moss Lane – trio bagged over 40 goals between them last campaign, with plenty more assists to boot.
Parkinson’s side ran out 3-1 winners when the sides met at Moss Lane last year, but Telford ground out a 1-1 draw at the New Bucks Head in April. Both sides will be looking to kick on up the table, so a tasty encounter should be in store this weekend.
AFC Telford United
Last five: L-L-L-D-W
Last result: AFC Telford United 4-1 Guiseley
League position: 13th
Top scorer: Aaron Williams (6)
Last five: D-W-W-D-W
Last result: Southport 1-3 Altrincham (FA Cup)
League position: 18th
Top scorer: Jordan Hulme (7)