24 November 2020

Away Day: Altrincham

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The Ravens head to Altrincham on Tuesday, with the game kicking-off at the earlier time of 7pm.

Team News:

One change for the Ravens as Trotter comes into midfield, with Frankie Raymond occupying the bench. Harry Forster returns to the squad after serving his three match ban.


The Journey:

The team departed Hayes Lane at 10:30am, travelling with Club partners Anderson Travel.

Build-up:

The Ravens had no time to dwell on Saturday’s dramatic game at York Road. Neil Smith had his team straight back to training on Monday, as he assessed his options prior to another lengthy Tuesday coach trip.

Manager Neil Smith watched on as his team got back to business on Monday morning.

The buzz amongst the squad was still prevalent, as Reeco Hackett and Chris Bush’s wonder-strikes secured a late point at Maidenhead United on the weekend.

Luke Coulson and Taylor Maloney were once again in training as they continue the road to recovery from their respective injuries.

Neil Smith has no further injury concerns ahead of Tuesday evening’s trip to Altrincham.

See our photo gallery from Monday’s training session below.


Live Stream:

Altrincham have confirmed they will be providing a live stream of Tuesday evening’s game. Details on their streaming service can be accessed by clicking here.


Preview: by John Self

Tuesday’s rearranged League fixture at Altrincham is only the third meeting between the two Clubs. Originally scheduled to be played on 17 October, the game was called off due to positive Covid-19 test within the Altrincham squad.

The two meetings to date came in Bromley’s first season in the National League. The Greater Manchester side won the first encounter at Hayes Lane in front of the BT cameras on 14 November 2015, with a 3-1 victory. In the return fixture on 9 April 2016, a goalless draw was fought out. Unfortunately Altrincham were relegated at the end of that season, until they regained their higher League status last season via the playoff’s.

This season’s results have seen Alty gain 12 points from the ten fixtures completed thus far. These points have been gained with a victory over Chesterfield, and a goalless draw against Weymouth both at home; whilst on their travels, wins at Dover Athletic and Boreham Wood, together with draws at Eastleigh and Hartlepool, sees them lying in 14th position in the League table, one place above Bromley.

They have lost home fixtures to Solihull Moors and Aldershot Town, and suffered defeats on the road at Notts County and Wealdstone.

Alty also suffered defeat in the 4th Qualifying Round of the FA Cup to AFC Fylde.

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