ALTRINCHAM'S RETURN TO THE SKRILL PREMIER
Welcome to Moss Lane! It has been four years since we saw them in the Skrill Premier last time, but now they are back. Altrincham was promoted from the Skrill North last season after capturing impressing 96 points in 42 games. This season is going to be much tougher for the Robins as they are expected to be fighting to stay up. Their opponent today is expected to finish at 15th spot. Aldershot was relegated from Sky Bet League 2 in 2012/13, and had a tough first season in the Skrill Premier, where they only managed to finish 12th. There is no doubt that the first game in Altrincham’s comeback to the Skrill Premier is going to be entertaining. We are only a couple of minutes away from the kick off to the 2014/15 season, enjoy!
1’: Aldershot kicks off the new season!
10’: A rather boring start to this match. Nothing interesting has happened yet.
GOAL, Aldershot! It starts with a great cross from Ball into the box, and Burke is really close to scoring an own goal! Edwards with a brilliant save, but the second ball ends up in Jake Robinson’s foot, and Altrincham has conceded their first goal in the Skrill Premier since 2010!
GOAL, Altrincham! And they are back! It starts with a great pass from Wafula to Matty Dixon. Out at the left Dixon crosses the ball to Damien Reeves. Just before the ball crosses the line to a goal kick, Reeves manages to pass it 45 degrees out to Josh Sumner. With almost clear goal he has no struggle with putting the ball into the net. 1-1 at Moss Lane!
30’: Josh Sumner with a brilliant pass to Damian Reeves. Alone with the goalie Reeves misses. Altrincham really close 2-1 there!
31’: Altrincham gets a free kick. Sumner shoots, but misses the target.
INJURY: Josh Sumner has to leave the pitch after a tough challenge.
Sub Altrincham: Josh Sumner out, John Dillon in.
42’: Dillon makes an immediate impact. A great pass to Richman, but alone with the goalie he misses.
45+2’: It’s half time at Moss Lane. The game had a disappointing start, and nothing happened in the first 15 minutes. But then we got two goals, and after that Altrincham has been the better side. Aldershot has to do some changes if they want to take all three points back to The Recreation Ground. 45 minutes remaining, and we can still get more goals in this game!
Sub Altrincham: Matty Dixon out, Nicky Clee in.
Sub Aldershot: Tristan Plummer out, Mike Symons in.
46’: Altrincham kicks off the second half.
GOAL Aldershot! It’s Jake Robinson with a brilliant pass through the Altrincham defence. Jason Lampkin with a great finish, and Aldershot is in the lead again, an shows how unfair football can be. 1-2!
GOAL, Altrincham! And they are back, again! And it’s because of horrible defending from Aldershot! Aldershot looses the ball to Clee on their way forward. A great pass to Reeves opens up the Aldershot defense. Clee continues his run, and Reeves plays the ball back to him. The sub has an easy task with putting the ball into the open goal! We’re back at square one, 2-2!
58’: Aldershot looses the ball straight after the kick off. Clee with a great pass to Richman, but he misses alone against the goalie, again.
Sub, Aldershot: Harry Beautyman has to leave the pitch after an injury. Jake Rose comes in.
Sub, Aldershot: Jake Rose has to leave the pitch only five minutes after he replaced Beautyman. David Fitzpatrick replaces him.
79’: Ohh, what a chance for Reeves! Played through by Richman, but the shot is blocked. The following corner is headed away from Williams.
85’: Today’s attendance at Moss Lane is 1 068!
90+4’: The match is over. Aldershot managed to get a point an two goals, even though Altrincham was the better team. Two comebacks from Altrincham shows great mentality, but they have to manage to convert their chances to goals if they want to stay away from relegation. They impressed at some times, but are at the same time too ineffective. Aldershot didn’t impress today against the newly promoted team from Manchester. But it is only the first game of the season. There are still 45 games to go. This is going to be a really great season. And it'll continoue already at Tuesday, when Altrincham is going to visit Dartford while Aldershot is welcoming Alfreton to the Recreation Ground. This was all I had to say today. See you next time, good night!