17th November 2018
Altrincham 3-0 York City
We’ve seen York play twice in the Greater Manchester area, and there must be something in the water, because both times they’ve been utter shite. Having been pretty hungover from our house party, thanks to all who came, I packed in a £5 meal at Moss Rose with a pie, gravy, mash and peas.
Southerner observation of the week- ‘peas’ once you get past junction 12 of the M6, means the mushy variety, which is of no complaint from me.
Quality of pre-match cuisine aside, Altrincham’s J.Davidson Stadium is a perfect image for non league football. None of the stands are identical, none of the terrace steps are even, and none of the stewards dared touch the York fan who ran onto the pitch to scream at the away teams manager.
The game itself was poor in the first half, but Altrincham turned on the style in the second, with three classy and well taken goals giving the home side a comfortable three points, extending their unbeaten run to six in the league.
An easy drive to the leafy area led us to a £10 ticket, bit steep for non league but I reckon the day out just about justified it. Although we don’t condone some of the York fans’ behaviour, they again came out in strong number to cheer on a team who frankly let them down. Overrun in midfield, they were spared blushes by Adam Bartlett in goal, who pulled out some couple of saves stopping the score line being comparable to an Autumn international. Cracking day out at a nice enough little ground, and extra marks awarded for the condiments that came with the pie. Different gravy.
8.3/10- will go again, once I’ve taken out a second student loan.