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Altrincham vs. Latics

25 October 2022

Match Previews

Altrincham vs. Latics

25 October 2022

Latics are looking to make it back-to-back league wins as they make the short journey to Altrincham for the midweek fixture.

David Unsworth oversaw his first win as Oldham boss at the weekend with Oldham beating Yeovil Town 2-0. 

Oscar Threlkeld and Mike Fondop provided the goals on a day that will hopefully fill Latics with momentum going forward. 

The opposition 

Altrincham FC are currently in their third season at this level following their playoff success in the National League North in the 2019/20 season. 

Since returning to the fifth tier, they have finished in respectable 17th and 14th places. 

They were relegated from this level in the 2015/16 season and suffered back to back relegations, meaning they had to play in the Northern Premier League. 

They were only at that level for one term as they bounced straight back up courtesy of winning the title. 

Form guide 

Altrincham come into this game on the back of a solid run of form in the National League. 

They have won three of their previous five league outings. This would have been of been four had it not been for a dramatic 97th minute equaliser for Torquay United in their last game. 

They did however suffer an early exit in the FA Cup with Gateshead knocking them out after a replay in the North East. 

They go into the game in 17th, one place and one point worse off than Latics. 

The Robins’ last six 

Torquay United 4-4 Altrincham 

Gateshead 2-1 Altrincham (FA Cup fourth qualification round replay) 

Altrincham 2-2 Gateshead (FA Cup fourth qualification round) 

Altrincham 4-1 Dorking Wanderers 

Gateshead 1-3 Altrincham 

Notts County 3-1 Altrincham 

Watch out for 

Versatile forward Marcus Dinanga has four league goals to his name so far this season. 

The 25-year-old has been with Alty since 2021 but hasn’t always enjoyed the most success and has been loaned out. 

He showcased his class in the back end of last season with this loan move to National League South side Dartford. 

With a very impressive 13 goals in 15 games, the forward showed that he does have what it takes to be a prolific centre forward and he will be hoping to take some of that form into this season at a higher level. 

And he has definitely shown that he has what it takes of late with all four of his goals this season coming in his last four outings. 

He will be looking to maintain his rich vein of form when Latics make the journey to Moss Lane. 

In the dugout 

Phil Parkinson is the man in the dugout for the hosts. 

He was appointed with the club having just been relegated from the National League North and he has since led them to two promotions and back up to the National League. 

His previous club was Nantwich Town, who he was able to transform from a club threatened by relegation to a side that challenged for promotion. 


Sky Bet have Altrincham as favourites to maintain their recent good run of form and are priced at 17/20. 

Latics are 13/5 to make it back to back wins and the draw is 5/2. 

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