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11:37am Wednesday 28th August 2013 in Sport
ALTRINCHAM have burst out of the blocks to win all four opening games to give the club its best start to the season in 35 years.
Lee Sinnott rotated his 18-man squad to perfection over the Bank Holiday weekend as Stockport County were comprehensively beaten in front of a crowd of almost 3,000 at the J.Davidson Stadium on Saturday, before a late winner from James Walshaw secured a first ever league victory at Vauxhall Motors on Monday.
The Altrincham supremo was clearly delighted with the teams perfect record to date but continued: “Four games in 10 days at the start of the season is one too many in my view and both Vauxhall and ourselves looked tired on Monday and we only really played in fits and starts.
“The most pleasing aspect of the first four games has been the resilience that we have shown to win games, some of which could easily have been draws. I’m really pleased that all of four strikers have got going in terms of scoring and produced nine of the ten goals scored.”
The Robins welcome visitors from Cambridgeshire on Saturday in the form of Histon and will be looking to extend their winning sequence to five games against a side that has also started well with seven points from four games.
Monday’s hard fought 2-1 victory on the Wirral did come at a cost, as Kyle Perry (groin), who had scored his third goal in Altrincham colours to open the scoring, and Scott Leather (shoulder) succumbed to injuries that may restrict the manager’s selection options for Saturday’s game which kicks off at 3pm at the J. Davidson Stadium.
Altrincham F.C. are holding a sports and community open day on Sunday September 8, starting at Noon. This free event features a football match between an Allstars FC XI v Legends XI, including soap, tv and sports stars past and present.