Altrincham hit the Emirates FA Cup trail again this weekend, with a familiar figure standing in their way of a place in the first round proper.

A testing fourth qualifying round tie at AFC Fylde pitches Alty against the renowned goalscoring talents of Jordan Hulme, barely a fortnight after they reluctantly sold him to the Coasters for a substantial but undisclosed fee.

The Robins will be wary of a threat that made Hulme one of the Vanarama National League North’s most feared frontrunners during his time at The J.Davidson Stadium but are determined to carry on where they left off at Fylde three weeks ago, when two second-half goals salvaged a 2-2 pre-season friendly draw.

“The lads love the FA Cup and thoroughly enjoyed the experience of last year’s competition despite the heartbreak of going out in the very last minute at Portsmouth,” said director of football Rob Esteva.

“Fylde were unfortunate to get relegated the way they did last season, and they certainly have the resources of a National League side.

“We enjoyed an entertaining friendly with them just before the start of the season and we know all about them – especially one familiar face! We’ll look forward to the challenge.”

There could be high drama if there is a repeat of the pre-season scoreline in the behind-closed-doors tie on Sunday at 1pm.

There will be no replay or extra-time, and if the scores are level at 90 minutes, it will go straight to a penalty shoot-out.

Alty have moved swiftly to bolster their attacking resources, following Hulme’s departure, by snapping up 25-year old striker Fisayo Adarabioyo, who scored twice for Curzon Ashton in a pre-season friendly against the Robins.

“’Fisayo is a player I’ve been monitoring ever since the Curzon game,” said manager Phil Parkinson.”’He really impressed that night, not just because of his goals but his all-round play.

‘He’s a player that I think will be suited to our style of play.”