Altrincham will be looking to “put right a few wrongs” on Saturday as they hit the FA Trophy trail against an FC Halifax Town team who wrecked their Wembley dream in heartbreaking fashion last season.

Alty were seconds away from celebrating a semi-final triumph eight months ago when Halifax equalised with virtually the last kick of the match and went on to win the ensuing penalty shootout 3-2.

The teams meet again on Saturday, this time in a third-round tie at The Shay, and manager Phil Parkinson underlined how eager his players are to make amends for letting a Wembley trip slip through their fingers last April.

“We’ve got them three times in the space of a month, starting with this Trophy tie, and it is an opportunity to put right a few wrongs from last season,” he said. “But there are no ‘gimmes’ in this division, and we will have to earn it.

“Halifax seem to have turned their season around and have a rich history in this division, as well as being holders of the Trophy.

“It will be a really tough test for us, but we are really looking forward to it.

“To get to the same point as last season, if not further, we are going to have to beat the best teams, and that certainly applies on Saturday.”

The memory of Wembley dreams being shattered remains agonisingly clear for assistant manager Neil Sorvel, who said: “It seemed to take forever to get over what happened that day.

“Beating them on Saturday isn’t going to erase the pain, but it would at least go partway.

“It was a really tough one to take, because we were so close.”

Alty’s home game with Dorking Wanderers in the National League suffered a second postponement last Saturday, this time due to a frozen pitch.

It will now be played on Tuesday, December 12 (7.45pm).

The Robins have also rearranged their away fixture with league leaders Chesterfield for Tuesday January 16 (7.45pm).