ALTRINCHAM FC SEASON REVIEW 2019-20
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The following data has been updated to include the play-off matches played in July/August 2020, after the abandonment of the league fixtures programme w.e.f. March 2020.
- 2019-20: Conference North P33 W16 D9 L8 F62 A40 PTS57 POSN 5th* plus playoffs, in which: P3 W3 D0 L0 F6 A2
- 2018-19: Conference North P42 W20 D11 L11 F85 A56 PTS71 POSN 5th plus playoffs, in which: P2 W1 D0 L1 F3 A3
With the season not completed, had Altrincham acquired points on the simplistic points per game basis they were on course for 72 points in 2019-20 season. Below is the league table as it stands and with the PPG positions also shown.
GOALSIn 2019-20 Altrincham scored 62 league goals in 33 matches in the regular season, an average of 1.88 per match. They conceded 40 league goals in 33 outings. If the play-offs are incuded the totals are as follows; 68 league goals in 36 matches in the regular season, still at an average of 1.88 per match
The individual goal scorers in 2019-20 were led by...
- 19 in all competitions: Jordan HULME (14 league and 5 in cups) in 43(+2) appearances, including play-offs.
- 18 Josh HANCOCK (16 league and 2 in cups) in 38(+1) appearances, including play-offs.
- 9 Tom PEERS (5 league and 4 in cups) in 16(+20) appearances, including play-offs.
Right: Jordan Hulme headed the overall goalscoring charts. He is seen here with Elliott Durrell.
In 2018-19 the 85 league goals arrived at a rate of 2.02 per game. Additioally they scored three in the play-offs and conceded 56 i the regular season, plus 3 in the play-offs. The individual goal scorers were led by...
- 20 in all competitions: Josh HANCOCK (19 league) and Jordan HULME (17 league)
- 15 John JOHNSTON (14 league)
- 7 Max HARROP
The best sequence of scoring was by Elliott Durrell, who netted six goals in his first five appearances for the club, none of which entailed his playing the full ninety minutes.
GOAL TIMES (LEAGUE exc play-offs)Goal times this season were almost identical, overall, to the position last season...
- First half: 26 (38.2%)
- Second half: 42 (61.8%)
- First half: 33 (38.8%)
- Second half: 52 (61.2%)
Right: Josh Hancock
CLEAN SHEETSNine clean sheets were kept in 35 league games in 2019-20 plus two more in the play-offs, a better rate than the ten clean sheets which were kept in 42 league matches the previous season. Four clean sheets came at home but seven were earned on the road.
LEAGUE SEQUENCESIn 2019-20:
- Wins: Six, games 31 to 36
- Unbeaten: Seven, games 17 to 23
- Draws: Two (games 12-13)
- Losses: One (eight occasions)
- Wins: Four, games 16 to 19
- Unbeaten: Eight, twice. Games 12 to 19 and games 31 to 38
- Draws: Two in main season (games 41,42) or 4 if the two play-offs are added.
- Losses: Two, twice (games 4,5 and 8,9)
POINTS ACCRUEDIn 2019-20:
- Games 1-21: 33 points (1.57 points per game)
- Games 22-33: 24 points (2 points per game)
- Games 1-21: 35 points (1.67 points per game)
- Games 22-42: 36 points (1.71 points per game)
Right: Jake Moult
LEAGUE HAT-TRICKSIn 2019-20: None
- 1: Joe Piggott at Curzon Ashton
BIGGEST WINS IN LEAGUEIn 2019-20: None
- 5-0 at home to Leamington
- 5-1 at home to Hereford FC
- 7-0 at Alfreton Town
- 6-0 at Curzon Ashton
- 4-0 at home to Nuneaton Borough and at home to Chester FC
HEAVIEST LOSSES IN LEAGUEIn 2019-20:
- 0-5 at Boston United
- 1-3 at home to York City
- 0-2 at Kidderminster, Bradford, Gateshead
- 1-4 at Chorley
- 0-3 at Leamington
DRAWS IN LEAGUEIn 2019-20, for the second season running, Altrincham did not play a goalless draw in the league.
- Goalless draws in league: 0
- Other league draws: 9 in league (4 home, 5 away). Seven of the draws were 1-1, the other two were 2-2.
In 2018-19 Altrincham had eleven draws in the league proper plus two more in play-offs which were settled by penalty shoot-outs. Until the end of the season Alty had never drawn two successive league matches under Phil Parkinson but they finished the campaign with a run of four draws if the play-offs are included!
- Goalless draws in league: 0
- Other league draws: 11 in league (6 home, 5 away), 2 more in play-offs
BIGGEST WINS IN CUPSIn 2019-20 the biggest cup wins were 2-0 at Halesowen and 3-1 at Southport, both in the FA Cup.
- 5-0 at home to Whitley Bay (FA Cup)
- 4-0 at home to Bradford (PA) in FA Trophy
HIGHEST AGGREGATES IN LEAGUE GAMESIn 2019-20:
- 7: Altrincham 5 AFC Telford United 2
- 5: Boston United 5 Altrincham 0
- 5: Altrincham 5 Hereford FC 0
- 5: Spennymoor Town 3 Altrincham 2
- 5: Altrincham 4 Spennymoor Town 1
- 5: Altrincham 3 Chester FC 2 (play off)
- 8: Spennymoor 4 Altrincham 4
- 8: Altrincham 5 Chorley 3
- 7: Alfreton Town 0 Altrincham 7
- 6: Curzon Ashton 0 Altrincham 6
- 6: Altrincham 3 Darlington 3
APPEARANCES IN ALL COMPETITIONSAs the season was not completed, the figures are necessarily lower than last season as fewer games were played:
- 45 Jordan HULME (all starts, 35+1 league, 8+1 cup)
- 40 Tom HANNIGAN (31 league, 9 cup)
- 39 Josh HANCOCK (29+1 league, 9 cup)
- 39 Tony THOMPSON (30 league, 9 cup) - pictured, right
- 38 Jake MOULT (25+1 league, 9 cup)
- 37 Connor HAMPSON (23+7 league, 4+3 cup)
- 36 James JONES (27+2 league, 7 cup)
- 36 Tom PEERS (10+18 league, 6+2 cup)
Stability was a key factor in 2018-19. 12 players made 37 or more starts:
- 49 Jake MOULT (all starts, 44 league, 5 cups)
- 46 John JOHNSTON (44+2, comprising 40+1 in league, 4+1 in cups)
- 46 Josh HANCOCK (39+7, comprising 36+5 in league, 3+2 in cups)
- 44 Tom HANNIGAN (all starts, 40 league, 4 cups)
- 44 James JONES (43+1, comprising 39+1 league, 4 in cups)
- 41 Connor HAMPSON (38+3, comprising 35+2 league, 3+1 in cups)
- 41 Max HARROP (28+13, comprising 25+12 league, 3+1 in cups)
- 40 Simon RICHMAN (20+20, comprising 16+20 league, 4 in cups)
- 39 Jordan HULME (36+3, comprising 31+3 league, 5 in cups)
- 37 Tony THOMPSON (all starts, comprising 34 league, 3 in cups)
- 37 Andy WHITE (all starts, comprising 33 league, 4 in cups)
- 37 Sean WILLIAMS (30+7, comprising 26+7 league, 4 in cups)
PLAYERS USED IN LEAGUEIn 2019-20:
- Named in a league squad: 32 players
- Loanees named in league squad: 4 (who are included in total above; they were Yusifu Ceesay, Ashley Hemmings, Josh Lundstram, Ethan Walker)
- Never got on pitch in league game: 2 (Lewis Archer, James Hooper, Elliot Wynne, Joel Torrance)
- Used as a sub but did not start a league game: 2 (Curtis Miller, Ethan Walker)
- Named in a league squad: 37 players
- Loanees named in league squad: 9 (who are included in total above; they were Yusifu Ceesay, Owen Dale, Brendon Daniels, Ashley Hemmings, Josh Langley, Joe Piggott, Chris Sang, Billy Sass-Davies, Nathan Waterston)
- Never got on pitch in league game: 3 (Ben Elliott, Josh Langley, Charlie Scott)
- Used as a sub but did not start a league game: 5 (Bay Downing, Dontai Gabidon, Callum Harris, Billy Sass-Davies, Nathan Waterston)
PLAYERS USED IN ALL COMPETITIONSPlayers named in any matchday squad, league or cup:
- 41 of whom 9 did not figure in a league squad (Liam Blackburn, Dontai Gabidon, Callum Graham, George Howarth, Billy Matthews, James Matthews, Raheem Mercurius, Jack Ryan, Dre Taylor)
- 44 of whom six did not figure in a league squad (Louie Barratt, Reece Coley, Matt Cook, Callum Jones, Pat Savage, Ross Woodcock)
CARDS - OVERALLIn 2019-20:
- Red: 4, all in the league
- Yellow: 49 in league, 8 in cups.
- Red: 4 of which 3 in league (inc. 1 in play-offs) (Jordan Hulme away at Leamington, Andy White away at Telford, Josh Hancock away at Chorley in play-off). 1 red in cups: Jordan Hulme, home to Stockport County)
- Yellow: 61 in league, 6 in cups
In 2019-20 individuals receiving red cards were:
- 1: Tom Hannigan, Max Harrop, Simon Richman, Sean Williams
- 2 Jordan Hulme
- 1 Andy White, Josh Hancock
YELLOW CARDSIn 2019-20:
- 8 Jordan Hulme in 43+2 appearances
- 5 Dan Mooney in 9, pictured right.
- 5 Andy White in 33+1
- 4 Max Harrop in 9+18
- 4 James Jones in 34+2
- 4 Jake Moult in 37+1
- 11 Max Harrop in 28+13 appearances
- 8 Jordan Hulme in 36+3
- 7 John Johnston in 44+2
- 6 Andy White in 37+3
- 5 Sean Williams in 30+7
- 5 Simon Richman in 20+20
LEAGUE ATTENDANCES2019-20 League gates: the curtailed season saw the home and away highest gates and the lowest away away attendance all occurring in a one week spell in which were played the first three fixtures of the season!
- Highest: 1,879 v York City, 3 August 2019
- Lowest: 614 v Blyth Spartans, 7 Jan 2020
- Highest: 2,153 at Chester FC 6 August 2019
- Lowest: 305 at Gloucester City, 10 August 2019
2018-19 League gates:
- Highest: 3,383 v Stockport County, 26 December 2018
- Lowest: 695 v Nuneaton Borough, 30 October 2018
- Highest: 4,549 v Stockport County, 1 January 2019 and 3,446 v Chorley in play-off semi final, 5 May 2019
- Lowest: 454 at Bradford (PA), 15 September 2018
In 2019-20, of course, attendances were hit by the incompleted fixture list but home gates stood up well despite several big games not being played.
- Home avge: 1139
- Away avge: 938
In 2018-19, excluding play-offs:
- Home avge: 1137
- Away avge: 1198