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Altrincham FC Youth (u-18)
Above: Altrincham FC Youth line up on 5 September, 2019.
Altrincham's Youth side is managed by Paul Fay, assisted by Sam Heathcote. The team plays in the North West Youth Alliance (Under-18s) Premier Division.
Altrincham FC Youth currently play their league and league cup games at Manchester Health Academy M23 9BP
FA Youth Cup games are played at Moss Lane. Altrincham & District FA games are usually held at Trafford FC, Shawe View, Flixton.
17 September 2021 Altrincham FC reports that the clubs "U18s enter the FA Youth Cup this season at the Second Round Qualifying stage and will travel to Chester FC during week commencing September 27th.
The teams know each other very well and met as recently as last week in the first game of this season's North West Youth Alliance campaign, when a late goal from Louis Morrison saw the Robins home by the odd goal in three.
Manager, Paul Fay, said 'Chester aren’t to be underestimated despite the league result from the youth team in our opening league game last week. We are a hybrid squad with part-time and full-time players so we are still trying to manage getting the full squad together for sessions'"
Altrincham FC also has an audio interview with Paul Fay.
7 September 2021 Altrincham FC youth team manager Paul Fay reports on a win away to Chester FC.
"The team started the game well with a lot of possession and Ryan Morton looking very dangerous on the ball.
With Chester growing into the game and getting into some dangerous positions Alty scored on the counter through Angus Bailey.
Alty led 1-0 at the break.
The seconnd half started with Chester enjoying a lot of possession and they were a threat in the final third. Alty... withstood the pressure from the opponents.
With legs beginning to tire, changes were made with Tom Jones and Ben Lawson replacing goalscorer, Angus Bailey and Louis Morrison. With the fresh legs coming on to the pitch on a warm sunny day, it gave the team more energy...
McGeady came on for Jayden Matthews and Aiden Kelly for Ryan Morton pushing Lucas Aldcroft further up the pitch and finally Dylan Giblin replaced Danny Watson after a dangerous knock to the head...
Chester equalised when a long throw was flicked on the home side converted the second ball and this sapped the energy from the young Robins in the Sunday afternoon heat.
To their credit they dug-in and started getting better in possession with Louis Morrison coming back on replacing Aldcroft for the last five mins Alty started to look more dangerous with Ben Lawson, Joel Trevor and Harlan Rogers-Morris getting into good positions... Altrincham won a corner with a great ball in from Harlan Rogers-Morris and Louis Morrison popped up with winner, just minutes after being reintroduced to the game!...
Eight of the squad are involved with the Academy and six of the squad have came through from the Juniors including 15 year-old Lucas Aldcroft.
SQUAD:- 1 Ryan Forde, 2 Ewan McGeady, 3 Aiden Kelly, 4 Danny Watson, 5 Louis Morrison, 6 Ben Lawson, 7 Lucas Aldcroft, 8 Harlan Rogers-Morris, 9 Angus Bailey, 10 Michael Vale, 11 Tom Jones. Subs: 12 Ryan Morton, 13 Joel Trevor, 14 Jayden Matthews, 15 Liam Evans, 16 Dylan Giblin".
5 May 2021
There were braces for Sumner and Goulden with Billingsley the other scorer for Altrincham. Coincidentally that was exactly the same list of scorers from the previous fixture, a 5-4 win over Stockport County.
Out of the starters from that last match were Johnston, McGowan and Mongan, with Bohe, Plested and Thoms replacing them.
The starting line-up comprised Ryan Forde, Matthew Plested, Joshua Jordan, Frazer Graham, Lewis Waller, Theo Donachie, Dionicio Bohe, Alex Goulden, Maxwell Thoms, Lewis Billingsley and Matthew Sumner. On the bench were Ryan Radi, Ali Khral and Jonathan Phillips
27 April 2021
This follows Alty's 9-1 win the previous weekend, making it fourteen goals in the two matches!
The unchanged starting line up for Sunday's game at Manchester Health Academy comprised Ryan Forde, Alfie Johnston, Joshua Jordan, Frazer Graham, Lewis Waller, Theo Donachie, Oran McGowan, Alex Goulden, Luigi Mongan, Lewis Billingsley and Matthew Sumner. Dionicio Bohe, Maxwell Thoms, Matthew Plested were on the bench, alongside Ryan Radi and Joel Jennings.
The goals came from Goulden and Sumner, who each scored twice, and Billingsley.
Luigi Mongan netted the Alty consolation goal.
Plested, Bohe and Thoms were replaced by Donachie, Graham and Mongan in the starting eleven which comprised Ryan Forde, Alfie Johnston, Joshua Jordan, Frazer Graham, Lewis Waller, Theo Donachie, Oran McGowan, Alex Goulden, Luigi Mongan, Lewis Billingsley and Matthew Sumner. The subs comprised Joel Jennings, Scott Johnston, Dionicio Bohe, Matthew Plested, Maxwell Thoms.
15 April 2021
The competition this season initially involves groups of four teams playing each other, home and away.
The starting line up for Sunday's game at Manchester Health Academy comprised: Ryan Forde, Matthew Plested, Alfie Johnston, Dionicio Bohe, Maxwell Thoms, Joshua Jordan, Lewis Waller, Oran McGowan, Alex Goulden, Lewis Billingsley and Matthew Sumner. The subs comprised Joel Jennings, Scott Johnston, Ali Khral and Rayan Radi.
Two Alty players (Lewis Billingsley and Alex Goulden) hit hat-tricks whilst Matt Sumner, Maxwell Thoms and Ali Khral completed the scoring.
Next Sunday, in the same cup competition, Altrincham are away to AFC Fylde before a home tie against Stockport County on 25 April.
The return tie at Prescot Cables follows on 2 May followed by the home tie against AFC Fylde on 9 May. Then, on 16 May, Alty are away to Stockport County.
3 February 2021
Starters for Altrincham were Ryan Forde, Lewis Billingsley, Joshua Finlay, Alex Goulden, Frazer Graham, Alfie Johnston, Joshua Jordan, Oran McGowan, Luigi Mongan, Matthew Sumner, Lewis Waller.
Substitutes were Dionicio Bohe, Scott Johnston, Matthew Plested, Rayan Radi and Maxwell Thoms.
The scorers were Billingsley, Bohe, Sumner and Mongan.
In the incomplete table where teams had played varying numbers of games, Alty lay sixth.
21 November 2020
The Posh dominated possession throughout but lacked much incision. The visitors took a 28th minute lead from the penalty spot after a trip by Donachie. But four minutes later Billingsley scored a fine goal from left of the target to make it one apiece.
The Posh again dominated possession in the second half but it took them till the 78th minute to get a second goal. O'Connell lost his marker and nodded in from very close range at the back post from a corner.
In the fifth added minute Alty substitute Morrison volleyed home only for the goal to be ruled out for offside.
Match report here
20 November 2020 Altrincham FC official site.
Like Altrincham, Peterborough United are aiming to reach the Third Round of the FA Youth Cup for the first time. A brief interview with The Posh's youth team coach Matty Ethers is on their twitter account.
Although Peterborough won their First Round match against Newmarket Town 7-2, the scores were level before the start of extra time.
7 November 2020 Altrincham FC reports that "Altrincham U18s will be aiming to reach the FA Youth Cup Third Round for the first time in their history when Peterborough United visit The J.Davidson Stadium for a Second Round tie on Friday November 20th. Kick-off is at 6.30pm.
The club has received confirmation from the Football Association that the tie can take place as both Altrincham and Peterborough United are elite clubs.
The tie will be played behind closed doors but will be streamed by 'Alty TV Live'...
U18s manager, Paul Fay was delighted, 'The success was a display of their ability as individuals and as a group to perform and take on instruction with the game plan which we have been working on during the last few sessions. It was difficult to go away from home against a full-time squad and watching Eccleshill's performance against Gateshead we knew that we had a tough game ahead.
'As we progress now into the second round against Peterborough at home, this is where the differences will be more clear between us being part time and a full-time League One club...
'It’s very pleasing to see the result from the Senior Cup for the first team where players were involved who started with our first year youth squad and that the player pathway we have engineered at Altrincham FC has started to pay off.'"
4 November 2020
Early in the second half Altrincham netted a penalty through Alex Goulden to make it 2-0, only for Eccleshill to pull a goal back soon afterwards. Alty netted a third goal from a Luigi Mongan freekick in the 74th minute.
The opposition in Round Two, at Altrincham, will be the winners of the tie between Newmarket Town and Peterborough United, which went to penalties. (Result to follow).
1 November 2020
29 October 2020
23 October 2020
Playing again behind closed doors, but watched by more than two hundred on the Alty TV streaming service and with more than a hundred also tuning in on Radio Robins, Altrincham had taken an eleventh-minute lead from the penalty spot.
Lively striker Matthew Sumner won the ball near halfway, played a one-two with a team-mate, and then broke forward, up the middle-left towards goal. Inside the box, Shields' keeper Dobson dived at his feet and was adjudged to have conceded a penalty. Sumner got up to score from the spot, despite the keeper almost keeping his effort out.
After a first half of few other chances at either end, Alty retained their lead till just after half-time when Shields' substitute McLeod, who had only joined the game at the interval, converted a corner with a low tap-in after being left unmarked.
Above: More than 220 supporters watched Matthew Sumner net the winning penalty on the excellent Alty TV streaming service on Thursday night.
Shields went on the dominate much of the second half and, deservedly, they went ahead in the 68th minute when McLeod scored an impressive solo goal, running some forty yards up the left before netting with a low shot.
Alty rode out plenty of South Shields' pressure before raising their game in the closing stages. A freekick from deep on the right was glanced home by the head of Alty substitute Goulden in the 89th minute. FIve minutes of added time were played before a penalty shootout became necessary with the tie locked at 2-2.
The visitors netted the first spot-kick but saw their second hit the bar and their third saved. Alty netted all of their first three kicks, before Shields made it 2-3 and Sumner stepped up to seal the victory 4-2 in the shootout.
For Alty this was a notable scalp against a Tyneside team with a full-time Academy and a youth set-up which reached the Third Round Proper in last year's FA Youth Cup.
In the First Round Proper of this year's competition, Altrincham now travel to Eccleshill United. The side, from near Bradford, overcame Gateshead in the last round, earlier this week.
Match report here.
22 October 2020 here.
19 October 2020
Youth Team manager, Paul Fay is looking forward to Thursday night and reflected on Sunday's 3-1 defeat at Chester in The North West Youth Alliance, when Luigi Mongan was on the mark for the U18s.
'It isn’t easy when we face yet another full time squad and it will be difficult to compete against but the group of players Sam (Heathcote) and I are working with this year are technically developed and if they focus on their own roles then it will be an interesting game'...
The winners of Thursday night's tie will travel to Gateshead or Eccleshill United, who meet at The International Stadium on Wednesday, in the First Round Proper, guaranteeing that a non-league team will reach the Secondnd Round Proper.
Tickets for this livestream event are priced at £4 and details of how to buy will be made available by Wednesday".
Luigi Mongan was the scorer in a side which comprised Ryan Forde (gk), Frazer Graham, Joshua Jordan, Theodore Donachie,Alfie Johnston (c), Oran McGowan, Luigi Mongan, Dionicio Bohe, Matthew Sumner, Joel Jennings, Lewis Billingsley. The substitutes were: Alex Goulden, Scott Johnston, Maxwell Toms, Rayan Radi, Matthew Plested.
Altrincham lie fifth in the none-club league table after two games.
15 October 2020
9 October 2020
After an entertaining and fairly even first half, the score remained goalless, though the visitors had twice struck the woodwork.
The second half was also good entertainment from two well-matched sides and Alty were indebeted more than once to the legs of keeper Forde in keeping the opposition from scoring. But the deadlock was broken in the 65th minute when the lively Alty striker, Matthew Sumner, was upended by the Liverpool keeper and a penalty was awarded. Sumner's penalty-kick was well saved but he converted the rebound to give his side the lead.
But Alty's lead was not finally doubled till the 89th minute when good work from substitute Graves and Waller saw Billingsly drive home a low shot from the outer left-hand reaches of the box, into the far corner of the net.
City of Liverpool had given a good acount of themselves and a two-goal margin of defeat was perhaps a little harsh on them.
Match report here.
Altrincham FC website.
Both Alty goals were scored by Alex Goulden.
The Altrincham team comprised (in a/z order) Theodore Donachie, Joshua Finlay, Ryan Forde (gk), Alex Goulden, Alfie Johnston, Joshua Jordan, Oran McGowan, Luigi Mongan, Rayan Radi, Matthew Sumner, Lewis Waller. The subs were Dionicio Bohe, Joel Jennings, Scott Johnston and Maxwell Thomas.
8 October 2020 Altrincham FC announces that "At a meeting with Trafford Borough Council on Thursday afternoon, it was confirmed to Altrincham Football Club that Friday night's FA Youth Cup 2nd Round Qualifying tie against City of Liverpool will be played behind closed doors.
Everyone is disappointed with this outcome, particularly as this game was planned to be a rare opportunity for Altrincham fans to watch football at The J.Davidson Stadium".
20 September 2020 Altrincham FC report that "One effect of Altrincham's promotion to the National League is that the Youth team is exempt from the FA Youth Cup until the Second Round Qualifying Round. The draw for that Round has given the young Robins a home tie against Buxton or City of Liverpool.
This game will be played at The J.Davidson Stadium on Friday October 9th with kick-off at 7.45pm.
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