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Above: ALTRINCHAM & DISTRICT FA YOUTH TEAM 2006-07, made up entirely of Altrincham FC Youth players, with the Cheshire County FA District Youth Cup. Standing, left to right: Lewis Bishop, Paul Barry, Reza Zareh-Ourang, David Leigh, Steven Roberts, Tom Barclay (capt), Michael Howe, Alex Murphy, Marcus Baxby, Jason Melling-Fong, Rick Crawford, Kyle Johnson and Michael Simcock. Front row: Anthony Davies, Kieran Raynes, Tom Bailey and Danny Browne. Click image for enlargement.

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Altrincham's Youth side is managed by George Heslop, ably assisted by coach, Tony Spilsbury. The team plays in the North West Allied Trophies (Under-18s) Premier Division. I am very grateful to George for his help in providing information for this page. If anyone else has information on the Youth team, I am always happy to receive it. You can e-mail me here. John Laidlar.

Altrincham FC Youth play their league and league cup games at Wythenshawe Town FC.

  • Map of Wythenshawe Town ground area.
  • FA Youth Cup games are played at Moss Lane. Altrincham & District FA games are usually held at Trafford FC, Shawe View.

  • North West Allied Trophies League website.


    16 June 2007

    YOUTH TEAM AWARDS

    In the Noel White Suite on Friday night, the Altrincham FC Youth team received their end of season awards. Manager George Heslop briefly summarised the season before announcing the three awards of Clubman of the Year, Manager's Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year to, respectively, Alex Murphy, Tom Bailey and Marcus Baxby. Altrincham's first-team boss Graham Heathcote made the above presentations, stating that like George, he had not expected his first-team to win anything last season but, unlike the youth team, the first team had fulfilled his expectations!

    George revealed that he had not expected this year's squad to win anything in 2006-07 so he was delighted to be proved wrong when, representing the Altrincham and District FA, the lads had won the Cheshire County FA District Youth Cup. In fact, it was the first time in the competitions history that Altrincham FA had lifted the Cup in successive years. Norman Sherriff was a very welcome guest and, on behalf of the Altrincham & District FA, he presented the team with their District Cup medals.

    Finally, captain Tom Barclay, with Jim Vince senior made presentations to Hannah, the youth team physio and to Jenny Heslop, who worked hard to keep the kit in pristine condition throughout the season, and your website correspondent was taken aback to receive a welcome gift of a pen with which to make next season's match reports! A presentation was also made by the club to Julieann Gresty and Hannah who had assisted the District side with their physiotherapy skills.

    Above: Alex Murphy, Clubman of the Year.

    Above: Tom Bailey, Manager George Heslop's Player of the Year.

    Above: Marcus Baxby, the Players' Player of the Year

    Above: Tom Barclay receives his medal from Norman Sherriff

    George Heslop revelaed that for 2007-08 he would be emulating the first team in having three training sessions a week, starting from 1st July and that he had already arranged three full games in pre-season against the Manchester County FA, Ashton Town and Congleton Town youth sides. In addition the Altrincham Youth side would again take part in the international youth tournament held at Manchester University's playing fields and would also host a friendly against a USA touring side. Through this pre-season schedule George and his assistant Tony Spilsbury would reduce the 92 applicants for the youth team to a reasonable-sized squad for 2007-08 season.


    15 June 2007

    YOUTH NIGHT

    Tonight at Moss Lane (7.30pm) is the annual Youth Team Presentation Night in the Noel White Suite.
    31 May 2007

    YOUTH NEWS

    Altrincham Youth manager George Heslop has announced two pre-season friendlies:
  • Sunday 15 July at 10am at Salford City Sports Complex (not Moor Lane - directions to follow!); Manchester County FA v Altrincham FC Youth
  • Saturday 21 July at 12 noon at Blessed Thomas Holford School, Altrincham; Altrincham FC Youth v Dearborn United Youth (Michigan, USA). Afer the match the visitors from the USA will be guests of Altrincham FC at the first-team friendly against Rotherham United at Moss Lane (3pm).

    George Heslop also hopes to enter the Altrincham Youth side once again in the Umbro International Tournament, which takes place in Manchester each summer. However, with George not fully mobile yet because of his infected toe, and with coach Tony Spilsbury unavailable due to work commitments, entry into the competition is dependent on George finding a volunteer to help him with the event over its four days from Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th July. If you can help, please contact George on 0161 718-0624.

    George would also be grateful for any sponsorship of the Altrincham FC Youth team for the coming season, so if you can help in this way, please ring George on the above number.

    The NW Youth Alliance in which Altrincham FC play their youth team league games is expected to expand next season as six new clubs have applied for election. The teams are Ashton Town, Ashton Athletic B, Bury Amateurs, Curzon Ashton, Formby and Nantwich Town. However, Euxton Villa have resigned from the league.


    6 May 2007

    NEIL THOMASON TROPHY

    Alty Youth were convincingly beaten 6-0 on Sunday afternoon at Moss Lane by Morecambe in the Neil Thomason Trophy Final. A match report is here.

    Above; Morecambe lift the trophy. Below, Tom Barclay, the Alty captain, and goalkeeper Lewis Bishop receive their losers' awards.


    2 May 2007

    FINAL NOW THIS SUNDAY

    Altrincham FC will now play their Neil Thomason Trophy final against Morecambe at Moss Lane on Sunday 6th May, k.o. 2pm. This is a change of date as the game was originally scheduled for next Tuesday at Salford City FC. However, the charity match scheduled to be played at Moss Lane on Sunday has now been cancelled, allowing the youth game to be switched. Entry will be just 2 (1 for concessionaries) so please lend your support as the youth team tries to bring some silverware to the Club. The Neil Thomason Trophy is named after the former Alty Youth coach who sadly died at a young age a couple of years ago and is therefore a prize which Altrincham FC is very keen to win.
    22 April 2007

    YOUTHS DEFEATED

    Altrincham Youth were beaten 3-0 on Sunday by an impressive Morecambe "A" youth team. There is a report here.
    20 April 2007

    CHINESE BEAT ALTY YOUTH

    Altrincham Youth were beaten 3-0 last night by a skilful Wuhan FC side from China, in a match played as part of the Manchester/Thailand Sports & Cultural Festival at the Manchester Regional Athletics Arena.. Match report here.

    Above: Alty Youth in action against Wuhan in the shadow of Manchester City's stadium at Eastlands.


    17 April 2007

    ALTY YOUTHS' INTERNATIONAL

    Why not come along and support Altrincham FC Youth as they take on Chinese opposition on Thursday night at the Manchester regional Athletics Stadium?

    Above: Manchester's National Squash Centre & Regional Athletics Arena, scene of Altrincham Youth's international match against Chinese side Wuhan this Thursday (k.o. 7pm).

    Altrincham FC Youth have been honoured to be chosen to play an under-18s team from Manchester's twin city in China, Wuhan. The game is this Thursday (19 April) at 7pm at the National Squash Centre & Regional Athletics Arena, Gate 13, Sport City, Manchester (next to Manchester City's Eastlands stadium. The match is part of the Manchester/Thailand Sports and Cultural Festival.

    On the following Sunday (22nd), at 3pm, there is a match between a Thailand team and Wuhan, at the same venue. Indeed the Sunday, from 11am to 6pm is a Cultural festival which is followed at 7pm by a Thai Town Concert and Party "till late". For more details ring the organisers on 0161 236-5183.

    Right, is the poster for the Manchester/Thailand Sports & Cultual festival. The price shown on the poster relates to the Sunday festival. Tickets for the match are available in advance at the club and cost 4 with concessionaries costing 2 - or can be bought on the night. Please ring the club on 0161 928-1045 for further details. Proceeds from the club's sale of tickets go to Altrincham FC.

    Directions to the stadium:

    By car from the south:

  • Follow signs for city centre on the M56, which becomes the A5103 (Princess Road)
  • Continue to the city centre, turning right onto the elevated A57(M). Follow this to the end, through two sets of lights and turn right onto Every Street.
  • At the end of Every Street turn right onto A662 (Ashton New Road). The Stadium will be found on the left - use gate 13.

    Or from M60 junction 23 - Exit right on to A662 (Ashton New Road) The Stadium will be reached on the right after the junction with the A6010 (Alan Turing Way).


    16 April 2007

    YOUTH TEAM DRAW

    The Prescot keeper is already going the wrong way as Anthony Davies, partly hidden, strikes the ball from the penalty spot.

    Alty Youth drew 2-2 on Sunday at home to Prescot Cables. Altrincham were chasing the game but equlaised through Anthony Davies's penalty and Danny Browne's header. Report here.

    ALTY'S INTERNATIONAL THAI

    Altrincham FC Youth have been honoured to be chosen to play an under-18s team from Manchester's twin city in China, Wuhan. The game is this Thursday (19 April) at 7pm at the National Squash Centre & Regional Athletics Arena, Gate 13, Sport City, Manchester (next to Manchester City's Eastlands stadium. The match is part of the Manchester/Thailand Sports and Cultural Festival. Tickets for the match are available at the club and cost 4 with concessionaries costing 2 . Please ring the club on0161 928-1045 for further details. Proceeds from the club's sale of tickets go to Altrincham FC.

    On the following Sunday (22nd), at 3pm, there is a match between a Thailand team and Wuhan, at the same venue. Indeed the Sunday, from 11am to 6pm is a Cultural festival which is followed at 7pm by a Thai Town Concert and Party "till late". For more details ring the organisers on 0161 236-5183.


    5 April 2007

    NO GAME ON SUNDAY

    The Altrincham Youth team fixtures have been changed again, which means that there is no game this Sunday. For details, see the FixturesPage
    1 April 2007

    ALTY REACH FINAL

    Altrincham Youth reached the final of the Neil Thomason Memorial Trophy today with a 4-2 win over Prescot Cables Youth at Wythenshawe Town. Tom Bailey hit a hat-trick with Danny Browne scoring the other goal. Match report here.

    ALTY IN YOUTH INTERNATIONAL

    Manchester City Council's Football Development Officer has confirmed that the Altrincham FC youth team has been invited to play Wuhan FC of China's under-18s' side at the Regional Athletics Arena, Sport City, Manchester on Thursday 19th April at 7pm. The match is part of a week of Thai and Chinese culture in Manchester. All ticket proceeds go to charity. When ticket details are known, they will be posted here. China's players include a 6ft 8inch seventeen year-old who is with Bolton Wanderers' Academy.
    27 March 2007

    FRIENDLY OFF

    The planned friendly at Warrington Town on Friday 30th March has been postponed due to double booking of Cantilever Park.
    25 March 2007

    YOUTHS WIN

    Altrincham Youth beat Leigh RMI 1-0 yesterday, with a goal from Anthony Davies. A match report, based on information from George Heslop, is here.

    NEXT GAME

    Alty Youth's next game is the Neil Thomason Memorial Cup semi-final next Sunday (1.4.07) against Prescot Cables at Wythenshawe Town FC, k.o. 2p.m.
    16 March 2007

    GAME OFF AS DAISY HILL PULL OUT

    Altrincham FC Youth's fixture at home this Sunday to Daisy Hill has been cancelled after the Westhoughton-based side withdrew from the League today. Daisy Hill had been struggling to raise sides in recent weeks. Alty had yet to play Daisy Hill away as well (on April 22), so now lose two fixtures due to their resignation. The next scheduled game for Altrincham FC Youth is now a week on Sunday (25th), away to Leigh RMI "A".
    13 March 2007

    ALTRINCHAM IN THE PICTURE

    As reported, below, Altrincham & District FA won the Cheshire County FA District Cup on Sunday. Here are some more photos from the game.

    Above left: Captain, Tom Barclay, lifts the District Cup. Right: Anthony Davies and Tom Barclay in action.

    Above: The ball is in the net as the bemused Stalybridge defence look on, after Davies's freekick had caught them unawares.

    Above: Michael Howe is somewhere under the pile of his team-mates after his goal from his own half.


    10 March 2007

    ALTRINCHAM YOUTHS RETAIN DISTRICT CUP

    Above, the victorious Altrincham FA side. Standing, left to right: Lewis Bishop, Paul Barry, Reza Zareh-Ourang, David Leigh, Steven Roberts, Tom Barclay (capt), Michael Howe, Alex Murphy, Marcus Baxby, Jason Melling-Fong, Rick Crawford, Kyle Johnson and Michael Simcock. Front row: Anthony Davies, Kieran Raynes, Tom Bailey and Danny Browne.

    Altrincham & District FA's Youth team, entirely made up of Altrincham FC Youth team players, today (Sunday) won the Cheshire County FA District Youth Challenge Cup by the biggest margin in the competition's history, 6-0, away to Stalybridge & Hyde District FA at Stalybridge Celtic's Bower Fold ground. Alty could well have trailed at the interval as they played uphill and into the wind. But following the goalless first 45 minutes, a commanding second half performance saw them record two goals apiece form Anthony Davies and Rick Crawford and one each from Michael Simcock and Michael Howe. The last two goals were extraordinary; firstly, Anthony Davies hit a quick frekick for Alty's fifth goal, reminiscent of Ryan Giggs's controversial effort for Manchester United v Lille, whilst Michael Howe's goal was scored directly from a freekick which he took from two yards inside his own half on the right touchline. Altrincham retained the trophy, which they had won last year, the first time they had done so in the competition's history. It was the third time they had won the District Cup in the last seven seasons. For Anthony and Rick their brace of goals apiece were ideal birthday presents as Anthony was 18 on the day of the game, whilst Rick celebrated his 18th birthday last Friday. The age of the Altrincham youth management duo, George Heslop and Tony Spilsbury, is not recorded!

    Match report here and more pictures to follow tomorrow...


    9 March 2007

    YOUTHS UP FOR THE CUP

    On Sunday (11th), why not come along and support Altrincham & District FA Youth team (which is made up entirely of Altrincham FC Youth team players) as they contest the Cheshire County FA District Youth Challenge Cup Final at Stalybridge Celtic's Bower Fold? The game kicks off at 2pm. The District Cup was first awarded in 1949 and since then the Altrincham & District FA has won it seven times. Sunday's game is Altrincham's fourth District Cup Final in seven seasons and of the previous three, Alty have won twice. This year is the first time since 1970 that Altrincham have contested successive finals but they have never won it twice in succession, a feat that was achieved last season with a 3-1 win over Stockport FA..

    The Stalybridge side is likely to include many of Celtic's Academy players though some will be ruled out by the under-18 rule, as the Academy side is for under-19s. On the Altrincham side both Rico Colulo and Joe Steenson are barred from playing as they have already represented the Manchester FA side this season.

    Pictured, above, is last season's victorious Altrincham side. Back row: Rick Crawford, Kieran Raynes, Danny Chebrika, Danny Browne (partly hidden), Anthony Davies, Michael Risk, Dean White, Tom Barclay, Andy Keogh, Ben Deegan, Hassan Zareh-Ourang, Lewis Bishop, Ashley McGrath (hidden). Front row: Matty Williams, Richard Gresty and Astley Mulholland.


    7 March 2007

    YOUTH GAME

    Altrincham FC Youth have arranged a friendly on Friday 30th March at 7.30pm against Warrington Town Youth at Cantilever Park.
    4 March 2007

    GOOD DRAW

    Altrincham Youth got a very creditable draw at Morecambe on Sunday. Despite very windy conditions, Alty led 2-0, thanks to goals from Tom Bailey and Anthony Davies, against a side who are very strong at home but the Shrimps scored twice late on. Match report here..
    25 February 2007

    ALTY YOUTHS' COMEBACK

    Above: Kieran Raynes (no.12 in blue) jumps the highest as Alty attack the Leigh RMI goal.

    Alty Youth hosted Leigh RMI today in the quarter final of the Neil Thomason Memorial Trophy, a competition named after Alty's late youth team coach. When Alty went three goals down after 38 minutes, all looked to be over for them. But with the benefit of playing with the wind a strong second half performance, prompted from midfield by Danny Browne, led to Altrincham netting four times by the 73rd minute to clinch a place in the semi-finals. After an own goal by Leigh, the Alty scorers were Tom Bailey, with two, and Kieran Raynes. Alty now meet Prescot Cables or Daisy Hill or Salford City at home on 1 April in the semi-final.

    Match report here.


    18 February 2007

    ALTY YOUTH 0 SALFORD CITY "A" 2

    A report on the Altrincham Youth team's first home game for 12 weeks is here. Right, is Alty midfielder Michael Simcock pictured during a break in the game against Salford City, which Alty lost 0-2.

    A report, courtesy of George Heslop, has also been added to the site, here for the away game at Salford City, a week ago.

    NEXT GAME

    Alty Youth's next game is in the Neil Thomason Memorial Cup on Sunday, 25th February at home to Leigh RMI at Wythenshawe Town FC, k.o. 2pm.

    CONGRATULATIONS

    Congratulations go to Alty Youth's left winger Anthony Davies, who received his Cheshire County FA cap this week. Caps are awarded after a player has made ten appearances for the FA side.
    11 February 2007

    YOUTHS' GOOD DRAW

    Altrincham FC Youth secured an excellent draw away at league leaders Salford City today. The score was 2-2. The two sides play the reverse league fixture at Wythenshawe Town at 2.30pm next Sunday (18th).
    6 February 2007

    FIXTURES

    Altrincham FC Youth's fixtures to the end of the league season are now here.
    5 February 2007

    NEXT

    Altrincham Youth's next game is away to top-of-the-table Salford City on Sunday 11th February, at Boothstown.

    YOUTHS HIT FOR SIX

    A disastrous 27 minutes, starting just before half-time saw Altrincham Youth go from a goalless scoreline to six goals behind at Woodley Sports on Sunday. And this was despite their hosts losing three players in the first half - two with hamstring pulls and the third with a forearm fracture. This 6-0 defeat was Alty Youth's heaviest for at least six years.

    Match report here

    Above, Lewis Davies, Danny Brown and Marcus Baxby (all in blue) in action against Woodley


    2 February 2007

    MORECAMBE REPORT

    Courtesy of manager George Heslop, there is a report of the defeat at Morecambe,
    here.
    29 January 2007

    OPEN CUP

    Altrincham Youth lost their Open Cup match on Sunday, 3-2 after extra time, at Morecambe. Report to follow...
    28 January 2007

    NEW FIXTURES

    The latest Altrincham FC and Altrincham and District FA Youth team fixtures are here.
    26 January 2007

    GROUND CHANGE

    Sunday's Youth match, away at Morecambe in the Open Cup, has been switched to Morecambe FC's home ground at Christie Park. Kick off is at 1.30pm.
    21 January 2007

    GAME OFF

    Today's Altrincham Youth match at home to Prescot Cables has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Wythenshawe Town FC.
    15 January 2007

    YOUTHS REACH QUARTER-FINALS

    Altrincham Youth beat Lancaster City 3-0 on Sunday in the Second Round of the Open Cup. A brief match report, courtesy of George Heslop's information, is here.

    Alty's next game is on Sunday 21st January at home (Wythenshawe Town, 2pm) against Prescot Cables Youth in a league match.


    9 January 2007

    YOUTHS BEAT FCUoM

    Alty Youth beat FC United of Manchester Youth 1-0, away, on Sunday, to complete a double against the newly formed side.

    Match report here, courtesy of George Heslop.


    27 December 2006

    FIXTURES

    All the latest Alty Youth fixtures are here.
    17 December 2006

    GAME OFF

    Today's Altrincham Youth's match at home to Salford City Youth has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. The next scheduled match is on Sunday 7 January away to FC United of Manchester's newly formed youth team, who normally play a Shrewsbury Street, Old Trafford, though this venue has to be confirmed for this game.
    10 December 2006

    YOUTH FARCE

    Sunday's youth team game away to Morecambe was abandoned in farcicial conditions at Lancaster & Morecambe College. Though played on a supposedly "all-weather" pitch, the rain had been so heavy that it had standing water on it. Also, the crossbars were both the wrong, different height after vandalism, there were no corner flags and only two match officials. The game kicked off after a protest by Alty Youth team manager George Heslop. After just five minutes the wet pitch gifted Morecame a goal but five minutes later the referee abandoned the game. Altrincham now face the unwanted expense of travelling again to re-play the match.
    3 December 2006

    GAME OFF

    The Open Cup tie between Lancaster Youth and Alty Youth scheduled for Sunday was postponed due to the bad weather overnight at The Giant Axe. The game had already been postponed from November. The next scheduled match is next Sunday, away to Morecambe.
    26 November 2006

    ALTY YOUTH 1 BOOTLE YOUTH 3

    Above: Marcus Baxby, Alex Murphy, Kieran Raynes and Danny Browne move upfield in unison.

    Alty Youth lost 1-3 at home to Bootle this afternoon, after Tom Bailey had converted Michael Simcock's cross-shot from the right after 31 minutes to put Alty ahead. The Merseysiders were too strong for Alty in the second period and ran out comfortable winners. Report here..


    23 November 2006

    LAST TO FALL

    Alty Youth's league rivals Morecambe Youth were the last survivors of the NW ALlied Trophies League left in the FA Youth Cup. But they found that "A spirited performance was not good enough against a very good Crewe side in front of over 500 spectators at Gresty Road... In time added on at the end of the first half Crewe went ahead after poor defending from a corner. The second half continued much as the first and it was only a matter of time before Crewe capitalised on their possession with further goals from the impressive Junior Brown, a brace from Nick Farquharson and one from Ajay Leitch-Smith. Paul Jarvis added a consolation for Morecambe but it was a case of too little too late".


    19 November

    ALTRINCHAM & DISTRICT FA YOUTH 0 THE WIRRAL & DISTRICT FA YOUTH 1

    Above: The Wirral score the only goal of the game from the spot as Sheridan beats stand-in keeper Michael Howe. Moments earlier Alty keeper Lewis Bishop had been dismissed for bringing down an opponent in the box, to concede the penalty.

    Match report here.

    Sunday's results confirmed the Altrincham team's place in the Cheshire County FA District Youth Cup Final for the second successive year.


    14 November 2006

    SHRIMPS PROGRESS

    Had Altrincham progressed in the FA Youth Cup, they would have met Morecambe. Instead, "Dickie Danson's Morecambe Youth side has made history by overcoming a strong and resilient North Ferriby United to progress to the 2nd Round Proper of the FA Youth Cup for the first time in the club's history". After NFU had missed an extra-time penalty, Morecambe ran out 2-0 victors. "Morecambe now face Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road in the second round".
    12 November 2006

    CUP MATCH OFF

    Torrential rain on Saturday afternoon and evening means that today's Altrincham Youth game at The Giant Axe, against Lancaster City, in the NW Allied Trophies Open Cup 2nd Round, has been postponed. Next Sunday Altrincham & District FA's representative side play Wirral FA at Shawe View (Trafford FC), k.o. 2pm.
    5 November 2006

    YOUTHS LOSE

    Alty Youth lost 0-2 at home to Woodley Sports on Sunday afternoon. The goals came at the start of each half. Alty were without striker Tom Bailey and midfielder Danny Browne, both of whom were playing for Greater Manchester Colleges.
    30 October 2006

    CONQUERORS CONQUERED

    Worksop Town, who defeated Alty Youth in the FA Youth Cup, succumbed 6-0 to Morecambe in the next round. David Alder-Heaver, the Worksop striker who tormented Alty played 30 minutes for the Tigers' first team last Saturday.
    29 October 2006

    ALTY YOUTH 2 LEIGH RMI 0

    Tom Bailey crosses the ball for Rick Crawford to head into the net.

    Match report here.


    25 October 2006

    MARINE REPORT

    Marine have a report on their youth team's 4-3 win over Altrincham last Sunday. Alty had led 2-0 at the interval before a slack second-half allowed the hosts to score four times before Alty got a late consolation goal.
    23 October 2006

    YOUTHS LOSE OUT

    Alty Youth lost 4-3 at Marine on Sunday.
    18 October 2006

    ALTY FA SIDE WINS 6-3

    With the scores 2-2 at the interval , a strong second half performance saw Altrincham & District FA beat Stockport FA 6-3 at Trafford FC in the Cheshire County FA District Cup on Wednesday night. Rick Crawford hit a hat-trick, Michael Howe hit two and Steven Roberts scored the other goal. Details to follow.

    If Mid-Cheshire beat Macclesfield, Alty would then have to beat The Wirral to qualify for the District Cup Final.


    16 October 2006

    YOUTH CUP

    Above: Worksop Town seal the FA Youth Cup match on Sunday. Their no.8's freekick has just hit the wall, wrong-footing Alty keeper Lewis Bishop. The ball struck the post and was put into the net by the incoming Worksop no.11 (left) to make it 3-0. For a report click here.

    Above left: Anthony Davies contests possession as Marcus Baxby waits to lend assistance. Right: Steven Roberts gets up the right wing..


    15 October 2006

    YOUTHS GO OUT

    Above: Michael Howe appeals for a decision in his favour against Worksop Town.

    A disappointing performance from Altrincham FC Youth led to their elimination from the FA Youth Cup on Sunday afternoon, 0-3, at Worksop Town. Match report here.


    11 October 2006

    COUNTY

    The Cheshire FA has a report on the County youth side's defeat in The FA County Youth Cup on Saturday at Birmingham FAs Great Barr ground.
    9 October 2006

    ALTY F.A. WIN WELL

    Altrincham & District FA Youth team, (all of whose players were from Altrincham FC), beat Mid-Cheshire FA 4-0 on Sunday at Winsford in the Cheshire County FA District Youth Cup, of which they are the holders. After a goalless first half, Alty's Tom Bailey hit a hat-trick, with Rick Crawford scoring the other goal. Alty have now won both their group stage games to date. However, they lost midfielder Michael Simcock to an injury which required hospital treatment. But the injury turned out to be bad bruising rather than anything more serious so he should be back in action soon. Next Sunday, Alty Youth travel to Worksop Town in the FA Youth Cup, k.o.3pm at Sandy Lane.
    5 October 2006

    FIXTURES

    Alty Youth's fixtures till Christmas have now been released and are here.
    4 October 2006

    YOUTH CUP

    Altrincham Youth's FA Cup match at Worksop Town's Sandy Lane ground will be played on Sunday, 15th October, k.o. 3pm.

    HONOURS BRING INJURIES

    Alty were honoured to have four players in the recent Cheshire FA Youth side but sadly two of them are now sidelined for perhaps a fortnight after being injured playing for the County. The injured duo are Anthony Davies and Michael Simcock, whilst Tom Bailey and Michael Howe also played. Michael Howe was then injured, last Sunday, in a league game so manager George Heslop faces a selection problem for next week's game.
    3 October 2006

    ALTY YOUTH 1 MARINE "A" YOUTH 2

    Alty Youth lost 1-2, to a last-minute goal on Sunday. This website was prevented from filing a match report by the abject failure of Arriva buses, ironically the sponsors of Marine, (was it a plot?!), to run their Sale to Baguley service as scheduled on Sunday. Having waited almost an hour for two buses, neither of which came, your reporter gave up and went home! The Marine Forum has a brief report which says that after a goalless first half. Alty took the lead after 85 minutes but conceded twice in the last five minutes.
    29 September 2006

    NEXT GAME

    Altrincham Youth play Marine "A" in the NW Allied Trophies Premier Division, at Wythenshawe Town, this Sunday, k.o. at 2.30pm.

    YOUTH LINE-UPS

    Courtesy of George Heslop, the team line-ups for the following youth matches have been added to the site. It is hoped to add brief match reports later.
  • 3.9.06: Macclesfield & District FA v Altrincham & District FA
  • 10.9.06: Bootle "A" Youth v Altrincham FC Youth
  • 17.9.06: Prescot Cables Youth v Altrincham FC Youth
  • 24.9.06: Altrincham FC Youth v FC United of Manchester Youth.

    Alty now meet Worksop Town away in the next round of the FA Youth Cup. The winners of that match play either Morecambe FC or Vauxhall Motors (not Workington as Morecambe had previously reported). The Shrimps and the Motormen clash in the 2nd Round Qualifying Round at 1pm on Sunday 15th October. The date of Alty's trip to Worksop is yet to be confirmed.


    27 September 2006

    THANKS, IAN

    Sensport Kits, the company run by former Alty goalkeeper Ian Senior supplied a very smart new kit for Altrincham FC Youth last night for which all at the Club are very grateful.

    ALTY YOUTH 3 HANDSWORTH FC YOUTH 0

    Match report here.

    After this FA Youth Cup win, Alty now travel to Worskop Town in about a fortnight.

    ALTY YOUTH 4 FCUM YOUTH 1

    Match details of this game last Sunday are to follow...
    18 September 2006

    YOUTHS WIN

    Alty Youth won their league match at Prescot Cables on Sunday, 2-1. More details to follow... Their next game is at home to the newly formed FC United of Manchester Youth team at Wythenshawe Town on Sunday 24 September, k.o. 2.30pm.
    17 September 2006

    FIXTURES

    The youth team's early season fixtures have now been released and are viewable here.

    9 September 2006

    YOUTHS' DEFEAT

    AltyYouth lost their first league match of the season 2-1 at Bootle after losing their goalkeeper, Scott Ball,with a hand injury after 35 minutes when the score was 1-1. Unfortunately, they had no substitute keeper on the bench. This Sunday (17th) they are away again on Merseyside, at Prescot Cables. Their first FA Youth Cup match of the campaign is at Moss Lane on Wednesday September 25th against Handsworth United
    4 September 2006

    YOUTHS DRAW

    The Altrincham and District FA Youth representative side, comprising players from Altrincham FC, gained a creditable 2-2 draw away against Macclesfield & District FA Youth at Macclesfield Town yesterday, in the group stages of the Cheshire County FA District Youth Cup.
    2 September 2006

    SEASON STARTS

    The Altrincham Youth Team league season starts on Sunday, 10 September with an away game at Bootle. Before that, tomorrow (3rd) the Altrincham & District FA representative side is away to Macclesfield & District in the Cheshire County FA District Cup.
    25 August 2006

    YOUTHS DRAWN AT HOME

    As previously announced, the FA Youth Cup First Qualifying Round placed Altrincham at home to either Handsworth United or Holker Old Boys from Cumbria. However, Holker Old Boys have now withdrawn leaving Handsworth United as our opponents. The game will be played at Moss Lane on Wednesday 27th September.

    The winners would then be away to Winsford United or Worksop Town in w/c 9 October 2006. The 3rd QR is a fortnight later, the week commencing Monday 23 October 2006 and if they reach it, Alty would be at home to one of Workington or Vauxhall Motors or Ashville or Morecambe.


    14 August 2006

    FIXTURES

    No fixtures have yet been issued for the NW Youth Alliance. The league does not start until early September and it is believed that the Premier Division will comprise ten clubs.
    2 August 2006

    RICHARD'S INJURY

    A few days ago the website reported that last season's Alty Youth captain Richard Gresty, who also played for Alty Reserves and for the English Colleges XI, had broken his cheek bone in the Umbro Tournament last week. It now emerges that the injury (sustained playing for a Sale side ironically against the current Alty youth team), which came from an accidental elbow to the face was a serious one. An ambulance was summoned and Richard was given oxygen whilst still on the field. He was then taken to hospital where X-rays confirmed no less than 4 fractures to his cheekbone. He was kept in overnight and was to be operated on the next day. This was delayed, however, as following concussion, a full anaesthetic could have been dangerous. He now has to go back to hospital on August 11th when he will have a metal plate fitted to the bone (reconstructive surgery) and will be unable to play for approximately 6 weeks. All at Altrincham FC wish him a full and speedy recovery.

    CCFA DISTRICT CUP

    The draw for the Cheshire County FA District Youth Cup 2006-07 is as follows:

    League 1

    MId-Cheshire, The Wirral, Macclesfield, ALTRINCHAM, Stockport

    League 2

    Stalybridge, Chester, Runcorn, Crewe.

    Altrincham & District FA's games will be:

  • Macclesfield (Away) to be played by 3 September
  • Mid-Cheshire (Away) by 8 October
  • Stockport (Home) by 22 October
  • The Wirral (Home) by 19 November.
    1 August 2006

    UMBRO TOURNAMENT

    Fielding a squad which was 18 months younger than many of its opponents, Altrincham FC Youth did very well to reach the quarter-finals of the Manchester Umbro International Football Festival last week. In the U-18 group, Alty finished joint top of their section in the group stage with 9 points from 4 games but were placed third on goal difference. However, they qualified for the quarter-finals as one of the top third-placed teams but this position gave them a difficult draw in the knock-out stage, against the eventual winners of the tournament Leek Town. The results were:

    Group matches

  • Sale Juniors 3 Altrincham 1
  • Altrincham 2 Blackrod Town 0
  • Altrincham 7 Real Caprice 2
  • Eagle Leisure 0 Altrincham 2

    Quarter Finals

  • Leek Town 2 Altrincham 0

    Leek Town went on to win the competition.




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