Robins aim to ‘bounce back’ against out-of-form Maidenhead United
Altrincham FC prepare to face 17th Maidenhead United at J Davidson Stadium today at 3pm.
Last weekend, the 94th-minute winner Dan Mooney sealed a 3-2 victory for Parkinson’s men over Dagenham and Redbridge.
The result propelled the Robins to the top of the table and knocked down the Daggers – who were the league leaders at the time – from first place.
“Beating Dagenham was up there with our win over Torquay earlier in the season,” Parkinson said.
He added: “It was nicer because we won it at the last minute when they were at the top of the league.
Under the lights Tuesday night, the Robins lost 3-2 to Grimsby Town. It was Altrincham’s first home loss of the campaign.
“There was nothing in the game, they were pretty big,” Parkinson said.
“Grimsby wasn’t necessarily that special, but as a unit they make a really good team.”
Maidenhead United, known as the Magpies, have been winless since August, having collected just two points in their last five games.
“If we want this season to be successful, we have to bounce back,” Parkinson said.
“We not only have to bounce back, but bounce back quickly,” added the blunderer from Altrincham.
“Saturday will be a real test. The gate won’t be as big as it was on Tuesday against Grimsby, so players will have to stand up for that.
Altrincham has only one place and one point outside the play-offs, with two games in hand against Solihull Moors, 7th.
A win could potentially take the Robins to 6th place in the league, while a win for Maidenhead United could move the Magpies to 14th place, four points out of the relegation zone.
Radio Robins will broadcast live from the field and the club will provide match updates on Twitter.
Photography: Jonathan Moore