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Altrincham

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Address:
Moss Lane, Altrincham,
Cheshire WA15 8AP
Telephone:
0161 928 1045
Fax:
0161 926 9934
Website:
www.altrinchamfc.co.uk
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Club Notes
Altrincham F.C.'s name was Broadheath F.C. from their foundation in 1891 until it was changed to the present name in 1903.

Altrincham were founder members of the Alliance Premier League (now the Conference) at the beginning of the 1979-80 season and were champions of the league in its first two seasons, but each time failed to gain election to the Football League via the voting system in place at the time. In 1980, Altrincham fell short of election to the Football League by the narrowest of margins.

It wasn't until 1987 that automatic promotion was awarded to the league, since then Altrincham have only had one decent promotion push, coming in the 1990-1991 season, eventually finishing 3rd behind Barnet and Colchester United, despite having promotion in their hands with three games left. Much of Altrincham's success in that season was credited to the goal scoring prowess of Ken McKenna who scored 22 goals in the league picking up player of the season award in the progress.

Altrincham never regained their success of the 70's and 80's and in 1997 they were relegated from the top flight of non-league football to the Northern Premier League for the first time in their history. They won that division title two years later, only to go back down again after just one season. It was five years before they gained promotion, in 2005 as winners of the Conference North/Conference South playoffs beating Eastbourne Borough of Conference South at The Britannia Stadium in the final match.

Altrincham have been uniquely reprieved from relegation for three successive seasons (2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08) as a result of other clubs' issues. In the 2005-06 season Altrincham finished 18th in the Conference, outside of the relegation zone. However, they were found to have fielded an ineligible player for 15 matches, during which he scored 6 goals and Altrincham won 18 points. This led to an 18 point deduction which saw them finish in bottom place. An appeal to the FA on May 23 failed, which meant that Altrincham finished in bottom place. However, with Canvey Island resigning from the league and Scarborough losing their entire points total for breach of the league's rules on club ownership, Altrincham remained in the Conference.[1] The 2006-07 season saw Altrincham "relegated" on the final day of the season, after a 0-0 draw with Aldershot Town,[2] although they were later reprieved when Boston United (relegated from Football League Two) were refused permission to play in the Conference National and ordered to play in the Conference North instead, as a result of financial problems.[3] In 2007–08, they finished in the Conference relegation zone for the third successive season but were yet again reprieved from relegation when Halifax Town were forced into liquidation. 2008–09 proved to be a much better campaign however, with the club spending much of the season in mid-table, and they eventually achieved safety from relegation with two games to spare.
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Matchtype filter:
Venue Matches W D L Goals + / -
Home 5 2 1 2 9 - 6 +3
Away 5 1 2 2 7 - 11 -4
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 +0
Total 10 3 3 4 16 - 17 -1


Date Comp. Venue Score Stadium Crowd
28.12.1996 National Conference Away 1 - 3 Moss Lane 727
17.09.1996 National Conference Home 4 - 0 Victoria Ground 562
06.01.1996 National Conference Home 0 - 0 Victoria Ground 852
09.09.1995 National Conference Away 0 - 3 Moss Lane 773
17.04.1995 National Conference Away 1 - 1 Moss Lane 670
24.09.1994 National Conference Home 0 - 3 Victoria Ground 1085
05.02.1994 National Conference Away 3 - 2 Moss Lane 673
30.08.1993 National Conference Home 1 - 2 Victoria Ground 953
24.04.1993 National Conference Away 2 - 2 Moss Lane 1010
12.12.1992 National Conference Home 4 - 1 Victoria Ground 1117