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In 2016-17 Altrincham FC Reserves play in the Hallmark Security Cheshire Football League, Premier Division. Home games are normally played at  Egerton Youth Club, Heath Lane, High Legh, Knutsford WA16 6SL


14 May 2017


Above: Alty defend a second-half long throw by Crewe.

A win would have secured fourth place for Altrincham Reserves in their final match of the season, at the J Davidson Stadium, which was watched by the new first-team management duo of Phil Parkinson and Neil Sorvel. But, after Altrincham had taken a deserved 33rd minute lead through Faux, they conceded a second half equalizer when goalkeeper Jones did well to stop a close-range header from the visitors' centre-back but the same opponent netted the loose ball. As a result, Alty finished a very commendable sixth.

Match report here.

11 May 2017


As previously announced, on Saturday, 13 May, Altrincham Reserves complete their season with a home match against Crewe. This fixture has now been changed and will take place at the J. Davidson Stadium at Moss Lane (not at Egerton Sports Club). Also kick off has been put back to 3.30pm. Entry is free and all supporters are welcome to come along for this final game in the Club's fixture calendar.

24 April 2017


Above: Alty line-up before kick-off against Congleton Vale.

Altrincham Reserves, including six players from the first-team squad (Andrew Jones, Sam Heathcote, Laurence Taylor, Harry Cain, Darius Palma and Andy Owens) defeated Congleton Vale 3-0 at the J Davidson Stadium on Monday evening. Trailing 0-1 to a fine Sam Heathcote freekick, the visitors' left-back was shown a straight red card just after the hour mark to leave them with ten men. Harry Cain netted the second Alty goal after Callum Jones's excellent long-range shot had come back off the post and Heathcote completed the scoring with another impressive freekick in the closing stages.

Match report here.

20 April 2017



On Monday night (24th) at 7.45pm, the Reserves play Congleton Vale at the J Davidson Stadium, Moss Lane, and entry is free of charge.


  • 15/04/17 Poynton 2 - 2 Altrincham FC Reserves
  • 8/04/17 Denton Town 2 - 0 Altrincham FC Reserves
  • 1/04/17 Altrincham FC Reserves 4 - 0 Greenalls Padgate St Oswalds

28 March 2017


An Altrincham Reserves' side, which started with seven players with first-team experience, (albeit totalling only 42 league appearances this season), was held to a 1-1 draw by second-place Wythenshawe Town at the J Davidson Stadium on Tuesday night. The night started well for the Robins as Micah Evans scored a well-taken goal in just the third minute. But former Alty youth and reserve player, Ashley Leather, equalised for Town in the 32nd minute. Match report here.

27 March 2017



On Tuesday night Altrincham FC Reserves entertain Wythenshawe Town, k.o. 7.45pm. This match will be played at the J Davidson Stadium, Moss Lane, and entry is free of charge.

The bar will be open from half-time so you can enjoy a pint and refreshments whilst watching the second half!

12 March 2017



Altincham FC Reserves won 3-0 against Rylands on Saturday.

20 February 2017


On Saturday Altrincham FC Reserves lost 4-0 at Linotype Cheadle HN. Tom Westall was named as the away team's Player of the Match. Next up is a home game against Malpas at Egerton Youth Club on Saturday, 25 February.

23 January 2017


Altrincham FC extends its best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to Ryan Bishop of Eagle Sports who suffered a broken leg in an accidental collision during Saturday's match against our Reserves.

22 January 2017


In Saturday's game, played at the J Davidson Stadium, Altrincham FC Reserves lost 0-1 to Eagle Sports.

Their next game is away at Denton Town next Saturday.

20 January 2017


Altrincham FC Reserves will be playing their home fixture against Eagle Sports at the J. Davidson Stadium on Saturday, with a 2pm kick off. Entry is free.

14 January 2017


The FA reports that today's match at Egerton SPorts Club between Altrincham FC Reserves and Wythenshawe Town has been postponed.

8 January 2017


In The Hallmark Security Cheshire Football League, Premier Division, on Saturday, Altrincham FC Reserves won 3-1 away at Styal. First-team midfielder Simon Richman was in the squad, which comprised Marcus Dibble, Andrew Jones (gk), Ryan Barry, Tom Clarke, William Foster, Callum Jones, Rob Kennerley, , Joel Swift, Laurence Taylor, Tom Westall.

Next Saturday, the Reserves are at home to Wythenshawe Town at Egerton Youth Club FC, Knutsford.

20 December 2016



The Hallmark Security NW Counties Football League reports that "As the deadline of 31st December approaches, we can give an update on applications received from clubs wishing to compete in our League next season.

At present, the League has received notification from Wythenshawe Town that they have applied to the FA for promotion from the Step 7 Cheshire League Premier Division. Wythenshawe Town are currently second in their league, three points behind leaders Whaley Bridge, but with a game in hand. No other applications have been notified to the League at this stage, although more may well arrive before the deadline."

4 December 2016


Altrincham FC Reserves beat Styal 5-0 on Saturday and now lie third in the table. Their next match is on Saturday (10th) away at Rudheath Social, who play at Lostock Gralam FC.

19 November 2016


On Saturday, Altrincham FC Reserves lost 3-0 at Congleton Vale.

31 October 2016


Altrincham FC Reserves won 2-0 at home to Whaley Bridge on Saturday. Their next match is away to Rylands, next Saturday.

16 October 2016


Altrincham FC Reserves lost 0-4 on Saturday to Whaley Bridge in the The Hallmark Security Cheshire Football League J B Parker Premier Division Challenge Cup

10 October 2016


Altrincham Reserves won 5-1 last Sat at home to Kartel Sports in the Altrincham & District FA Senior Cup, First Round. Next Saturday they are at home to Whaley Bridge in the J.B. Parker Premier Division Challenge Cup.

27 September 2016


Above: Alty line up before kick-off.

Match report here

Altrincham Reserves, watched by Jim Harvey, took a 2-0 lead against Knutsford ‌inside 15 minutes and they looked on course for a comfortable win. The goals came from Rhain Davis and Joel Swift. But Altrincham lost the initiative and Knutsford deservedly gained a draw with two second-half goals.

26 September 2016


Altrincham FC Reserves are in action at the J. Davidson Stadium, Moss Lane, on Monday night (7.30pm) in a league match against Knutsford. Entry is free and will be via the Moss Lane turnstiles. Refreshments will be available from the away end kiosk. These include tea, coffee, bottled beers and snacks.

Tom Hannigan is expected to play a part in the game as he regains match fitness following his injury lay-off. One or two other first-team squad members may also participate in a game which Jim Harvey will use to assess the reserve team players.

15 September 2016


After two successful seasons and back to back promotions to take Altincham FC Reserves into the Cheshire Premier Division, one part of the joint management team, Craig Malbon, has made his decision to step down from his role due to work commitments.

The Club would like to thank Craig for all his hard work over the past two seasons and to wish him all the best for the future.

The Club is now looking for an experienced coach to work alongside remaining reserve team coach Chris Rowley in helping to push players through the system, like Sam Heathcote and Harry Cain.

Anyone interested in this voluntary post can email the club, with their CV attached.

13 September 2016


Altrincham FC Reserves' home league fixture against Knutsford has been moved from Saturday 24 September (at Egerton Sports Club) and will now be played on Monday, 26 September with a 7.30pm kick off at the J. Davidson Stadium at Moss Lane. As admission will be free, why not come along and encourage the team?

11 September 2016


Altrincham FC Reserves beat Garswood United 4-2 on Saturday. They now lie sixth in the sixteen-club Premier Division of The Hallmark Security Cheshire Football League

4 September 2016


Altrincham Reserves beat Rudheath Social 6-0 on Saturday with Boris Melingui named by the opposition as Player of the Match.

31 August 2016


Altrincham FC Reserves lost 2-0 on Tuesday away to Greenalls Padgate St Oswalds. They now lie tenth in the 16-team Hallmark Security Cheshire Football League Premier Division. They are at home to Rudheath Social this Saturday at Egerton Sports Club, Knutsford (3pm).

28 August 2016


Altrincham Reserves drew 2-2 on Saturday with Cheadle Linotype. The Alty scorers were Tom Westall and Harry Cain.

On Tuesday at 6.30pm the Reserves are away at Moore FC against Greenall Padgate St Oswald's.

23 August 2016


Altrincham FC Reserves drew 1-1 at Knutsford on Tuesday night. Danny Hattersley netted the Altrincham goal.

The Altrincham starting eleven comprised: Andrew Jones, Harry Cain, Callum Charlton, Tom Clarke, William Foster, Sam Heathcote, Charlie Joyce, Billy Hasler-Cregg, Jamie Menagh, Danny Hattersley, Boris Melingui. The substitutes were Ryan Barry, Josef Faux and Joel Swift.

22 August 2016


Altrincham Reserves beat Poynton 2-0 on Saturday, both goals coming from Harry Cain.

18 August 2016


Alty won 3-1 away to Eagle Sports on Tuesday night. Boris Melingui scored twice and Joel Swift was also on the scoresheet.

14 August 2016


Altrincham FC Reserves came back from 3-0 down at home against Denton Town but lost 3-2 on Saturday. Harry Cain and Will Foster were the scorers.

The Reserves are away on Tuesday night (6.30pm) against Eagle Sports FC.

11 August 2016


Whaley Bridge report on the first game of the season, against Altrincham FC Reserves. They say that "In one of the most dramatic games ever seen at Horwich Park, Whaley’s season kicked off last night with, what seemed like, an unlikely win against new boys Altrincham Town Reserves. Lack lustre in the first half Whaley were second best to a young, quick and incisive Altrincham team who deservedly took the lead after 15 minutes. Quick movement in and around the box culminated in a shot into the roof of the net from 10 yards.

Things didn’t change much before the break and seemed to go from bad to worse immediately after when Broome received his marching orders on 50 minutes and then Tom Street followed a couple of minutes later! Darryl immediately threw Tom Scorer into the fray to add his usual 100% shear ‘bull-dog’ determination and five minutes later young Will Bailey added a bit more impetus.

Now down to 9 men Whaley could either capitulate or fight for it; they chose the latter. On 60 minutes Lee Morris, with the keeper off his line, fired in a 40 yard shot that was tipped over only for new boy Jake Burnham to head in from the resulting corner. The crowd went mad!

1 – 1. Could Whaley hang on for the next 30 minutes? It seemed implausible with 9 men but now galvanised like never before the crowd started to believe they might actually get something out of the game, probably the most we could expect?

What no one expected was that the home team would secure all the points but that’s exactly what they did! With Gregory now 'involved' and running the show a through ball found Scorer on one of his typical forward forays, he laid a perfect ball off to Lee Morris who jinked sideways to create space to shoot across goal and into the far corner.

The crowd went utterly bonkers; unbelievable; ultimately a fantastic spectacle and credit to all that took part in a remarkable event".

2 August 2016


Altrincham Reserves' pre-season friendly against Middlewich Town ended in an 8-1 win for The Robins. This was their penultimate pre-season game, the final such match being away to Curzon Ashton's Development squad on a new date and time of Friday 5th August at 7.30pm on Curzon Ashton's 3G pitch, next to their Tameside Stadium. Alty Reserves' joint manager Chris Rowley said of the game, "In what ended a very comfortable result, it was a very clinical display, with goals from Josef Faux, Boris Melengui, Iwannis Stouppis (2), Ash Leather (2), Dom O'Gara and Ryan Barry".

29 July 2016


Altrincham Reserves' remaining pre-season games are:

  • Saturday 30th July: v Mersey Valley FC (Away), Banky Lane, Sale, M33 5SL, 3pm K.O.
  • Monday 1st August: v Middlewich Town (Away), Finney's Lane, Middlewich, Cheshire CW10 9DR, 7.30pm K.O.
  • Friday 5th August: v Curzon Ashton (Away), 3G pitch next to Tameside Stadium, Richmond St, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 9HG, 7.30pm K.O.

16 July 2016


On Saturday, Altrincham FC Reserves won their pre-season game against a strong FC United Development squad, 3-1, thanks to goals from Joel Swift, Josef Faux and Harry Cain.

Joint manager Chris Rowley adds that "Our next game is the most recently arranged fixture, which is this coming Saturday (23rd) against Manchester Gregorians (at The Platt Lane Complex, Yew Tree Road, Fallowfield, M14 7UU K.O. 3pm), where it is already expected that some of the First Team squad will be involved".

14 July 2016



Chris Rowley has reported "There has been a change to the Reserves' pre-season schedule. The game scheduled for uesday 26th has now been called off. We now have a game on Saturday 23rd against Manchester Gregorians @ The Platt Lane Complex, Yew Tree Road, Fallowfield, M14 7UU.

This is the day after the First Team fixture against a Manchester United XI. It is expected that in most Reserve games there will be some First Team squad players involved if they have not played or got enough minutes in the First Team fixtures".

So the revised schedule is now...

  • Saturday 16th July: v FC United of Manchester (Away), Broadhurst Park, Manchester, Moston M40 0FJ, 2pm K.O.
  • Saturday 23rd July: v Manchester Gregorians (Away) @ The Platt Lane Complex, Yew Tree Road, Fallowfield, M14 7UU K.O. time TBC
  • Tuesday 26th July: v Rochdale Sacred Heart (Away), Fox Park, Rochdale, OL16 2UB, 7pm K.O.
  • Saturday 30th July: v Mersey Valley FC (Away), Banky Lane, Sale, M33 5SL, 3pm K.O.
  • Monday 1st August: v Middlewich Town (Away), Finney's Lane, Middlewich, Cheshire CW10 9DR, 7.30pm K.O.
  • Saturday 6th August: v Curzon Ashton (Away), Tameside Stadium, Richmond St, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 9HG, 2.30pm K.O.

9 July 2016


Above: Alty Reserves' defenders Tom Clarke and Will Foster keep an eye on former Alty striker Tom Bailey, in Saturday's match against 1874 Northwich.

In their first match of the pre-season against external opposition, Altrincham Reserves lost 3-0 to North West Counties' Premier Division side 1874 Northwich. The match took place at the Reserves' home ground, Egerton Sports Club, Knutsford, on their artificial pitch.

After a fairly even start, Northwich took a 25th minute lead when Danny Thomas headed home following a corner. An Alty defender had headed the ball away from goal but only into the path of the Northwich man whose header left keeper Jones with no chance.

Northwich's second goal arrived in similar fashion. A corner was nodded on by a team mate and Scott McGowan headed home (62 mins).

Alty enjoyed a late rally with, arguably, their most threatening attack coming with Leather's run which gained a corner. But the visitors wrapped up the match with a third goal seven minutes from time when a cross from the right was converted by their no.19, Jack woolley, one of half a dozen substitutes introduced to the game at half-time.

ALTRINCHAM RESERVES: 1. Andrew Jones, David Brown, 3. will Foster, 4. Ryan Barry, 5. Marcus Dibble, 6. Tom Clarke, 7. Ashley Leather, 8. Joel Swift, 9. Connor Sutton, 10. Jimi Folagbade, 11. Ioannis Stouppis. Subs: 12. Joe Faux, 14. Jude Oyibo, 15. Alex Robbins, 16. Kai ---, 17. Will Smith.

1874 NORTHWICH: First Half, Hall, Connor, Mitchell, Thomas, Russell, Chappell, Jones, Moran, McGowan, Bailey, Wellstead. Second half, Hall, Connor, Mitchell, Thomas, James, Kirk, M.Woolley, Riley, J.Woolley, Bailey, Simp

The managers of the Reserves, Craig Malbon and Chris Rowley would like to thank Neil Tolson for stepping in to oversee the Reserves on Sunday as they were both unavailable. Neil has also kindly agreed ot step in for a further fixture when Craig and Chris are unavailable. Both being teachers, they have to take their holidays at this time of year!

15 June 2016

2 June 2016


Altrincham Reserves already have next season's fixtures here.

Their opening game is away at Gamesley on 13 August.

8 May 2016



Above: Alty Reserves celebrate promotion as they are photographed by Mike Ripley.

Altrincham Reserves secured promotion to the top level of the Hallmark Security Cheshire League with this ultimately comfortable 4-0 win over third-placed Middlewich Town on Saturday afternoon at the J. Davidson Stadium. Despite dominating the match throughout, Alty only led 2-0 with two minutes of normal time remaining, before a pair of late strikes secured a more accurate reflection of the balance of play.

Watched by new first-team manager Neil Young and his assistant, Gary Jones, centre-back Sam Heathcote netted the opener after 30 minutes when he headed home a corner. Two minutes later Harry Cain doubled the lead with a good shot from left of goal.

Boris Melingui got the goal his Man of the Match performance justified in the 89th minute before Joey Faux completed the scoring a minute later. Sadly the afternoon was marred by an injury to Rhain Davis which saw him helped off the pitch before energing from the dressing room on crutches before the end of the game.

ALTRINCHAM FC RESERVES (Red & white striped shirts, black shirts and white socks). 1. Callum WILLIAMS, 2. Tom CLARKE, 3. Tom WESTALL, 4. Laurence TAYLOR, 5. Sam HEATHCOTE, 6. Will FOSTER, 7. Joey FAUX, 8. Rhain DAVIS, 9. Boris MELINGUI, 10. Joel SWIFT (capt), 11. Harry CAIN. Subs: 12. Marcus DIBBLE, 14. Ryan BARRY, 15. Adam SAVILL, 16. Max POUNCEY, 17. TBC


As previously reported, Alrtincham Reserves won 6-2 on Saturday away, against Egerton. The scorers included Max Pouncey (2), Joel Swift and Boris Melingui. A draw or win on Saturday in the final fixture, at home to Middlewich Town, will ensure a second successive promotion within the Hallmark Cheshire League. The match is on the J Davidson Stadium pitch at 3pm, during the Beer Festival so please come along and help them reach their target.

14 March 2016


The FA confirms that on Saturday, Altrincham FC Reserves beat Wythenshawe Town 2-1 and lie second in the league, five points behind Billinge with the same number of games played by both.


28 October 2015



Following a 2-2 draw with Grappenhall at the weekend, Alty Reserves had a convincing 5-0 away win at Maine Road on Monday night. They held a 3-0 lead at the interval thanks to a brace from Max Pouncey and a goal from Joel Swift. Sam Heathcote and Rob Kennerley added two further goals in the second half.

Next up is a home match on Saturday against Pilkington at Egerton Sports Club, Knutsford.

11 October 2015


Billinge completed a double over Altrincham Reserves this season with a 4-2 win on their ground on Saturday. Cain and Swift were Altrincham's scorers. Next week Alty entertain Egerton (Saturday 17th).

6 October 2015



On Saturday, Altrincham FC Reserves won 5-3 at home to Golborne Sports. The team was (a/z order), Ryan Barry, David Brown, Harry Cain, Tom Clarke, Marcus Dibble, William Foster, Craig Goulden, Ioannis Stouppis, Joel Swift, Thomas Westall, Callum Williams. Substitutes: Shaun Arrowsmith, Rob Kennerley, Elliot Messam, Max Pouncey. The goals came from Pouncey (2), Swift, Stouppis and Cain.

27 September 2015


Alty Reserves team team on Saturday in their 3-0 win at Tarporley was David Brown, Harry Cain, Tom Clarke, Marcus Dibble, William Foster, Craig Goulden. Connor Sutton, Joel Swift, Laurence Taylor, Thomas Westall, Callum Williams (GK). Substitutes: Shaun Arrowsmith, Ryan Barry, Max Pouncey, Ioannis Stouppis. Alty entertain Golborne at Egerton Sports Club next Saturday and the following Saturday Alty are away at Billinge.

The scorers on Saturday were Joel Swift and Craig Goulden in the first half and Harry Cain after the break.

20 September 2015


  • Sat.12.9.15 H TARPORLEY VICTORIA 2-0
  • Sat.19.9.15 A Daten 3-1

The reserves won yesterday away at Daten, 3-1. After going 1 -0 down they were back to 1-2 by half time and went on to win. The scorers were Connor Sutton, Shaun Arrowsmith and Iannis Stuoppis. They are now fourth in the league but equal on points with the team in second place. Wythenshawe Town remain top.

Next Saturday (26th) the Reserves are away at Tarporley Victoria.

29 August 2015


Altrincham Reserves beat Billinge today, 2-1. With regular keeper Jamie Burrows unavailable and player-manager Chris Rowley on holiday, defender David Brown kept goal for the entire 90 minutes and will now be pressing Lee Sinnott for a place on the first-team bench as understudy to Tim Deasy!

25 August 2015


Altrincham FC Reserves drew 1-1 at home tonight against Maine Road Reserves, watched by assistant manager Neil Tolson. They had plenty of chances and went one-down in the middle of the second half, against the run of play. They continued to battle hard and were rewarded by a goal, late on, scored by Connor Sutton.

16 August 2015


The Reserves won 1-0 away at Golborne on Saturday.

10 August 2015


In their first game in The Hallmark Security Cheshire Football League, League 1, Altrincham FC Reserves lost 0-4 at home to Billinge FC. In A/Z order the Alty side comprised Shaun Arrowsmith, Ryan Barry, David Brown, Matthew Christie, William Foster, Craig Goulden, Elliot Messam, Christopher Rowley (GK), Ioannis Stouppis, Connor Sutton, Thomas Westall. Substitutes: Marcus Dibble, Jimi Folagbade, Matthew Graetzer, Rob Kennerley, Laurence Taylor.

8 August 2015


Altrincham FC Reserves kick off 2015-16 season today in the The Hallmark Security Cheshire Football League, League One, with a home match against Billinge. Home games are normally played at Egerton Sports Club, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6SL.

The FA list of fixtures is here. The FA lists the following as registered players:

Shaun Arrowsmith, Ryan Barry, David Brown, Harry Cain, Matthew Christie, Tom Clarke, Marcus Dibble, Jimi Folagbade, William Foster, Ryan Goodwin, Craig Goulden, Matthew Graetzer, Sam Heathcote, Rob Kennerley, Elliot Messam, Emmanuel Oyibo, Louis Potts, Christopher Rowley (GK), Treyvon Simpson, Ioannis Stouppis, Connor Sutton, Joel Swift, Laurence Taylor, Thomas Westall.


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