Moss Lane will be a cauldron of noise on Saturday afternoon as hundreds of Hednesford Town supporters make the short journey up the M6 with the comments of their manager Rob Smith calling on them to ramp up the atmosphere even more.
‘I know Lee Sinnott has asked his fans to make some real noise but I know our supporters will travel in large numbers and we need them to be as vocal as ever. It will be an amazing atmosphere and I want them to sing from the first moment to the last.’
After Danny Glover’s wonder goal in the 2nd half gave Hednesford a short-lived lead, Smith has talked of his frustration that his players weren’t able to see the game out but admits that Altrincham’s positive tactics worked very well.
‘We knew before the game that there was not a great deal between the sides and nothing has changed. Both teams are still in the tie and it will all come down to how we both perform tomorrow. What I will say is that I have total respect for Altrincham as a club and team, the way they came to our place and had a real go made for a great game and I’m sure tomorrow will be no different.’
With what is in essence now a one off cup tie due to the no-away-goals rule, the next 90 minutes Hednesford play in could be seen as the most pivotal in many years as Smith and his squad of very committed players, short of Wayne Riley due to suspension, aim to book a place in the final next Saturday and keep their fans dreaming, amazingly, of a place back in the Conference Premier for the first time since 2001.
Away fans wishing to stand on the terraces should enter by the turnstiles (nos. 1-4) at the Carole Nash & Family (Hale) End, which is the furthest part of the ground as you reach the J. Davidson Stadium from Altrincham town centre.
Ground details including directions, a plan of the ground and facilities are here.
A number of the Pitmen’s own stewards will be attendance, as well as the home stewards, to help you enjoy your day.
Away fans wishing to be seated should enter via turnstiles (nos. 5 and 6) on Moss Lane. It would be appreciated if supporters could bring the exact money, wherever possible, to speed up access.
Adults – £13, Concessionaries – £8, Aged 12-16 – £5, Aged Under 12 – £2
Adults – £15, Concessionaries – £9, Aged 12-16 – £5, Aged Under 12 – £2
Disabled – Free, Helpers – £13.
There is no spectators’ car park at the ground but visitors can either park on the local streets or use the town centre car parks, notably the one at the rear of the Altrincham Interchange, which is both cheap and within 10 minutes walk of the ground.