ALTRINCHAM FC YOUTH (Under-18s)
Altrincham FC Youth currently (November 2017) play their league and league cup games at Manchester Health Academy M23 9BP
FA Youth Cup games are played at Moss Lane. Altrincham & District FA games are usually held at Trafford FC, Shawe View.
Altrincham have previously reached this stage in 2001-02, 2003-04, 2013-4 and 2015-16, under George Heslop's managership.
A 3-2 home win over Leek Town started the 2001-02 cup run, followed by another home win, 3-1, against Scottish club Gretna who were playing in the English pyramid at the time. A 2-1 away win at Morecambe led to a trip to The Racecourse Ground where the Dragons overcame Alty 2-1.
The 2003-04 run in the FA Youth Cup ended in a 4-0 defeat at Oakwell to Barnsley. In earlier rounds Alty had squeezed through 4-3 after extra time at Radcliffe Borough before being granted a walkover against Louth. Home wins against Yorkshire clubs Pickering Town and Hallam followed before the clash with a third Yorkshire club in the shape of Barnsley.
In 2013-14 in the First Qualifying Round a Max Pouncey goal in the sixth added minute saw them home at Runcorn Town. A 4-1 win over Vauxhall Motors followed before Nostell Miners' Welfare were beaten 10-3 at Moss Lane, with Pouncey netting five times. That win earned a home tie against Wrexham which Alty won 2-1. However, a Second Round Proper match at the Bescot Stadium saw Walsall beat Alty 4-0. The Saddlers' team that night included Amadou Bakayoko, who nowadays is in Coventry City's first team in League One. (Action from the Walsall game is seen, above).
In 2015-16 season, wins in three successive away ties earned Altrincham a First Round home match against Rochdale which they lost 2-0. In the three previous rounds Alty had disposed of FC United of Manchester 3-1 in the First Qualifying Round before a long trip to Cumbria saw Workington beaten 4-2. Another lengthy trip followed, to Newcastle Benfield, where Alty won 2-1.
15 October 2018
The prize for Altrincham is a home tie in the First Round Proper against Oldham Athletic Youth.
16 September 2018
On Sunday, Altricham's Youth team beat Prescot Cables 8-2. The goals came from substitute Max Lewens, who hit a hat-trick, and from Ben Elliott and Curtis Miller (two apiece), Dontai Gabidon.
The Alty team (in a/z order) was Louie Barrett, Elliot Coleman, Oliver Culkin, Ben Elliott, Dontai Gabidon, Callum Graham, Josh Mehta, Curtis Miller, Jack Ryan, Patrick Savage, Luke Sowerby. Substitutes: Sam Harding, Max Lewens, Billy Matthews, Cade Preston, Robbie Leigh.
3 September 2018
After losing 4-0 at AFC Fylde a fortnight ago in their opening league match of the season, this Sunday, Altrincham Youth bounced back and won, at home, against Chorley by six goals to two.
Gabidon got his second (56 mins) to make the final score 5-0 to the visitors.
In the next round, Lancaster City will host Altrincham at The Giant Axe, in a fortnight's time (exact date TBA).
Joining Dec in the revamped management setup is former Development Squad coach Dale Boydell. Taking the role of assistant manager, the former semi-pro and army skipper will fulfil the position while completing his UEFA B license.
Dave Livesey is the third member of the team, moving up with Dec from the under-16s side. A professional during a short spell at Burnley in his younger days, Dave brings a huge amount of experience to the role of coach.
'We are looking forward to our season with the new under-18s squad,' Dec told chorleyfc.com. 'There are around 40 players to look at for our upcoming season, so the expansion of our management team was a necessity. We can't wait to see what all the lads are capable of.'"