Following a pitch inspection at 9.00am,today's Vanarama National League North game at home to Brackley Town has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, which has almost no chance of improving before 3pm, due to the rain that is forecast throughout the day.
We head to Altrincham on Saturday following Tuesday evening’s postponed game at Hereford as Storm Gareth did its worst. That match has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 26 March.
Last Saturday Saints beat then league leaders Stockport County in a hard fought match at SJP to stay in 4th place. Lee Ndlovu got the goal, his 19th of the season, with Matt Lowe and Luke Fairlamb instrumental in the build-up. Altrincham are in 6th just a point behind in a highly competitive battle for the top spots.
Phil Parkinson’s side have scored more goals than any other side apart from Chorley who leapt above County on Saturday to reclaim top spot.
When the two sides met at SJP back in December it was the Moss Lane side that triumphed with a sixth win in seven games. Glenn Walker scored for Brackley but Alty won out 2-1 to go 4th.
The two clubs have a recent shared history. We played our first ever Step 2 fixture at Altrincham in August 2012 winning 4-1 on a day never to be forgotten and then beating The Robins in the play-off semi-final that same season by 4-2 on aggregate before losing out by a solitary goal to FC Halifax in the final.
Altrincham dropped out of National League North at the end of the 2016-17 season but their stay in the NPL was for just one season, bouncing straight back up, and are now in contention at the top.
Altrincham have announced £5 entry upon presentation of a Premier League or Football League membership card or season ticket.
If you cannot get to the game you can follow the action via updates on BBC Radio Oxford and via Twitter on the club website.