West 2-0 Altrincham

Saturday 9th August 2022, pre-season friendly

West 2 (Elliott 10, Gabidon 35)
Altrincham 0
Att: 360

West opened their pre-season campaign with a win against Altrincham.

Ben Elliott and Dontai Gabidon struck in the first half of what proved to be a competitive workout against the National League Robins.

The visitors had the majority of the chances, but Andrew Jones produced a series of fine saves to preserve his clean sheet.

West took the lead when Ezeikel Eme’s shimmy into the box was unceremoniously ended, and Elliott sent the Altrincham keeper the wrong way from the spot.

Elliott turned provider ten minutes before the break, cutting the ball back for Gabidon to convert from close range.

Chris Rowley’s side travel to Stockport Town on Monday as 2022/23 preparations begin to gather pace.

West: A. Jones, Cook, Westall, Taylor, Trialist, Hancock, Eme, C. Jones, Elliott, Ryan, Gabidon. Subs: Vayro, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist, Delaney, Trialist, Swift, Trialist.

Chris Rowley reaction