Newboy couldn't wait to get started

Welsh defender James Jones told Altrincham fans he couldn't wait to get started before helping Phil Parkinson's side secure their first three points of the EVO-STIK League season on Tuesday night.

Signed on Monday on the eve of the 1-0 win over Whitby Town at the J. Davidson Stadium, the 20-year-old had already impressed as a trialist in July after leaving Welsh Premier outfit The New Saints where he'd graduated from their academy to the first team in under three seasons.

Using his Twitter account @jamesoliver_97, Jones, pictured, told fans before kick-off: "Really happy to sign for @altrinchamfc big non league club with a big fanbase. Looking forward to tonights game".

Alty were in need of reinforcements before manager Phil Parkinson's latest addition with Chris Lynch having left Moss Lane, Tom Hannigan suspended, Shaun Densmore abroad and forwards Josh Amis and Sean Miller still recuperating from injury.

Winning start: James Jones in action for TNS

Winning start: James Jones in action for TNS

After securing their win over the Seasiders and a first clean sheet after two defeats and a draw so far, the Robins host Coalville Town in the EVO-STIK League's top flight on Saturday.

Images courtesy of Pitchero & @altrinchamfc/Twitter

Follow us: @evostikleague on Twitter | Facebook

Where next?

See you here next summer kids! EVO-STIK League Warrington Town are hailing the success of the club's summer camp after teaming up with the soccer schools of Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher.
Tuesday's Premier Division review Tuesday night saw first wins for the season in the EVO-STIK League Premier for Altrincham, Hednesford Town and Coalville Town and first defeats for Warrington Town and Mickleover Sports, writes Pitchero's Steve Whitney.

Match centre

Northern Premier League - Premier
Northern Premier League - East
Northern Premier League - Midlands
Northern Premier League - West

Latest photos

2024/25 NPL East
1 photo
2024/25 NPL East
Npl 2425
4 photos
Npl 2425

The Pitching In Northern Premier League newsletter

Keep up-to-date with our exclusive email newsletters.