Boosted by a fine win on the road at Torquay United on Tuesday evening, Boreham Wood will looking for back-to-back wins on Saturday when Cheshire side Altrincham make their first ever visit to Meadow Park (kick-off 3pm)

Just one point and one place separate the two sides who have both found the going difficult this campaign.

The visitors will be looking to go one better than their previous outing last Tuesday. After a 4-0 home defeat at the hands of Dan Cowley's Braintree Town, Altrincham rallied to their first point on the road this season, earning a 1-1 draw at Lincoln City.

That result, in contrast to Wood’s 3-1 defeat at Sincil Bank a fortnight ago shows what a tough encounter this will be.

Founder members of the Alliance Premier League, the Robins have spent more years in the fifth division of national football than any other side currently in the National League.

They hold the record of reaching the third round proper of the FA Cup four seasons running from 1979-1982. In those first two seasons they also won the Alliance Premier, only to be have their Football League application rebuffed.

Their fortunes in the National League would dip with relegation in 1997 before going back up for just one season in 1999 when they were relegated after losing just 14 games all season, one less than the fifth placed side that year.

At the end of the 2004/05 season they won the first and only ever Conference North versus South Play-Off Final staged to again re-join the top table of non-league football.

Three straight reprieves from relegation during a period of instability for various ill-run clubs finally led to the inevitable with relegation at the end of the 2010/11 season.

That signalled the arrival of the current manager Lee Sinnott. He took just three seasons to get the side back up to the Conference, where they finished 17th last campaign.

He has a very settled squad the majority of whom have been at the club several seasons although the forward line was bolstered pre-season with the arrival of Michael Rankine from Gateshead and George Bowerman from Accrington Stanley, who has netted four times already this season.

There is a family connection with Sinnott's son Jordan playing on the wing, whilst former Alty legend Graham Heathcote's son Sam netted his first goal for the club just 60 seconds into his debut as a substitute to earn a 2-1 victory against high flying Cheltenham Town earlier this month. It was his second ever touch as an Altrincham player and luckily his proud father was on hand to witness the occasion.

Ian Allinson will have his three recent signings, Torquay goalscoring hero Mustafa Tiryaki, Forest Green Rovers’ Clovis Kamdjo and 19-year-old Luton Town forward Zane Banton available for selection.

One player who will not feature is Harry Crawford who was released by the club after the announcement that Wood will now be training full time, a commitment he was unable to fulfill