It may be 37 years since the Robins were last at Wembley but tomorrow they have a good chance of making the journey once again in what will be a packed J Davidson Stadium.
They face a Halifax Town side who, despite their league positioning, will fancy themselves after overcoming all their FA Trophy opponents away from home.
Despite the defeat to table-topping Notts County in the week, Phil Parkinson’s men should not be too disheartened by their efforts and will still be feeling optimistic.
Following the match on Tuesday night, Parkinson told Alty TV: “We had a really good win on Saturday (against Southend), a real tough game tonight, so everyone’s tools will be sharpened going into a massive game.”
It has been a mixed season so far for Altrincham who have struggled for consistency throughout their league campaign. They are currently 13th in the league, six points ahead of Halifax in 16th.
Altrincham will be hoping that Tyrese Sinclair is fit after coming off with a knock on Tuesday night. The attacker on loan from Rochdale who joined in February has scored five goals in 11 matches.
Wins at home to Curzon Ashton and high-flying Wrexham, the latter on penalties, were followed up by away wins at Bracknell Town and York City.
Meanwhile, Halifax have defeated Guiseley, Harrow Borough, Maidenhead United and Aldershot Town on their route to the semis. Halifax have previously won the FA Trophy in 2016 after beating Grimsby Town in the final.
Halifax’s league form has been just as mixed as Altrincham’s, but they did manage to pick up a win against Aldershot on Tuesday night. It was the Shaymen’s first league win in six matches.
The two sides met at the J Davidson Stadium on Boxing Day, with Altrincham coming out 2-1 winners. They met just a few days later New Years Day with that match finishing 2-2.
The match takes place on Saturday at 3pm. Ticket details can be found here.