Parker secures Tigers narrow victory at Alty
GLOUCESTER CITY returned to winning ways by sneaking a win at bottom club Altrincham.
Joe Parker’s first-half strike was enough to settle an even game lacking in chances.
Neither side had won in the league since October and the game started with a nervy edge.
New Robins signings Andy Owens and Elliot Newby were combining well but frontman Owens couldn’t find a finish.
Then on the half-hour mark, the visitors found the opening. An Edward Williams throughball was smashed into the top corner by Parker.
He should have doubled his tally moments later but scuffed his shot, leaving Tim Deasy with a comfortable save.
The game became scrappy after the break, with both sides struggling to create openings.
The lively Nicky Clee brilliantly took a long ball down on his chest before turning and volleying just over from 20 yards.
At the other end, Lewis Hall dribbled from his own half before producing a save and Luke Hopper fired wide.
Keiran Thomas saw red late on for a second booking but the Tigers held on to end a run of six defeats in a row. STAR MAN: Lewis Hall (Gloucester City) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★