2 months 1 week ago - 2 months 5 days ago#1by WHEELS
WHEELS created the topic: Witton Albion vs Matlock Town.
Witton return to league action on Saturday afternoon when they welcome Matlock Town to The NetDec Stadium in an Evo-Stik Premier Division fixture. Albion goal into the game following a two-week break so will hopefully be raring to go as they try to push further up the table. The Gladiators enjoyed a top ten finish last season but finish themselves rather surprisingly at the lower end of the league, particularly as they have experienced and well-travelled front man Shaun Harrad in their ranks. Consistency appears to be a major problem at present, losing four of the last six league fixtures doesn't help. Witton have the chance to make it three wins on the run for the first time this season and like their opponents, consistency seems to be a major factor but they are adapting to live in a higher division even at this stage. Can it really be ten years since Matlock reached the Play Offs and visited us at the Semi Final stage, we all know how that ended. A lot has changed since that night especially where Witton are concerned. It is all about the present now, the past is just that and it represents a new challenge one which so far, they have faced more than admirably. The game ahead will be tough despite Matlock's lowly position, they always provide Witton with a difficult test and this will be no different. Kick off at The NetDec Stadium is 3pm.
Parking: The Car Park is past the Social Club on the right.
Admission Prices: Adults £10, Concessions £7, Under 18's £3 (Free with Membership Card). Special Offer - Adult + 2 children under 14 - £10 (on production of "Wittoner" leaflet). H.M. Forces Personnel Admitted Free.
Matchday Programme: £2. A 44 page issue.
Social Club: The Social Club is open from 1pm.
Social Club Access: Before the game, the Social Club is accessible by way of the main entrance ONLY. From half time onwards the Social Club is accessible from inside the stadium via a passageway within the main stand. Alcohol is permitted inside the stadium but MUST be in a plastic beaker.
Refreshments: Food is available from inside the Social Club before & after the game. The Tea Bar is also open during the game inside the stadium.
Please note: As the Social Club is now a full-time food preparation area, dogs are not permitted inside the building - with the exception of assistance dogs (hearing & visually impaired).
Additional Information: We have decided to continue the bus service until such time that it’s not feasible any more. However, there will be a very small charge from now on. Kids still travel for free, Pensioners pay £1 return, and Adults £2 return. Cloakroom tickets will be handed out to be surrendered to the driver on the return journey. Single fares will be charged the same as return. The only other change will be the last bus will leave Witton Chimes at about 2.15 pm, not 2.45 as previous. The pick up/drop off points remain the same - Brio Leisure Centre & Witton Chimes. We are sincerely hoping the service will increase numbers using it, particularly new supporters. We are aware that quite a few of the fans using the service would be going anyway, but it is a gesture of goodwill from the club to main core supporters who we value highly. The fees are a contribution towards the costs we incur for the bus.
Please note: There are bucket collections being held at the stadium in aid of the "SPORTS TRADER " Charity. Please support the charity and give what you can.
C.J. replied the topic: Witton Albion vs Matlock Town.
Cannot wait - seems like an age since we last played at home, hopefully everyone is fit now after a good layoff, team selection will be difficult if everyone is fit and available look forward to seeing Carls selection and 3 points ! UTA
WHEELS replied the topic: Witton Albion vs Matlock Town.
Last Saturday home game was 14th October when we beat Coalville Town 5-2. We've had one home fixture since - Integro League Cup against Radcliffe Borough, had four successive away games and a two week break as well.
WHS replied the topic: Witton Albion vs Matlock Town.
Cannot make it Saturday, best of luck lads.
I have been retired for 8 years now and I can confirm two things; You cannot work out how you found time to go to work and it is wonderful to be TOTALLY in charge of your life, with the wife's permission of course. Read me in the Our Town magazine.