Witton travel to fellow play off challengers Ashton United on Saturday afternoon in an Evo-Stik Premier Division fixture. The Robins have been consistent in recent seasons reaching the play offs three times in the last four years but fell short in their last campaign, finishing 11th. The current run has been rather mixed losing three out of their last eight league games, two out of the last four including perhaps rather surprisingly at Buxton on Thursday night. They still find themselves in a decent position going into the weekend with an outside chance of the title but probably unlikely, being ten points behind leaders Altrincham. Witton will be looking to hopefully extend their unbeaten run to ten games and with their performances in recent weeks it certainly isn't beyond them to achieve that. Previous encounters with Ashton have often proved eventful and this one could follow that same patten with both teams having so much to play for. The return fixture earlier in the season ended in a 1-1 draw so another close game can be expected. Kick off at Hurst Cross is 3pm.
Directions: From M56. Follow for 5.4 miles. Keep left at the fork to stay on M56 and continue for 2.2 miles. Merge onto M60 follow for 8.7 miles. At junction 23, take the A6140 exit to Ashton-under-Lyne and follow for 0.2 miles. Turn left onto A6140 and continue for 0.2 miles. Turn right onto Lord Sheldon Way/A6140 follow for 0.6 miles. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit on Lord Sheldon Way/A6140 and continue for 0.6 miles. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A6140 and continue for 0.2 miles. Turn left onto Oldham Road/A627 follow for 0.4 miles. Turn right onto Cranbourne Road and continue for 0.4 miles. Continue onto Ladbrooke Road and follow 367 ft. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Smallshaw Lane and follow for 0.5 miles. Turn right onto Rowley Street and continue for 0.2 miles. Turn left onto Surrey Street. Football Stadium is on the left after 249 ft.
Parking: Free on-street parking is available, but this is limited in the immediate vicinity of the ground as it is in a residential area. There is also a small car park located behind the Rowley Street End for use by visitors to the ground. Please respect our neighbours by observing any no parking cones and being careful not to block access for local residents.
Admission Prices: Adults £10, Concessions £6 - Available with ID(Bus Pass or Student ID), Under 14's - 1 Child FREE with a paying adult . If you wish to gain entry at the concessionary rate, please be prepared to supply the appropriate proof of ID.
Matchday Programme: £2.
Social Club: The Socal Club is next to the stadium.
Refreshments: The Tea Bar is inside the stadium.
Travel Information: There are around ten seats still available on the Supporters Coach departing from The Clocktower at 12.30pm. Please contact: Jim Powell for further details.
Additional Information: Ashton United Football Club are celebrating their 140th anniversary this year and have lots of things going on inside the Social Club following Saturday's game.
Huge game for us, hope Dale is fit again and we can be at full strength, a good side Ashton so its a tough ask ! it all depends on us tbh on the day we are definitely capable of winning this one ! I am really looking forward to shouting the lads on UTA