Witton make the relatively short trip to Merseyside on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Marine in an Evo-Stik Premier Division fixture. With both teams at the wrong end of the table, the game falls into the category of a "six pointer" as the meeting is crucial and especially at a time when games come thick and fast in a short period of time. The two two teams are separated by two places and four points but Witton have three games in hand on their opponents, so a win for either side would be a great boost at this particular stage in the season. Marine have only managed two victories in front of their own supporters so far this season, the last being back in October whilst Witton's league campaign has been interrupted by successful runs in both the FA Cup and the FA Trophy but now they can focus solely on the league and their aim to climb the table. The last three league meetings between the two clubs have all ended in draws, the reverse encounter earlier in the season at Wincham Park finishing goalless. The latest game is likely to be just as close and with so many former Mariners in the Witton squad and manager Carl Macauley returning to their former club, they will be wanting to come away with a positive result. Kick off at The Marine Travel Arena is 3pm.
THE MARINE TRAVEL ARENA,
Directions: From the East & South: Leave the M62 at junction 6 and take the M57 to the end (Switch Island). At the end of the M57 take the A5036 (signposted Bootle & Docks). At the roundabout under the flyover, at the end of the road (by Docks), turn right onto the A565 following signs for 'Crosby' and 'Marine AFC' and follow this road for 1 mile. After passing the Tesco Express on your right, turn left at the traffic lights (by Merchant Taylors' School) into College Road. The ground is half a mile on your left. From the North: Leave the M6 at junction 26 and join the M58. Travel along the M58 to Switch Island at the end. Take the A5036 (signposted Bootle & Docks) and follow directions above.
Parking - Parking in the Club Car Park is reserved for Match Officials & Players only. There is plenty of parking available in the nearby streets. Please note that College Road has restricted parking for a maximum of two hours - this is patrolled by traffic wardens. For bigger games, the Club will announce details of additional parking facilities. Visit the homepage for details.
Admission Prices: Adults £10, Concessions £5, Under 11's Free with a paying adult.
Matchday Programme: £2 - On sale just inside the turnstiles.
Social Club: The Social Club is on the Car Park - open from 12noon.
Refreshments: The Scouse House is open from 2.15pm on Saturday games and 7pm on Midweek games and sells Hot & Cold Food & Drink. The Scouse House is located opposite the Club Shop, behind the main stand.
A cold trip tomorrow to marine, and should be an interesting game with it being Carls old club and a few ex players involved, not heard anything about new players only we are still looking ! and no updates on injuries but Id guess ata team of :
Gards, Wardle, Humphreys, Wilson, Devine
McKenna, Lingouba, Foley
Hope the injuries are now clearing up ready for the Xmas games and we can get up that table.