Witton make the trip down the M6 on Saturday afternoon when they travel to the Midlands to take on Hednesford Town in an Evo-Stik Premier Division fixture. The Pitmen find themselves in mid-table going into the game but not in the best of form having lost four of their last five matches including a 4-1 defeat at neighbours Stafford Rangers last weekend. Witton's away form has been impressive in recent weeks, having won three of their last five and they will be looking to continue that form in what will still prove to be a difficult test against a determined Hednesford side. Following the departure of manager Rob Smith, who has now taken over the reins at Halesowen Town, former Pitman Francinco Francis has assumed the mantle at Keys Park albeit on a temporary basis and he will be aiming to overturn the club's fortunes in the coming weeks, as they look to improve their current form. Last season's meeting between the two sides saw The Pitmen come out on top by the narrowest of margins at Keys Park but Witton then won the return fixture at Wincham Park more comfortably. Kick off at Keys Park is 3pm.
HEDNESFORD TOWN FC,
KEYS PARK ROAD,
Directions: Exit M6 - Junction 11, follow signs for A460/Wolverhampton/Cannock for 0.3 miles. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A460 and follow for 0.5 miles. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A460 for 0.4 miles. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Lodge Lane/A460 and continue for 1.2 miles. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Eastern Way/A460 and follow for 0.2 miles. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Eastern Way/A460 carry on for 0.2 miles. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Eastern Way/A460 for 0.6 miles. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Eastern Way/A460. Go through 1 roundabout and continue for 0.5 miles. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Hemlock Way and follow for 0.8 miles. At the roundabout, continue straight onto Keys Park Road - Go through 1 roundabout and follow for 0.3 miles to football stadium. (Total Distance - 57.2 miles).
Parking: There is plenty of Car Park space around the stadium - Cost: £1.
Matchday Programme: £2.50 and available from a number of sources on matchdays, inside and outside of the stadium. They can be bought just outside the ground in front of the main stand and copies can also be bought in the club shop. Sellers will also bring any remaining copies around the ground during the game
Social Club: Strikers Bar/Chase Room
Once you are inside the stadium you are more than welcome into one of our bars (usually only one is open on matchdays – both may open when games are segregated) that are accessible from either side of the main stand – Strikers Bar & Chase Suite.
Refreshments: There are two or three food outlets inside the ground on matchdays, with one found either side of the main stand and the other found in the corner between the Hednesford End and Wimblebury Terrace. They serve the usual football fare of burgers, hot dogs and chips as well as a variety of hot and cold drinks.
A tough but winnable fixture that could see us go above the hosts in the table, not heard any injury updates so not sure if Mckenna,Brewster or Lingouba are fit so hard to pick the team but Id like to see :
Gardner, Humphries,Wardle, Wilson, Devine
Mckenna, Lussey, Foley
We play so much better with this shape and results have shown this undoubtably, looking forward to seeing the game and HOPEFULLY 3 points for Xmas