Witton begin a busy couple of days when they travel to Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday afternoon in an Evo-Stik Premier Division fixture. Celtic are currently sitting in mid-table and are proving a much tougher proposition this season that last season's campaign which almost saw them relegated. Under the guidance of former Clitheroe manager Simon Haworth, they have become stronger and more difficult to beat, particularly at Bower Fold where they have lost only twice in fourteen league games. They are also chasing a league double over Witton following their 3-1 success at Wincham Park earlier in the season. Witton's away form has generally been very good and it will be put to the test once again but they will have fond memories of their last visit to Bower Fold towards the end of last season when Albion came away with a convincing 5-0 win and in doing so, completed the double over their opponents. Witton will also be looking to start a winning run again following last weekend's blanked out home fixture against Buxton, which sadly fell victim to the weather. Kick off at Bower Fold is 3pm.
Directions: From M60. Leave the M60 at junction 24 (M67, Denton). At the roundabout join the M67. Stay on the M67 to the end, Junction 4. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the A57 (Hyde Road).
After 0.5 miles you come to a set of traffic lights (signposted Stalybridge). Turn left onto B6174 (Stalybridge Road). Almost immediately, you come to a mini roundabout. Take the 1st exit onto Roe Cross Road (A6018), follow this road for 1.75 miles passing the "Roe Cross Inn" on the right and through the cutting (road now becomes Mottram Road). Continue until you pass the "Dog and Partridge" Public House on the right. Bower Fold is on the left opposite a sharp right turn next to the art gallery. (Total Distance - 33.0 miles).
Parking: The Car Park is next to the stadium and parking costs £1.
Admission Prices: Adults £10, Concessions £6, Under 16's £1.
Matchday Programme: £2.
Social Club: The Social Club is located inside the stadium behind the goal.
Refreshments: The Tea Bar is on the left as you enter the stadium.
Travel Information: There is a Supporters Coach departing from The Clocktower at 1pm. Please contact: Jim Powell on 07760 482922 for further details.
A short trip to Bower fold another of my favourite grounds, we need to put a performance on today and pick up some points now after a poor run ! A good thing is we have a full squad to pick from ( not that many tho lol) team wise I am not sure what Carl will do but I would maybe try something differen, maybe 4-3-3 as we havent got 5 defenders to play 5-3-2 :
Gards, Wardle, Humphries, Devine
Wardle, Booth, Owens
Abadaki, Hopley, Foley:
subs,: Cobley, Jones, Lingouba
But maybe Im dreaming and it will really be 4-4-2 with Hopley and Jones up front why fix what isnt working LOL good luck whoever plays UTA