Witton Albion Academy Team are in action on Wednesday afternoon when they travel to Belper Town in an NPL Football Academy - Joma Division fixture. Witton have had a two-week break going into the game and currently sit in mid-table with four points from their opening four games. The Nailers have only managed one point so far and find themselves second off the bottom but no matter what level you play at, Belper always proves a difficult place to visit. The Academy team wI'll prove to be no different and Witton can expect another hard test. Kick off at The Marston's Stadium is 1pm.
BELPER TOWN FC,
THE MARSTON'S STADIUM,
Directions: From M1 North: Exit junction 28 onto A38 towards Derby. Turn off at A610 (signposted Ripley/Nottingham). 4th exit at roundabout towards Ambergate. At junction with A6 (Hurt Arms Hotel) turn left to Belper. The football ground is accessed via the lane by the side of the church on the right hand side just after the first set of traffic lights.
From South: Follow A6 north from Derby towards Matlock. Follow A6 through Belper until junction with A517. Ground and facilities are accessed via the lane by the side of the church on the left hand side just before the first set of traffic lights.
For the function rooms, follow the lane to the left around the end of the ground and use the car park entrance on the right. The main entrance is facing you
Parking: There is limited car parking spaces inside the ground on match days.
Spectators should arrive as early as possible to secure a ground parking space. Spaces will also be reserved inside the ground for vehicles displaying disabled badges and also for match sponsors.
In any event, the main gates will be closed to vehicle traffic 60 minutes before kick-off.
Additional car parking is available at Belper Meadows Sports Club adjacent to the ground.
Also, there are a number of car parks close to the ground.
Witton's Academy team were on the receiving end of a surprise result on Wednesday afternoon as they slumped to their third defeat in five games at struggling Belper. With only one point from their first three games this season, the Nailers took complete control of the Joma Division fixture before half time. Two goals from Jack Cain and another from Brad Parker gave the home side a three-goal cushion at the break before Owen Nixon added a fourth. Witton managed a consolation midway through the second half courtesy of Callum Parkinson before the hosts completed the scoring through Connor Carlin in the last few minutes.
Witton team: Josh Tyler-Williams, Callum Barnes, Jordan Coles, Ollie Griffiths, Stefan Sorensen, Callum Parkinson, Ethan Harding, Stan Tatters, Owen Wynne, Cameron Birkett, Kyle Phipps.
Subs: James Maddocks, Harry Mellor, Tom Boyd, Lucas Bowley, Kyle Hill.