Witton travel to third-placed Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday in an Evo-Stik Premier Division fixture. The Lincolnshire side were relegated from the National League North at the end of last season, their first relegation in the club's history. They have made a strong start to their campaign and have assembled a very strong squad under the guidance of former Altrincham & Farsley Celtic manager Lee Sinnott. Their playing personnel strengthened by a number of experienced players and also a large contingent of recruits from the now defunct Shaw Lane AFC. They have only suffered one home defeat from seven home games in the league so far this season but Witton did however, put in a very strong performance during a goalless draw at Wincham Park earlier in the season. It will probably take another performance along those lines if Witton are to keep up their recent good form. The game represents Witton's first visit to Northolme since the 1996/97 season a season which saw Witton relegated and Trinity went in the opposite direction following the changes to the football pyramid. Kick off at The Gainsborough Martin & Co Arena is 3pm.
GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY FC,
THE GAINSBOROUGH MARTIN & CO ARENA,
Directions: From A556 follow for 5.0 miles. At Tabley Interchange, take the 2nd exit and stay on A556 for 4.2 miles. Keep right and follow for 1.1 miles. Merge onto M56 and follow for 5.4 miles. Keep left at the fork to stay on M56 for 2.2 miles. Merge onto M60 and follow for 6.8 miles. At junction 24, take the A57 exit to M67/M'cr City Centre/Denton/Hyde/Sheffield and continue for 0.3 miles. At Denton Island, take the 3rd exit onto M67 heading to Hyde/Barnsley/Sheffield and follow for 0.2 miles. Keep right to stay on M67 and follow for 4.7 miles. At Hattersley Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Hyde Road/A57.
Continue to follow A57 for 1.3 miles. Continue onto Market Street/A628 and follow for 13.7 miles. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A616 and follow for 9.3 miles. At Westwood Roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A616 follow for 1.3 miles. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the M1 slip road to London/Sheffield/Rotherham and continue for 0.5 miles. Merge onto M1 and continue for 10.0 miles. At junction 32, take the M18 exit to Hull/Doncaster and follow for 1.2 miles. Continue onto M18 and follow for 9.0 miles. At junction 3, take the A6182 exit to Doncaster and follow for 0.2 miles. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Great Yorkshire Way/A6182 and follow for 0.9 miles. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Great Yorkshire Way/A6182. Continue to follow Great Yorkshire Way for 2.0 miles. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Great North Road/A638 and continue for 4.4 miles. Turn left onto Gainsborough Road/A631 and follow for 8.1 miles. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A631 for 0.8 miles. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A631 for 2.3 miles. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Trinity Street/A159 Continue to follow A159 for 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Northolme/B1433 - Football Stadium on the right after 226 ft.
(Total Distance - 96.3 miles).
Parking: Matchday car parking is available opposite the Martin & Co Arena, land on which the old Co-op Garage used to stand, at a small charge of £2 per vehicle. All the monies raised go back into the Community Club.
Admission Prices: Adults £12, Concessions - 65+/Students £8, Under 16's £4, Pre-School Children Admitted Free.
Matchday Programme: £2.50
Social Club: The Blues Club is next to the stadium.
Refreshments: The Tea Bar is near to the turnstiles in the corner of the stadium.
I'm planning on going to Gainsborough on Saturday, but because it is across country, I can't travel on the coach, as I would get travel sickness.
As such, I will be driving there in my car, leaving at about 11:00am.
If anybody would like a lift, I have 3 places (at a push 4 places).
Post on here if you want to take up this offer. (I am willing to pick-up and drop off in the Northwich area, or on route.) I don't wont any payment.
Best of luck to everyone today Trinity are the in-form team it seems some very good results lately, but I think we can more than compete. Reading that Liam will return to Alty but I dont think we should consider changing shape such has been the upturn in performances. I would simply bring in Wilson who imo has been very unlucky at times to be left out. He can either replace Goulding directly or take River's spot and play River in the central advanced centre back role. Hopley up front for Me and give it a go. UTA