Witton make the long trip to the Yorkshire coast for the second time this season, when they travel to Scarborough Athletic in a Northern Premier League Premier Division fixture on Saturday afternoon. Following the disappointing result and performance at Nantwich Town on Bank Holiday Monday, Witton will be looking to improve on the start to the campaign which has seen them collect four points from the first nine. Scarborough sit just above the Albion in the league table currently in 13th place but like ourselves consistency is something they're still looking for. Last season's meetings between the two clubs saw them share one win apiece Scarborough prevailing on the own ground by two goals to nil and Witton coming out on top in the return fixture at Wincham Park. Both clubs have added to their squads during the summer whilst there have also been departures but Scarborough will be looking to challenge the top of the table as the season progresses. Witton will also look to challenge but both clubs circumstances are different in respect of financial backing. The pre season has also seen the further development of the Flamingo Land Stadium with the addition of the new stand so off the field also progress is being made. The game represents Witton's third game on the road already following trips to Whitby Town and Nantwich Town so the miles off the pitch are already being clocked up. It's on the pitch which matters and Witton will be going there to hopefully get a positive result in order to put a winning run together in the coming weeks. It's early days still but three points would do very nicely but they will need to be at their best to achieve that and as we all know, anything can happen in football. Kick off at Flamingo Land Stadium is 3pm.
SCARBOROUGH ATHLETIC FC,
FLAMINGO LAND STADIUM,
SCARBOROUGH SPORTS VILLAGE,
5, ASHBURN ROAD,
Directions: Merge onto M6 and follow for 10.5 miles. At junction 21A, exit onto M62 towards Leeds/Bolton/M'cr (N) and continue for 9.1 miles. At junction 12, exit onto M60 towards Leeds/Bolton/Ring Road and follow for 7.5 miles. Keep right to continue on M62 and follow for 31.3 miles. Keep right at the fork to stay on M62 and follow for 15.6 miles. At junction 32A, exit onto A1(M) and follow for 11 miles. At junction 44, exit onto A64 towards York and carry on for 1 mile. Merge onto A64 and follow for 18.4 miles. At Hopgrove Roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A64 and continue for 30.9 miles. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Spital Road/A64 and follow for 1.4 miles. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A64 and continue for 2.1 miles. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A64, follow for 1.9 miles. Turn right onto Valley Road and continue for 0.1 miles. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and continue for 272 ft. Continue onto Valley Road and follow for 479 ft. Turn right onto Weaponness Valley Road. Football stadium on the right after 0.3 miles. (Total Distance - 147.2 miles).
Parking: There is one space for a coach near to the stadium otherwise it is limited. There are 250 free parking spaces at the "Sports Village" which is signposted on all routes into the town.
Admission Prices: Adults £12 (17-64 years old), Concessions £7 (Over 65's, Students holding a valid photograhic university ID Card or valid ISIC Card ( NOT NUS card) with expiry date, Armed Forces Servicemen & Veterans on production of their Armed Forces ID Card). Youths (12-17 years old) £5, Children Under 11 are admitted FREE with a paying adult.
Matchday Programme: £2.
Social Club: The Social Club is at the top of the main stand and has a Bar, Club Shop & Sponsors Facilities. Alcoholic drinks bought inside the stadium from the Bar can be consumed anywhere inside the stadium following a change over the summer.
Refreshments: Food is available from the Social Club at the top of the main stand.
Additional Information: Since our last visit, the East Stand has now been completed. The main stand is of similar appearance to Whitby Town and there is covering behind one goal. The other end has an open terrace and the pitch is an artificial surface.