Colne FC vs Witton Albion Youth.

Witton’s Youth team are scheduled to play Colne FC on Sunday afternoon in a re arranged North West Youth Alliance First Division fixture. The original fixture fell victim to the weather earlier in the season. Witton’s Youth team have performed very well this season and will be looking to build on the progress they have made so far. Colne have found consistency a problem this season having lost seven league games already and will be hoping to improve on their present position in the table. Witton currently sit in the top six going into the game, an excellent achievement considering the level and standard of some of the teams in the league. Kick off at Utility Renewals Stadium is 2.30pm.

BB8 9SL.

Directions: M6/M65. Merge onto M6 and follow for 33.1 miles. Take the M65 exit for 0.1 miles. Keep right, follow signs for Bamber Bridge/A6/B6258 and continue for 285 ft. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the M65 slip road. After 0.4 miles, merge onto M65 and follow for 24.7 miles. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Vivary Way/A6068 and continue for 0.7 miles. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Harrison Drive and follow for 0.2 miles. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Harrison Drive to football club.

Parking: The Car Park is on the right next to the stadium.

Admission Prices: Information unavailable.

Social Club: The Social Club is located inside the stadium.

Refreshments: The Tea Bar is next to the Social Club.

Full Time Score from Utility Renewals Stadium:

North West Youth Alliance:

Colne FC 2 Witton Albion Youth 3.

Witton’s Youth team climbed to fifth in the North West Youth Alliance First Division table, following a 3-2 away victory at Colne FC on Sunday afternoon.

Witton started well but Colne went 1 up after 10 minutes against the run of play. Witton however equalised within 5 mins - the Colne keeper saving a shot from Robbie Hatton but forward Joe Salter was on hand and slotted the rebound. HT 1-1

Witton went 2-1 up in second half when Ellis Carter chased down the full back who gave a poor pass to the Colne stopper who couldn’t get there and Carter steered in from a tight angle.

Colne equalised when Joe Walker who was excellent throughout saved well but the ball fell to a Colne player who made no mistake. Minutes later Joe Walker made a great double save to keep things level and this was to prove a pivotal moment.

In the 75th minute Robbie Hatton got the winner. Taking the ball just outside the box he made space and fired into the corner to put the visitors 3-2 up. The Youth team saw the game out comfortably.

MOM: Ellis Carter

Match report courtesy of John Salmon Witton Albion Director of Football Development.