Hanley Town v. Witton Albion

Admission Prices confirmed as:

Adults: £9, Concessions: £5, Under 16’s: Admitted FREE.

Witton complete their away programme on Saturday afternoon when they make their first-ever visit to Hanley Town in a Northern Premier League West Division fixture.

The play offs are still within reach although Albion are now relying on results elsewhere, but they still have to take care of their own business to stand any chance.

Hanley Town are in good form going into the final two games, unbeaten in six games and claimed an excellent point against champions Macclesfield FC on Bank Holiday Monday.

The season got off to an indifferent start for the Staffordshire club, as they failed to pick up a point from their first half dozen home games.

Their away form was the polar opposite as they managed to string a run of victories together on the road.

The fixture at the U Lock It Stadium saw Witton run out comfortable winners with a 5-1 victory, but a different Hanley Town with renewed confidence will take to the field and look to impose themselves on the game.

A four-goal salvo from Connor Hughes added to by Elliot Rokka’s strike gave Witton a comfortable win with Mike Koral’s unfortunate own goal proving to be nothing more than consolation for the visitors.

Two more big efforts required to see whether that takes the Albion to the play offs or not but whatever happens, the lads have given it everything this season.

Kick off at Potteries Park is 3pm.

ST2 8AJ.

Directions: Merge onto M6(South) and follow for 9.0 miles. At junction 16, take the A500 exit to Newcastle-under-Lyme/Stoke-on-Trent(North)/Crewe/Nantwich and follow for 0.3 miles. At Barthomley Interchange, take the 1st exit onto A500 and follow for 7.1 miles. Merge onto Etruria Road/A53 via the slip roa to Leek/City Centre and continue for 0.6 miles. Keep right to stay on Etruria Road/A53 and continue to follow A53 for 0.5 miles. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Cobridge Road/A53 and follow for 0.4 miles. Turn right onto Waterloo Road/A50 and go through 1 roundabout and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn left onto Bucknall New Road/A5008 annd continue to follow A5008 for 0.7 miles. Continue onto Bucknall Road/A52 and continue to follow A52 for 0.6 miles. Turn left onto Fellbrook Lane and follow for 0.2 miles. Continue onto Abbey Lane and follow for 0.1 miles. Turn left and continue for 0.1 miles to Football Stadium. (Total Distance - 24.8 miles).

Parking: Parking is limited so please be considerate to local residents.

Admission is by way of Card or cash payments at the turnstiles. Turnstiles open from 1pm.

Admission Prices: Adults: £9, Concessions: £5, Under 16’s: Admitted FREE.

Matchday Programme: £2.

Social Club: The Social Club is inside the stadium and sells a variety of draught beers, bottles and soft drinks.

Refreshments: The on-site cafe sells a variety of Hot & Cold drinks and snacks including Staffordshire Oatcakes.

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Early Team News:

Witton will be without Prince Haywood & Taylor Kennerley due to suspension but Kingsley Williams has been given the all-clear to return.

Should be a good game in form Hanley, hope Lawrie is fit and Williams back is a boost to the squad. I’d go with

Koral, Hitchcox, Harrison, Jackson
Williams, Barrow, Fogerty
Duckworth, Baxter, Rokka.

Good luck lads. UTA

Witton team news & latest score updates will appear here as and when they become available.

Team news: Witton make two changes to the starting line-up that beat 1874 Northwich on Bank Holiday Monday. Lee Jackson & Will Igoe start with Ben Harrison dropping down to the bench. Taylor Kennerley is missing due to suspension but James Lawrie returns to the squad after missing Monday’s game due to injury. Harry McGee & Ben Hough are not involved whilst Prince Haywood is still missing due to suspension.

Witton team:

Ollie Martin, Mike Koral, Lee Jackson, Sam Billington, Oliver Hitchcox, Jordan Barrow, Elliot Rokka, Cameron Fogerty, Joe Duckworth, Ryan Baxter, Will Igoe.

Subs: James Lawrie, Ben Harrison, Kingsley Williams, Oliver Putnam.

Latest Score from Potteries Park:

Hanley Town 0 Witton Albion 0

10 minutes played.

Latest Score: Runcorn Linnets 1 Ramsbottom United 0.

Yellow card:

Witton’s Oliver Hitchcox on 21 minutes.

Latest Score from Potteries Park:

Hanley Town 0 Witton Albion 0

32 minutes played.

Latest Score: Runcorn Linnets 2 Ramsbottom United 0.

Latest Score: Runcorn Linnets 3 Ramsbottom United 0.

Half Time Score from Potteries Park:

Hanley Town 0 Witton Albion 0.

Half Time Scores:

Glossop North End 1 Clitheroe 0.

Runcorn Linnets 3 Ramsbottom United 0.

Latest Score: Glossop North End 1 Clitheroe 1.

Witton Substitution:

Sam Billington replaced by James Lawrie on 52 minutes.

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Witton Substitution:

Cameron Fogerty replaced by Kingsley Williams on 53 minutes.

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Latest Score from Potteries Park:

Hanley Town 0 Witton Albion 0.

66 minutes played.

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Red card:

Witton’s Joe Duckworth on 66 minutes - Straight Red for a challenge on Town keeper Ben Chapman.

Witton Substitution:

Ryan Baxter replaced by Oliver Putnam on 66 minutes.

Is that nine red cards this season? What is going on?