Prescot Cables v. Witton Albion

Witton go in search of their first away win of the season when they travel to Prescot Cables on Saturday afternoon in a Northern Premier League West Division fixture.

Witton left it late in claiming the three points against Widnes last weekend but the result was the most important thing as it enabled Jon Macken’s team to climb into the top ten.

Prescot are currently fifth in the table following their win over Merseyside neighbours City of Liverpool FC in midweek, so will go into the game in confident mood but an Albion victory would see them leapfrog their opponents.

The two meetings between the sides last season saw victories for the home side on each occasion with Cables edging the game at The Joseph Russell Stadium by the odd goal in three.

Former Albion striker Kyle Sambor decided the game in Cables favour after Harry McGee had equalised for Witton.

The game at the U Lock it Stadium in March was another close affair with Albion midfielder James Lawrie’s goal proving decisive.

There are still a number of faces in the Prescot Cables squad familiar to Witton supporters in Matty Devine, James Foley and the aforementioned Kyle Sambor, they will be hoping to get the better of their former employers but Witton will be looking to put a run of results together in order to climb the table.

Kick off at The Joseph Russell Stadium is 3pm.

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Directions: Merge onto M6 and follow for 9.6 miles. At junction 21A, exit onto M62 towards Liverpool/Warrington(N)/Southport/M57 and continue for 7.8 miles. At junction 7, take the A557/A57/A570 exit to Widnes/Prescot/St Helens. May be closed at certain times or on certain days. After 0.6 miles at Rainhill Stoops Interchange, take the 4th exit onto Warrington Road/A57 and follow for 3.0 miles. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on Warrington Road/A57. Continue to follow A57 for 0.4 miles. Turn right onto Hope Street and proceed for 413 ft. Turn left onto Eaton Street. Football Stadium is on the right after 30 ft. (Total Distance - 27.7 miles).

Parking: On-site parking is restricted to service vehicles and special access requirements. Parking near the ground is very restricted but town centre car parks are just a few minutes walk away.

Admission Prices: Adults: £11, Concessions: £7, Children Under 16’s: £4. Please note: Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Matchday Programme: “The Walloper” is on sale at the stadium. Cost: £2.

Social Club: The Club Room is incorporated into the Main Stand and always offers at least one Real Ale from the Melwood Beer Company (a local firm, who also operate The Bard). We also have our own beers, Walloper Gold and Hope Street Glory, as well as a range of lagers, ciders and soft drinks.

The Bar will be open from 1pm.

Please note: Alcohol is permitted inside the stadium but MUST be in a plastic beaker.

The Club Room is also the location of the Merchandise Stand, which is open before every home First Team match and again at half time.

Refreshments: Walking out of the Club Room and on to the terraces, you will see the Snack Bar to your right. This offers a range of Pies and Pasties (with peas and gravy if desired), Hot Dogs, Hot and cold drinks and Chocolate Bars. There is also a drinks and sweet hut open in the Hope Street shed.

Another challenge I’m looking forward to as Prescot sit 4th! We have not hit our best yet so let’s hope today is a step on the way I’d like to see :

Koral, Harrison, Hitchcox, Kennerley
Fogerty, Sherratt, Lawrie
Duckworth, Pope, Hughes

Not keen on 4 4 2 as we haven’t played well yet with that!

We don’t have natural wingers so don’t bother lol

Could argue for Cain/Lawrie behind Pope and Hughes and bring Williams into midfield.

Good luck whoever plays. 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 Widnes FC last weekend. Joe Duckworth & Connor Hughes both start in place of Kingsley Williams and Oli Roberts who drop down to the bench. Ben Harrison returns to the squad after injury but starts on the bench. Ollie Martin, Joe Mwasile & Harry Cain are not involved.

Witton team:

Harry Wright, Mike Koral, Taylor Kennerley, Lee Jackson, Oliver Hitchcox, Cameron Fogerty, Joe Duckworth, James Lawrie, Tom Pope, Jack Sherratt, Connor Hughes.

Subs: Aarron Grewal, Ben Harrison, Oli Roberts, Kingsley Williams.

Prescot Cables have former Albion defender Matty Devine, midfielder James Foley & striker Kyle Sambor in their starting line-up with midfielder Tom Owens named amongst their substitutes.


Latest Score from The Joseph Russell Stadium:

Prescot Cables 1 Witton Albion 0.

James Foley gives Cables the lead from the spot on 10 minutes following a handball in the Albion area.

Red card:

Prescot Cables Matty Devine on 18 minutes - Straight Red following a late challenge.


Latest Score from The Joseph Russell Stadium:

Prescot Cables 1 Witton Albion 1.

Albion equaliser on 23 minutes courtesy of an Alex McNally own goal.

Witton go close to a second goal almost immediately after the equaliser but the ball strikes the post.

Today’s Attendance: 628.


Latest Score from The Joseph Russell Stadium:

Prescot Cables 2 Witton Albion 1.

Alex McNally restores Cables lead on 39 minutes following a corner flicked on by Nathan Koehler.

4 minutes of added time:

Half Time Score from The Joseph Russell Stadium:

Prescot Cables 2 Witton Albion 1.

CORRECTION - Witton’s goal has now been credited to Joe Duckworth and NOT an Alex McNally own goal.


Latest Score from The Joseph Russell Stadium:

Prescot Cables 3 Witton Albion 1.

Jack Goodwin adds Cables third on 72 minutes.

Witton Substitutions:

Connor Hughes replaced by Aarron Grewal on 74 minutes.

Jack Sherratt replaced by Kingsley Williams on 74 minutes.

Oliver Hitchcox replaced by Ben Harrison on 74 minutes.


Latest Score from The Joseph Russell Stadium:

Prescot Cables 4 Witton Albion 1.

Substitution Sam O’Halleron adds Cables fourth on 81 minutes.

Yellow card:

Witton’s Taylor Kennerley on 90+5 minutes.

Full Time Score from The Joseph Russell Stadium:

Prescot Cables 4 Witton Albion 1.

So… we got battered by TEN men???

They played with ten men for over 70 minutes, and still got 3 more goals???

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No we didn’t get battered. Yes the performance was poor but we had a lot more chances than they did, they just took theirs

Theres to many mistakes happening which is costing us.

We are mid table and we haven’t played well .
Theres to much rubbish floating around social media which doesn’t help.

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Not sure what you mean by that? What is it on social media that is causing us to make too many mistakes or not take our chances?:thinking:

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I wasn’t there however we have now conceded the highest number of goals in the division. We shouldn’t be conceding 3 goals against a side with 10 men, we should be wiping the floor with them. Simple as that.

The two points are completely seperate.

We are making mistakes which are ultimately leading to goals.

The point regarding social media content is an observation, which in my opinion doesn’t help.

Do people honestly want to the return to watching the football of a couple of years ago.

We created enough chances yesterday to get something but the silly mistakes are costing us.
We don’t become a bad side overnight and we certainly have enough talent in the squad to get through this.