Witton Albion v. Vauxhall Motors

Witton look to extend their unbeaten run to four games when they welcome Vauxhall Motors to the U Lock It Stadium in a Northern Premier League West Division fixture on Saturday afternoon.

The Motormen currently find themselves one place and one point better off than Albion going into the game, after finding life rather tough in the early weeks of the season. However, a change in management and a number of additions to the playing personnel have seen an improvement in recent results.

The two teams kicked off their season in opposition on the opening day at the VanEupen Arena, and fought out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Kingsley Williams netting twice from the penalty spot for Witton to ensure they didn’t leave empty-handed.

Witton will be looking to continue their recent improvement as they go in search of three more valuable points, but Vauxhall Motors will be doing everything they can to continue their own rise up the table.

The past week has seen players namely, Joe Mwasile and Jack Sherratt depart the club and Tom Hoyle has returned to his parent club Fleetwood Town, we thank them for their time and contribution to the club and wish them well for the future.

Focus turns to the players now wearing the red and white stripes and as always, we offer them our total support as they look to move the team forward.

Kick off at the U Lock It Stadium is 3pm.

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Parking: The Car Park is past the Social Club on the right. Please note: Parking for Disabled is near to the turnstiles at the Wincham End of the stadium - the first entrance as you approach the stadium from the access road.

Admission is by way of Card or cash payments at the turnstiles at the Wincham End of the stadium on matchday.

Admission Prices: Adults: £10, Concessions(Over65’s/Disabled): £6, Young Adults: (18-21 Year Old’s): £4, Under 18’s: £2 (FREE with Junior Membership Card). Season Ticket Holders & GOLD Membership Card Holders Admitted FREE.

Stadium Access: Before the game, the stadium is only accessible by way of the turnstiles.

Matchday Programme: The Matchday Programme is available inside the stadium next to the Club Shop (Museum) and also inside the Social Club - Cost: £2.

Social Club: The Social Club is open from 1pm.

Please note: The Social Club can only be accessed from inside the stadium after entering via the turnstiles. From half time onwards, the Social Club is accessible via the passageway within the main stand.

Please note: As the Social Club is a food preparation area, dogs are NOT permitted inside the Social Club with the exception of assistance dogs(hearing and visually impaired).

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

There is also a bar inside the stadium near the Club Shop(Museum): Selling Alcohol, Soft drinks & Snacks. Please note: Alcohol MUST be in a plastic beaker.

Refreshments: Food is now available once again within the Social Club and The Tea Bar (Queenies) will also be open inside the stadium at the Lostock End of the stadium.

The Snack Bar will also be open at the Wincham End of the stadium and Juniors are welcome to use either Tea Bar within the stadium if preferred.

Please note: Hot & cold drinks and snacks are available at the Snack Bar at the Wincham End of the stadium. Hot food is only available inside the stadium from the Tea Bar (Queenies) at the Lostock End of the stadium past the main stand.

Toilet Facilities: There are toilet facilities in three corners of the stadium as well as inside the main entrance to the Social Club which also has a wheelchair accessible facility.

Hand Sanitizers are positioned near to every entrance point around the Stadium & Supporters are welcome to use them.

Additional Information: Following the game Witton Albion Football Club will be holding their Christmas Party in the Social Club. Starting at 6.30pm with a Fireworks Display, the Christmas Party will begin at 7pm and entry is FREE to everyone. There will be food available plus music & karaoke. The bar will also be open.

I suspect another tough test today even though we are playing better just hope for 3 points. Team-wise I’d go with

Lowton Hitchcox Harrison Kennerley
Fogerty Newell Lawrie
Koral Hughes

Good luck whoever plays UTA

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

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Team news: Witton make two changes to the starting line-up that drew at Mossley last weekend. Taylor Kennerley & Oli Roberts start in place of Ben Harrison and James Lawrie respectively. Aarron Grewal and Joe Duckworth - on his return to the club, come into the squad. Joe Mwasile, Jack Sherratt and Tom Hoyle have all departed the club with the latter returning to his parent club Fleetwood Town. Tom Pope is still missing due to injury whilst Harry Brazel is not involved.

Witton team:

Ollie Martin, Matt Lowton, Taylor Kennerley, Lee Jackson, Oliver Hitchcox, Cameron Fogerty, Oli Roberts, Brandon Newell, Connor Hughes, Mike Koral, Elliot Rokka.

Subs: Kingsley Williams, Aarron Grewal, Joe Duckworth.

Vauxhall Motors have former Witton winger George Nugent in their starting line-up.

Latest Score from The U Lock It Stadium:

Witton Albion 0 Vauxhall Motors 0.

15 minutes played.

25 minutes played - still goalless.

Latest Score from The U Lock It Stadium:

Witton Albion 0 Vauxhall Motors 0.

40 minutes played.


Latest Score from The U Lock It Stadium:

Witton Albion 0 Vauxhall Motors 1.

Craig Curran gives the Motormen the lead on 40 minutes from six yards after being picked out by Bisensio Kamilo’s driven cross.


Latest Score from The U Lock It Stadium:

Witton Albion 0 Vauxhall Motors 2.

Craig Curran gets his second of the afternoon on 45 minutes after intercepting Taylor Kennerley’s pass.

Half Time Score from The U Lock It Stadium:

Witton Albion 0 Vauxhall Motors 2.

Red card:

Vauxhall Motors Sean Moscrop on 47 minutes - Straight Red for hauling down Elliot Rokka when through on goal.

Oli Roberts resulting free-kick is saved by Motors keeper Ally Hughes.

Witton Substitutions:

Brandon Newell replaced by Joe Duckworth on 51 minutes.

Oli Roberts replaced by Kingsley Williams on 51 minutes.

Today’s Attendance: 403.

Yellow card:

Vauxhall Motors Jason Akiotu on 64 minutes.

Witton Substitution:

Taylor Kennerley replaced by Aarron Grewal on 69 minutes.

Chance for the Albion but Connor Hughes is denied by a brilliant save from Motors keeper Ally Hughes who keeps out his goal-bound header from Joe Duckworth’s cross.


Latest Score from The U Lock It Stadium:

Witton Albion 1 Vauxhall Motors 2.

Connor Hughes pulls a goal back for the Albion on 89 minutes with his tenth of the season.

Full Time Score from The U Lock It Stadium:

Witton Albion 1 Vauxhall Motors 2.

The call for a battling hard man midfielder will be repeated after this showing im sure, and I think the time of 4 3 3 is done cetainly with players today leaving our defence exposed. I was surprised to see Rokka return even more so to see duckworth back ! It doesnt seem like moving forward at all. Yes We missed Harrison, injured but where were Pritchard, Brazel and Lawrie who we also missed, We shouldnt see Roberts starting for sure. A lot of work to do for the mgt.

Agree we need more ‘beef’ in midfield (someone in the Jordan Barrow/Billy Smart/Ollie James mould; also cover in the middle of defence.

Could do with another decent forward too, but I guess most teams are looking for one of those!

Lawrie is likely to be out for a couple of weeks with a knee injury picked up last Saturday and I understand Brazel’s wife/partner gave birth recently.

Don’t know about Pritchard.