Witton Albion vs Atherton Collieries.

Witton welcome Atherton Collieries to the U Lock It Stadium on Tuesday night in a re arranged Northern Premier League Premier Division fixture.

The original game scheduled to be played in early September was postponed due to Colls Emirates FA Challenge Cup replay against Bridlington Town and ironically, Witton went on to play the winners and unfortunately saw the end of our involvement in the competition.

Recent results have put a slight dent into Albion’s progress but they have a chance to put that right and victory would see them climb to twelfth in the table.

Atherton were losing at Gainsborough Trinity at the weekend by the only goal whilst Witton were putting on a tremendous second half fightback at home to FC United of Manchester but sadly, it wasn’t enough as the game ended in the cruelest of ways when their efforts deserved something from the game.

Another goal from red hot striker Callum Saunders his eighth in twelve games, gave Albion hope and when substitute Rob Hopley equalised with ten minutes remaining anything was possible and FC United’s manager admitted afterwards that he was worried but it wasn’t to be.

Although the return of Isaac Baldwin and James Foley was certainly a timely boost and adds competition for places in the weeks ahead.

If selected, Albion midfielder Tom Owens will make his 200th appearance in a Witton shirt over two spells with the club following his brief excursion to Australia in between.

Another milestone could be reached during the game if the aforementioned Callum Saunders finds the net, as he will create club history by scoring in the most successive Northern Premier League games so, no pressure there.

Witton will be looking to start the way they finished the last game but hopefully with a better result and Atherton Collieries will be a difficult test so they can’t be taken too lightly.

Kick off at The U Lock It Stadium is 7.45pm.

CW9 6DA.

Parking: The Car Park is past the Social Club on the right.

Admission Prices: Adults £11, Over 65’s/Disabled £8, Young Adults (18-21) £6, Under 18’s £2 (FREE with Junior Membership). Season Ticket Holders & GOLD Membership Card Holders - Admitted FREE.

Advance ticket sales are available now via @skiddle

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We continue to have cash turnstiles available for on-the-day sales.

Online Sales are available until 3pm on TUESDAY, 26th OCTOBER.

Cash payments at the turnstiles will still be an option for supporters who wish to use them except for “All-Ticket” games.

Matchday Programme: £2.50 - On sale inside the stadium near the Museum & inside the Social Club.

Stadium Access: Before the game, the stadium is only accessible by way of the turnstiles. From Half time onwards access to the Social Club from inside the stadium will be permitted via the passageway within the main stand.

Following the lifting of COVID restrictions, rules have now changed in and around the Social Club.

Social Club: The Social Club will be open from 6pm.

Social Club: Access to the Social Club is by way of the main entrance before the game.The One-way system through the Stelfox Lounge has been removed. Table Service is being removed, so people can order drinks from one end the Bar and collect them from the other end. The screen where drinks are paid for at the cash point will remain in place - this is to protect Staff. Please note: There is to be NO Standing at the Bar. Face coverings are no longer mandatory but are recommended in enclosed spaces.

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.

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

The Junior Snack Bar will also be open at the Wincham End of the stadium and Junior Membership Cards can be collected from Alan Jackson. Juniors are welcome to use either Tea Bar within the stadium if preferred.

The Track & Trace System is being kept for the time being but is NOT mandatory. Documentation will be placed by the entrance to the Social Club for those who wish to use it.

Hand Sanitizers are positioned near to every entrance point around the Stadium & Social Club and are being retained. Supporters are welcome to use them.

Not sure about injuries but based on current forn id like to see

Nugent, Sutton, Wardle, Baldwin
Foley, Okome, McKenna
Saunders, Hopley, Jebrin

Possibly, Lawrie in for JJ if fit and we then have a reasonable bench to change things if needed. UTA