Witton Albion vs Buxton (NON LEAGUE DAY 2022).

Non league day comes to the U Lock It Stadium on Saturday afternoon when we host Buxton in a Northern Premier League Premier Division fixture.

Witton look to end a run of five successive defeats in the month and face one of their toughest tests of the season so far as the Bucks challenge for the title.

Results have been disappointing in recent games but some performances or parts of them have been encouraging, the latest being a narrow 1-0 defeat to an in-form Stafford Rangers side pushing for the play offs.

The winning goal was typical of our season to date, sometimes you get those decisions in your favour and sometimes as on this occasion, it went against us.

It’s gone and we have to dust ourselves down and face the next challenge and the team will give everything they have in their bid to climb out of danger.

The return fixture just over two weeks ago, saw Witton put up a spirited display especially when you consider they played the whole of the second half with only ten men. That’s difficult against anyone but against a team in the kind of form that Buxton are in, it’s near impossible.

A goal only two minutes from the end secured the points in Buxton’s favour and gave them a 3-1 win but you can be sure they knew that they had been in a game, and they’ll know this time that will need to battle for what they might get or not as the case may be.

Witton need the fans more than ever now and their support can make all the difference.

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

CW9 6DA.

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

Admission is by way of cash payments at the turnstiles.

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 are admitted FREE.

NON LEAGUE DAY OFFERS: Bring a friend and they get FREE Admission - (2 for 1). All Under 18’s get FREE Admission but they must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Please note: Unfortunately, we cannot accept card payments at the turnstiles.

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.

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 1pm.

Social Club: Access to the Social Club is by way of the main entrance before the game but from half time onwards is accessible by way of the passageway within the main stand. The One-way system through the Stelfox Lounge has been removed. Table Service has been 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.

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

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.

Additional Information: The “Bucket Collection” will be donated to the Ukrainian Humanitarian Aid Campaign.

If everyone is fit I’d like to see

Pleavin, Mfuni, Wardle, Baldwin
Mwasile, Okome, Lingouba, Foley
Hopley, Saunders

Good luck lads.

Team news:

Cesaire Lingouba is available again after suspension but Greg Hall completes his three-game ban so on loan Dermot Mee deputises again.

Rob Hopley misses out through injury but is not as bad as first feared.