Witton Albion vs Stafford Rangers

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

Team news: Witton make three changes to the starting line-up which beat Grantham Town ten days ago. Anthony Gardner & Luke Offord miss out through injury whilst River Humphreys is unavailable due to work commitments. Matty Devine & Tom Owens return to the side whilst Ben Harrison makes his second Albion debut following a loan move from Altrincham. Ryan Neild is unavailable.

Greg Hall, Danny McKenna, Matty Devine, Josh Wardle, Ben Harrison, Billy Smart, Osebi Abadak, Tom Owens, Rob Hopley, Will Jones, James Foley.

Subs: Owen Wynne, Cesaire Lingouba.

Rangers have two former Witton players in their squad - midfielder Jack Sherratt starts whilst striker Ben Mills is amongst the substitutes.


Danny McKenna has withdrawn from the side during the warm-up so Cesaire Lingouba comes into the starting line-up leaving only striker Owen Wynne on the bench.

Osebi Abadaki with a couple of dangerous crosses into the box on 2 minutes as Witton start brightly.

Ball ricocheted inside the penalty area on 14 minutes and Will Jones fires in a powerful shot which hits Luke Jones in the face and Stafford clear.

Chance for Witton on 15 minutes - Tom Owens played a lovely one-two with Rob Hopley before running clear but his shot is smothered by Stafford keeper Adam Siviter.

Shot from the visitors on 22 minutes fizzes wide of the target from 20 yards.

A low shot comes in from Osebi Abadaki on 25 minutes but Adam Siviter does well in the Stafford goal to collect.

Andrew Haworth hits a free kick from distance for the visitors on 26 minutes but it goes harmlessly wide.

Rangers go close on 28 minutes as a right wing corner is headed narrowly wide at the back post.

Matt Hill drives a low left footed shot well wide from 25 yards on 30 minutes as the visitors begin to get more of a foothold in the game.

A right wing corner for the visitors on 34 minutes is met by the head of Luke Jones but Albion keeper Greg Hall is equal to it with a smart save low to his right.


Latest Score from Wincham Park:

Witton Albion 1 Stafford Rangers 0.

Ben Harrison gives the Albion the lead on 43 minutes from Josh Wardle’s driven cross.

Rob Hopley with a header at the back post on 44 minutes which is cleared off the line.

Half Time Score from Wincham Park:

Witton Albion 1 Stafford Rangers 0.

Attendance: 307.

Yellow card:

Witton’s Billy Smart on 49 minutes for a foul.

Thomas Thorley with a low shot on 58 minutes which is expertly tipped around the post by Greg Hall in the Albion goal.

Another chance for Stafford on 59 minutes but Jack Sherratt drags a shot wide from 25 yards.

Witton Substitution:

Matty Devine replaced by Owen Wynne who gets his first taste of first team action on 67 minutes.

Thomas Thorley skies a 25 yard free kick over the stand for Stafford on 73 minutes.

Stafford’s Matt Hill with a low driven shot from 20 yards on 80 minutes which Albion keeper Greg Hall saves low to his left.