Witton Albion hope to extend an unbeaten sequence at Whitby in their first match without Brian Pritchard

Whitby v Witton: preview

Whitby v Witton: preview

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Northwich Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Writer

Whitby Town v Witton Albion (Kick off 3pm)

Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division

Venue Turnbull Ground, Upgang Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3HZ

Referee Marc Edwards (Newcastle)

Admission Adults £9, Concessions (NUS/OAP) £5, Under 18s £2, Under 16s Free with paying adult

Odds (bet365) Whitby 6/5, Draw 13/5, Witton 13/8

Last season Whitby 1 Witton 1

 

Whitby (from) Bland (GK), Campbell (GK), Burgess, Hassan, Pell, Poole, Robinson, Brown, Callaghan, Ross Gardner, Hopson, Mason, McTiernan, Waters, Williams, Calvert, Farrell, Snaith

Doubtful n/k

Injured Bullock (calf), Dalton (knee), Boagey (ankle)

Suspended none

Disciplinary record Y6 R1

Leading scorer Steve Snaith (two)

Form (Past six home in league) L L

Record (home) P2 W0 D0 L2 F0 A3 Pts0

Record (overall) Pos24 P4 W0 D1 L3 F3 A7 Pts1

Title odds (bet365) 40/1

 

Witton (from) Sanna (GK), Swift (GK), Corbett, Anthony Gardner, Harrison, Lea, Moyo, Andrews, Davidson, Dawson, Hall, Howard, Powell, Sheehan, Harvey, Titchiner

Doubtful Titchiner (match fitness)

Injured Barnes (hamstring), Koral (toe)

Unavailable Bakkor (holiday)

Suspended none

Disciplinary record Y7 R0

Leading scorer Scott Bakkor, Neil Harvey (both two)

Form (Past six away in league) W L

Record (away) P2 W1 D0 L1 F3 A3 Pts3

Record (overall) Pos24 P2 W0 D0 L2 F2 A6 Pts0

Title odds (Bet Victor) 20/1

 

Match pointers

WITTON start life after Brian Pritchard with a trip to Whitby, one of their happiest hunting grounds since the Blues joined the Northern Premier League.

Albion, with Anthony Sheehan, Nigel Deeley and Dave Andrew in temporary charge, have lost only one of their past seven visits with four of those ending in victory.

Their form this term has improved too, with back-to-back wins against Workington and Marine over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Captain Sam Barnes (hamstring) is still ruled out by injury, while Alex Titchiner will likely start again from the bench while he improves his match fitness.

The visitors will include also wide man Josh Hancock in their squad if paperwork for a month-long loan move from AFC Telford United is completed in time.

Whitby occupy the table’s bottom spot after scoring a single point from their first four matches, though that was last time out at Blyth Spartans.

They were boosted by the return of experienced midfielder Dave McTiernan from suspension for the 2-2 draw, while Steve Snaith bagged a brace on his first start of the season.

The last time Blues beat Witton at the Turnbull was in April 2009, a result that sealed the Northwich outfit’s relegation from the Premier Division.

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