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