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Witton Albion take on play-offs rivals Skelmersdale United as league programme resumes
Witton Albion v Skelmersdale United (Kick off 3pm)
Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One North
Venue Help for Heroes Stadium
Referee Mark Duncan (Warrington)
Admission Adults £8.50, Concessions £5.50, U15s £3, Armed Forces personnel (with valid ID) Free
Last season Witton 0 Skelmersdale 1 (March 26, 2011)
Witton (from) Cooper (GK), Booth, Harrison, Gardner, Wood, Andrews, Clampitt, Hancock, James, Schofield, Sheehan, Woolley, Buchan, Gahgan, Moseley, Newman, Titchiner
Injured Glover (toe)
Disciplinary (up to end January 2012) Y25 R5
Top scorer Alex Titchiner (24)
Form (Past six home in league) W W L L W W
Record (Home) P13 W9 D0 L4 F29 A15 Pts27
Record (Overall) Pos3 P26 W17 D2 L7 F56 A31 Pts53
Skelmersdale (from) Ashton (GK), Brocklehurst (GK), Burke, Corrigan, McIntosh, Rendell, Strickland, Crowder, Evans, Field, Mooney, Parle, Thomas, Woolcott, Almond, Hickey, Hine,
Suspended Tuck (two matches)
Disciplinary (up to end January 2012) Y45 R6
Top scorer Shaun Tuck (22)
Form (Past six away in league) W L L W L D
Record (Away) P16 W8 D4 L4 F33 A25 Pts28
Record (Overall) Pos4 P30 W15 D7 L8 F65 A46 Pts52
WITTON Albion seek to extend their current wins sequence against play-offs rivals Skelmersdale United when the Evo-Stik NPL Division One North season resumes tomorrow, Saturday.
Brian Pritchard’s men have won five games in league and cup since losing to Trafford last month.
He is without convalescing Josh Glover (toe) tomorrow, but otherwise has a full strength squad to pick from following five successive postponements.
Witton host rivals in the top five over the next three weekends, with Curzon Ashton and Farsley to follow in the next fortnight.
Visitors Skem, the section’s top scorers, are shorn of main marksman Shaun Tuck, but newcomer Josh Hine has impressed in attack following his arrival from Clitheroe in recent weeks.
Warrington Town front man Antony Hickey is likely to fill in this weekend.
Tommy Lawson’s men, runners-up to Chester last term, had won back-to-back matches before wintry weather wiped out the past two weeks’ matches, bringing to an end a run of results that saw them win only two of 13 games since a home humbling against Witton back in November.
A 2-0 win at Harrogate last time out marked the first time since October that an opponent had failed to score against them.
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