6:00pm Monday 23rd April 2012
By Andrew Simpson
Witton Albion v Farsley (Kick off 7.45pm)
Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One North
Venue Help for Heroes Stadium
Referee Andy Halliday (Ripon)
Admission Adults £8.50, Concessions £5.50, U15s £3, Armed Forces personnel (with valid ID) Free
Last season Witton 1 Farsley 1 (March 3, 2012)
Witton (from) Cooper (GK), Booth, Harrison, Gardner, Glover, Wood, Andrews, Cross, Hancock, James, Schofield, Sheehan, Woolley, Buchan, Gahgan, Moseley, Stott, Titchiner
Injured Newman (hamstring)
Disciplinary (up to end March 2012) Y29 R5
Top scorer Alex Titchiner (37)
Form (Past six home in league) W W W D W D
Record (Home) P21 W14 D2 L5 F53 A24 Pts44
Record (Overall) Pos3 P42 W28 D6 L8 F101 A44 Pts90
Farsley (from) Morgan (GK), Pecora (GK), Hay, Jackson, Milnes, Nicholson, Radcliffe, Serrant, Bambrook, Briggs, Carr, Krief, Williams, Colley, Grant, Jones, Muller, Stead
Doubtful Bambrook (calf), Grant (knee), Nicholson (hamstring)
Muller (knee) Suspended Watson (two matches)
Disciplinary (up to end March 2012) Y49 R2
Top scorer Ben Jones (24)
Form (Past six away in league) W W D W D D
Record (Away) P21 W9 D6 L6 F37 A27 Pts33
Record (Overall) Pos4 P42 W25 D6 L11 F86 A48 Pts81
WITTON hope to make it third time lucky when they host Farsley in tomorrow’s Evo-Stik NPL Division One North promotion play-offs semi final.
The visitors took four of the six points on offer from Albion in the teams’ two meetings this term, including a 1-1 draw at the Help for Heroes Stadium last month.
However Brian Pritchard’s men have found top form since then.
The home team is unbeaten in 15 league matches, a sequence stretching back to February 18, with 11 of those ending in victories.
Chris Gahgan and Ashley Stott battle for a place alongside 37-goals top scorer Alex Titchiner in attack, but Liam Newman (hamstring) is ruled out through injury.
In a statistical quirk, visitors Farsley last lost in the league on the same day as Witton.
They are unbeaten in their past dozen outings, winning each of the past six to finish fourth in the final table, nine points adrift of their hosts.
Manager Neil Parsley will wait until the latest possible moment to check on the health of attacking trio Simeon Bambrook, Gareth Grant and Adam Muller, each of which were injured in Saturday’s home win against Ossett Town.
Midfielder Ryan Watson serves a suspension.
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