Witton Albion target league double over Premier Division's leading scorers Worksop Town

Witton v Worksop: preview

Witton v Worksop: preview

First published in News Northwich Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Writer

Witton Albion v Worksop Town (Kick off 3pm)
Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division
Venue
Wincham Park
Referee Dominic McDonald (Widnes)
Admission Adults £9.50, Concessions £6.50 (NUS/OAP/under 16s), under 15s £3
Odds (bet365) Witton 15/8, Draw 14/5, Worksop Evens
Last season Witton 4 Worksop 3 (Northern Premier League Premier Division, March 9 2013)

Witton (from) Cooper (GK), Plant (GK), Bodie, Brown, Gardner, Harrison, Moyo, Andrews, Breeze, Crofts, Dawson, Hancock, Martyn Jackson, Powell, Bakkor, Moseley, Simm, Thompson
Doubtful none
Injured Sheehan (knee), Walker (hernia)
Suspended none
Disciplinary record Y48 R3
Leading scorer Josh Hancock (11)
Form (Past six home in league) W L L W W W
Record (home) P13 W6 D0 L7 F24 A16 Pts18
Record (overall) Pos21 P27 W8 D6 L13 F39 A41 Pts30

Worksop (from) Gathercole (GK), Stewart (GK), Burgin, Gray, Hill, Pursehouse, Quinn, Roe, Scott, Williams, Burrell, Clarke, Goodfellow, Higginson, Thomas, Denton, Garnett, Jamie Jackson, Mettam, Muldoon
Doubtful Higginson (match fitness)
Injured Adams (knee)
Suspended none
Disciplinary record Y55 R4
Leading scorer Leon Mettam (36)
Form (Past six away in league) W L L D W D
Record (away) P15 W7 D5 L3 F42 A34 Pts26
Record (overall) Pos3 P30 W17 D5 L8 F86 A64 Pts56

Match pointers
WITTON host the Premier Division’s leading scorers on Saturday, opponents against which they hope to complete a double after winning the return match in October.

Albion were winners at Wincham Park when Stocksbridge Park Steels visited a fortnight ago, though they remain three points from a position of safety at the bottom of the table.

Dave Walker had surgery on a hernia on Thursday, so is ruled out along with long-term absentee Anthony Sheehan.

Neville Thompson, left out after scoring twice at Stalybridge in the Cheshire FA Senior Cup, is back in the squad along with central defender Ben Harrison after he recovered from illness.

Witton won last season’s fixture, ending a sequence of three successive defeats in league games against the Tigers in Northwich.

Worksop hope to include leading scorer Leon Mettam after he recovered from an ankle injury.

Jack Muldoon should feature, though Connor Higginson’s lack of match fitness may rule him out. Jack Adams, injured in training on Thursday, is definitely unavailable.

Mark Shaw’s men have lost only once on the road against hosts in the table’s bottom half, though they haven’t kept a single clean sheet on their travels to date.

They make up for that with the biggest goals tally in the division away from home; 42 in 15 games.

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