Witton Albion target end to sequence away from home with victory when they visit Stafford Rangers

Stafford v Witton: preview

Stafford v Witton: preview

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

Stafford Rangers v Witton Albion (Kick off 3pm)
Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division
Venue
Marston Road, Stafford, ST16 3UF
Admission Adults £10, Concessions £7 (NUS/OAP), Under 16s £5, Accompanied under 12s Free
Odds (BetFred) Stafford 8/5, Draw 13/5, Witton 5/4
Last season Stafford 0 Witton 0 (Northern Premier League Premier Division, February 26 2013)

Stafford (from) Brain (GK), Matthew Johnson (GK), Ballinger, Bullock, Chalmers, Davies, Jermaine Johnson, Burke, Craney, Curtis, Griffiths, Lees, Reid, Smikle, Berkeley, Cope, Henderson, McCarthy
Doubtful n/k
Injured n/k
Suspended none
Disciplinary record Y56 R4
Leading scorer Dan Cope (6)
Form (Past six home in league) D L W W L L
Record (home) P18 W4 D5 L9 F28 A41 Pts17
Record (overall) Pos22 P35 W6 D6 L23 F43 A93 Pts24

Witton (from) Cooper (GK), Plant (GK), Bodie, Brown, Gardner, Harrison, Andrews, Breeze, Crofts, Dawson, Hancock, Jackson, Powell, Sheehan, Bakkor, Moseley, Titchiner, Walker
Doubtful Walker (match fitness)
Injured Moyo (hamstring)
Suspended none
Disciplinary record Y59 R4
Leading scorer Josh Hancock (14)
Form (Past six away in league) L L L D D L
Record (away) P16 W2 D6 L8 F18 A32 Pts12
Record (overall) Pos21 P32 W9 D8 L15 F49 A54 Pts35

Match pointers
WITTON, six points adrift of a position of safety in the Premier Division, are desperate to end a five-month wait to win away from home.

That sequence without a victory is 10 matches, six of those defeats.

They have travelled to eight teams currently in the table’s bottom half, drawing on five occasions.

Brian Pritchard’s men have improved since losing at Stamford a fortnight ago, adding four points to their total in back-to-back games at Wincham Park.

Club captain Anthony Sheehan and striker Dave Walker both played for the reserves on Thursday night, helping both to make progress towards full fitness after spells out injured.

Hosts Stafford have improved since Graham Heathcote took charge, claiming seven points from half a dozen matches.

His predecessor Andy Mutch needed 15 games to muster the same tally before leaving Marston Road in early January.

Indeed, Boro have failed to keep a clean sheet in front of their own fans this term in 18 attempts.

They lost 5-0 in Northwich back in October, with the line-up this weekend likely to be much-changed from the one that started that game.

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