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Witton Albion seek back-to-back away wins for the first time this season when they visit Droylsden
Droylsden v Witton Albion (Kick off 3pm)
Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division
Venue Butcher’s Arms, Market Street, Droylsden, Manchester M43 7AY
Referee Colin Whitaker
Admission Adults £10, Concessions (NUS/OAP) £6, Under 16s £2
Odds None available
Droylsden (from) Dootson (GK), Hibbert, Jeffries, Lattie, Lynch, McNamara, Murphy, Bold, Freakes, Knowles, Marcos, Matthews, McLoughlin, Parker, Wharton, Dean, Gonzales, Madeley
Disciplinary record Y77 R10
Leading scorer Sam Madeley (6)
Form (Past six home in league) L L L L L L
Record (home) P18 W0 D2 L16 F13 A72 Pts2
Record (overall) Pos24 P38 W0 D3 L35 F28 A147 Pts3
Witton (from) Cooper (GK), Bodie, Brown, Gardner, Harrison, Moyo, Andrews, Breeze, Crofts, Dawson, Hancock, Jackson, Powell, Sheehan, Bakkor, Moseley, Titchiner
Doubtful Hancock (hamstring)
Injured Walker (ankle)
Disciplinary record Y67 R4
Leading scorer Josh Hancock (15)
Form (Past six away in league) W D L L L D
Record (away) P18 W3 D7 L8 F23 A35 Pts16
Record (overall) Pos19 P36 W12 D9 L15 F59 A59 Pts45
WITTON Albion ended a five-month wait to win a Premier Division match away from Wincham Park when they won 3-1 at Skelmersdale United in midweek.
Now their target is to score maximum points on successive road trips with relegated Droylsden – yet to win a league game in 36 attempts this season – their hosts on Saturday.
Brian Pritchard’s men are unbeaten now in half a dozen matches, a sequence bettered only by AFC Fylde and FC United of Manchester.
They also start a Northern Premier League encounter outside of the drop zone for the first time in the current calendar year.
The visitors will be without long-term injury absentee Dave Walker (ankle), though Cliff Moyo and Josh Hancock (both hamstring) should be fit enough to feature.
Hosts Droylsden have lost their past 14 matches on their own pitch, conceding 66 goals.
Indeed, only games at free-scoring Worksop Town’s Sandy Lane home have yielded more this term.
Dave Pace’s men were on the wrong end of a six-goal drubbing at Grantham Town last weekend, though goalkeeper Craig Dootson’s first half dismissal served to distort the result.
The Bloods, who host Witton in a league game for the first time since November 17 1998, have no injury concerns.
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