A win for Witton Albion against Trafford would make mathematically safe their Premier Division position

Witton v Trafford: preview

Witton v Trafford: preview

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

Witton Albion v Trafford (Kick off 3pm)
Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division
Wincham Park
Admission Adults £9.50, Concessions £7 (NUS/OAP/under 16s), under 15s £3
Odds (Coral) Witton 11/10, Draw 5/2, Trafford 7/4
Last season n/a

Witton (from) Cooper (GK), Bodie, Brown, Gardner, Harrison, Moyo, Danny Andrews, Breeze, Davidson, Dawson, Hancock, Jackson, Powell, Sheehan, Bakkor, Burleigh, Moseley, Titchiner
Doubtful Dawson (ankle), Harrison (groin)
Injured Walker (ankle)
Suspended none
Disciplinary record Y80 R4
Leading scorer Josh Hancock (both 16)
Form (Past six home in league) W W L W W D
Record (home) P21 W11 D2 L8 F42 A31 Pts35
Record (overall) Pos17 P42 W15 D9 L18 F69 A71 Pts54

Trafford (from) Read (GK), Buckley-Smith (GK), Bayunu, Beadle, Heron, Jones, Mason, Smart, Welsh, Martyn Andrews, Ashton, Fallon, Hackney, Palmer, Schofield, Derbyshire, Oakes, Payne
Doubtful n/k
Injured Shaw (match fitness)
Suspended none
Disciplinary record Y64 R8
Leading scorer Shelton Payne (28)
Form (Past six away in league) W W W L D L
Record (away) P20 W6 D6 L8 F30 A34 Pts24
Record (overall) Pos13 P41 W17 D8 L16 F62 A65 Pts59

Match pointers
IF Witton record a third successive home win, then they are certain to play again in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League’s top tier next season.

Albion have lost only one of their past nine matches at Wincham Park, so can be confident of doing so.

Eight of their 11 victories on home turf this term have been against teams from the table’s bottom half too.

Manager Brian Pritchard will wait until the latest possible moment for Ben Harrison (groin) and Jon Dawson (ankle) to prove their fitness after both sat out Tuesday’s win against Frickley.

Visitors Trafford have returned home with maximum points from three of their past four visits to Wincham Park to play a Northern Premier League game.

They have scored eight times in the previous two trips.

Garry Vaughan’s man can be confident of hitting the net again, for Witton have not shut out a guest on their own pitch since November – a sequence of 11 games.

Trafford have won each of their past three away encounters in the Premier Division, their best sequence of the season.

Midfield pair Rory Fallon and Tom Schofield will hope to impress against their former club, though Joe Shaw will miss out after only recently returning to training following knee surgery.

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6:34pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Fredericus says...

Witton were absolutely woeful today and their problems were exacerbated by an in form Trafford.
Witton were absolutely woeful today and their problems were exacerbated by an in form Trafford. Fredericus
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