Witton Albion seek third win this season against Divison One North strugglers Ossett Albion

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Ossett Albion v Witton Albion (Kick off 3pm)
Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One North

Venue The Warehouse Systems Stadium, Queen’s Terrace, Dimple Wells, Ossett, WF5 8JT
Referee Mark Jones (Mansfield)
Admission Adults £7, Concessions (NUS/OAP) £4, U16s £1
Previous meeting Ossett 0 Witton 6 (September 3, 2011, FA Cup Preliminary Round)

Ossett (from) Wood (GK), Gay, Holt, McManus, Quinn, Taylor, Ferguson, Fox, Guiry, Hayton, Lucas, Noble, Poole, Jordan, Kelly, Melcher, Thompson, Tracey
Doubtful Guiry (n/k), Holt (n/k), Kelly (ankle)
Injured n/k
Suspended none
Disciplinary (up to end of December 2011) Y20 R4
Top scorer Dale Kelly, Richard Tracey (both 7)
Form (Past six home in league) W D W D L W
Record (Home) P13 W4 D2 L7 F16 A27 Pts14
Record (Overall) Pos20 P27 W6 D4 L17 F34 A67 Pts22

Witton (from) Cooper (GK), Booth, Gardner, Glover, Ben Harrison, Wood, Andrews, Ennion, Hancock, James, Schofield, Sheehan, Woolley, Buchan, Gahgan, Moseley, Newman, Titchiner
Doubtful Clampitt (calf)
Injured none
Suspended none
Disciplinary (up to end of December 2011) Y18 R5
Top scorer Alex Titchiner (24)
Form (Past six away in league) W W D W L L
Record (Away) P12 W7 D2 L3 F23 A16 Pts23
Record (Overall) Pos3 P25 W16 D2 L7 F52 A31 Pts50

Match pointers

WITTON seek to beat Ossett Albion for a third time this term when they head to West Yorkshire tomorrow, Saturday.

They have plundered ten goals in the previous two meetings.

Albion’s winning sequence in Division One North stands at three following a home humbling by Trafford earlier this month, helping them to third in the standings.

Manager Brian Pritchard expects to pick from a full squad – Jamie Harrison apart – for the trip, with Chris Gahgan pushing for a starting place in attack.

Carl Clampitt, Oliver James and Tom Schofield battle for a place alongside Anthony Sheehan, last week’s match-winner against Wakefield, in the heart of midfield.

Ossett have suffered a miserable week after suffering back-to-back defeats against leaders AFC Fylde and then Bamber Bridge, leaking seven goals.

Before that they had lost only once in seven league games since November.

It’s a run of results that helped Ossett to move three points clear of the drop zone.

Full backs Aaron Guiry and Stefan Holt both limped out of Tuesday’s 4-0 loss at Brig, while Dale Kelly has struggled with an ankle injury in recent weeks.

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