Why should I watch..?

To see if Witton can follow up a morale-boosting win against Lancaster on Saturday with another.

Albion climbed out of the Northern Premier League Premier Division table’s bottom-three as a reward, and are keen to continue an upward trajectory by beating Stalybridge – something they did in both meetings last season.

Carl Macauley’s men scored nine goals in those games, including four in the fixture at Wincham Park.

The Celts make a short hop across Cheshire in the midst of a dip in form that has seen them fail to collect maximum points from any of their past five games.

However they did salvage a draw last weekend when Neil Kengni scored in the last minute of a head-to-head with Buxton.

What they’ve said

“The challenge for us is whether we can play with the same energy levels and intensity that we did on Saturday.

“These lads really put in a shift – they gave everything – to ensure we recorded what was a huge win in our season.

“Stalybridge won’t make it easy for us, just like no side does in this division, but we want to keep picking up as many points as we can from our home games.”

Carl Macauley, Witton Albion manager

Numbers game

Stalybridge have lost four of their past five Northern Premier League Premier Division fixtures away from home, conceding 11 goals

Witton team news

Full-back James Yates serves a one-match ban as punishment for receiving five cautions to date.

Billy Smart, dismissed during last weekend’s win against Lancaster, is available for the final time before serving a four-game suspension.

Meanwhile Carl Macauley hopes to have River Humphreys available again after illness prevented the defender from taking part on Saturday.

Form guide (past six league games)

Witton W L L W D L

Stalybridge D L D L L W

Remember when…

Witton hosted Stalybridge in last season’s corresponding fixture?

Nick Ryan and Steve Tames, twice, scored against their former club to send Witton to the top of the table.

Will Jones was on target too for Albion during an inspired opening half-hour during which they established a 2-0 lead.

Odds (Betfred)

Witton 6/4

Draw 5/2

Stalybridge 7/5

Last season’s meetings

Stalybridge 0-5 Witton (April 26, 2018)

Witton 4-1 Stalybridge (September 19, 2017)

Essential information

When Tuesday, November 6

Kick-off 7.45pm

Address Wincham Park, Chapel Street, Wincham, Northwich CW9 6DA

Admission Adults £10, Concessions £7, Under 21s £5, Under 16s £2

Parking Available for free at the ground