Why should I watch..?

To see if Witton can turn around their fortunes during a run of matches against the Premier Division’s best teams.

Albion have held their own against Warrington and then Farsley Celtic in the past week, only to succumb to a late goal on both occasions.

Their performance when the West Yorkshire outfit visited Wincham Park on Saturday was more impressive given that they took to the field with a depleted starting line-up.

Nantwich boss Dave Cooke was an interested observer at the weekend and will be optimistic his in-form side can avenge a 2-0 defeat in the return game back in August.

The Dabbers are unbeaten in their past eight matches, winning half-a-dozen, and occupy top spot in the table at the start of 2019.

What they’ve said

“We went to Witton earlier in the season and they beat us 2-0.

“It’s going to be a very tough game, but we’ve done our homework on them and hopefully we can start 2019 by picking up another three points”

Dave Cooke, Nantwich Town manager

“We should be positive because we’ve proven this week that we can compete with these sides.

“What I am looking for is a bit more courage when we’re on the ball that will allow us to take control at delicate stages in games.

“Nantwich will be another test for us, but one we shouldn’t fear.”

Carl Macauley, Witton Albion manager

Numbers game

Witton have lost only one of their past six Northern Premier League matches away from home and are unbeaten in the past four

Witton team news

Carl Macauley is optimistic that River Humphreys will have recovered from an illness that ruled him out of Saturday’s defeat against Farsley Celtic.

Danny McKenna (ankle) played the closing stages of a 3-2 reverse, and hopes to be involved again too.

Cesaire (groin) and Chris Noone (knee) are definitely out, while Jordan Lussey completed a transfer from Chorley to Nuneaton Borough on New Year's Eve.

The midfielder had been with Witton on dual-registration terms, but hand injury prevented him from playing last weekend.

Nick Ryan is a long-term absentee.

Form guide (past six league games)

Nantwich W W W D W W

Witton L L W W D D


Nantwich Y55 R2

Witton Y43 R2

Last season’s meetings

Witton 4-1 Nantwich (January 27, 2018)

Nantwich 3-2 Witton (October 21, 2017)

Last time at Weaver Stadium

Nantwich 3-2 Witton: match report

Odds (SKY Bet)

Nantwich 8/15

Draw 3/1

Witton 7/2

Essential information

When Tuesday, January 1

Kick-off 3pm                                         

Address The Weaver Stadium, Waterlode, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 5BS

Admission Adults £10, Concessions £7, Under 16s £3

Parking Available for free at the ground