Why should I watch..?

To see if Witton can complete a double over hosts Grantham and put behind them the disappointment of successive draws.

Carl Macauley’s men led entering the 90th minute of meetings with Stafford and then Basford last week only for both opponents to score an equaliser in injury time.

However Albion’s performances on each occasion are reason to be cheerful.

They have slipped a place in the Northern Premier League’s Premier Division table after North Ferriby’s results were wiped from the records but still hope to finish the season occupying a position in the top 10.

Grantham halted a sequence of three defeats when they claimed a creditable draw with play-offs hopefuls Nantwich last time out.

The Gingerbreads have won two of the three home matches they have played in the Premier Division since Paul Rawden and Russ Cousins were appointed as joint managers last month.

READ > Witton 2-2 Basford: match report

What they’ve said

“We know what Witton can do and how they play because we saw them not so long ago but I’m sure that we have the confidence and the skill to beat them on Saturday."

Paul Rawden, Grantham Town co-manager

“As a player, when you concede a last-minute goal then you want the next game to follow quickly so you can put it right.

“However as the manager I’m thinking a week off isn’t so bad because I wanted them to rest!

“I think these lads are sensible enough to have reached a conclusion we deserve more from the game last weekend.

“I’ll certainly be reminding them of the performance and work-rate they put in because that made me happy.”

Carl Macauley, Witton Albion manager

Numbers game

If Albion avoid defeat they will match their longest sequence without defeat in the Premier Division this season – five matches

It’s an important afternoon for...

Ben Harrison

If River Humphreys is ruled out by an injury the defender on loan from Altrincham will be expected to take on a role marshalling Witton’s back four.

He has proved already he can do that during a 1-1 draw with Stafford at Wincham Park on his debut earlier this month.

Grantham team news

The Gingerbreads recruited two players, defender Jake Green from Frickley and former North Ferriby United wide man Niah Payne, before a registrations deadline on Thursday.

Obaro Edobor has returned following a loan stay with Belper.

However Callum Coyle (groin) is ruled out by an injury.

Witton team news

Manager Carl Macauley reports that influential central defender River Humphreys is an injury doubt.

However he expects to have loan duo Ben Harrison and Luke Offord available again after they both missed last weekend’s draw with Basford United at Wincham Park.

Matty Devine (dislocated shoulder) is ruled out by an injury, joining long-term absentees Will Booth, Chris Noone (both knee) and Nick Ryan (leg) on a list of unavailable players.

Form guide (past six league games)

Grantham D L L L W L

Witton D D W W L W


Grantham Y51 R3

Witton Y64 R3

This season’s previous meeting

Witton 1-0 Grantham: match report

Last season’s meetings

Grantham 1-1 Witton (February 3, 2018)

Witton 2-3 Grantham (December 2, 2017)

Odds (Bet Victor)

Grantham 8/5

Draw 12/5

Witton 13/8

Essential information

When Saturday, March 30

Kick-off 3pm

Address South Kesteven Sports Stadium, Trent Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 7XQ

Admission Adults £10, Concessions £6, Under 18s £3, Under 15s Free

Parking Available for free at the ground