Why should I watch..? 

To see if Witton Albion can put behind them a disappointing defeat at Grantham last weekend by pushing Workington closer to the Premier Division trapdoor. 

Carl Macauley’s men are also seeking a double over the back-markers after winning 2-0 in the return in February. 

His side’s form has improved at Wincham Park and they have lost only once, against in-form Buxton, in the past six Northern Premier League matches in front of their own supporters. 

Workington have lost five of their past six games, including a crucial head-to-head with fellow strugglers Mickleover in midweek, and find themselves four points adrift of a position of safety. 

Curiously, they have been much more convincing away from Borough Park and have taken back maximum points from three of their past four away trips. 

What they’ve said 

“In the past couple of games, we’ve come out all guns blazing and the lads deserve credit for that because it’s something we demand of them. 

“The difference at Grantham [last weekend] was that we didn’t score while we were on top and make them chase us. 

“We’ll challenge them to respond, like we always do, when we play Workington.” 

Gary Martindale, Witton Albion assistant manager 

In numbers 

A victory will secure for Witton only their second double of the campaign in the Premier Division; the only rivals they have beaten twice to date are Cheshire neighbours Nantwich 

Witton team news 

Carl Macauley reports that Osebi Abadaki is ruled out by an injury, but defender River Humphreys returns after missing last weekend’s trip to Grantham Town. 

Matty Devine (shoulder) continues to convalesce while Will Booth (knee), Chris Noone (knee) and Nick Ryan (leg) are long-term absentees. 

Form guide (past six league games) 

Witton L D D W W L 

Workington L L W L L L 


Witton Y64 R3 

Workington Y85 R6 

This season’s previous meeting 

Workington 0-2 Witton: match report 

Last season 

Witton 1-0 Workington (October 10, 2017) 

Workington 1-1 Witton (August 22, 2017) 

From the archive… 

Remember when Workington visited Wincham Park for an FA Trophy second qualifying round tie in November 2014? 

The teams shared six goals, leading to a replay that Reds won, and Danny Andrews’ brilliant strike from distance on 78 minutes made it 3-3. 

An Albion side managed by Tony Sullivan had twice led, thanks to goals from Alex Titchiner and Jamie Rainford, before Phil McLuckie appeared to have sent the Cumbrian side through from close-range. 

Curiously Alex Salmon, son of now Witton chairman John, was sent off for Workington during the closing stages. 

The Guardian was there, and this is how we reported it: Witton 3-3 Workington

Odds (Bet Victor) 

Witton 23/20 

Draw 12/5 

Workington 23/10 

Essential information 

When Saturday, April 6 2019 

Kick-off 3pm                                           

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