Why should I watch..?

Two of the Premier Division’s in-form sides meet for what is match of the day.

Coalville have won their past four league games, including a 5-2 success at home to Hednesford in midweek, a sequence that has propelled them to eighth in the table.

They run into a Witton side that will take over from Warrington at the standings’ summit if they can collect maximum points this weekend.

Carl Macauley’s men have already won two games on their travels this week, to Stafford and then Halesowen, to close to within two points of the pacesetters.

What they’ve said

“We’re a young side that’s vibrant and skilful. But we have failings, and we’re going to lose games.

“We’re ahead of where we were at this stage last season, and we’ll take one game at a time.

“It feels at the moment though as if we’re always coming up against sides that are going well.”

Tommy Brookbanks, Coalville manager

“Coalville are playing well, and will be full of confidence too after scoring five goals in midweek [against Hednesford].

“There’s no reason we can’t get a result. My players have been fantastic; they’ve made a fast start that is our trademark in the past couple of games.

“We’re scoring goals, and it’s a great incentive knowing a win will put us top of the table.”

Carl Macauley, Witton Albion manager

Numbers game

Witton have lost only one of their past 17 matches away from home in the Northern Premier League, a sequence that started in January

Witton team news

Work commitments will prevent midfielder Prince Haywood from starting for the first time this season. Paul Williams is on standby.

Goalkeeper Calvin Hare is also unavailable for the next fortnight.

Albion have been boosted though by news that Morecambe have agreed to extend Ben Hedley’s loan stay for another month.

Man to keep an eye on

Paul Williams

Has had to be patient in the past fortnight while watching on from the substitutes’ bench because of the form shown by James Foley, Ben Hedley and Prince Haywood in Witton’s midfield.

However Williams’ influence, not to mention his ability to deliver quality from set-pieces, is beyond any question.

The 31-year-old will want to take an opportunity to remind manager Carl Macauley of his capability.

Form guide (league)

Coalville W W W W L W

Witton W W D L W D

Most recent meetings

This is a first competitive meeting between the two clubs


Coalville 17/11

Draw 13/5

Witton 17/11

Essential information

When Saturday, September 16

Kick off 3pm

Address The Mander Cruickshank Solicitors Stadium, Owen Street, Coalville, Leicester LE67 3DA

Admission Adults £10, Concessions £7, Juniors £1

Parking Free at the ground