The following arrangements are in place for our Buildbase FA Trophy fixture with Chester FC, to be played at The NetDec Stadium on Saturday, 10th December.
The match will kick off at 3pm.
Normal Matchday Prices apply: Adults £9, Over 65's £6, Students & Children £4. Please note: Kids Go Free Memberships are not valid for Cup games.
Please Note: Segregation will be in place with Witton fans at the Lostock End & Chester fans at the Wincham End.
Social Club Access: Before the game, the Social Club is accessible by way of the main entrance ONLY. From half time onwards the Social Club is accessible from inside the stadium via a passageway within the main stand
Should a replay be necessary, it will take place at Chester's Lookers Vauxhall Stadium on Tuesday, 13th December - kick off 7.45pm with extra time & penalties if needed.
Admission Prices for the replay (if required) will be: Adults £10, Concessions £8, 16 - 19's £5, Under 16's £3, Under 5's Free.
I can see the reason for segregation, but seems pointless when fans will be mingling together before the match and at halftime in the bar. I was talking to a chester fan today and he reckons they will be bringing around 500 fans.
Have to accept the clubs decision on segregation, but considering the very good relationship between the two clubs in the recent past, it is a shame that the remote chance of a few knuckle dragging brain doners causing trouble has led to this. The only fighting many of us will be doing is for breath on the walk from the car park.
Probably because there will be a lot more Chester fans than Albion supporters ? I can remember this happening before where we have played teams with an expected large away support.
Another question though - are we opening the Vics tea Bar? If not I can't see the Chester fans being too happy that we have a tea bar open and they don't or are both tea bars closed and the refreshments in the club only ?
We segregated fans against FC United a couple of years ago and gave them the home end although there were plenty of their supporters in the Lostock end too, both sets of supporters were drinking in the Social club without any issues.
In the Conference every club segregate away fans so the Chester fans will be used to it, it's a shame but i understand why the decision has been taken.
Let's just hope it's a cracking game with a good atmosphere and no trouble
you can fit 1000+ in the lostock end so put them in there.whoever made this decision needs to have a re-think as we are the HOME team but as the the norm the die hard witton fans are being shafted again.
There is a legal duty for Witton Albion to ensure fan safety, if any trouble did occur we could be liable for any non segregation and further No Witton fan is being shafted -its just applying common sense in :
1). Using our segregation facility and
2). Giving the larger end to Chester who will certainly have the larger capacity requirement on the day
This has been applied several times before in all the large attendance games and has worked very well so why take any risks.
we're virtually giving up home advantage and if they do bring 500 why do they need 3 sides of the ground and as was stated earlier we'll be in the club together drinking so that makes a mockery of segregation but as long as people spend their money thats all that seems to matter.
When Chester FC last visited it was in the league during their rise back up. It was an evening game and they brought a fair few hundred, possibly 400-500, they had the Lostock end with segregation in place. There was no trouble.
When FC UTD came they could have won promotion that day and they brought 900-1000 and had the Wincham end. In the second half they were let into the Lostock end too and some were singing among us, this was very annoying and I did ask one of our stewards why. There was no trouble though and there is no segregation in the social club.
Anyway the decision has been made on the basis of Chester having more fans there than us and it won't be changed now so lets support our brilliant lads as best we can (our 190 made some noise on Tuesday) COME ON THE ALBIOOOON!!
postyred wrote: we're virtually giving up home advantage and if they do bring 500 why do they need 3 sides of the ground and as was stated earlier we'll be in the club together drinking so that makes a mockery of segregation but as long as people spend their money thats all that seems to matter.
The mere fact that Chester will have 50% more support than us somewhat relinquishes home advantage. It really doesn't matter where we stand to watch this amazing team and not having the Wincham end will make no difference whatsoever. It will just be nice to see a crowd at the Netdec and watch the lads rise to the occasion once again. UTA