Witton make the long trip to Whitby Town on Saturday in an Evo-Stik Premier Division fixture. The Seasiders have had a difficult start to the season and currently sit in the lower half of the table, and are without a win in ten games going into the weekend. They enjoyed an excellent season last time around and narrowly missed out on the Play Offs, finishing sixth and two points behind the fifth placed Tea. Their plight hasn't been helped by the departures of goalkeeper Shane Bland, who joined National League North Spennymoor Town after playing over 200 games for the club and leading goalscorer David Carson, who recently departed for Morpeth Town. The current squad has a blend of youth and experience, particularly in midfielder Andy Monkhouse who had a distinguished league career with Hartlepool United and will rely heavily on the goals of Matty Tymon. Whitby always provide Witton with a difficult test and there is no reason to suggest that this game will be any different. Kick off at The Turnbull Ground is 3pm.
WHITBY TOWN FC,
THE TURNBULL GROUND,
Directions: Merge onto M56 and continue for 5.4 miles. Keep right at the fork to stay on M56, follow signs for A5103/City/Centre/M60 N & W/M62 W/M61 for 0.8 miles. Continue onto Princess Parkway/A5103 and follow for 0.7 miles. Merge onto M60 via the slip road to Ring Road (W & N)/Liverpool/Bolton/Leeds/M61/M62 and follow for 15.0 miles. Keep right to continue on M62 for 27.2 miles. Keep right at the fork to stay on M62 and follow for 9.8 miles. At junction 29, take the M1 North exit to M621/Leeds and continue for 0.9 miles. Merge onto M1 for 0.7 miles. Keep left at the fork to stay on M1, follow signs for Leeds (East). After 10.5 miles merge onto A1(M) and follow for 1.5 miles. At junction 44, exit onto A64 towards York and continue for 19.4 miles. At Hopgrove Roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A64 for 15.6 miles. Take the A169/B1257 towards Whitby/Pickering/Malton and follow for 0.2 miles. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A169 and follow for 6.8 miles. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Kirkham Lane/A169. Continue to follow A169 for 18.5 miles. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Guisborough Road/A171 and follow for 0.4 miles. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto B1460 and continue for 1.0 mile. Turn left onto Love Lane/B1416 and carry on for 0.3 miles. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto White Bridge Road/A174. Continue to follow A174 for 0.3 miles. Football Ground is on the left.
Parking: Parking spaces are severely limited at the Turnbull Ground and supporters are encouraged to park at Whitby Leisure Centre, just off Crescent Avenue, postcode: YO21 3HT. Street parking is available in the surrounding streets, though this too is limited Whitby Town Football Club cannot take any responsibility, however, for cars, and owners park at their own risk.
Admission Prices: Adults £10, Concessions £6, Children U18 £3, Children U16 (with paying adult) FREE
Matchday Programme: £2.
Social Club: The Social Club is at the far end of the Car Park past the main stand.
Refreshments: The Club Canteen is on the left as you enter the stadium.
Travel Information: There are a limited number of seats available on the Team Coach - departing from The NetDec Stadium at 9.15am. Cost: £15. Please contact Graham Crouch for further details.
One we could win today if we get it right and play to our best, Whitby are 18th so we could do with 3 points but no easy games in this tough league, team selection will be tough as well my view on Carls team
Gards, Brown, Ryan, Devine
Prince, Owens, Foley, Dale
Personally I would like to see Wilson come into 5 at the back and Dale missing out with Prince, Owens and Foley in a centre mid 3 with Gards and Devine providing the width. whatever we select good luck and UTA
Would always find a place for McKenna away from home, so much energy and pace.
I have been retired for 8 years now and I can confirm two things; You cannot work out how you found time to go to work and it is wonderful to be TOTALLY in charge of your life, with the wife's permission of course. Read me in the Our Town magazine.