Witton travel to South Yorkshire on Saturday as they take on Shaw Lane AFC in an Evo-Stik Premier Division fixture. The Ducks are going well and currently occupy third place in the table just three points behind leaders Altrincham. Last season saw them clinch the Evo-Stik Division One South title although Albion ran them very close, before gaining promotion through the Play Offs. This season has seen changes both on and off the field with them re locating to groundshare with neighbours Athersley Recreation. The other change saw manager Craig Elliott depart to take over at Vanarama League North side Boston United but, they have managed to keep the majority of last season's title-winning squad together with a couple of additions. The Ducks made a slow start to their league campaign in the Premier Division but after a consistent run of form are now challenging for honours. Witton performed well against their hosts last season, winning the home game and losing the return fixture towards the latter end of the season when they almost caught them. Kick off at Sheerien Park is 3pm.
SHAW LANE AFC,
Directions: M56/M60. Merge onto M60 and follow for 6.8 miles. At junction 24, take the A57 exit to M67/M'cr City Centre/Denton/Hyde/Sheffield and continue for 0.3 miles. At Denton Island, take the 3rd exit onto M67 heading to Denton/A57/Hyde/Barnsley/Sheffield and follow for 4.9 miles. At Hattersley Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Hyde Road/A57. Continue to follow A57 for 1.3 miles. Continue onto Market Street/A628 and follow for 13.7 miles. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A628 and follow for 3.8 miles. Turn left onto Well House Lane and continue for 0.4 miles. Turn right onto Halifax Road/A629 and follow for 0.2 miles. Turn left onto Renald Lane and continue for 0.7 miles. Continue onto Gadding Moor Road and follow for 0.5 miles. Continue onto North Lane, follow for 1.0 miles. Turn right onto Lane Head Road/A635. Continue to follow A635 for 2.7 miles. Turn left onto Barugh Lane/B6428 and follow for 0.5 miles. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Barnsley Road/A637 continue 371 ft. Turn right onto Dearne Hall Road/B6428 follow for 1.3 miles. Turn right onto Blacker Road/B6131. Continue to follow B6131, go through 1 roundabout. After 0.7 miles, slight right onto Wakefield Road/A61 continue for 0.2 miles. Turn right onto Newstead Road, go through 1 roundabout and follow for 0.4 miles. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Ollerton Road and continue for 0.3 miles. Turn left to stay on Ollerton Road, stadium is on the left.
Parking: The Car Park has around 80 spaces.
Admission Prices: Adults £8, Concessions £5, Under 16's £2, Under 11's Admitted Free.
Matchday Programme: £2.
Social Club: The Social Club is a green building located inside the stadium - it is not very big.
Refreshments: The Tea Bar is next to the Social Club.
Subject to the pitch inspection, I will be driving to the game tomorrow, leaving about midday. I have no passengers, so if anybody wants a lift, pm me on here. (I can fit in about 3 big people, or 4 medium people besides myself). I would go on the coach, but I am not a good coach traveler, especially when it is across country.