Witton begin their festive programme on Saturday, when the make the trip down the M6 to Sutton Coldfield Town. The Royals are currently bottom of the Premier Division and have only managed three wins in front of their own fans so far this season against Stalybridge Celtic, Buxton and surprisingly Shaw Lane on the opening day. They did perform reasonably well in the return fixture earlier in the season but went down to a single-goal defeat at Witton. Under the management of Richard Sneekes the former West Bromwich Albion and Bolton Wanderers midfielder, they are still within touching distance of the teams also down at the lower end of the table but have played more games than their fellow strugglers. The playing surface at Coles Lane has recently been replaced and is artificial, at a stadium where they also have Romulus as tenants so the surface does get plenty of use . Witton go into the weekend in ninth place and like everyone else, face a hectic schedule with four games in around ten days. So this time of the season can have a great impact on teams fortunes and playing personnel. Witton will be looking to get closer to the teams above them whilst the hosts will be hoping to put a run together, to help them climb the table. A difficult game can be expected as both teams have a lot to play for. Kick off at Coles Lane is 3pm.
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Directions: From M6: Exit M6 at Junction 6 (A5127 to Sutton Coldfield). Turn right at Odeon Cinema onto Holland Road, then first right into Coles Lane. Ground is 150 yards on left.
Parking: Parking arrangements at Coles Lane are limited with restricted parking on matchdays due to Health & Safety considerations and measures put in place to comply with Birmingham City Council, the FA and the NPL requirements. The main gates to the ground will be close 45 minutes prior to kick off and re opened 15 minutes after the final whistle. The only people entitled to park in the ground are: Players, Coaching Staff & Officials from both sides, Match Officials, Named guests from both sides and Home Season Ticket Holders. All other spectators must park locally and enter the ground via the 3 turnstiles.
Social Club: The large Social Club on the ground has a function room with capacity for 170 people and is located at one end of the stadium behind the goal.
Refreshments: The Tea Bar is at one end of the ground.
Travel Information: There a limited number of seats available on the Team Coach - departing from The NetDec Stadium at 11.30am. Cost: £10. Please contact: Graham Crouch on 07943 148271 for further details.
Additional Information: Sutton Coldfield Town have a special offer before the game in the Social Club. Between 12.30pm - 1.30pm an English Breakfast + 1st pint - £5. Also, the Club Shop will be open from 2pm.
Sutton Coldfield Town have today announced the signing of striker Justin Richards, 37, football league experience with West Bromwich Albion, Bristol Rovers, Colchester United, Peterborough United and Stevenage amongst others. Also played non-league with Tamworth & Stourbridge.
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