I've just drove home from Telford, and the M6 was flooded in parts (most of the journey was restricted to 40-50mph). I think tomorrows game is in jeopardy, and I think we will be subject to an inspection at some point.
Boxing Day sees Witton welcome Cheshire neighbours Warrington Town to The NetDec Stadium, in an Evo-Stik Premier Division fixture. Town now under the management of former Chester midfielder Paul Carden, have had a good start to their campaign and currentlyoccupy one of the Play Off spots going into the game. Amongst their squad are a few faces that will be familiar to Albion fans including, Adam Carden who happens to be the brother of the manager and Liam Goulding, who had a brief spell with Witton a few seasons ago whilst then on loan from Accrington Stanley before going to play at Wealdstone and then arriving at Warrington. Another face which may be known to some Wittoners, is midfielder Jamie Davis who featured in a few of the minor cup games during his stay with the club. Derby fixtures at any time of the season tend to capture the imagination and this one has all the ingredients to be an entertaining affair, as both teams like to play football. Witton go into the game off the back of an excellent performance and victory at Sutton Coldfield Town, which will surely give them confidence and the added bonus of scoring six goals. Warrington will be looking to keep pace with the top teams and will be hoping to put Saturday's home defeat to Coalville Town behind them. Three points for Albion also takes them to within one point of their opponents, at a time when games come thick and fast over the holiday period. Kick off at The NetDec Stadium is 3pm.
Parking: The Car Park is past the Social Club on the right.
Admission Prices: Adults £10, Concessions £7, Under 18's £3 (Free with Membership Card). H.M. Forces Personnel Admitted Free.
Matchday Programme: £2. A 44 - page bumper edition - including a two-page feature on former Witton central defender Mick "Killer" Kilduff, who is attending the game.
Social Club: The Social Club is open from 1pm.
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. Alcohol is permitted inside the stadium but MUST be in a plastic beaker.
Refreshments: Food is available from inside the Social Club before & after the game. The Tea Bar is also open during the game inside the stadium.
Please note: As the Social Club is now a full-time food preparation area, dogs are not permitted inside the building - with the exception of assistance dogs (hearing & visually impaired).
Additional information: The half-price Season Ticket offer takes effect from Tuesday's game and runs to the end of the regular playing season. Integro League Cup games are included but Cheshire Senior Cup, Mid Cheshire District FA Senior Cup & Play Off fixtures are not included in this offer.
The road was flooded not far from where those caravans are in the layby yesterday evening with that heavy downpour. I hope we are on today for what will be a tough test against Warrington COME ON THE ALBIOOON!