Witton travel to Merseyside on Saturday afternoon when they take on strugglers Marine AFC in an Evo-Stik Premier Division fixture. The Mariners find themselves in 22nd place going into the weekend games despite having one of the league's most prolific marksmen in Danny Mitchley. During our time together in the Cheshire League Marine tended to be a bogey team where Witton were concerned, particularly under long-standing former Manager Roly Howard but in recent seasons that trend has changed somewhat. This weekend 's fixture sees a number of Albion players returning to face a former club as well as current management team Carl Macauley & Gary Martindale so they will know everything about their former employers. At the same time, former Witton manager Tony Sullivan will be amongst the home side's coaching staff. Witton go into the game with the Play offs still a realistic prospect but with games coming thick and fast in the latter end of the season Witton will be looking to keep up the chase for a top five spot. Marine have already suffered eleven defeats in front of their own fans so will be looking for a change of fortune on Saturday. Kick off at The Marine Travel Arena is 3pm.
THE MARINE TRAVEL ARENA,
Directions: From the East & South: Leave the M62 at junction 6 and take the M57 to the end (Switch Island). At the end of the M57 take the A5036 (signposted Bootle & Docks). At the roundabout under the flyover, at the end of the road (by Docks), turn right onto the A565 following signs for 'Crosby' and 'Marine AFC' and follow this road for 1 mile. After passing the Tesco Express on your right, turn left at the traffic lights (by Merchant Taylors' School) into College Road. The ground is half a mile on your left. From the North: Leave the M6 at junction 26 and join the M58. Travel along the M58 to Switch Island at the end. Take the A5036 (signposted Bootle & Docks) and follow directions above.
Parking - Parking in the Club Car Park is reserved for Match Officials & Players only. There is plenty of parking available in the nearby streets. Please note that College Road has restricted parking for a maximum of two hours - this is patrolled by traffic wardens. For bigger games, the Club will announce details of additional parking facilities. Visit the homepage for details.
Admission Prices: Adults £10, Concessions £5, Under 11's Free with a paying adult.
Matchday Programme: £2 - On sale just inside the turnstiles.
Social Club: The Social Club is on the Car Park - open from 12noon.
Refreshments: The Scouse House is open from 2.15pm on Saturday games and 7pm on Midweek games and sells Hot & Cold Food & Drink. The Scouse House is located opposite the Club Shop, behind the main stand.
Travel Information: There is a Supporters coach departing from The Clocktower at 11.30am. Please contact: Jim Powell or Phil Carter for further details.
Marine have asked for volunteers to help clear standing water off the pitch this morning as they have had a lot of rain. There hasn't been any official announcements as yet regarding pitch inspections.
Exactly the type of team we slip up to however good we are, I would be delighted with a 2-1 win always been a tough game Marine. Not sure how we will set up with all the injuries recently but as we never find out lets hope they are all fit UTA