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Witton Albion vs Lancaster City. 5 months 2 days ago #16

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James Hooper with another attempt from long range on 79 minutes which curled just wide of the target as Albion look for an equaliser.

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Witton Albion vs Lancaster City. 5 months 2 days ago #17

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Latest Score from Wincham Park:

Witton Albion 1 Lancaster City 3.

Sam Fishburn gets his second of the game on 86 minutes firing low past Greg Hall in the Albion goal.

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Witton Albion vs Lancaster City. 5 months 2 days ago #18

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Latest Score from Wincham Park:

Witton Albion 2 Lancaster City 3.

James Hooper pulls one back for Witton on 90 minutes from a 25 yard free-kick.

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Witton Albion vs Lancaster City. 5 months 2 days ago #19

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4 minutes of added time.

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Witton Albion vs Lancaster City. 5 months 2 days ago #20

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Full Time Score from Wincham Park:

Witton Albion 2 Lancaster City 3.

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Witton Albion vs Lancaster City. 5 months 2 days ago #21

Not quite sure what to make of tonight's Albion performance,

Lancaster were certainly far tougher opposition than Gainsborough were on Saturday and overall, probably deserved their 3-2 win.

Thought the home defence looked a bit error prone tonight as the Lancaster team worked hard out of possession in the first half to close down space and prevent Witton from playing the ball out from defence. Often forcing unnecessary mistakes such as the one that resulted in their second goal.

In midfield and up front, the Albion were also looking a tad lightweight against a no nonsense Lancaster team ably led by the experienced ex-Chorley defender Andy Teague, who was aided and assisted by wily ex-Barrow midfielder Niall Cowperthwaite.

On the positive side however, Witton do look quite dangerous from set pieces. Indeed, all three league goals this season so far, have come from corners and/or free kicks.

Of course, it didn't help that a number of key players were missing tonight.

Will they be back at the weekend as Saturday at home against South Shields, is a game which will undoubtedly be another tough test.

Upwards and onwards and all that.

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Witton Albion vs Lancaster City. 5 months 2 days ago #22

Very poor in the first half James Hooper worked hard upfront but he's not Rob Hopley or Will Jones, he's better playing off somebody. Weak in midfield without Billy Smart & I thought McNulty's short passes every time were putting us under unnecessary pressure.

The second half was better, JJ looked good running at people but we cannot rely on an 18yr old week in & out. Wardle solid despite carrying an obvious injury, Nick Ryan steady but we all know he's playing out of position. Hopefully Jay Foley starts on Saturday. Something to build on with the second half performance but a big improvement needed.

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Witton Albion vs Lancaster City. 5 months 2 days ago #23

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Not a great display capped by a Greg Hall horror show. This is how I thought we would play after a terrible pre season, plenty of guts and effort but little style or football played. I know we have a few injuries but I'm not sure they would add a lot maybe a bit more experience?

The 2 new loan players have potential but lost a lot of possession by over playing. Nick Ryan is no midfielder and JJ is a young winger not a striker. 3-2 flattered us really and it was a suprise to see us score 2 goals and yes, we did well at set pieces but open play was awful. Signings needed?
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Witton Albion vs Lancaster City. 5 months 2 days ago #24

I agree with everything C.J says.

Definitely new signings needed BUT where is the money coming from? 309 there last night and on crowds that big we cannot compete with some clubs.

A big improvement needed on and off the pitch for the club to move forward and not just languish in mid table.

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Witton Albion vs Lancaster City. 5 months 1 day ago #25

It's really difficult to make sense of where we are as a team right now.

I watched the first half, but left at half time. It's a really hard watch (again). I know we have injuries to key players but It's not an enjoyable outing at the moment.

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Witton Albion vs Lancaster City. 5 months 1 day ago #26

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We have a decent budget to compete but not win this league, but we seem to spend poorly. We had a decent but small squad, lost Bakkor and Smart and what did we do?, brought in 2 young loan defenders when every Wittoner who saw the pre season knows we badly needed at the very least a striker and midfielder.

Have to agree with Knutsfordian it's a very hard watch at the moment. Turgid is a decent word for it! Action is required urgently.
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Witton Albion vs Lancaster City. 5 months 23 hours ago #27

C.J, I have no idea what the budget is but I'm guessing it's in the bottom 6 of clubs in our division. Agreed we need a forward but when forwards in the division below are getting £250 a week, we would be looking at £350/400 a week on a 12 month deal. So maybe Carl and Gary have to shop in Aldi (I know there's some bargains) not Waitrose when getting players. It's frustrating for fans but I'm guessing the management are equally as frustrated.

Again, I don't kow the ins & outs of why Scott Bakkor left but, if you look at his profile on Stalybridge website he's had 7 clubs in 5 years so, history says he doesn't stay around at clubs long.

I'm sure Tuesday was a one off and the lads will get it right on Saturday and a good home following behind them.

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Witton Albion vs Lancaster City. 5 months 17 hours ago #28

Thought Lancaster had an effective game plan first half on Tuesday night, ratting around and closing down the home side. Obviously it was high intensity though, which meant that Witton were just starting to get back in the game, to a greater or lesser degree as the visitors started to tire in the second half.

Early days yet, but could be a long season if there's no overall improvement by the Albion anytime soon. Noting that four teams now go down from the NPL at the season end in April.

Saturday vs South Shields will be a toughie!

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Witton Albion vs Lancaster City. 5 months 5 hours ago #29

Peter M, I can't believe after 2 games you're already worrying about teams going down. YES, Tuesday was a poor performance but do people not remember last season losing against Whitby at home first game and then going on a good run until the season was cancelled.

It's now time for the crowd to get behind the team instead of the place being like a graveyard at times. Yes I know you need something to cheer but, the crowd lift the players and the players lift the crowd and tomorrow is a perfect time to start.
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Witton Albion vs Lancaster City. 4 months 4 weeks ago #30

Well said ''distant'' !

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