The start of Witton's Buildbase FA Challenge Trophy campaign sees them travel to familiar surroundings on Saturday afternoon, when they make the long trip to the North Yorkshire coast for the second time this season as they take on Whitby Town in the First Qualifying Round. Witton's record at Whitby Town is excellent and they will be looking to continue in the same manner following their victory at the end of August. The Seasiders began their league season in good form but had had fallen away in recent weeks before embarking on their present run of only one defeat in their last five games, so will be hoping to progress through to the next round. Witton will be looking to put on the kind of performances which saw them get so close to the FA Cup First Round but they face a difficult test as Whitby always prove to be competitive opponents in whatever competition they play in. They had an excellent result recently when they overcame Mickleover Sports quite convincingly beating them by four goals to nil so Witton will not be taking anything for granted. The game represents Witton's third successive cup fixture with the prospect of another one to follow depending on Saturday's outcome. They can provide a distraction in some ways from the league programme but the benefits of progress in non-league 's premier competition also bring prestige and incentives to clubs at our level. Kick off at Turnbull Ground is 3pm.
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Directions: Merge onto M56 and continue for 5.4 miles. Keep right at the fork to stay on M56, follow signs for A5103/City/Centre/M60 N & W/M62 W/M61 for 0.8 miles. Continue onto Princess Parkway/A5103 and follow for 0.7 miles. Merge onto M60 via the slip road to Ring Road (W & N)/Liverpool/Bolton/Leeds/M61/M62 and follow for 15.0 miles. Keep right to continue on M62 for 27.2 miles. Keep right at the fork to stay on M62 and follow for 9.8 miles. At junction 29, take the M1 North exit to M621/Leeds and continue for 0.9 miles. Merge onto M1 for 0.7 miles. Keep left at the fork to stay on M1, follow signs for Leeds (East). After 10.5 miles merge onto A1(M) and follow for 1.5 miles. At junction 44, exit onto A64 towards York and continue for 19.4 miles. At Hopgrove Roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A64 for 15.6 miles. Take the A169/B1257 towards Whitby/Pickering/Malton and follow for 0.2 miles. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A169 and follow for 6.8 miles. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Kirkham Lane/A169. Continue to follow A169 for 18.5 miles. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Guisborough Road/A171 and follow for 0.4 miles. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto B1460 and continue for 1.0 mile. Turn left onto Love Lane/B1416 and carry on for 0.3 miles. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto White Bridge Road/A174. Continue to follow A174 for 0.3 miles. Football Ground is on the left. (Total Distance - 146.5miles).
Parking: Parking spaces are severely limited at the Turnbull Ground and supporters are encouraged to park at Whitby Leisure Centre, just off Crescent Avenue, postcode: YO21 3HT. Street parking is available in the surrounding streets, though this too is limited. Whitby Town Football Club cannot take any responsibility however for cars, and owners park at their own risk.
Admission Prices: Adults £10, Concessions £6, Under 18's £3, Children U16's (with a paying adult) FREE.
Matchday Programme: £2.
Social Club: The Social Club is at the far end of the Car Park past the main stand.
Refreshments: The Club Canteen is on the left as you enter the stadium.
Additional Information: Should Saturday's game be drawn after normal time, the replay is scheduled to be played on Tuesday, 30th October at Wincham Park with a 7.45pm kick off. Should Saturday's game be decided on the day, Witton are scheduled to host Kidsgrove Athletic in the Integro League Challenge Cup Second Round also on Tuesday with a 7.45pm kick off but, that is also dependent on the outcome of Kidsgrove Athletic 's Buildbase FA Challenge Trophy tie on Saturday.
There will be commentary on @safc away at @WorkingtonAFC, @BridTownAFC v @HemsworthMWFC and @WhitbyTownFC v @WittonAlbion on Yorkshire Coast Radio Extra today from just before 3pm, just pick the relevant stream.