Witton are on their travels again on Monday when they make the journey into the East Midlands to take on Nottingham-based Basford United in a re arranged Evo-Stik Premier Division fixture. The original fixture being postponed due to Witton's involvement in the FA Cup earlier in the season. The two teams last met during Witton's promotion season in the then Evo-Stik Division One South as it was before the system was re organised and the Albion completed the league double over Basford, winning both games 2-1 on the road to the Play off Final against Spalding United. Basford have reached the Evo-Stik Premier Division following their title-winning campaign last season largely due the goalscoring exploits of the prolific Liam Hearn, who was a major factor in achieving that aim. They now also have Nathan Watson, another formard who has also shown his goalscoring prowess at clubs like Coalville Town and was highly-rated by people. Prior to the start of the season Basford United were being tipped strongly to challenge for the Premier Division title if not actually win it but, inconsistency particularly away from their artificial surface at Greenwich Avenue has halted their progress somewhat. Their home form has been decent and they are the only team in the league so far this season, who haven't drawn a home game - winning ten out of fourteen to date. Witton face another difficult test and they will be more than ready for it as they look to secure their eighth victory away from home. Kick off at Greenwich Avenue is 7.45pm.
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Directions: From M1 Junction 26
Follow A610 to Nottingham for 1.3 miles, passing over one roundabout. Turn left at the second roundabout onto Cinderhill Road following signpost to Bulwell.
After a quarter of mile turn right into Bagnall Road, and a further half a mile turn left into Greenwich Avenue, the entrance to the ground is straight ahead.
From the north - A60
Entering Nottingham via the A60, turn right onto the B6004 Oxclose Lane (signposted to Basford). After 2.2 miles, pass over the level crossing and continue onto David Lane.
After a quarter of a mile turn right onto Bagnall Road and a further quarter of a mile turn right into Greenwich Avenue, the entrance to the ground is straight ahead.
From the south - A52
Entering Nottingham via the A52, continue along the Ring Road A6514 following signs to Mansfield for approximately two miles, until the junction with the A610 is reached. Turn left onto the A610 (signposted to M1). After 0.8 miles turn right onto Stockhill Lane (B6004).
Continue along Stockhill Lane for a third of a mile, turning left at the mini roundabout into Mill Street and then turning left into Bagnall Road. After a quarter of a mile turn right into Greenwich Avenue, the entrance to the ground is straight ahead.
Parking: There is parking available near the top section of the stadium and also on Greenwich Avenue. The club have just received planning permission to extend the parking facilities at the stadium. Highbury Vale Tram Stop is at the back of the stadium.
Admission Prices: Adults £9, Concessions £6, Under 16's £2, Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children) £15.
Matchday Programme: £2.
Social Club: The main Social Club is outside the stadium.
Refreshments: There is a bar and refreshment counter by the side of the pitch.
Additional Information: Supporters of Premier or Football League clubs can take advantage of cut price admission to the Monday night game. Concessionary rates of £6 are available on production of a season or a recent match ticket or programme at the entrance.
Tough ask after a hard game saturday ? But if everyone is fit and available then cannot see that the team will change, they played so well at Bower fold and they have every chance of getting a result tonight ! good luck to the lads UTA