Witton complete their pre season programme on Friday night, when they travel to the familiar surroundings of Crosby to take on Marine AFC. The game being brought forward due to Marine's tenants AFC Liverpool being drawn at home in the Emirates FA Challenge Cup on Saturday afternoon. The Merseyside club have endured a difficult pre season so far, having won only once against a very young Tranmere Rovers side and won comprehensively by six goals to nil. Their last outing saw them lose narrowly to Stalybridge Celtic. Following their relegation from the Premier Division at the end of last season, the club have had to rebuild following the departure of a lot of their squad, including defender James Short & forward James Murray, who have arrived at Wincham Park to swell an already-sizeable contingent of former Mariners, along with manager Carl Macauley. Marine have always proved tough opponents in fact, under the guidance of Roly Howard in the 70's & 80's, they often got the better of Witton particularly in their days together in the Cheshire League. In recent years, that has changed and Witton have had the upper hand but meetings have always had interest and entertainment. Albeit a friendly, this encounter will be no different. Kick off at The Marine Travel Arena is 7.45pm.
THE MARINE TRAVEL ARENA,
Directions: Follow the A556 for 5.0 miles. At Tabley Interchange, take the 1st exit onto the M6 slip road and continue for 0.3 miles. Merge onto the M6 and follow for 9.9 miles. At Junction 21A, exit onto M62 towards Liverpool/Warrington (N)/Southport/M57 and follow for 11.1 miles. At Junction 6, exit onto M57 towards Docks/Prescot/Southport and follow for 10.2 miles. Keep right at the fork to continue on Broom's Cross Road/A5758, follow signs for M58 and continue for 2.3 miles. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Southport Road/A565 and follow for 1.2 miles. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto The By-Pass/A565 and continue for 0.2 miles. Turn right onto Coronation Road/B5193 and contine forward for 203 ft.
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Coronation Road and follow for 0.4 miles. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto College Road. Destination is on the right after 0.1 miles. (Total Distance - 41.6 miles).
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: 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 £5, Concessions £3. Turnstiles are open from 6.45pm.
Matchday Programme: Information unavailable.
Social Club: The Social Club is on the Car Park and is open from 6pm.
Refreshments: Following recent renovation work carried out at the stadium, the Tea Bar is now located at the opposite end of the stand from previous. The Social Club facilities remain unaltered.
Additional Information: Please note: As Liverpool are playing at home with an 8pm kick off - please be aware that the roads are likely to be busy.