Witton begin their pre season campaign with a visit from newly-formed Macclesfield FC on Tuesday night. The Silkmen will begin life in the North West Counties League Premier Division when their new season gets underway at the end of the month and a new chapter will begin and we wish them well.
Ironically, the former Macclesfield Town club came to play what turned out to be their final game at Wincham Park but, what was to follow was such a sad day for a club with a great history.
The rise of Macclesfield FC is just beginning and they've had to build from scratch and some continuity is already there in Danny Whittaker who served the town so well as a player and has now taken on the mantle of their first-ever manager.
Pre season has seen The Silkmen play three games already and has so far seen two victories and a draw, beating Atherton Laburnum Rovers 5-0, New Mills 3-2 and then drawing 2-2 with Ashton United after being two goals down.
Witton are boosted by having a number of last season's squad signed on again ahead of the new season, but have lost the services of Scott Bakkor, Josh Gregory, Steven Tames and most notably goalkeeper Chris Renshaw but we move on an build again and we can rest assured that our management team will be looking to address things as we get closer to the start of the new season.
The game will be a challenge for both teams and Witton will be looking to get some match fitness into the players, whilst Macclesfield will be looking to continue the progress they have made in such a short time.
Parking: The Car Park is past the Social Club on the right. Parking must be staggered where possible to enable social distancing.
Admission Prices: Adults £7, Over 65's/Disabled £5, Young Adults (18-21) £3.50, Under 18's £1 (FREE with Junior Membership). Season Ticket Holders & GOLD Membership Card Holders - Admitted FREE.
Admission is by cash payments at the turnstiles - please have the correct money available if possible and please follow the guidelines on social distancing.
Matchday Programme: £2.50 - On sale inside the stadium near the Museum & inside the Social Club. The issue covers all four "HOME" pre season friendlies.
Stadium Guidelines: Whilst inside the stadium, please adhere to social distancing rules and follow directions of the stewards including in the main stand unless part of a "bubble." Please note: The NHS COVID 19 App is now required by law in all football stadia. Everyone over the age of 16 MUST provide their contact details in order to assist the "Track & Trace" System.
Social Club: Access to the Social Club is by way of the main entrance then in through the Stelfox Lounge to the main room and is clearly marked - Please follow the markers at all times. All drinks are by way of table service ONLY and face coverings should be worn at all times except for when seated and consuming food and drinks. Maximum number permitted in the main room of 75 + 25 in the Stelfox Lounge. Please note: The Social Club is NOT accessible from inside the stadium. Exit from the Social Club is via the double doors to the left of the bar onto the Car Park.
Refreshments: The Tea Bar (Queenie's) will be open inside the stadium but please follow the guidelines. Please note: Food will NOT be available inside the Social Club at the present time.
Hand Sanitizers are positioned near to every entrance point around the Stadium & Social Club.
For all supporters wishing to attend the game, please can you check out our updated COVID Risk Assessment on the website