It’s the first derby day of the new season as Nantwich Town host Witton Albion at the Weaver Stadium. Look ahead to the fixture in our match preview.

The Opposition
Name: Witton Albion
Nickname: Albion
Manager: Carl Macauley
Stadium: Wincham Park
2018-19: 9th

Match Details
Match: Nantwich Town vs Witton Albion
Competition: BetVictor Northern Premier League Premier Division
Date: Monday 26th August 2019
Time: 3.00pm
Admission: £11/£8/£3 (U16’s free with a paying Adult)

Last Time Out
Will Jones scored the solitary goal for the Albion on New Year’s Day after a mistake from Louis Barnes in front of a bumper crowd of 956. Greg Hall then the keeper of Witton Albion pulled off a number of great saves, as well as the dogged Witton defence standing firm in front of him, despite huge pressure from Nantwich.

Head to Head
Nantwich haven’t had the best of times over the last five campaigns, with one win and four defeats. The Dabbers are looking to put that record straight today entering the game with confidence and a 100% record.

2018-19 – Nantwich Town 0-1 Witton Albion (NPL League)
2018-19 – Witton Albion 2-0 Nantwich Town (NPL League)
2017-18 – Witton Albion 4-1 Nantwich Town (NPL League)
2017-18 – Nantwich Town 2-3 Witton Albion (Integro League Cup)
2017-18 – Nantwich Town 3-2 Witton Albion (NPL League)

Key Man Danny McKenna
A right sided midfielder was signed at the beginning of 2016/17 season but spent virtually the whole of the season making many impressive performances in his 43 appearances for Runcorn Linnets in the North West Counties League. Danny is now a regular starter for Witton Albion providing lots of energetic performances and has already scored twice in their opening two league fixtures.

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Lancaster City vs Atherton Collieries
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Warrington Town vs Bamber Bridge
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