Match Preview :- Witton Albion - Tuesday September 20th, 2016 (19:45:00)

On Tuesday, Celtic face Witton Albion in the FA Cup replay match after Saturday's draw. Witton are currently top of the Evo-Stik First Division South. They have played five and have thirteen points, dropping only two points this season with an away 1-1 draw in their most recent game against third placed Romulus. Please note that this match will be played at Seel Park, Mossley's ground due to ongoing issues with the floodlights at Bower Fold. There will be a match centre.

Former Celtic midfielder, Prince Haywood will be a familiar face, and is third top scorer at Witton with three goals. Ahead of him are Rob Hopley and Tolanmi Omotola both on four goals each.

Prior to Saturday's draw, the most recent competitive meeting between the two clubs was again in the Cheshire Senior Cup, a game Celtic won, but made hard work of in January 2014. The game finished 3-3 (Adam Pepper, Tom Buckley and Paul Ennis for Celtic) and went to extra time. Sean McConville scored what looked like was the winner, until Scott Bakkor popped up in stoppage time of extra time and scored an equaliser putting the game to penalties. Bakkor then saw his penalty saved, and when the Andy Williams scored Celtic's fifth penalty, we were through.

In the replay on Saturday, Witton lined up as:
1. Danny Roberts
2. Anthony Gardner
3. Matty Devine
4. Michael Wilson
5. Anthony Brown
6. Paul Williams
7. Prince Haywood
8. William Reeves
9. Rob Hopley
10. Thomas Owens
11. Bradley Bauress

Celtic will be without Shea Gordon (international duty) whilst Adam Mather and Danny Wilikins are both cup tied. In the replay, Celtic lined up as:
1. Tony McMillan
2. Danny Wisdom
3. Graham Kelly
4. Jay Gorton
5. Matty Hughes
6. Nick Ryan
7. Shea Gordon
8. Gary Gee
9. Andy Owens
10. Steve Tames
11. Aaron Chalmers

Witton have already put Buxton and Atherton Colleries out of the FA Cup and are flying in the league. As we have already seen, Witton should not be underestimated.

P Pts
1 AFC Fylde 10 24
2 Harrogate Town 11 24
3 Kidderminster Harriers 11 23
4 Darlington 11 23
5 Chorley 11 22
Tue 20 Sep 2016Stalybridge Celtic1-2
Sat 17 Sep 2016Stalybridge Celtic1-1
No Scorers
Previous Meetings
Saturday February 03, 2024
Saturday September 16, 2023
Saturday July 16, 2022
Saturday February 12, 2022
Saturday November 06, 2021
Home win Never won at home
Away win Never won away
Home defeat Never lost at home
Away defeat Never lost away
Home score Never played home
Away score Never played away
Games Since... Overall Home Away
Last Scored n/an/an/a
Last Conceded n/an/an/a
Last Won n/an/an/a
Last Drew n/an/an/a
Distance: 4
Time: 15 minutes

From Bower Fold, head down Mottram Road towards the town centre.
At the lights with Acres lane, go straight ahead, and the immediate next set with Huddersfield Road.
At the set of lights just over the Railway Bridge, turn right onto Wakefield Road.
Continue up Wakefield Road (it becomes Manchester Road) for about 2 miles into Mossley town centre.
Turn left onto Stamford Street (B6177) by the train station.
This road bends immediately to the right.
After half a mile, the road joins with the A670, Stockport Road, turn left here, and left again, to stay on Stamford Street.
At the third left (very close to the second left) turn into Market Street.
The ground is at the bottom of market Street.