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Match Preview :- Whitby Town - Saturday October 6th, 2012 (15:00:00)

On Saturday, Whitby will come to the Fold to contest for a place in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup. Whitby are currently rooted to the foot of the Evo-Stik Premier division without a league win all season, but they've done better in the cups and are now unbeaten in six games.

In the FA Trophy, Whitby beat Chorley, at Chorley; no mean feat. In the FA Cup they last saw off Droylsden in Whitby, beating the Conference North side 4-3 at the end. In the previous round, they held Ossett Town to a draw in Ossett, taking them back to Whitby and winning 1-0 thanks to an own goal from Ossett. In the league, Whitby have drawn their last three games.

Whitby's top scorer so far this season is Nathan Mulligan, who has found the net four times in the league, and the same number in the cup. Whitby score an average of 0.9 goals a game (1.8 away from home) and have found the net 16 times this season. At the other end, they concede 1.8 goals per game (2.5 away) and have conceded 16. They've not kept a clean sheet, and have scored in all their away games this season.

Whitby have a couple of injury worries, with defender Alex White suffering a cut eyelid in their win over Chorley in their last match, but have no suspensions to worry about. In their last match, the 3-1 away win at Chorley, Whitby lined up as:
1. Nick Liversedge
2. Ibrahim Hassan
3. Mark Robinson
4. Kevin Burgess
5. Craig James
6. Alex White
7. Tom Portas
8. Dave McTiernan
9. Michael Tait
10. Graeme Armstrong
11. Steven Snaith

Celtic will not be underestimating their opponents, with £7,500 prize money up for grabs. Jim Harvey should have a fully fit squad to choose from, and Celtic don't have any suspensions either. In Celtic's last match, the tricky 1-0 away loss at Guiseley, Celtic lined up as:
1. Alex Cairnes
2. Kelvin Bleau
3. Mark Lees
4. Kristian Platt
5. Joel Bembo-Leta
6. Jordan Barrow
7. Callum Warburton
8. Greg Wilkinson
9. Jack Laird
10. Sam Egerton
11. Mitchell Austin

If Celtic can successfully negotiate Whitby, they will be 90 minutes away from the first round proper, and the chance of drawing a league club.

P Pts
1 Brackley Town 10 28
2 Guiseley 11 27
3 Chester FC 9 24
4 Oxford City 11 20
5 FC Halifax Town 9 19
Sat 06 Oct 2012Stalybridge Celtic1-3
No Scorers
Previous Meetings
Saturday December 07, 2019
Tuesday April 02, 2019
Tuesday September 11, 2018
Tuesday October 03, 2017
Tuesday August 15, 2017
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
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