With their interest in the FA Cup and now the FA Trophy ended, Hednesford can concentrate on improving their league position on Tuesday 12th September when they visit Witton Albion. After missing out on the play-offs last season when they finished sixth, four points behind Runcorn Linnets, Witton have made an indifferent start to the 2023/24 campaign. Currently they are in 14th place, just appoint above Hednesford but having played a game less. Their five games have brought just one win, a 2-1 home victory over Mossley, three draws, 1-1 at Bootle, 2-2 at Vauxhall Motors and 2-2 at home to Mossley but only one defeat, 2-4 at Runcorn Linnets. They have scored nine league goals and conceded 10 and their leading scorers are Joe Duckworth and Oliver Hitchcox with two league goals each while Connor Hughes has one league goal and one in the FA Cup while Elliott Rokka has two FA Cup goals.
In midfield for Witton should be James Lawrie who has started six of their eight league and cup games, picking up three yellow cards. The midfielder played 45 games for Hednesford in 2017/18, scoring seven goals before joining Nantwich Town. The last six league meetings between the two teams have been very even with two wins for The Pitmen, two for Witton and two draws.
Witton Albion play at the U Lock It Stadium (formerly known as Wincham Par), Chapel Street, Northwich, Cheshire West, Chester, CW9 6DA. The ground opened in 1989 after the club left their former Central Ground. Capacity is 4,813 with 600 covered seats. There is free parking for 150 cars and the social club opens at 6pm for midweek games. There is also a museum which traces the history of the club back to the 19th century. Admission will be £10 adults, £6 concessions, £4 18–21-year-olds and £2 U18s. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.