One more day to go until the opening piss up/awayday of the season is underway as we visit top of the table Warrington Town, who beat Southport 4-0 on the opening day of the season. Having just been promoted as NPL play off winners, Warrington were long time contenders at that level and will likely have enough quality about them to stay well clear of a relegation battle.
Mark Beesley’s side are an experienced set who will likely be a bit more physical and direct than us. Naturally they’ll be wanting to carry on their form from last Saturday and put on a display in front of what will likely be a big crowd, with the home side expecting well over 1,000 fans in attendance.
Attacking midfielder Bohan Dixon made the Team of the Week after his display last weekend, and as well as him Isaac Buckley-Ricketts and Connor Woods will be the main threats going forward. Defensively though they should be fairly solid. Goalkeeper Tony Thompson will be tough to get past and the centre back paring of Tom Hannigan and Evan Gumbs will be difficult to break down.
As for Spartans, no new injury news to really report on. No idea if Harry Arnison will be be back just yet, though I’d suspect it’s probably a bit too early for him, I’d probably expect us to go with the same starting XI from last weekend, though Lewis Knight will likely cause a selection headache after his performance last Saturday.
As for tickets, you’re definitely better of getting your tickets online as they charge an extra few quid on the gate – https://www.warringtontownfc.co.uk/tickets/ – The website is a bit shite, so you’ll need to scroll down to the bottom to find the ticket link.
Online it’s £12 for Adults, Concessions £8 and under 16’s are £3. If states for every transaction they charge a £1 admin fee, but I’ve ne idea if that’s per ticket or just for the overall booking. On the gate it’s £15 for adults, £10 for concessions and £3 for under 16. No segregation is place either it seems.
The Social Club at the ground is open from Midday, however the Cheshire Cheese (WA4 1JH) is hosting away fans from Midday onwards. It’s a canny size and the beer garden looks class, so hopefully the weather holds off. Expecting the bus to land for a round 12:30pm, so if you’re making your own way across we’ll see you for a pint.
We still have a fair few seats left on the bus for tomorrow, so if you fancy a last minute jaunt for our ‘top of the table clash’ just hit us up.