Huge game in battle for safety as Mickleover face Witton Albion

Mickleover in action at the Don Amott Arena earlier in the season.

Mickleover welcome fellow strugglers Witton Albion to the Don Amott Arena this Saturday in a huge relegation six-pointer.

Both sides find themselves at the wrong end of the table with Mickleover in 19th and Witton two places below them in 21st.

The two sides have very similar records in the league, Mickleover are just a point ahead of them and both teams have scored and conceded the exact same number of goals.

However, due to various issues relating to Covid, Witton have played four less games then Mickleover.

Sports themselves have had their last two games, against South Shields and Nantwich Town, cancelled due to Covid and haven’t played since their impressive 4-1 win against Hyde United on New Year’s Day.

Witton lost their last game 1-0 at home to top of the table Matlock Town.

The visitors’ last win was all the way back on October 26th against Atherton Collieries, however in their defence they have only actually played six games since then.

Witton, managed by Carl Macauley since 2015, won the reverse fixture against Sports 1-0 on September 25that Wincham Park.

Sports’ manager John McGrath will have two new faces in the squad for this crucial fixture having seen strikers Shaquille McDonald and Kai Moore resign for his side.

Mickleover fans may remember Shaquille McDonald for his goal on the last day of the 2018/19 season which helped Sports avoid relegation.

The match is being used to remember ‘Derby County and Mickleover hero’ Keith Loring.

Keith sadly passed away at the beginning of December last year at the age of 76, he was a former CEO of Derby County FC and Derbyshire Country Cricket Club. He oversaw Derby County’s move from The Baseball Ground to Pride Park Stadium in 1997.

The game kicks off on Saturday at 3pm at the Don Amott Arena, come down and show your support.

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