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Match Preview :- Whitby Town - Tuesday October 3rd, 2017 (15:00:00)

Tuesday night sees Celtic face Whitby Town at Bower Fold. Whitby are currently in eleventh in the league on twenty points, twelve places and ten points above Celtic, though they have played a game more. There will be a match centre and Twitter feed for this game.

We've already played, and lost to, Whitby this season, back in August, when we lost in a disappointing capitulation of 4-1 in our first away game of the season. Since then, Whitby's form took something of a dip, losing three and drawing once. However, in recent games, it's picked up again, with Whitby winning the last three matches, scoring sic and conceding two in that period, with two clean sheets in their most recent two games. Away from home they have beaten Matlock and Buxton, but lost the other four, their most recent away defeat losing 4-1 at Lancaster.

Their top scorer this season is David Carson with seven goals (though he hasn't scored away from home yet), Kieran Weledji trailing somewhat on four. They've had eight different scorers grabbing their twenty goals this season (five away from home) at a rate of 1.4 per game (0.8 away from home). They're conceding at a rate of 1.6 goals per game (1.5 away) and have conceded twenty-three goals, nine of which were away. They've kept one clean sheet on the road (their last away game at Buxton), and failed to score in three of their six away matches.

Their last visit to Bower Fold was in 2012 when Celtic won 3-1 in the FA Cup, with Jamie Mullan and Greg Wilkinson the scorers (plus an own goal). Whitby's last win here was in 2004 in the FA Trophy, when they knocked us out with a 1-0 win. Celtic's last league win over Whitby at Bower Fold was in 2002 when we won 2-0, with Phil Eastwood grabbing both goals. Whitby's last visit in the league was in 2004, when they won 3-1, Ian Monk getting Celtic's consolation. In the last eight visits, Celtic have won three, Whitby have won three and there have been two draws.

In Whitby's last match, the 1-0 home win over Barwell at the weekend, Whitby lined up as:
1. Shane Bland
2. Callum Martin
3. Daniel McWilliams
4. Luke Bythway
5. Niall McGoldrick
6. Andrew May
7. Adam Gell
8. Steve Snaith
9. James Risborough
10. David Carson
11. Kyle Fryatt

In Celtic's last match, the 0-0 home draw with Altrincham, Celtic lined up as:
1. Jack Walton
2. Oliver Crowley
3. Alex Honeyball
4. Tom Brown
5. Luke Ashworth
6. Ross Killock
7. Aidan Chippendale
8. Oli Roberts
9. Liam Dickinson
10. Jake Charles
11. Sebastian Julien

A win for Celtic could lift us to twenty-first, but more importantly, show that we've turned a corner in terms of losing. Whitby will be also looking to win, as this could lift them level on points with the top five. With Danny Morton still suspended, Joe Garvin and Joe Slinn both still injured, it's likely to be a similar line-up to Saturday for Celtic.

Other matches this week:
Stourbridge (24pts 4th) v Coalville Town (23pts 6th) - Monday
Altrincham (23pts 5th) v Nantwich Town (13pts 19th)
Barwell (20pts 9th) v Halesowen Town (8pts 24th)
Buxton (15pts 17th) v Witton Albion (21pts 7th)
Grantham Town (19pts 12th) v Rushall Olympic (11pts 22nd)
Hednesford Town (17pts 16th) v Matlock Town (18pts 14th)
Mickleover Sports (17pts 15th) v Shaw Lane (27pts 1st)
Warrington Town (24pts 3rd) v Lancaster City (20pts 8th)
Workington (19pts 13th) v Marine (13pts 20th)

P Pts
11 Lancaster City 12 20
12 Ashton United 12 20
13 Whitby Town 15 20
14 Hednesford Town 15 20
15 Buxton 12 18
Tue 03 Oct 2017Stalybridge Celtic1-3
Sat 30 Sep 2017Barwell1-0
Tue 26 Sep 2017Buxton2-0
Sat 23 Sep 2017Marine3-2
Tue 19 Sep 2017Lancaster City1-4
Goal Scorers
Carson, David7
Weledji, Kieran4
Hume, Anthony2
Tymon, Matthew2
Roberts, Michael1
Previous Meetings
Tuesday September 28, 2021
Saturday December 07, 2019
Tuesday April 02, 2019
Tuesday September 11, 2018
Tuesday October 03, 2017
Home win Stalybridge Celtic4-1Tue 15th Aug
Away win Buxton0-2Tue 26th Sep
Home defeat Shaw Lane0-3Tue 12th Sep
Away defeat Lancaster City4-1Tue 19th Sep
Home score Marine3-2Sat 23rd Sep
Away score Lancaster City4-1Tue 19th Sep
Games Since... Overall Home Away
Last Scored 111
Last Conceded 322
Last Won 111
Last Drew 432
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Warm-up Kit Sponsor
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Hospitality Providers
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