Bythway set to miss Rushall Olympic clash

After the midweek clash with Spennymoor, Whitby Town complete a home hat-trick of Evo-Stik League football, continuing Saturday when rivals Rushall Olympic visit the Turnbull Ground.

Friday, 10th March 2017, 10:12 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:22 am
Luke Bythway misses tomorrow's home game against Rushall Olympic

The West Midlands outfit have been on an awful run of form since the turn of the year, after their narrow 1-0 win over the Seasiders, in December.

The Walsall-based outfit needed two penalties before bundling home the rebound, late on, to leapfrog the Blues into first place.

John Allen's men have struggled since the departure of highly-rated winger Alex Reid to Fleetwood Town.

Reid stood out on Town's visit, notching 14 league goals before leaving the club. Since then, the Pics have dropped into a crowded mid-table, with Whitby also desperate to return to the top five play-off positions. Kick-off is 3.00pm.

Defender Luke Bythway is the only absence for Chris Hardy's men as he misses out due to work commitments.

The hat-trick of clashes at the Turnbull Ground is completed by the visit of Halesowen Town to the Turnbull Ground, next Tuesday March 14, kick-off 7.45pm.

Another West Midlands club, they face a near-400-mile return trip midweek, in a clash that has been rescheduled for a third time, after an initial postponement then a request from the visitors.

Like Rushall, Whitby will have revenge on their minds after a disappointing 2-0 January defeat at their Grove ground, after two goals netted late in each half.

Admission at the Turnbull Ground for both matches, is £10 for adults, with accompanying Under-16s admitted free, £6 senior citizens and £3 Under-18s.

Meanwhile, after last weekend's postponement, Town's trip to Derby side Mickleover Sports has been re-arranged for Tuesday 11th April, with a 7.45pm kick-off.