Bythway set to miss Rushall Olympic clash

Luke Bythway misses tomorrow's home game against Rushall Olympic
Luke Bythway misses tomorrow's home game against Rushall Olympic

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.

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.