‘We can match league’s higher teams’ says White

WHITBY Town defender Alex White says his side are confident going into a tough run of games against three of the strongest teams in the EvoStik Premier.

The 23-year-old described last Saturday’s dramatic 2-1 win at play-off chasing Marine as “an all-round great performance that showed we can match higher teams in our league.”

That is just as well as the Blues entertain second-placed Northwich Victoria on Saturday (24 Mar) followed by the arrival of FC United of Manchester just four days later.

To top off a challenging week, Blues then travel to runaway leaders Chester - but White, a former Hartlepool United and Stranraer centre-half, told the Whitby Gazette: “The results lately have proved how strong we are as a team and showed the strength in depth we’ve got. “We’ve won five out of six away games and not many teams have done that, not even Northwich Victoria, so it shows how well we’re doing.

“We should be going in confident and we’re at home as well, that makes things better, with our fans behind us.”

Despite being in the bottom four, Whitby are currently fifth in the ‘form table’ which is based on results over the past 10 games. In that period, Darren Williams’ men have picked up 19 points with six wins and a draw.