We are back in cup action today as we take on Witton Albion from the Evo-Stik Premier Division.
It’s been another busy week for the club on all levels and we start with the first team as we announced the signing of Jordan Perrin on loan from Championship side Wigan Athletic.
Jordan provides competition for the current FC goalkeepers, after previously playing at the likes of Arsenal and Charlton Athletic respectively.
Our under 21’s side have continued their fine start to the season after an impressive win over Stockport, which makes it four wins from five and puts us second in the developmental league behind Salford City.
Our opponents for today’s game are currently playing their trade in the Evo-Stik Premier and they sit in 15th place after ten games having picked up 12 points from a possible 30.
Witton come into this game having only picked up one win in their last five in the league having drew two and lost two, with their last league win coming against North Ferriby United.
In the FA Cup this year, FC have seen off the likes of Colne in the Second Qualifying round, whereas Witton dispatched Bottesford Town and Spennymoor Town in the earlier rounds.
For Witton Albion, their star man has arguably been James Foley who has scored 6 goals this season as the former Macclesfield Town youth player will be looking to make an impact for his side.
These sides have met 13 times previously with FCUM ahead on wins 6 to 4 with 3 draws.
The home FA trophy tie against Witton in November 2013 was played at Wincham Park with Albion winning 2-1.
Danny Andrews scored after 77 seconds for Witton against FCUM at Broadhurst Park in September 2015, the quickest FA Cup goal scored against FCUM.
On this date in 2007 FCUM drew 1-1 with Bradford PA in an FA Trophy tie at the Horsfall Stadium watched by 1310 with Rory Patterson scoring for the visitors.
On this date in 2010 FCUM won 4-1 against Ossett Town at Bower Fold watched by 1333 with Michael Norton, Jerome Wright and Carlos Roca (2) scoring the goals.