MATCH PREVIEW: City vs. Whitby Town

It’s the final week of the season and Lancaster will see it off at Giant Axe this Saturday against Whitby Town at 3pm.

Season Summary
Whitby currently sit in 11th place in the Evo-Stik Premier League, four points below Hyde United in 10th place, two points above Hednesford Town in 12th place and three points above the Dollie’s in 13th place. Whitby have played 39 league games this season, winning 15, drawing four and losing 20.

Recent Form
Whitby are in a bad run of form as the season draws to a close. They have lost that last four league fixtures, with their last win coming at the beginning of April against Marine. Whitby will be hoping to end the season on a high with a win against Lancaster.

Whitby’s previous three league fixtures:
22/4/19 – Whitby Town vs Farsley Celtic – 0-2
20/4/19 – Witton Albion vs Whitby Town – 2-0
13/4/19 – Whitby Town vs Stafford Rangers – 1-2

One to Watch – Matthew Tymon
Despite not being in the best run of form recently, Whitby’s striker Matthew Tymon has scored a number of goals for Town this year. The official Whitby Town website describes Tymon as a tall, pacey, skilful striker capable of turning a game.

Previous Meeting
Lancaster’s last meeting with Whitby took place not too long ago in February at Whitby’s Turnbull Ground. The match saw both teams share the points with a 1-1 scoreline. The match started brightly with both teams trying to find chances to open the scoring. With 22 minutes on the clock, the Blues won a corner which was curled in by Charlie Bailey. The floating ball found its way onto the rising head of Matty Blinkhorn who headed the ball in the net to make it 1-0 to the visiting Blues. But City could not hold on to half time with the lead. In added time, Town’s Leon Scott picked up the ball 25 yards from goal, curling a deflected effort into the top corner for his second goal in as many games. The second half was a much more open affair with both teams trying hard to grab a winner. But it was not to be for either team.