Frickley Athletic: Blues aim to sign off home campaign with victory over Witton Albion

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Frickley Athletic host Witton Albion in their final home match of the season on Saturday (3pm) and the Blues will be keen to sign off with a win.

Albion are pushing for promotion from the Evo-Stik Premier Division but Blues boss Karl Rose will be eager for his men to give the Frickley fans a winning finish to their home campaign.

Rose and his men will also remember the 5-0 thrashing suffered at Witton earlier in the season - the Blues’ biggest defeat of the campaign - and will want to make amends.

And with just one more game to come before Frickley’s Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup final against Sheffield FC, at FC United of Manchester on the last day of the season, the match presents Blues players with the chance to impress ahead of the trip to Hillsborough.

Rose has already issued a warning to his troops not to take their foot off the gas in the remaining games or risk losing out on a place in his squad for the cup final.

And the Frickley manager has also stressed his desire to finish as high up the league table as possible, something that will require impressive results from his side’s final two matches after back-to-back away defeats.

Both seemed hard on the Blues, who looked to be heading for a share of the spoils in each before late goals denied them a point.

The latest was a 3-2 defeat at AFC Fylde on Tuesday night.

Chris Wood had fired the Blues ahead in the 38th minute but Fylde struck twice before half-time to lead.

Jason Yates looked to have bagged a point for the Blues with a 74th-minute equaliser but Adam Farrell won it for Fylde in stoppage time.

Callum Howe has been recalled from his Blues loan by Scunthorpe United.