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Witton Albion manager Brian Pritchard was happy his side extended their unbeaten run by beating Kendal
WITTON avenged on Saturday an FA Cup exit at the hands of Kendal, although only goalkeeper Craig Dootson will remember the Cumbrians’ success that day.
Albion, with the aid at times of referee Joe Johnson’s generosity, extended their unbeaten run in the Premier Division to seven matches against much-changed Mintcakes.
They rarely played with rhythm though in a 3-0 win.
“I don’t think we were ever glorious,” reflected manager Brian Pritchard.
“The important thing was to pick up three points, so from that point of view it was a job well done.
“Truth is it wasn’t a great performance, but we stopped them scoring and kept our points tally ticking over.
“It seemed to take an age to reach 50 points, though we’ve rattled quickly towards 60.”
His side starts a new week placed third in the table with Rushall Olympic, one place below and three points adrift, due next at Wincham Park on Saturday.
The Pics will hope for better favour from the match official than Kendal.
Manager Steve Edmondson was furious when front man Aaron Taylor was booked for diving after taking a tumble en route around Albion goalkeeper Stuart Plant.
His mood worsened when Rob Wilson’s clip to Anthony Sheehan’s ankles was punished with a penalty at the other end.
Josh Hancock converted and, when Danny Andrews doubled the hosts’ advantage, the outcome was not in doubt.
Another episode irked Edmondson though; substitute Oliver James appeared to handle Zach Clark’s cross, then Witton moved the ball from one end to the other for Hancock to score again.
Pritchard said: “We’ve probably had the rub of the green, but we won’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
“For me, their player exaggerated his fall in the first half so it was refreshing to see the referee take action. If he felt the lad dived, then it was right to book him.
“Anthony Sheehan spun sharply away from a defender for our penalty, and you can see why it was given.
“We got lucky with the last one, for the ball travelled a distance before hitting Oli’s hand.”
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