WITTON Albion slipped further into the relegation mire on Saturday when they conceded a second-half lead at fellow strugglers Hyde United.

Callum Saunders' 69th-minute strike put Carl Macauley's side in the box seat at 2-1.

But within three minutes the match was level and the hosts snatched all three points in injury time.

Albion handed 19-year-old goalkeeper Dermot Mee a debut after joining on loan from Manchester United in midweek.

But the former Northern Ireland youth international committed the foul that led to Liam Tongue giving Hyde a 32nd-minute lead from the penalty spot at the Project Solar Stadium.

It was also from the spot that James Foley equalised to give Witton fresh impetus six minutes into the second half.

Half-time substitute Joe Mwasile was the man to have been fouled.

Saunders' 16th goal of the season handed Witton the advantage for only three minutes as Jack Dyche put the hosts back on level terms.

Lewis Earl popped up at the back post in injury time to sink Witton, leaving them second from bottom and nine points adrift of Gainsborough Trinity who drew 0-0 at home to another lowly outfit in Nantwich Town.

Meanwhile, also on Saturday, Joe Woolley banged in both goals as 1874 ended a run of seven games without a win in a 2-1 success at promotion chasers Leek Town.

Woolley gave his side a 1-0 lead at the break when he swooped on a loose ball and finished off by beating the centre-half and firing home in the 43rd minute.

A header looped over 74 keeper Tony Aghayere as Leek equalised in the 54th minute.

But Woolley epitomised the determined mood of his side when he cut inside and blasted home the winner in the 63rd minute.

Northwich Victoria also celebrated a win, coming out 2-0 victors over Burscough at the U Lock It Stadium.

Brandon Barski put them ahead in the 19th minute with a header from a free-kick.

The points were sealed in the 85th minute when Matty Birchall lobbed the advancing keeper.