WITTON Albion were undone by one of their former strikers on Tuesday night.

Kyle Sambor's 70th-minute goal for Prescot Cables sunk Jon Macken's side to a fourth straight defeat, leaving Albion fourth from bottom of Northern Premier League West.

John Murphy had put the hosts in front after two minutes and Harry McGee levelled matters in the 31st minute.

Albion will be eager for points when they head to Kidsgrove Athletic on Saturday, while 1874 Northwich will host Skelmersdale in the same division, both games to kick off at 3pm.

Northwich Guardian: In the heat of the battle. Prescot Cables v Witton Albion, September 27, 2022. Picture: Karl Brooks PhotographyIn the heat of the battle. Prescot Cables v Witton Albion, September 27, 2022. Picture: Karl Brooks Photography (Image: Karl Brooks Photography)

After three consecutive defeats, Winsford United pulled off a 1-0 win at high-flying Prestwich Heys on Tuesday, writes Eithan Boulter-Ashcroft.

The visitors got off to the perfect start inside 12 minutes with Kevin Exell’s shot deflecting past a helpless Russ Saunders to give Winsford the lead they never lost.

As half-time approached Darcy O’Connor saw red for the hosts following a challenge on Exell.

With a man and goal advantage heading into the second half Winsford pushed for a second goal that would give them the breathing room they ultimately deserved.

In the end some missed opportunities did not prove to be significant.

Blues manager Lee Duckworth said: “I felt we controlled the tempo of the game really well.

"The players wanted to continue to kick on as they felt they deserved more from the game last Saturday against Congleton so it was nice to get the win.

"We probably should have scored a couple more but that will come with confidence and right now the three points are all that matter. I am very happy with the clean sheet but we have to build on it now at home this weekend.

"I have said it a few times this season that on a number of occasions we have been playing catch-up with player availability and injuries, so we are now beginning to see players returning and this has shown in our recent performances.”

Winsford will host Squires Gate on Saturday, 3pm.