WITTON Albion manager Jon Macken was pleased with his side's performance in a 2-2 draw with Glossop North End as they extended their unbeaten run to eight games.

Albion went behind twice at the Arthur Goldthorpe Stadium but were able to come back into the game both times with goals from Joe Duckworth and Will Igoe.

They now sit in eighth place with 30 points in the Northern Premier League Premier Division.

“A pleasing point really because they’re not a bad team at all," said Macken.

"Like I said to the lads, don’t be fooled by their league position, they’re a good team and you could see by their performances it was going to be a battle.

"But credit to the lads, I thought they stuck in and dug in. We went a goal behind early and we got it back and then another one in the second half.

“Right at the end their keeper made a great save from a header, so we could have snatched it.

"But I’m pleased with the point. It keeps our unbeaten run going still.”

Macken was keen to shake off any ideas of complacency setting in from his team, praising the quality of Glossop.

“They’re organised, disciplined, they work really hard and they’ve got some quality on the ball. It was a real battle for us.

“We weren’t fantastic but I’ve got to give them credit because they were good.”

Big news was revealed a few days before the game, with Witton re-signing Jim Lawrie from Hanley Town.

Macken is delighted to have him on board.

“When we got a sniff of Jim being able to come back we had to jump on it because he’s a fantastic talent,” said Macken.

“He’s going to add loads of experience, loads of quality to the team, competition for places. Everyone’s now pushing to try and get the start.

“There are going to be people who are disappointed, there are going to be people who’ve got to be patient and there are going to be people who are going to be asked to do certain roles at certain times that might not be their strengths but it’s just part of the whole squad and the whole process of how we’re trying to build this team.

"We've got a great group and you can see it with the commitment shown against Glossop.”

Witton’s attention now turns to Tuesday night when they visit Crewe in the second round of the Cheshire Senior Cup.

“It’s a little bit of a reward for the lads, going to play in the stadium there. We’re looking forward to it," said Macken.

“Once again we’re just going to go and try to play football. We’re going to try to go and win the game because that’s what we do every time.”