WITTON Albion put the seal on their best seven days of the season so far by completing a league double over Basford United on Saturday.

Carl Macauley’s men had to come from behind too after Kieran Wells put their hosts ahead inside five minutes at Greenwich Avenue.

However the visitors drew level when Scott Lycett found the net shortly afterwards.

They reached the interval with a merited lead too after Rob Hopley increased his goal tally for the campaign to 17 on 32 minutes.

However they had to defend with resilience during a second period dominated by Basford, unbeaten in their previous dozen Northern Premier League matches in front of their own supporters.

Danny Roberts was at his best to deny Reece Bertram, while Ben Hutchinson’s attempt hit the woodwork.

The former Norton United number one was similarly decisive later in the half when he clawed Wells’ header to safety.

Albion hung on, repeating a victory against the Nottinghamshire outfit earlier in the campaign, and followed victories against Newcastle Town last Saturday and Lincoln United in midweek to complete a perfect week.

They rise to third in the Division One South standings as a reward.

Basford | Wood (GK), McNicholas, Walker, Bertram (Dixon 60), Carr, Meikle, Grantham, Howell, Wells, Hutchinson (Grayson 65), Shannon-Lewis (Fabian Smith 60) Subs not used Callum Smith, Sansom Goal Wells 4

Witton | Roberts (GK), Gardner, Devine (Hickman 50), Lycett, Brown, Williams, Haywood, Owens, Hopley, Tames (Omotola 68), Bauress Subs not used Sloane, Hinchliffe, Noon Goals Lycett 12, Hopley 32

Referee Abbas Khan

Attendance 203