CARL Macauley claimed Witton Albion’s stunning victory on New Year’s Day is one of his favourite moments as a manager.

His side came from behind twice to beat Northern Premier League leaders Altrincham on their own pitch, and with it ended the Robins’ 16-match unbeaten run in the Premier Division.

“It’s definitely up there with my biggest highs,” said Macauley, back on the touchline after missing the past two games through illness.

“Of course it’s our best result of this season when you consider the circumstances.

“We had four lads out injured and another who couldn’t play, and within the team I had to change players’ positions as well as in terms of personnel.

“But we got it right didn’t we?

“I’m so glad we got something from the game after going 3-2 down because we deserved it, and I hope they acknowledge that too.

“We’ve come here and scored four times against the best team in the league, remember.”

Will Jones’ stunning volley with two minutes left was the pick of those.

Meanwhile Tom Owens also netted a brace either side of James Foley’s goal midway through the first-half.

Witton remain ninth in the table, although a distance to the promotion play-offs places is only four points.

Macauley admitted he was worried that referee Daniel Hitchell would be forced to consider calling off the game after heavy rainfall left standing water on parts of the pitch.

He added: “I think it was the right call to continue, but I confess I did expect him to come into our dressing room at half-time and ask us how we felt about it.

“When he didn’t, I thought he just planned to give it 10 minutes in the second-half before making a decision.

“Once we got past that point, I was confident we’d reach the finish.

“It would have been tough to take had it been stopped, particularly after we’d done so well and worked so hard.”