CARL Macauley admits a path to the promotion play-offs is less clear following Witton Albion’s draw with Farsley last night.

With six games left of the season, they sit eight points adrift of the Northern Premier League Premier Division’s top-five.

“It’s tough from here,” said the Witton manager.

“I think it’s probable that we’ll need to win all of our remaining games, and we’re now reliant one others to take points off the teams we’re trying to catch.

“But it can happen, of course – if football has taught us nothing else this week, then it’s possible for seemingly unlikely things to occur!

“It’s not in our hands, that much has changed, but we’ll carry on trying to stay in contention.”

Witton were superior to Farsley for most of Thursday’s encounter, although they had to come from behind to level when captain Rob Hopley cancelled out Nathan Cartman’s first-half opener.

Albion created a series of chances in both halves, and were denied more than once by goalkeeper Kyle Trenerry’s impressive saves.

They trail fourth-placed Farsley by nine points, although a side managed by former Northwich Victoria boss Adam Lakeland only has four fixtures to fit in.

One of those is at Wincham Park later this month.

Macauley said: “We let them off the hook, and you could tell after the final whistle they were delighted with a point.

“It’s one that got away, because we had enough opportunities to put the game out of their reach.

“I refuse to fault these players though; once again they’ve come away from home against one of the league’s best teams and taken the game to them.

“I thought we put in a great performance, and at this stage that’s all I can ask for.

“We’ll try to beat Stafford now, and see where that leaves us.

“I can promise you that we’ll keep going.”