WITTON Albion have confirmed the departure of Greg Hall to Nantwich Town despite the goalkeeper twice telling them that he had no intention of leaving.

He is the second player to join the Dabbers this summer, following full-back Matty Devine.

However Albion, who initially announced in May that the 33-year-old had agreed terms for a second season at Wincham Park, have claimed the number one had accepted an improved offer of a contract to stay put.



That was made once manager Carl Macauley became aware that a rival Northern Premier League club wanted to recruit a man Witton’s supporters voted as their player of the year.

According to the club, the former 1874 Northwich shot-stopper was due to meet secretary Mike Harper on Thursday to sign paperwork that would secure his future with them.

That did not happen, and nor did a second attempt less than 48 hours later.

Instead Hall, part of a defence that kept the most clean-sheets in the Premier Division last term, was unveiled as a Nantwich player on Sunday afternoon.

“Greg is a keeper that’s impressed me every time that I’ve watched him,” said Dabbers boss Dave Cooke.

“His record last season speaks for itself, and I think he is a perfect fit for us.”