THE WITTON COLUMN - By Albion media assistant, Paul Harper

THE excellent form of Witton Albion continues as Carl Macauley’s men picked up another victory last weekend with Grantham Town the latest side to leave Wincham Park without any points.

It gives Albion a recent record of just one league defeat in the last 10 matches which has lifted us to the brink of the play-off positions, currently sitting in sixth position in the BetVictor Northern Premier League standings.

Witton now have the best home record in the division so far in the 2019-20 campaign, picking up 22 points from a possible 30 at Wincham Park, an impressive record which we are very proud of. Keep up the good work, lads!

Our latest victory came in a really entertaining game. The 3-1 scoreline suggests a comfortable home win, and it truth, it should have been that way as we missed a few good chances for further goals.

But to be fair to our opposition, they created opportunities themselves, had a penalty which was well saved by Chris Renshaw, hit the woodwork and kept battling all the way which made for excellent entertainment for the crowd at Wincham Park.

The three goals we scored were excellent. The first two were really good team goals with excellent build up play, while the third was a stunning strike by Tom Owens, curling the ball over the goalkeeper and in at the far post. A strike worthy of winning the game, for sure.

One of my roles at the club is to edit and upload the match highlights videos onto our YouTube channel. The pitfalls of such an entertaining game is that this takes a lot longer than normal! I’m certainly not complaining though as it’s something I really enjoy doing and hopefully the fans enjoy the footage and the content we are putting out.

I must give a special mention to Andrew Seabright who is our videographer. Not only does he capture all the action really well on the camera, but he is also turning into an excellent commentator!

It’s a tough skill to combine the two together, particularly as he’s generally watching the action through the small viewfinder, so I want to put on record my thanks to him for his sterling work.

Week after week, I keep saying that there’s another important game coming up, and this week is no exception, as we travel to another side battling to lift themselves into the top five league positions, Radcliffe FC.

The division is so tight, that all the games between teams in and around us in the league table have a bit of added significance, so if we can go and get a positive result at Stainton Park, it would keep us in a really good position.