A RESOLUTE second-half display ensured Witton Albion left neighbouring Warrington Town with a share of the spoils.

On what was his first start of the season, James Foley’s penalty earned Albion a point after Isaac Baldwin had been brought down inside the area.

That came just two minutes after Witton had fell behind to Northwich-born Warrington skipper Mark Roberts’ header after goalkeeper Chris Renshaw had spilled a cross.

Albion were forced onto the back foot for much of the second half, with Renshaw making several good saves while the hosts had two goals ruled out for offside.

That being said, Witton had chances of their own after the break – MJ Monaghan led a promising counter-attack that Albion could not fashion into a meaningful chance while Kyle Sambor was denied an injury-time winner by an excellent Tony McMillan save.

With Danny McKenna unable to play due to illness, Albion were down to just two available outfield substitutes – a situation exacerbated when Liam Goulding was forced off with a dead leg.

All in all, though, manager Carl Macauley was happy to come away with a point after his side dug in to withstand some heavy pressure at times.

“It’s a difficult place to come – they’re fighting to be champions,” he said.

“They’ve got a strong squad of players and we were a bit light on the ground.

“It was always going to be difficult and they started brightly. We struggled to get a foothold in the game.

“They scored a goal that we should have done better with – Chris Renshaw’s held up his hands that he should have done better with it.

“We just had to try and get a foothold then but we scored almost straight away.

“If you look at the chances for both sides – they had a lot from set pieces and balls into the box, Chrissy has had to make a few good saves – I think we had the best chances.

“MJ had a one-on-one, Adam Anson had one with just the keeper to beat, Tom Owens and Will Jones in the first half.

“We had five one-on-ones today that we should have done better with.

“Having said that, we’re delighted to come away with something.”