WITTON Albion slipped to defeat at promotion-chasing Buxton this evening.

AFC Telford United loanee Harry Bower gave Carl Macauley’s men hope of leaving Silverlands with something as he pulled a goal back midway through the second half.

However, Tom Elliot sealed victory late on for the Bucks, whose victory took them to the top of the Northern Premier League Premier Division table.

Goals from Warren Clarke and Diego De Girolamo had put the hosts two goals to the good before the break.

Meanwhile, Barnton slipped to another defeat to take their winless run to seven games.

The Villagers were thumped 5-0 by high-flying Abbey Hey in the North West Counties League First Division South.

Ben Halfacre scored a hat-trick for the hosts, with Jake Parker and Jordan Lazenbury also on target.