IF Witton Albion are to get themselves out of relegation trouble, the wins have to start coming now

This afternoon, Carl Macauley takes his side to Bamber Bridge in the knowledge that anything other than three points will put them on the brink of the drop.

With six games remaining, Albion are 11 points adrift of a position of total safety although third-bottom – currently 10 points away – is likely to be enough to stay up.

They at least ended a six-match losing streak in midweek by drawing 0-0 at Atherton Collieries, but their last win was a 3-2 success at Grantham over a month ago.

Bamber Bridge are competing at the right end of the table but a patchy 2022 has seen their play-off challenge fade somewhat – they are currently eighth, five points adrift of the top five.

In the West Division, 1874 Northwich are back on home soil after six consecutive away fixtures.

Their first game at Townfield since the end of February sees them host Trafford as they look to finish their first ever NPL season on a high.

Tuesday’s 1-0 win at Newcastle Town stretched their unbeaten run to three matches and took them up to 13th in the table.

A poor run of form has ended Trafford’s chance of a play-off place – they have lost five of their past six league games and sit ninth in the table.

Meanwhile, the North West Counties League season comes to a conclusion today.

Northwich Victoria will look to complete a promising finish to their Premier Division campaign as they host Barnoldswick Town at the U Lock It Stadium.

Vics have won their last three games and extending that streak to four could see them finish as high as fifth, depending on whether Avro drop points in their final game.

While they are still involved in both the Macron Cup and the First Division Cup, Barnton’s league season comes to a close today.

Having won four of their past five games in all competitions, the Villagers travel to Maine Road in the First Division South this afternoon.

All games kick off at 3pm.