WITTON Albion managed to keep themselves just about alive in midweek – can they do so again today?

As with Tuesday, Carl Macauley’s men are staring relegation in the face and defeat at Lancaster City this afternoon could seal their fate.

However, their dramatic 3-2 win over Morpeth Town has kept alive their hopes of what would be among the greatest of escapes.

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Will Jones celebrates scoring for Witton against Morpeth on Tuesday. Picture by Karl Brooks Photography

Their position is still a perilous one – they trail third-bottom Basford United, who host promotion-chasing Matlock Town this afternoon, by eight points with four games remaining.

A victory will definitely keep Albion alive, but failure to win will see them relegated if Basford are victorious.

If Witton are beaten at the Giant Axe by a Lancaster side who are unbeaten in six games, a draw for Basford will effectively be enough to send them down by virtue of their inferior goal difference.

Meanwhile, 1874 Northwich will aim to continue their promising end to the Northern Premier League West Division season when they host already-relegated Market Drayton Town this afternoon.

A 3-0 win over Trafford last time out – their first home victory of 2022 – extended Greens’ unbeaten run to four games as they aim to keep their hopes of a top-half finish alive.

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1874 Northwich's 3-0 win over Trafford last time out was their first home victory of 2022. Picture by Xenia Simpson Photography

By contrast, bottom side Market Drayton’s fate has long since been sealed having won only twice all season, although one of those was last time out against Kendal Town, who have also had their relegation confirmed.

They are yet to win away from home this season having lost 16 of their 17 games on the road.

Both games kick off at 3pm.