JON Macken wants his Witton Albion players to learn and build from their 3-2 home win against Hednesford Town in Northern Premier League West last night.

Witton established a 2-0 lead with goals from Cameron Fogerty (37mins) and Joe Duckworth (54) and looked well in command.

But then they conceded twice in nine minutes, with goals from Sam Griffiths (65) and Jez Abbey (74pen) sandwiching their teammate Desean Martin being sent off (70).

Order was restored and three points won when Duckworth netted his second goal, from the penalty spot, in the 83rd minute.

Northwich Guardian: Joe Duckworth's winning penalty strike for Witton Albion against Hednesford TownJoe Duckworth's winning penalty strike for Witton Albion against Hednesford Town (Image: Karl Brooks Photography)

The victory backed up Saturday’s FA Trophy first qualifying round win at Runcorn Linnets on Saturday and saw Witton climb six places to eighth on the ladder.

“It’s a great win. A win is a win,” said Macken.

“I thought the football we played, and the way we played, in the first half was fantastic.

“We played some really positive football and created chances.

“The second half we played some good football, but we conceded some sloppy goals in a five to 10-minute period where they were on top which was strange, but it seems to have happened to us in the last few games where teams have got on top of us and we’ve conceded.

“We had the extra man as well, as they had a man sent off, so it’s very unlike us to concede possession at times like we did.”

Macken said his players need to play smarter at those times in games, while admitting Witton should never have been in that position.

“We were creating chances throughout the game and we should have been out of sight really before they got their first goal, which was disappointing, but it’s a 3-2 win at home and I’ll take it,” he said.

“It’s a bit of quality in front of goal. We had some good chances so we have to be a little bit more clinical in that area.

“You can sense it with us at times, it’s just a little bit of composure needed to slide the ball in the bottom corner.”

Witton return to league action at third-placed Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

Meanwhile, Midland League Premier Division bottom side Northwich Victoria rescued a valuable last-gasp point at Uttoxeter Town on Tuesday night.

Frazer Cookson netted in the eighth minute of added time to seal a 1-1 draw against a side that had won its last three matches.

It proved to be a long night for Vics, with some of their players being stuck in traffic on the journey south which meant the kick-off was delayed by 15 minutes.

The Trickies host AFC Wulfrunians at the U Lock It Stadium on Saturday, kick-off 3pm, and then visit Congleton Town in the Midland League Cup on Tuesday, kick-off 7.45pm.

In North West Counties Division One South, Barnton visit Alsager Town on Saturday while Winsford United head to New Mills, both 3pm starts.

1874 Northwich are not slated for action again until they go to City of Liverpool on September 30.