JON Macken labelled himself “embarrassed” after Witton Albion slipped to a second heavy defeat in the space of four days.

Having lost 4-1 at Leek Town on Saturday, the prospects of a positive response looked promising when Matt Lowton marked his home debut by volleying his side ahead midway through the first half against Nantwich Town on Tuesday night.

However, that lead lasted just five minutes as Ahmed Ali equalised for the Dabbers, who then took command in the second half.

Kai Evans’ brace and Troy Bourne’s header allowed them to leave the U Lock It Stadium with a 4-1 victory, leaving Macken scratching his head.

“I’ve got no excuses whatsoever,” the Witton boss said.

“Ultimately, it’s on me – it’s a lonely place when you’re stood there and you can’t really do anything, you try to make changes and it doesn’t work, you give them instructions and it doesn’t work.

“The goals were embarrassing – it’s embarrassing to see the types of goals we’re conceding. I’m embarrassed for the supporters and for all of the staff.

“We made a lot of changes tonight and we had a lot of experience in there, but it’s the same story.

“People will say they’re not good enough and at the moment, I agree. For one reason or another, we can’t put our finger on it.

“I take responsibility – I put the side out and it’s been nowhere near good enough for the last two games.

“It’s not been good enough for the last six weeks, if I’m honest, but hopefully we’ll get the time to turn it around. I’m sure we can because we’ve got good players.

“It’s a fantastic football club and anyone should be privileged to play here, but it’s not showing on the pitch at the moment.”

The result was Witton’s fifth defeat in their last eight league matches, four of which have seen them concede four goals.

It leaves them in danger of sliding into relegation trouble – they sit 16th in the Northern Premier League West Division table, six points clear of the drop zone ahead of a trip to Chasetown on Saturday.

“We’ve got to try new things because you have to react after that result,” Macken said.

“We hear the frustrations and we get it, but nobody is more frustrated and angry than me.

“We’ve got to try and find a little bit of stability. We’re going through a really tough period at the moment and we’ve got to stick together and fight our way out of it.

“We know we’re good enough to do it, now it’s about executing it.”