WITTON Albion found some energy to maintain their winning sequence on Tuesday night.

Elliot Rokka’s 32nd-minute strike was the difference between Jon Macken’s side and City of Liverpool at the U Lock It Stadium.

It means Albion will go into Saturday’s home Northern Premier League West clash with Bootle sat sixth on the ladder on the back of four successive wins.

The outcome was soured a little by Taylor Kennerley being dismissed in the 90th minute after a second yellow card, but Macken was pleased with the way his players stepped up in the second period.

“Once again I thought we dug in. It wasn’t the most entertaining game but they’re a good side, physical with some really good players, played some good football, and I think we kind of cancelled each other out a bit in terms of the way we both set up.

“You could tell we’ve had three, four, five tough games. You could see there were a lot of lads lacking a bit of energy.

“We said we had to increase the tempo, we had to try and link a few passes together and in the second half I was pleased. The energy levels shot up, I thought we worked really hard to try and hang on to the lead and get the result.

“Once again defensively we were really good and dealt with their two wingers well.

“They had a couple of chances but we had some really good chances that on another day you’d expect when the ball fell to those players they’d put them away.

“It’s credit to the lads, they’ve worked really hard and their performances are paying off.

“There was concern when we were leaking in goals. It was from periods in games of 20 to 25 minutes that we were conceding, so the three clean sheets are pleasing and a really big boost for the team.”