CONNOR Hughes struck again as Witton Albion returned to winning ways on Saturday.

Hughes celebrated his new deal, which keeps him at the club until the end of the 2023-24 season, with his 11th strike in 12 games as Albion defeated Kidsgrove Athletic 3-2.

His 40th-minute effort levelled matters after Oliver Jepson put the visitors in front in the 19th minute.

Jon Macken's men were ahead by the break though, thanks to Will Igoe netting after 45 minutes.

Harry McGee's 64th-minute goal proved decisive as Kidsgrove bagged their second through Kieran Knapper in the final moments of normal time.

After successive defeats and a draw, it is Witton's first win in the Northern Premier League Premier since January 2 and they jump one place to ninth.

Meanwhile, 1874 Northwich climbed two places to 10th thanks to their 2-0 success at Skelmersdale United.

Mackenzie O'Neill broke the deadlock in the 25th minute, tapping home from close range a cross from Callum Gardner.

The win was sealed in added time thanks to Joe Woolley finding the mark on a counter-attack.

In between, Greens created numerous scoring opportunities while keeping United quiet other than when they hit the post against the run of play in the 58th minute.

Jack Irlam hit the side netting from a tight angle and Mark Jones put the ball narrowly wide from a corner in the best of the chances.

Northwich Victoria secured their fifth win in six games when they were victorious 2-1 on the road at Squires Gate in the North West Counties Football League Premier Division.

Striker Luke Sephton's first goal for the club since re-signing from Widnes last month proved decisive in the 58th minute.

The former Ashton Athletic, Congleton Town, Pilkington, Stalybridge and Rylands frontman raced through on goal from a Matt Dudley pass and with nobody around him he slotted home at the near post.

Sephton's started the last four games for Steve Wilkes' men and come off the field a winner on each occasion.

Vics went ahead through a Ryan Jackson penalty in the 16th minute after a case of hand ball from a corner, while Callum Sandle put the Blackpool side back on level terms in the 44th minute after a mix-up in defence.

Over in Winsford, Blues held high-flying Wythenshawe Town to a 1-1 draw.

Daniel Boden put Winsford United, 17th in the NWCFL Premier Division, ahead early in the second half but Matthew Bryan struck in the 82nd minute to rescue a point for the visitors.

Elsewhere, Lee Turkington struk in the fourth and 84 minutes as Barnton defeated Stafford Town 2-1 in NWCFL First Division South.

Harvey Dangerfield was Stafford's scorer in the 24th minute.