TWELVE-MAN Witton Albion have missed out on the play-offs in Northern Premier League West.

Their 0-0 draw at Hanley Town today leaves them four points adrift of the top five, with one match remaining in the season.

So Jon Macken's side, rebuilt since relegation under Carl Macauley last season, will have another campaign at the lower level attempting to get back to where they feel they belong.

Runcorn Linnets' draw and Clitheroe's win seals their places instead of Albion, who will end their campaign at home to City of Liverpool next Saturday.

The sending off of Joe Duckworth in the 66th minute for his challenge on British Virgin Islands international keeper Ben Chapman did not help Witton's cause.

The nearest the game came to a goal at Abbey Lane was when Kieran Brown hit the bar for Hanley in the 88th minute.

Hanley's point saves them from a relegation play-off, unless there is an extraordinary 20-goal swing in the goal difference in favour of Widnes next weekend.

This was Hanley's seventh straight match unbeaten in their first season at step 4, so it would seem Witton caught them at the wrong time.