WITTON Albion are through to the quarter-finals of the Cheshire Senior Cup.

A home clash with Macclesfield awaits after both progressed through their second-round ties tonight.

Albion won 2-1 at Nantwich Town, while the Silkmen were 4-2 victors over Tranmere Rovers at home.

Witton’s victory, secured thanks to a Taylor Kennerley strike in the 85th minute, ended a sequence of three successive victories.

They never trailed at the Weaver Stadium, although Jon Macken’s men did have to soak up a lot of pressure.

Without the ball Albion worked hard, closing down their opponents and winning second balls, while when they had possession they moved the ball along the turf quickly.

In the second period Witton weathered a 25-minute storm in which Nantwich had several chances, mainly from dead-ball situations.

But in the last 15 to 20 minutes Witton came back into it, hitting the post before Kennerley netted the winner.

Witton, who received a bye in the first round whereas The Dabbers clobbered Runcorn Town 10-1, went ahead in the 25th minute thanks to Connor Hughes notching.

Mohamud Ali headed home an inswinging cross from a controversial free-kick as Nantwich clawed back level in the 50th minute.

The winning effort was produced from good spadework by Hughes and Oli Roberts down the left, with Kennerley then smashing his effort across keeper Daniel Roberts and into the far corner.

Witton return to league action on Saturday when they host Hanley Town at the U Lock It Stadium.