Boss says they owe the fans after defeat number seven
ALBION boss Nigel Deeley says he is indebted to the fans following Witton’s worst run of results for 78 years.
Saturday’s defeat at home to Leigh Genesis and last Tuesday’s loss at Nantwich Town means Witton are still without a win since early September and now hovering above the drop zone.
But Deeley is under illusions about the difficulty of his task and is ready to make the tough decisions that undoubtedly lie ahead.
He said: “The lads are down but it’s my job to lift them and give our fans something back. We owe them at the moment and I know that if we don’t turn things around then it is my head on the block.”
Deeley is promising to axe more players if performances don’t improve as defender Gary Burke and Steve Smith were released last week.
“Players have been here long enough now so they can have no complaints if they find themselves not being picked or not even at the club. I am ready to make the hard decisions,” he added.
Albion slipped to their seventh successive defeat on Saturday as Leigh Genesis strolled out of Wincham Park with all three points.
Albion fell behind to a Jordan Stepien strike but were level by half-time thanks to Rod Thornley’s header at the back post.
But despite having their chances, Witton folded in the second half and eventually succumbed to a Brad Maylett strike and a freak goal from ex-Albion player Tom Field, both of which should have been dealt with by keeper Smith.
Albion’s quest for vital league points took them to Kendal Town last night and Eastwood Town arrive at Wincham Park on Saturday (3pm ko).
Witton: G Smith, Scott, Pritchard, N Smith, Donnelly (Skelton 82), B Thornley, Willis, Owen (Linford 71), Wiggins-Thomas, Thompson (Thaker 73), R Thornley R. Subs not used Schwarz, Millington.
For full match reports of Albion’s trips to Nantwich Town and Kendal Town go to www.northwichchronicle.co.uk