Albion show bite to hang on
WITTON ALBION 1 LANCASTER CITY 0
ALBION had to produce a tremendous rearguard action, playing with ten men, to defend their lead for over an hour as they play catch-up in their league programme.
The only goal of the game came in the 16th minute when on-loan debutant Liam Goulding saw his near post attempt cleared off the line, the ball arriving at Jay Foley’s feet out on the left and his cross was rifled home by captain Rob Hopley.
Both Foley and Hopley then saw their efforts produce corner kicks. Following the latter on the half hour mark, Billy Smart went down with a defender and at first there didn’t appear to be a problem. However claims from the visitors, allegedly for biting, saw referee Kristian Silcock produce a red card for Smart whilst cautioning City’s Glenn Steel.
A further altercation five minutes from the break further incensed the home bench and most of the crowd when Craig Stanley was only booked for taking Will Jones out of the game.
Thankfully in the second period football prevailed with Lancaster launching attack after attack.
But they could not find a way through and Witton held on to claim all three points.
STAR MAN: Liam Goulding (Witton) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★