WITTON’S LUCK HAS FINALLY CHANGED
WITTON Albion will make a case they were due a stroke of fortune that ended a wait to win a league fixture on home turf.
That won’t make Lee Beevers, Matlock Town’s full-back, feel any better though after he diverted the ball past his own goalkeeper.
Carl Macauley’s men didn’t care, as they’ve waited two months to savour a success.
Backed by a strong wind, the hosts dominated the first-half.
Captain Rob Hopley went closest to finding the net when he steered a header from Danny McKenna’s cross from the right against the crossbar.
He had earlier been denied by Adam Yates’ brilliant block when in shooting stride while Will Jones headed too close to Gladiators custodian Ross Durrant.
Matlock improved in the second-half after falling behind, and Albion defender Josh Wardle threw himself in the path of Michael Hollingsworth’s goalbound effort.
The visitors were thwarted again when River Humphreys adjusted his feet before clearing spectacularly off the goal-line to keep out Craig Westcarr’s header.
Witton continued to pose a threat too, and McKenna’s free-kick was fumbled around an upright by an uncertain Durrant.