FOOTBALL friendlies continue to come thick and fast.

In the latest, Witton Albion were defeated 6-0 by a strong Crewe Alexandra side at Wincham Park on Wednesday.

Carl Macauley fielded four trialists in his starting line-up and five more on the bench as he got a look at some potential signings.

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Witton Albion, in grey shirts, against League One side Crewe Alexandra in Wednesday's pre-season friendly at Wincham Park. Pictures: Karl Brooks Photography. More pictures from the game, which can be bought, to be found HERE

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Owen Dale, who spent time on loan with Witton in the 2017/18 season, banged home two belting goals and was brought down in the box for a penalty that was converted.

Another for Witton loan player, Luke Offord, a former Weaverham High School student, was in the Crewe starting team.

Albion are next in action at Bootle on Tuesday.

1874 Northwich, meanwhile, have had two 1-1 draws over the past week.

Mike Koral hit the mark at Airbus, while Ash Woods was on target at Cheadle Heath Nomads.

They visit Ashton Athletic on Saturday and Alsager three days later.

Northwich Victoria, who have announced the re-signings of Rudy Misambo, Jack Flemming, Matty Clark, Ashley Dunn, Joe Camozzi, Ryan Winder and Brandon Barski, won 3-0 at Prestatyn Town on Saturday, with goals coming from Brad Lynch, Barski and Winder.

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Winsford United were 5-1 winners against Maine Road on Saturday, with Joe Duckworth netting a hat-trick.

Also on target were Oliver McDonough and Sam Madeley. On the same day, another Winsford United side was fielded at Cheadle Heath Nomads and defeated 4-0.

Blues, who fell 3-1 at home to Prescot Cables in midweek, head to Bacup Borough tomorrow.

Over the past week they have confirmed the signings of Perry Bircumshaw, Sam Crook, Adam Barlow and Steve Jenyons.

Barnton clocked up a 4-0 success against Greenalls at the weekend, with Connor Anderson, two, Ben Forster and Jordan Cobley netting.

The Villagers are scheduled to visit Marshalls on Saturday.

Sam Fellows bagged a hat-trick for Middlewich Town at Hartford - the first game under the new management team led by Chris Thomas.

Sam Wakefield and Tom Stanton chipped in with braces and Cal Priestley also hit the mark.

They had a tough night at George and Dragon FC on Tuesday though, losing 6-1 with Tom Smith their solitary scorer.

The Witches turned it around when Willaston White Star were overhauled 4-0 last night, with Ste Hughes and Ben Brown each notching a double.

Winnington Avenue 94 Reserves drew with Black Horse at Jubilee Fields at the weekend.

Manager Gary Lee Jamieson described it as a game in which the players took a huge stride forward together as a team, dominating the current Chester and Wirral Championship winners.

"Our ability on the ball was on show, the lads really enjoyed themselves and they used the ball really well. However we just couldn't find that breakthrough in the first half," he said.

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"The boys are really starting to gel now, and the pattern of play is coming to fruition.

"Shane Davies fired us into the lead after great work between Farrell Duncan and George Kirby to open up Black Horse down the left, Farrell then slid a pass into Shane's path who took a touch and fired past the goalkeeper.

"Unfortunately Black Horse pinched a draw with the last kick of the game but massive improvements are being made each week by the newly formed side."