WITTON'S own Thierry Henry marked his second successive Player of the Year award by scoring another double at Wincham Park on Saturday.
Mike Moseley chalked up goals 33 and 34 to sink Bishop Auckland and repay the supporters for their votes.
The game itself was another example of those laboured affairs which have been the hallmark of 2003-04, at least at home.
There was no flow to either side and long periods of dull mediocrity, but then it was the end of a season and both teams had achieved their targets of 'promotion' to the UniBond Premier Division.
It was hard, therefore, to see why Bishops were so worked up about things, especially in the first half when Adam Foy in particular was the butt of some rough tackles and vindictiveness.
Players' Player of the Year Gary Furnival almost made his team-mates regret their choice in the opening minutes when he headed the ball back to Paul Gibson, only to see the goalkeeper bearing down on him. Gibson took the sting out of the ball and Brian Pritchard was the hero on the line.
Albion recovered to take a 17th-minute lead, Alex Kevan heading the ball through the defence and Moseley holding off Brian Rowe to whip the ball under John Caffrey.
Between then and the closing quarter or so, little of note happened. Both sides were trying and neither got anywhere. The best action was mustered by Bishops just after the resumption when Gibson fumbled a corner and Mark Foster turned the ball back into the six-yard box. Mark Taylor twisted to head the ball in the right direction but could not keep it down.
From somewhere, though, Witton summoned the will for a big finish. Danny Salt, presented with a poor Caf-frey clearance, should have trusted his shooting foot but played the ball instead to Craig Sargeson whose shot was underhit.
Then Foy stabbed at the ball when a looping Sargeson cross fell out of the sky, but Rowe was in the way. Moseley snapped a shot wide and Kevan was too tame with his chance.
The closer to the end, the better Witton were. Moseley played a short pass from the byline and Mike Yates hit a post. But in the 87th minute, they scored again at last. Furnival showed good control and an eye for a long ball which found Moseley, free of Rowe once more, and he clipped his shot past the onrushing Caffrey.
WITTON: Gibson; Salt, Pritchard, Furnival, Tickle; Carden, Foy, Barlow (Nolan 84), Kevan; Moseley, Sargeson (Yates 80).
Att: 285 Star Man: Mike Moseley, produced the smiles Next Best: Adam Foy Team Rating: 3 Match Rating: 3