AFTER a four-hour coach journey to Nottinghamshire following a fatal accident on the M6, Witton did not arrive at Watnall Road until gone 3pm.
Referee Nigel Smith delayed the kick-off was until 3:35pm - just 20 minutes after the visitors’ arrival.
From the start Albion went on the front foot, and when Lee Thompson won the ball on the right and delivered a low cross into Neil Black’s path less than a minute in it looked as though the visitors had got off to a flyer, but the striker fluffed his shot.
Two Worksop goals in the next 18 minutes then looked to have punished Witton for their early wastefulness. Both came in similar fashion with Chris Adam and Andy White combining down the left.
Former Albion player Kevin Sanasy open the scoring on the quarter-hour mark, and four minutes later Alex Callery made it 2-0 from 15 yards.
Worse nearly followed in the 35th minute, the crossbar coming to Witton’s rescue following a sweeping Sanasy effort from the right side of the box.
Albion gained a lifeline on 58 minutes, when former Northwich Vics winger Brad Maylett hit a screamer into the top corner from the edge of the penalty area after the visitors won the ball in midfield from a Worksop goal-kick.
Then, with 15 minutes remaining, Gary Scott’s lofted free-kick from right flank was prodded past Adam Ogden in the Town goal by Witton midfielder Ashley Dunn.
With the visitors looking for the vital win home skipper Kevin Davies found space down the left with 80 minutes on the clock, but Witton goalkeeper Greg Smith came to meet him and pulled off a superb block to earn his side a precious point - which just might preserve Albion future in the Unibond Premier.
With Whitby losing and the ruling that Cammell Lairds, pending appeal, face relegation Albion, if they cannot win both their remaining fixtures, must at least ensure they finish above Whitby to avoid the drop.