WITTON dominated for an hour on their return to Yorkshire on Saturday but it was their defence that made sure of victory.
The third goal that would have made for a pressure-free finish eluded them.
Instead Ossett came back strongly, reduced the arrears and went close to equalising.
Witton made their intentions clear from the kick off and their first shot came inside only two minutes when Chris Gahgan hit the side-netting.
Soon after Rob Lloyd seemed to be have been bundled over in the area, but the referee waved away Witton's pleas for a penalty.
It was all Albion early on. Ossett were pinned back and former Witton goalkeeper Jon Worsnop had to be alert to turn a Mark Peers effort around his post.
Adam Warlow was also just off the mark, though it turned out he was just on a practice run for, in the 30th minute, he rose highest to head home a pinpoint cross from Alex Brown.
Peers shot over and in the 40th minute Worsnop raced off his line to clear from the same Witton player and the ball landed at Rob Lloyd's feet near the half way line. His audacious effort, however, trailed wide.
Warlow, unmarked in the box, slotted home his 14th goal of the season in the 50th minute and when Alex Brown blasted a Gahgan pass against the cross bar five minutes later still nothing had been seen of the Ossett attack.
All that changed on the hour when the home side's first attack of any weight produced a loose ball and Lee Pugh fired past the unsighted Jon Kennedy.
Three minutes later Carl Fothergill's shot whisked across the face of the Albion goal and it further inspired the home side.
They won a series of corners and sent in three hopeful shots, but did not get as close again to saving the game as the Witton defence came into its own.
Witton: Kennedy; Spearritt, Barras, Pritchard, Brownhill; Peers (Hockenhull 67), Alex Brown, Lloyd, Gahgan (Ali Brown 69); G Jones, Warlow (Frost 67).
Star Man: Griff Jones, held the ball up and use it well