WITTON used up one of two games in hand last Tuesday without any benefit.
If they only make the play-offs they might meet fast rising Fleetwood again and have lost the last two meetings, both aw ay.
Home goalkeeper Danny Hurst was voted man of the match, which says much for Witton's role in the game. They shared the first half, dominated the second, were thwarted by Hurst and beaten by goals from Kieran Walmsley and Andy Bell in 36 and 39 minutes.
WITTON: Kennedy ; Hockenhull, Pritchard, Barras (Kierney 45), Brownhill; Peers (Farquarson 64) , Clegg, Lloyd, Brown; Moseley, Jones (Warlow 33)
Att: 606 Star Man: Brian Pritchard, solid as ever
Next Best: Rob Lloyd