WITTON confounded the pundits with an outstanding performance and result in the suburbs of Leeds on Saturday.
They opened their campaign by thrashing the bookies' title favourites.
Strong at the back, creative in mid-field and sharp up front their victory was rarely in doubt, even if it did take a fluke goal to set them on their way.
In the sixth minute Ben Jones tried Albion's first shot of the season from 20 yards and the ball whacked against Mike Moseley's head, looping wickedly through the air and beyond stranded goalkeeper Jon Morgan.
Albion doubled their lead in the 14th minute when Ian Latham's free kick was brilliantly headed home between two defenders by Jones.
Farsley hit back through shots by Carl Serrant and Michael Midwood - over and then straight at Jon Kennedy - but Witton ended the half the stronger and the impressive Anton Lally went close with a long-range shot.
Albion continued to dominate in the second half with Latham taking aim in 51 minutes before the game was sealed 10 minutes later. A corner was half-cleared and was met just outside the area by Liam Maguire's fierce shot which stretched the roof of the net from 25 yards.
Lally almost made it four with an outrageous effort from inside his own half.
Spotting Morgan off his line, he lofted the ball goalward and it beat Morgan but drifted just wide of a post.
The only black spot was when Latham fell badly and had to be stretchered to a waiting ambulance with a neck injury. There were eight minutes of injury time but Witton had no trouble in eating away the minutes to an encouraging victory.
Albion: Kennedy; King, Pinch, Spearitt, Latham (Parkinson 84); Maguire, Lally, Lee; Moseley, Jones (Peers 65), Byrne. Attendance: 191 Star man: Anton Lally, orchestrated a fine Witton win Team rating: 5 Match rating: 4