ALBION became the UniBond League's only FA Trophy survivors with their first ever win over their Stockport-based hosts on Saturday.
They steamed into the last 32 despite falling behind in the second half when, briefly, Woodley threatened to repeat their previous successes over Albion, both in the Cheshire Senior Cup.
It was Witton's fourth win in the competition so far. The last time they did so well was in 1992-93 when they reached the semi-finals.
Albion opened as if they were relishing the prospect of playing on the artificial surface and goalkeeper Liam Higginbotham twice thwarted Chris Gahgan, while prominent in the early moves was new loan signing from Crewe Alex, Shaun Miller.
Woodley counter-attacks were swift and dangerous on a pitch clearly to their advantage. Jon Kennedy had two saves to make and Brian Pritchard a smart bit of defending to execute before the break. Higginbotham saved well from Adam Warlow.
Pritchard, with a header, and Alex Brown, from 30 yards, kept Higginbotham alert after the break, but around the hour mark Woodley built up a spell of sustained pressure and in 64 minutes they took the lead when a corner was headed home at the far post by Nick Boothby.
Witton boss Jim Vince swapped a fading Gahgan with Carl Frost and breathed new life into Witton's attacks.
Griff Jones was denied by a defender's fortuitously stretched left leg, but in the 71st minute Higginbotham, attempting to get to Miller as he went to the byeline, inexplicably threw his arms around the forward's neck.
A penalty was awarded and, showing no nerves, bearing in mind Albion's atrocious record from the spot this season, Griff Jones duly converted.
The equaliser knocked the stuffing out of the home team, who had previously despatched Premier Division promotion contenders Marine and Whitby.
They launched into some desperate challenges but when the left-back fouled Miller just outside the box, Rob Lloyd floated the ball into a packed area and having brushed a couple of heads it was met by Pritchard, who sent his header past the keeper and in at the far post.
Still Albion were not satisfied and with two minutes remaining Frost sent a scorcher of a cross in from the right wing to be met with a ferocious volley by Griff Jones to complete the scoring.
WITTON: Kennedy; Spearritt, Pritchard, Barras, Brownhill; Gahgan (Frost 68), Lloyd, Brown Alex; Warlow, Jones G, Miller (Hockenhull 88).
Star Man: Griff Jones, made his point at the sharp end