WITTON kept the short odds in the race for the UniBond League championship on the Yorkshire coast on Saturday.
Completing the double over Whitby means they go into the final week of the season with a slight advantage over rivals Telford and Burscough.
Their large following had to be patient and hold their nerve because it was not until the 66th minute when they scored and the 88th when they became certain of the points.
The scenes of celebration when 17-year-old Nick Farquaharson made it 2-0 were wild on and off the pitch. He's at Witton from Crewe Alex on 'work experience'. Some work, some experience!
Witton made their intentions clear from the start when Mike Moseley was through on goal only to be halted by an offside flag.
Soon after Farquaharson headed a Mark Peers corner just wide.
But Whitby, beaten 7-2 at Witton, were not so submissive this time and had two good spells of first-half pressure and Albion were especially grateful when Antony Ormerod's header went straight at Jon Kennedy.
They probably had the greater say in the first period, but the better chances were Witton's.
A Tom Spearritt cross found Peers, but his header did not worry Whitby, unlike Moseley shortly after, though he was unable to get sufficient contact on the ball to carry out his threat.
Witton wrested the initiative after the break and there was a steady build-up in pressure before they opened the scoring.
Moseley headed an Alex Brown cross just wide and Dean Hollingsworth was relieved to see his clearance of a Peers centre scrape over his own bar.
Albion took the lead when Peers belted free kick from well outside the box hard and low and the ball zipped into the far corner of the net.
Tom Raw hit a rare, but heart stopping, Whitby chance into the side-netting in 81 minutes. But then Witton sealed the victory.
Steve Connors and Rob Lloyd worked the ball among the Whitby defence and to Farquaharson who steered it home from 12 yards.
Witton: Kennedy; Spearritt (Hockenhull 68), Pritchard, Kearney, Brownhill; Gahgan (Connors 83), Brown (Clegg 73), Lloyd, Peers; Farquaharson, Moseley.
Attendance: 339 Star Man: Liam Brownhill, great defending and a willing attacking outlet Next Best: Chris Gahgan Team Rating: 3 Match Rating: 3