WITTON chalked up their first home UniBond League win of 2006, at Wincham Park on Saturday.
It was an appropriate victory. Ossett's run of nine wins and a draw started by beating Witton on January 21, but this time they were no match.
Albion's first goal came after 18 minutes courtesy of midweek signing from Runcorn Shaun Whalley, whose dad Neil played 33 games in red and white stripes under Ray Ranson.
His perfect cross from the left was knocked on by Dave Whittaker and Mark Peers created room for himself with a sidestep before curling a 20-yarder into the far corner of the net.
Twice in quick succession around the half-hour mark Whalley fired in shots at goalkeeper Neil Bennett, while little was seen of Ossett's attack until James Walshaw forced Jon Worsnop to dive and push his shot wide for a corner.
The visitors were down to 10 men on 66 minutes when Colin Williamson rugby tackled livewire Whalley when he was through on goal. Steve Connors took the free kick after Williamson's dismissal, Bennett parried and Mike Moseley poached on the rebound only to be ruled offside.
Moseley soon went close but was only denied his 17th goal of the season until the 82nd minute when substitute Mark Jones found the striker with a lovely curling pass and he drew Bennett and slotted the ball past him.
But Albion were left to worry about the gate, which fell below 200 for the first league game in 31 years - and this in the week of a Cheshire Senior Cup final win and while they are still challenging for a play-off place.
WITTON: Worsnop, Spearitt, Pritchard, Burke; Brownhill, Peers (Jones 61), Connors (Hockenhull 80), Hall, Whalley (Bowler 80); Moseley, Whittaker. Att: 193.
Star Man: Shaun Whalley, highly impressive debut
Next Best: Mike Moseley Team Rating: 4 Match Rating: 3