QUICK revenge looked likely for Witton but that satisfaction eluded them and a draw was a handy consolation at Wincham Park on Saturday.
Man-of-the-moment - though he hardly chose the role - Brian Pritchard almost got on the score-sheet himself to put his career back firmly on a purely football track in the eighth minute.
Adam Foy dropped a left-footed cross into the six-yard box and Pritchard stooped to head firmly goalward. Ryan McMahon pulled off an excellent one-handed save but Mike Moseley tucked home the loose ball.
A free kick in 23 minutes some 35 yards from goal seemed too distant to cause Cables immediate danger, but Alex Kevan delivered a superbly-aimed shot into the top corner - and Albion seemed to avenge the previous week's three-goal buffeting at Prescot.
There was little before half-time to suggest things would go dramatically wrong. But after the break, Witton were reduced to something approaching chaos at the back.
Kevin Garforth, amid an Albion rearguard suddenly filled with trepidation, beat Paul Gibson but not the crossbar and, in the 50th minute, Garforth lashed home a far-post volley from Robinson's deep cross.
Cables pressed forward and Witton could not make a clean clearance for the life of them. Gaps emerged and, in 59 minutes, Robinson beat Pritchard to O'Donnell's cross and his cushioned header allowed Dave Chadwick to pick his spot from eight yards.
At that point, the game became more even again. Prescot's efforts were no longer in haste and Witton set about winning the game a second time as they came close through Moseley, Darrell Dicken and, in the last minutes, Pritchard, but his left-foot shot was cleared off the line by Gar-forth. For Prescot, Tony Smith skimmed the Witton bar with a long-range free kick. WITTON: Gibson; Evans, Pritchard, Furnival, Nolan; Barlow (Stannard 62), Foy, Kevan, Dicken; Yates (Sargeson 83), Moseley.
Att: 329 Star Man: Brian Pritchard, so nearly a hero again Next Best: Mike Moseley Team Rating: 3 Match Rating: 3