WITTON returned to winning ways on Saturday with a valuable three points against in-form Ilkeston.
After a fairly even opening quarter, Albion upped the pace and took the lead in the 20th minute.
The ball fell to Rob Lloyd just inside the area and he instinctively fired high into the roof of the Ilkeston net, giving keeper Ben Scott little time to react.
Further end-to-end action came to nothing but Albion extended their advantage in the 37th minute when a free
kick from the right by Mark Peers fell to Brian Pritchard who turned the ball home from three yards.
With half-time approaching, Witton, who went into this game on the back of two defeats, virtually sealed their victory when a lovely flowing move fell to Adam Warlow who drew the keeper and slotted the ball low into the corner of the net.
Ilkeston did pull a goal back in the 52nd minute when lively striker Adam Muller turned inside the box and fired past Jon Kennedy.
But Albion continued to play their usual free-flowing football, creating several more chances against a side Albion boss Jim Vince had rated as 'dangerous'.
Witton finally completed the win in the 70th minute when the ball landed to Ross Clegg who thundered the ball home from 30 yards, leaving the Ilkeston keeper completely stranded.
And they should have increased their lead with five minutes to go when they were awarded a penalty for a trip on Mike Moseley.
But once again their penalty curse struck with, this time, Rob Lloyd being the guilty party when he fired tamely to the keeper's left and the effort was saved comfor tably.
Nevertheless, Vince was delighted with his side's efforts and praised the Derbyshire outfit for their industry.
He said: 'Ilkeston are a dangerous side and control certain areas of the pitch. But I thought we were the better team and deserved the win after killing off the game with three quick goals.'
Albion: Kennedy, Gahgan (Frost 80), Brownhill, Pritchard, Barras, Spearritt, Clegg, Lloyd, Warlow (Moseley 45), Jones, Peers (Hockenhull 73). Attendance: 311.
Star man: Ross Clegg.
Next best: Brian Pritchard.
Albion rating: 4.
Match rating: 3.