WARRINGTON TOWN 2 WHITBY TOWN 1
WARRINGTON TOWN continued their wonderful season as they went top of the table thanks to second half goals from James McCarten and Josh Hine.
This was the Yellows third straight win, and their ninth in 14 matches so far.
Sean Williams’ first time strike from the edge forced a good save out of Shane Bland, and from the resulting corner, Jack Higgins headed just wide.
From another half cleared corner, Rory McKeown had a low shot blocked and then the hosts had the ball in the net – James Barrigan converting nicely from Shaun Beeley’s right wing cross, only to be flagged offside.
The early stages of the second half were disrupted by a knock to striker Jamie McDonald, though Williams did have a half chance on 54 minutes when he tried to loft the ball over Bland from the edge of the box.
The breakthrough came on 59 minutes, a free-kick from the right by Williams was spilled by Bland under pressure from Higgins and a couple of his own defenders, and the ball fell for McCarten.
A mistake in midfield by David Carson saw the ball fall to Josh Hine, and he didn’t need a second invitation to nip in and beat the ‘keeper one-on-one.
Whitby kept battling and they set up a nervy spell of injury time when Matthew Tymon bundled the ball home.
STAR MAN: Jack Higgins (W’gton) ENTERTAINMENT: