Dixon kick­starts high-Wire act


The Non-League Football Paper - - SATURDAY MATCH CENTRE - By Steven Car­son

MARINE suc­cumbed to ti­tlechasers Warrington, a de­feat which leaves the Mariners en­trenched in the rel­e­ga­tion zone.

Warrington be­gan the game on the front foot and Jake Kirby’s drive from the an­gle was par­ried by home stop­per Paddy Whar­ton.

James Mur­ray glanced a header nar­rowly wide in the first half for the Whites from a Charley Edge cross, with Tony Gray do­ing like­wise at the other end from exMarine loa­nee Bo­han Dixon’s cross.

The dead­lock was bro­ken on 33 min­utes as Dixon ad­vanced from mid­field to step in­side a chal­lenge, be­fore fir­ing a low shot from 22 yards past Whar­ton and into the cor­ner of the net.

A sec­ond half of few chances saw Warrington push on and the out­come was in lit­tle doubt when they dou­bled their ad­van­tage on 69 min­utes.

A fine team goal saw a ball sprayed out to the ma­raud­ing Adam Hughes on the left, the ex-Marine de­fender putting his for­mer side to the sword as he ad­vanced to the by-line be­fore clip­ping a pin­point cross for Gray to nod home from close range.

Marine were grate­ful to Whar­ton for pre­vent­ing fur­ther dam­age, the on-loan stop­per par­ry­ing David Raven's ef­fort be­fore smoth­er­ing at Jack Dunn’s feet.

STAR MAN: Bo­han Dixon (Warrington) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★

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