Beesley: A point is the least we deserved

Warrington Town Mark Beesley was delighted that his side rescued a point in the dying seconds of the 1-1 draw against Farsley Celtic on Tuesday night, but admits that he is disappointed to not take all three points.

The Yellows extended their unbeaten run to six games in the most dramatic circumstances after goalkeeper Dan Atherton rose to the occasion and headed home Sean Williams’ corner late into stoppage time.

Despite falling behind in the first half, Mark Beesley’s side will feel aggrieved that they did not come away with all of the spoils after missing a number of goalscoring opportunities.

“I don’t think that we should have had to rescue a point tonight,” Beesley admitted.

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“I thought that at times we played some really good stuff and created 10 good chances for ourselves, and that’s testament to the lads.

“Obviously we had the penalty miss, Jordan [Buckley] came on and could have had a hat-trick, Josh [Amis] and Isaac [Buckley-Ricketts] had great chances.

“A point is probably the least we deserve – with five minutes to go, Farsley’s assistant manager said to me, ‘How have you not scored?’ and although for them it’s a sickener, for me, it was more than deserved.”

Beesley was pleased to see the tenacity and commitment his side displayed over 90 minutes on Tuesday evening after a short turnaround from Saturday’s 394-mile round trip to Bishop’s Stortford.

The Yellows showed a real desire to fight back from 1-0 down, dominating much of the second half’s proceedings.

This was exacerbated by Dan Atherton’s heroics in the dying breaths of the game, converting Sean Williams’ pinpoint corner and ensuring Town would at least get some reward for their performance.

“The lads kept going – it just shows you what character and togetherness we’ve got in the squad,” Beesley added.

“We kept going, kept pushing and kept doing the right things for 96 minutes. I actually think that, if the game continued for another five minutes, we probably would have gotten another chance or two.

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“What I’m really pleased about is the quality of Sean [Williams], he can put a ball in an area where we can attack even in the last minutes of the game and that’s credit to him and his mindset.

“Dan is really good in the air – he just wants to attack the ball because that’s what he’s used to in his own box.

“We deserved that little bit of luck.

“They had one chance from a long throw which they scored from and it’s something that we’re really disappointed about – at the moment we’re conceding from set-pieces a lot which is something that we need to eradicate if we’re to move forward.”

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