Beesley urges improvement as Yellows go five unbeaten

Warrington Town manager Mark Beesley was pleased to see his side run out emphatic 4-1 winners at Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday – but says there is plenty to work on performance-wise.

The Yellows stretched their unbeaten run to five in league and cup as Connor Woods (2), Josh Amis and Isaac Buckley-Ricketts netted on their travels.

They were also grateful to goalkeeper Dan Atherton, who saved a Tosin Olufemi penalty in the first half before the visitors scored three goals in seven second-half minutes to put the game to bed following the dismissal of Fraser Alexander for a second bookable offence.

“We’re delighted with the result but we’re not so delighted with the performance,” Beesley admitted post-match.

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“At times, we were sloppy and we weren’t good enough out of possession. On another day, they probably cause us more problems and we have to thank Dan for saving the penalty at 1-0 and keeping them out.

“In the end, coming away and winning 4-1 in this league – especially in your longest away trip – is a great result, but we need to be better.”

After the long trip south, Beelsey was happy to see his side start the game on the front foot and net the opening goal which their efforts deserved.

They then needed to show their patience, but when space opened up after the hosts were reduced to 10 men, the Yellows showed their ruthless streak in front of goal.

Among the scorers was captain Amis, who tucked home his 50th goal for the club and his first in the National League North.

“Last time we did a long journey, we gave ourselves a mountain to climb at Banbury,” Beesley added.

“It was important that we started the game better, and we did that. If we were a bit more ruthless and aggressive in the final third, we may have gone 2-0 up, but the start was much better and we’re pleased with that.

“We went 1-0 up and to be fair to them, they came back into it. I like the way they play – they move the ball quickly and rotate. For the last 15 minutes of the first half, they caused us lots of problems.

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“We wanted to keep our shape better as they had to take more chances if they wanted to get back into the game.

“At that stage, we were hoping to get them on the counter-attack, which we did.

“We were ruthless on the counter, which was really pleasing.

“Away from home, we don’t have to come and entertain. We have to stay in games. At times, we’ve given ourselves mountains to climb in away matches, so we’re learning as we go in this league.”

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