Mark Beesley keen to see ‘90-minute’ Yellows display

Warrington Town manager Mark Beesley has urged his players to kick on and show their quality after they extended their unbeaten run to 10 matches. 

Second half goals from Stefan Mols and Tom Hannigan were enough for a 2-0 victory at home to Stafford Rangers on Saturday afternoon. 

The result helped consolidate the Yellows’ position in the play-off places ahead of a busy month of fixtures. 

While admitting he was pleased with some aspects of how his side performed, Beesley is eager to see more from his squad. 

“A win and a clean sheet was exactly what we wanted,” he said post-match. 

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“We’ve been on a decent run, and it was good to be back at home and get the three points as well. 

“We’ve got a tough game on Tuesday and then Saturday, so it’s just about doing what we’re doing and trying to be better all the time. 

“In the second half we were excellent, but during the first half we were poor. I want us to put a 90-minute performance together.”

After failing to break the deadlock in the opening 45 minutes, it took a wonder-strike from Stefan Mols to put Town in front shortly before the hour mark. 

It was a position they wouldn’t relinquish, with Tom Hannigan making sure of the three points after firing home from the edge of the six-yard box 15 minutes later. 

Beesley has revealed what tweaks were made at half-time to turn the game in his side’s favour. 

“I thought we got control of the game in the midfield,” he admitted. “The way they play is difficult, because every time the ball goes out it takes a minute while they load the throw-ins up. 

“It’s a good weapon, but it slows the game down and there’s no momentum. 

“In the second half, because we kept the ball a lot better, they couldn’t get into our half and that negated their main weapon. 

“From that point of view, we started getting a foothold in the game and chances started to come for us then.”

The Yellows boss also confirmed after the match that they are looking to bring fresh bodies into the squad following Eddie Clarke’s recent departure

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Beesley will also be without key midfielder Jay Harris, who is set to miss next week’s trip to Matlock Town after his sending-off against Stafford for two bookable offences.

“It’s 100% something that we’re looking at,” he said of potential signings. “We’ve only got 15 players and Jay [Harris] is going to get a ban as well, which takes us down to 14.

“It’s not enough, but we can’t just pick players from anywhere. We’ve got to be selective with it. 

“There’s no point signing players for the sake of it. They’ve got to come in and be as good as, if not better than [what we’ve got]. 

“To get them, we need a money tree, and we haven’t got one. We’re on the lookout, which we’re doing 24/7, and hopefully we might have one or two over the line in the next week or so.

“We need to bring that quality in, and it’s not always easy to find.”

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