Mark Beesley reflects on hard-earned point against Boston

Warrington Town manager Mark Beesley was pleased to see his side come away with something for their efforts after a goalless draw at home to Boston United on Saturday.

After seeing winger Matt Grivosti shown a straight red card on the hour mark for a last-man challenge, the Yellows were forced to dig deep against in-form opposition to stretch their unbeaten run to five matches in the National League North.

The best chance after the sending-off actually came the way of Town but Isaac Buckley-Ricketts guided a header just wide at the back post following Connor Woods’ dangerous cross from the right.

The Yellows remain in the top half after Saturday’s goalless draw – their first at home all season, and just their second in total.

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“When you go down to 10 men with 30 minutes to go against a good team like Boston, you’ve got to take a point,” Beesley said post-match.

“I thought we defended well, apart from maybe once when they got through. I thought our shape and ability to move – which we work on week in, week out and is engrained in the players – was clear to see.

“We can’t always win, and if you can’t win, then make sure you don’t lose. I think that togetherness and team spirit were there in abundance.

“We went to Boston [earlier in the season] and they were very good on the day, and probably beat us comfortably. They came here and changed their shape a little bit, which is a compliment to us.”

Grivosti’s sending-off means versatile Preston North End youngster Kacper Pasiek is likely to make his debut for the club next week, having arrived ahead of Saturday’s game at Cantilever Park on a short-term loan deal.

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The 18-year-old left-sided player has been at Preston since the age of nine and is in the second year of his scholarship at the EFL Championship club.

“We’ve watched him a few times and he’s highly thought of at Preston,” Beesley added.

“We’ve got a really good relationship with Preston. He’s someone we were looking at for earlier next year, but to get the opportunity to have him now is a bonus.

“With Matty getting sent off today, it gives him an opportunity next week.”

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