Town extended their unbeaten run to five games with a hard
earned point in a 1-1 draw at Mossley.
Warrington made the worst possible start, as the
home side took the lead, within half a minute of kick off,
striker Lee Rick being given time and space in the penalty
area to blast beyond Chris Oldfield and into the roof of
the net. Town immediately looked to get back into the game,
Sam Finely seeing his free kick fly narrowly wide of the
upright, before striker Anthony Hickey shot across the face
of the Mossley goal after a jinking run took him into the
had a great chance of equalising, in the 13th minute, Hickey
latching onto strike partner Chris Thompson's clever through
ball only to slice his shot wide of the target from six
visitors were playing the better football of the two sides,
having the majority of the possession, Hickey once again
going close, this time being denied by an excellent last
gasp challenge from Mossley defender Peter Band.
home side did create the occasional chance, with midfielder
Ben McNamara shooting straight at Oldfield from distance.
Town did manage to test out home keeper Martin Pearson,
but Chris Thompson's effort from Finley's pull back was
too close to the custodian.
before half time, the home side had their best spell of
the game, in terms of chances, full back Cavell Coo screwed
his shot wide of the post before winger Joe Heap saw his
powerfully struck drive evade everyone in the six yard box
and roll to safety.
last chance of the first half fell to Town winger Louis
Corrigan, who saw his shot blocked after neat build up play
by his colleagues around the edge of the penalty area.
second half lacked the fluency of the first half from the
off, with neither side able to keep possession of the ball
for long, both sides often misplacing passes on the heavy
undulating surface of Seel Park, which took more of a toll
as the game wore on.
did however, manage to find the equaliser their play deserved
in the 56th minute, when Anthony Hickey's hanging cross,
was finger-tipped by Pearson straight into the path of left
sided defender Matty Cross, who scored his first goal for
the club, with a fine diving header from close range.
afterwards, Joey Dunn, introduced Lee Madin into the game,
who recently re-signed for the club after appearing for
Prescot Cables in recent seasons. Just before the hour mark,
the home side thought they had gone ahead, substitute Nathan
Taylor seeing his low angled drive ruled out for offside.
the game wore on, the play became littered with poor play
from both sides, who gave the ball away with remarkable
frequency, never allowing themselves to get into a rhythm
to really take the game by the scruff of the neck and to
ensure three points for themselves.
home side had their best spell of the half after the hour
mark, forcing Oldfield into three saves, one of which was
a top drawer effort to deny Rick a second goal.
came close to scoring with eight minutes left, Allan Collins,
only being able to head substitute Adam Wade's cross, straight
into the grateful arms of Pearson at the far post. The games
last chance fell to Finley, who saw his curling shot well
saved by Pearson, as both sides had to settle for a point,
in what cannot be described as a classic encounter.