Narrow defeat to league leaders
- Published 14/04/12 7:30 pm
- Warrington Town FC
WARRINGTON Town's final home game of the season ended with a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of title chasing AFC Fylde.
A single goal, which had suspicions of off side from Fylde's Richie Allen in the second half secured all three points for the coasters who rode their luck at times with Warrington giving the team from the top of the table a run for their money.
Missing Kyle Hamid and Michael Jackson, Shaun Reid's side started bright but were forced into and early change as Rob Hardwick pulled his hamstring. Youth teamer Tom Everson came off the bench to play alongside skipper Mike Tomlinson at the heart of defence, with the youngster impressing.
The visiting Bradley Barnes and former Wire favorite Jimmy McCarthy both went close while Chris Thompson and Dale Wright were denied by Zac Jones in the Fylde goal as the sides went in level at the break.
Allen struck for Fylde on 58 minutes with a sweet right footed shoty beating Paul Pritchardon his right hand post, although he looked half a yard off side from the through ball.
Barnes and Allen again went close only to be stopped by the impressive Tomlinson while Wright again and Liam Shipton both saw their shots cleared away by the Fylde defence.
The impressive Ged Kinsella (pictured top) was voted man of the match by supporters.
A 237 strong crowd were present for the final home game.
After the game Liam Shipton (pictured right) was presented with the Supporter's Club Player of the Year Trophy.
Warrington Town now travel to Lancaster City next Saturday in the final Evo-Stik NPL First Division North game of the season, with travelling fans dressing in a blue brothers theme.
A coach will leave Cantilever Park at 12 noon.
Chris Thompson takes on the AFC Fylde defence.
Town: Pritchard, N Jackson, Roberts, Stephen O'Brien (d), Hardwick ( Tom Everson, 19 (d)) Tomlinson (c), Reid, Wright, Thompson, Kinsella, Shipton, subs not used: Glass, Anderson, Williams