Warrington Town 2 Prescot Cables 0
WARRINGTON Town made it six points over Easter as they defeated Prescot Cables 2-0 at the Winner Recruitment Stadium thanks to two strikes by Ben Wharton.
A first half penalty and a second half chip over the keeper made it four goals in three games for Wharton as Town moved up to eighth in the table, nine points adrift of fifth placed Spennymoor who slipped up 1-3 at home to Harrogate,
with five games left to play.
Warrington’s opening goal came after 15 minutes thanks to good footwork by Steven Tames who jinked his way into the box delivering a fine cross which was cleared over the bar for a corner. From the resulting corner a goal mouth scramble saw a penalty awarded for handball.
Up stepped Wharton for the second consecutive game to send the keeper the wrong way.
Prescot were restricted to a couple of long range efforts, the best by Jack Philips which was pushed wide by Karl Wills on 24 minutes.
Warrington should have doubled their lead on 37 minutes when a great ball by Chris Gahgan was headed wide by Tames from six yards out with just the keeper to beat.
Just before the break the visitors had a strong shout for a penalty waved away by the referee.
Wharton had another chance to score on 50 minutes but his fierce shot was well saved by Ben Morrow.
But he made no mistake on 72 minutes when the ball fell to him eight yards out and he managed to flick it over the keeper with an angled chip to secure all three points.
Town are back in action next Saturday with a trip to Brighouse.
Town: Wills Turner, Hardwick, Beattie, McCarten, Robinson (C), Gahgan, Burke, (Bibby) Wharton, (Hickey) Tames, Booth. (Corrigan)
Subs: Corrigan, Kinsella, Bibby, Hickey, Collins.
Cables, Horrow, Flood, Harper, O’Reilly, Hollett, McCulloch (C), Greenhop, Evans, West, Philips, Edgar.
Subs: jenkins, Corlett, Sturtz, Dodd, Quinn.